The suit of Wands typically represents energy and inspiration. Common themes of exploration include:

  • activity
  • action
  • arousal
  • creativity
  • direction
  • goals
  • inspiration
  • intentions
  • masculine energy
  • movement

Like their element, fire, a wand (ie energy) is a wild and powerful force. It can range from a small spark of something new to a raging blaze of destruction.

Color: Red
Dimension: Spirit
Direction: South
Element: Fire
Season: Spring

Interpreting Wands

When a Wand appears, you’re meant to explore your energy, inspiration, and passions.

Mostly Wands

A reading that is mostly made up of Wand cards indicates you’re looking for a purpose in life or the meaning of your life. You might be feeling stuck in something that doesn’t ignite your passions.

Strengths of the Suit of Wands

The Wands strengths lie in passion, inspiration, and drive. At their best, they are action-oriented and passionate. The Wands excel at pushing us into action.

Weaknesses of the Wands

As powerful as the Wands can be, their strengths can be destructive. At their worst, they are volatile and reckless. Sometimes, Wands are too temperamental and too driven. This can cause major conflicts with others.

Alternative Names:

  • Arrows
  • Batons
  • Clubs
  • Flame
  • Fire
  • Rods
  • Scepters
  • Staves
  • Sticks

The Suit of Wands Cards

Dive deeper into the individual cards that make up the Suit of Wands.

Ace of Wands: a new opportunity

Two of Wands: considering options

Three of Wands: productive energy

Four of Wands: persistent energy

Five of Wands: confrontational energy

Six of Wands: energetic interactions

Seven of Wands: psychological energy

Eight of Wands: responsive energy

Nine of Wands: energy needed for attainment

Ten of Wands: exhausted energy

Page of Wands: inspired to learn

Knight of Wands: actionable energies

Queen of Wands: persuasive energy

King of Wands: experienced energy

Examples of Wand Cards

Wands are meant to be a representation of an intention. The Wand is a tool of action and intention. You wave (action) a magic wand to create something (your intention). Many tarot decks have Wands that are budding or growing to represent the potential for growth.

Here are 6 examples of wand cards that I love from different decks (can you guess my favorite wand card?).

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