Ace of Wands Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Fire corresponds to season of summer: June, July, August.
Keywords and Phrases:
New career or project, a whole new way of life.
Ace of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
The Aces are like the powerhouses of the element represented by each suit, so the Ace of Wands holds all the dynamic potentiality contained within the element of fire. Fire tends to gets things moving; consider how quickly fire catches and spreads once a flame is lit, the Ace of Wands is like the initial spark that sets the fire in motion.
The Ace of Wands brings a new beginning that’s surrounded by plenty of excitement and enthusiasm. This card often signals new work or ventures and projects, as it tends to lead to creating something new.
In relationship readings the Ace of Wands can suggest the start of a passionate relationship, but it also represents new life, pregnancy, or virility – as always, read in context with surrounding cards.
Reversed, or ill-dignified, it can show a false start, something failing to ignite, fizzling out, an unrealised goal or failure to initiate, impotency.
Similar or supporting cards: All the Aces indicate new beginnings, The Fool.
Opposing or contradictory cards: Death and Ten of Swords (endings).
Ace of Wands Tarot Card Combinations:
In larger spreads (such as the Life Spread) multiple Aces indicate lots of new beginnings afoot that will impact various areas of life. If endings are present, look for the Aces to indicate a new beginning to follow. In simple line, or free-flow spreads, look to the card following to see where the new beginning may lead. If an unfavourable card immediately follows it can show a false start, or something new that would not materialise as it should and usually best avoided.
Multiple Aces indicate conditions that bring lots of new beginnings and fresh starts.
> The Empress: Usually conception and pregnancy but sometimes birth (in either combination) may also be joined by Ace of Cups (usually for birth) Page of Cups.
> Eight of Pentacles: new job
> Ten of Swords: This will not work out as you hoped, brief and over almost before it’s begun. Also…
> Death: Similar to above but a dead end.
> Ten of Wands: Think carefully before you take this on as it could prove too much and weigh you down (similarly sometimes, The Devil)
Knight of Wands > Ace of Wands > Ten of Pentacles: Move to a new home, lots of excitement with this combination as it brings a whole new way of life for the family.
> The Lovers: the start of a passionate love affair – look for something solid following to anchor it and show it will last, rather than fizzle out.
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