The Suit of Wands: Tarot Card Meanings
1 ACE OF WANDS
Meaning: Creative flame, creative inspiration to new actions, energy, force. Start of an undertaking. Beginning. Enterprise.
Reversed: False start, cancellation of plans.
2 OF WANDS - Dominion
Meaning: Willpower, will and courage in undertakings, militancy, boldness, influence over another, ruler.
Reversed: Restlessness, turbulence, obstinacy, trouble.
3 OF WANDS - Virtue
Meaning: Balanced cooperation between willpower and action, with great change for success. Success after struggle, established strength, realization of hope.
Reversed: Conceit, assistance with an ulterior motive, pride and arrogance.
4 OF WANDS - Completion
Meaning: Actual action after a period of long preparation, successful completion of a matter, attainment of goals and needs, conclusion from previous knowledge.
Reversed: unreliability from over-anxiousness and hurriedness of action.
5 OF WANDS - Strife
Meaning: Resistance, opposition, tension, quarreling, competition, struggle, cruelty, violence.
Reversed: Trickery, complexity, involvement.
6 OF WANDS - Victory
Meaning: Victory, triumph after strife, promotion, advancement, gain.
Reversed: Pride, insolence, superficial benefit, inconclusive gain.
7 OF WANDS - Valour
Meaning: Great courage in conflicts and difficulties, the reckless courage of a hero.
Reversed: Hesitancy causing losses, uncertainty, doubt.
8 OF WANDS - Swiftness
Meaning: Swift action and direct communication. Energy with the speed of light. Quick transmission (speech, light, electricity), sudden insights. Letter or message. Strike by lightning.
Reversed: Too rapid advancement. Delay or stagnation.
9 OF WANDS - Strength
Meaning: Deep inner strength and vision to manifest your desires. Power, health, strong force.
Reversed: Obstacles, barriers to overcome, ill health.
10 OF WANDS - Oppression
Meaning: Repression, excessive pressure, overburdened feeling, cruelty and malice, force detached from spiritual forces.
Reversed: Lying, treachery, intrigues.
PRINCESS OF WANDS
Meaning: The passionate, creative impulse that puts things into movement. Passionate new beginning (enterprise, (sexual)relationship). Vivid, daring, no place for fear, spontaneous, but not really with a sense of responsibility.
Reversed: Irrational enthusiasm. Superficial, theatrical, false, unreliable, cruel, domineering person.
PRINCE OF WANDS
Meaning: Swiftness and strength, fanatical courage, strong opinion, nobleness, generosity, sense of humor, impulsive, hot-tempered.
Reversed: Pride, cruelty, intolerance, idleness, prejudice, cowardice.
QUEEN OF WANDS
Meaning: Adaptability, persistent energy, calm authority, kind but sensitive to criticism. Process of self-discovery .
Reversed: Offensive, obstinate, tyrannical, revengeful.
KNIGHT OF WANDS
Meaning: Fierceness, giving everything in his action, moving forward in great confidence.
Reversed: Brutal, evil-minded, cruel, beware of untimely action.
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