Ace of Wands, Minor Arcana, Wands I
A sudden burst of fiery energy, passion and eagerness for life, strength of intention to create wonderful things, power and optimism, sexual interest – the Ace of Wands is associated with all things fire. It’s the element of fire morphed into different expressions in different life areas.
If your reading is about your career and finances, the Ace of Wands implies that your desired goals and projects are likely within your reach, though they will require sustained desiring and taking continuous action. There’s work to be done, but you don’t need to be worried about upcoming difficulties or obstacles. Fate is on your side, but it’s just not handing out freebies – it wants you to work for your dream.
If your reading is about your social circle and friends, the Ace of Wands means you are likely to experience increased activity in the form of events, happy hours, functions, expanding your network of acquaintances, contacts, and friends. Everywhere you go, you’ll be meeting people who can introduce you to new business contacts, social opportunities, or even to the love of your life! Ace of Wands is an amazing card to have in any reading, propelling you forward with good luck.
If the reading is about your wellbeing, the Ace of Wands represents support from the universe. A hand from above brings you what you need. It’s pure, it’s divine, and it can be life changing, if you can trust the flow. Your task is to be open to the opportunities that come your way, and not doubt people’s intentions.
The Ace of Wands is so amazing to have in a love reading that it requires its own section! See below.
What does the Ace of Wands Tarot card mean for love?
For singles, Ace of Wands represents an enormous, imminent opportunity to find the one! The best part is, you don’t have to do anything for it. Just go with the flow and keep an open heart. Your soul mate might be sitting at the next table at the coffee shop, or just behind you at the ATM, or having beer with his buddies a few people over at the bar.
Ace of Wands suggests that he or she is around you, somewhere close, that you two have been in the same environments but you just don’t know it. Soon enough, you’ll meet and it may or may not be fireworks at the beginning – but what matters is, it’s the one relationship that’ll stick and be so worth it. So be flexible about details – how you meet, what you do on the first date etc. Your sexual energy might be running high; the card suggests going with the flow.
For couples, the Ace of Wands might mean brand new opportunities to mend or deepen the relationship. You are not meant to break up – your task is to be open about what you want from the future, and make sure your desires and goals are aligned. Moving, buying a house, changing careers, children etc. The Ace of Wands suggests neither one of you has to make a compromise, that there can be solutions where both of you can be satisfied.
Ace of Wands suggests upcoming divine support that will help you move your relationship further and make it more meaningful, profound, and fulfilling. It’s going to be an opportune time to create more love – and many more romantic moments filled with healthy eroticism.
What does Ace of Wands reversed in Tarot mean?
Ace of Wands reversed points at an inability to be open to life’s blessings. This could mean difficulty letting abundance in, i.e. either making money or holding on to it. It could mean being sick or maybe wanting to be sick, because you’re tired and you could use a break and some attention. It could mean not knowing what to do or getting nervous on a date that’s going well, and saying or doing something that blows it all up.
But the Ace of Wands doesn’t mean bad luck. It might mean stalemate or a lack of obvious good luck, but it won’t bring you negative or mean circumstances or people. It’s certainly not about you attracting anything undesirable or adverse – but it is about you not being able to move into the positive. You’re in the middle, like the wand in the card, but not able to receive the gifts the divine hand is giving.
All wand cards are associated with the fire element, which is associated with the signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Ace, being number one, might seem to connote a cardinal zodiac sign, but because it’s about seeing your desire through to successful completion, it indicates “fixed” energy – therefore, the card is most associated with Leo – the fixed fire energy.
While the card might represent you finding your own inner Leo energy, it could likely also indicate a Leo in your life, depending on where it is in your reading. Your psychic reader would know this just by looking at the spread, at the card’s position, and the other cards around it. Unfortunately, in a real, deep reading, it’s difficult to provide cookie cutter card descriptions – different cards come together and show us the whole story.
If it’s about a Leo in your life, see if the card is upright or reversed. If it’s upright, this Leo will help you accomplish your goals and be very happy! If it’s reversed, this Leo person won’t be an obstacle, necessarily, but they might make you doubt yourself and slow down your process forward. Either way, what you need to remember is that you are the one who generates and sustains your own desires, and you can keep others’ influence out. Believe in yourself and try not to lose sight of your targets and dreams.
A Tarot ritual to do at home
To bring the powerful energy of Ace of Wands into your life, you can light a taper candle and state your wish out loud, visualizing the Ace of Wands at the same time (or, if you have a Tarot deck, lay the card next to the candle and leave it there until the candle is consumed or you put it out). The taper candle looks like the wand in the card, and it can be a deeply spiritual experience to bring this card to life.