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Ace of Wands | Symbology & Interpretations | Tarot Card Meanings

The Ace of Wands is the card that begins the Suit of Wands in the tarot. As an ace, it brings a surge of excitement and opportunity and will push this energy forward into action, movement and progress.

Ace of Wands Keywords

​Upright Keywords

​Reversed Keywords

New passions, new adventures, physical movements, high-energy activities, new career paths, a surge of spontaneous energy, joy, fun, being proactive, inspiration, opportunities, and growth potential.

Delays, distractions, lack of direction, lack of passion, lack of strength and willpower, lethargy, missed opportunities and travel, all talk and no action, being unable to manifest success.

Imagery & Symbolism

Ace of Wands
Ace of Wands

Extended Hand: Symbolises an offer or opportunity being given.

Sprouting Wand: Signifies growth, forward movement and progress.

Hills: Symbolises the small trials and obstacles that will always be on the horizon.

Cloud: Symbolises a new innovative idea or a form of communication.

Trees: Symbolic of growth and maturity.


Ace of Wands Tarot Card Meanings


The Ace of Wands appearing in a general reading can signify there is a new passion or opportunity on the horizon. This opportunity is typically more physical, meaning there will be movement or action involved or some form of passion with progress.

This card indicates growth on many levels and entering the next step of an adventure. Alternatively, the Ace of Wands can indicate a physical move, such as a moving job or work environment, or moving house.


The Ace of Wands can indicate a delay in growth and progress. Typically this delay is short-lived, but there could be a bit of stress and tension due to this delay. The Ace of Wands reversed can also indicate a lack of passion for adventurous growth, which can cause delays and stagnation of forwarding movement.

Sometimes, the Ace of Wands can signify an internal passion or opportunity that has yet to manifest itself and needs the extra courage or willpower to bring it forward.



When the Ace of Wands appears in a relationship-related reading, it can indicate new exciting passion and enthusiasm in a relationship. There can be great physical chemistry when it comes to introducing yourself to new or current relationships. In comparison to the Ace of Cups, the Ace of Wands brings about more physical energy and attraction to romance, such as sexual chemistry and flirtatious endeavours.


The Ace of Wands will indicate delays and setbacks regarding growth or progress in relationships. It is likely relationships or romantic endeavours lack the passion or excitement they once had and may be in a slump or have become predictable. This can cause disappointment and dissatisfaction with partners or romance in general.

The Ace of Wands reversed can also be an indication of diminished or lack of physical intimacy in your love life. It is important to show your fun and passionate side and bring about playfulness when it comes to relationships.



The Ace of Wands appearing in a career, job or business-related reading, can suggest you are being inspired to start creative projects that bring about passion and enthusiasm. This is a high-energy time for you to stay focused and make large progress when it comes to professional pursuits. You are likely in a position or career that you are highly passionate about and is in alignment with your soul's path.


The Ace of Wands can signify a lack of energy and passion regarding your current job or career. The position you are in may not ignite the desirable traits your soul needs to ignite its flame. You may also feel bored, or dissatisfied, as the job may not give you the challenges, growth, or progress you expected. When it comes to businesses, it may indicate a lack of commitment and passion, causing failed endeavours.



The Ace of Wands appearing in a financial-related reading can indicate inspiration or passion to make or manifest money. There may have been a sudden surge in financial growth which will need management to keep it consistently growing stably.


The Ace of Wands can indicate your finances are in a slump and may need a quick change to bring them back up. You may lack the passion and enthusiasm for making money or may need a challenging financial situation to bring you back to reality.



When the Ace of Wands appears in a health reading, it can be a good sign indicating a burst of energy and physical strength. This card can indicate passion and enthusiasm when it comes to fitness and exercise on a positive level. The Ace of Wands can be an indication of children, particularly a boy when appearing with fertility-related cards - such as the Page of Wands or The Empress.


The Ace of Wands can indicate a lack of physical energy or drive to improve your health. You may struggle to be consistent and stick to a routine, particularly fitness or health. In relation to children, the Ace of Wands reversed can suggest a missed fertility opportunity or disappointing news when accompanied by other fertility-related cards.


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