Ace of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Ace of Wands


creation, profitable endeavour, new business, beginning, new career, birth, inheritance


selfishness, lack of determination, indulgence, setback

Visual Description of the Ace of Wands:

A hand holds a sprouting wand in front of lush green fields. In the distance is a castle that holds the promise of security and opportunities. Far in the distance the looming mountains serve as a reminder that nothing in life is without effort. But the fertility of the wand and the fields show that the opportunities that await in the castle will be fruitful and bring security despite the challenges that must be faced along the way.


Divinatory Meaning of the Ace of Wands:

Upright Meaning of the Ace of Wands Tarot Card:

The Ace of any suit represents new potential. Wands operate in the Spiritual and energetic realms. Therefore the upright Ace of Wands is a clear indication that the querent is at the beginning of a new opportunity. They have a lot of energy and they are brimming with ideas on how to use it. The Universe is now giving them a place to do so.

“You have amazing potential to manifest something new at this time. You have some very good ideas that could prove beneficial in the long run. Luckily for you-you find yourself at exactly the right time and place to make these things happen. The Universe has aligned in such a way that you have everything you need to make this new venture work. The fields are lush and green around you. The grass is greener on your side of the fence so to speak.

The castle in the distance can represent assured success, or it could mean the stability and security you need to move forward with your new idea. This could even come in the form of a sudden influx of money, like an inheritance or an investment that’s paying out. This will give you the financial boost you need to get the ball rolling. There may however be some obstacles along the way, but keep your end goal in sight. Don’t let the castle fade away in the distance. Regardless of what obstacles may come across your path you will reach your goal if you keep working toward it.”

The querent will likely be very energetic and know exactly what this card is pointing toward. If however they seem unsure of how to proceed the answer will become clear in the very near future. An opportunity will arise for them to start something new that promises to be much more fruitful than a current endeavour and they are urged to follow that direction, but they must bear in mind that they will need to put in the effort in order to make a success of this opportunity.


Reversed Meaning of the Ace of Wands Tarot Card:

The reversed Ace of Wands shows that the querent is lacking in energy. They feel they have no purpose and as such they do things that only serve themselves. There is no connection between themselves and the energy of the world. They have come to a halt.

“You’re experiencing a halt in energy at the moment. It probably isn’t all your fault. In all likelihood a series of setbacks have left you wondering whether what you were busy with was even a good idea to start off with. And now you don’t feel like doing anything much because it’s as if anything you try is destined to fail…But is that really true? Isn’t this just a trial that you need to overcome?

If you can reappraise your situation and come up with a solution you’ll find that reaching your goals are possible. It will take a lot of discipline to get the ball rolling again, but once it’s on the move your energy will start picking up again and things will get easier.”

It’s important that the querent understands that this is just a phase that will pass as soon as they overcome the obstacle they are facing.