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Ace of Wands meaning​

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The Ace of Wands is a fantastic moment of creative breakthrough. You’ve new ideas and such enthusiasm to see them become reality. This is therefore a thrilling time to start a new venture or chapter in your life. Seek to change and be the change you desire. 

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Detailed meanings of the Ace of Wands

Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot Ace of wands

CARD NUMBER 35. – Ace of Wands.


Upright. – Failure, loss of fortune, serious accident. Near card number 48: for a woman: her reputation in danger, seducer to be resisted.

Reversed. – Birth. Near card number 11 : large family.

Ace of wands tarot card advice mainA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lau Tzu

An Expedition Begins

Every journey must begin with a single step. We aren’t always pushed into change; in many cases, we must be the one to initiate the start of a brand new journey in life. This can put us in a tricky situation, especially if the ultimate goal that we have in mind is particularly massive. With such a long and arduous road ahead, where is the best place to start? What is the most effective way to start making progress towards achieving our dreams? In our attempts to come up with a plan of action, we oftentimes become so overwhelmed that we may cause all forward movement to grind to a halt. At times like this, it is best to remember that a lack of effort due to anxiety over this first step will only cause further inaction, prolonged the time that it will take to finish this already lengthy journey. Now is the time for you to move forward with enthusiasm, even if you aren’t particularly sure where the best place to start lies. Instead of allowing yourself to stress out over the beginning of this journey, focus on funneling your energy into the near future and the challenges that it may bring. Starting this journey is going to be like trying to install a screw in a wall; you may need to spin for a bit without making any visible headway before finally catching a rhythm of progress. Have faith that your energy will lead you down the road towards success, even if you don’t have any particular plan in mind. Once you get moving and have a better idea of the nuances that this journey will bring, then you will be better prepared to begin making a more solid game plan.

Ace of wands meaning for relationshipInitiating anything new in our romantic lives can be a great source of anxiety and uncertainty. What if they don’t feel the same way? What if they are put off by my choices, potentially causing me to lose the romance of a lifetime? What if they see my flaws and find out that I’m not their ideal partner? “What if, what if, what if?” We will never get anywhere in the search for true love if we allow ourselves to be bogged down by “what if’s“; in our overthinking, we tend to overlook the fact that every “what if” has an equal and opposite “what if not“. What if they are not put off by my feelings, because they feel the same way? What if they are not concerned with my flaws, and love me for who I am regardless?

Follow your heart and take this next step in your romantic life, regardless of any possible failures that may be causing the majority of your anxieties. You will never know unless you try, and you will find that people are highly capable of adapting to the feelings of others. Even if they don’t feel the same way, they won’t think any less of you for letting your affections flow freely. If there is someone you have been thinking of taking as a romantic partner lately, now is the time to let your feelings known to them. If you are already in a relationship, now may be the time for you to begin looking at what the next step for the two of you may be. In the case of a deteriorating romantic relationship, this may also be a sign that it is time for you to call it quits and cut your losses before allowing yourself to get hurt any further. Listen to your intuition and the factual knowledge that you have of the current situation, as it will surely lead you down the right path.

Ace of Wands meaning tarot


A hand issuing from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.

Divinatory Meanings: Creation, invention, enterprise, the powers which result in these; principle, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and in a sense the virility, which is behind them; the starting point of enterprises; according to another account, money, fortune, inheritance.

Reversed: Fall, decadence, ruin, perdition, to perish; also a certain clouded joy.

Ace of wands meaning for job and career Going after our dreams can be one of the most difficult journeys that we take in life. Perhaps you are nervous that your dream career won’t be able to support you financially, so you’ve allowed yourself to stagnate in a job that you loathe going to every day. Or maybe you aren’t sure if you are qualified to be in such a position, and are easily intimidated by the genius that can be seen in the work of industry leaders. You have a dream career in mind, but you have yet to take the first step in going after it. Even if you’ve tried to let go of this dream before under that assumption that it is “unrealistic” or “unachievable”, it is still something that constantly nags at the back of your mind. Dreams don’t die easily, and this one just keeps holding on, no matter how much you deny yourself the pleasure of indulging in the possibility that things may work out in your favor. Let go of any preconceived notions about your ambitions, and allow yourself to take the first step in making your dream into a reality. Will you need to go back to school in order to receive the certification needed in order to work in this field? Do you need to consider cutting back at your current job so as to dedicate more of your time and effort to something that you actually enjoy doing? Now is the time for you to prioritize your dreams over any other concerns that you may have in relation to your career, even if this means making risky decisions. With time and dedication, you will find that your ambition will begin to become far more reality than dream. Have faith that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to, even if you have to struggle for a bit in order to get where you want to be.
Ace of wands reversed main meaning Even when we have great goals that we wish to accomplish one day, we may find ourselves so fearful of change that we avoid making any progress towards bringing about a greater future. When The Ace of Wands appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you have allowed yourself to stagnate instead of bringing about necessary change in your life. This can be for a variety of reasons: you may be afraid to lose your current situation, unsure of whether or not you actually want to accomplish this greater goal, or even worried about the possibility that even the slightest misstep may cause you to lose your desired outcome forever. Remember why you want this change in the first place, as this desire may help you to break out of your current rut. Change isn’t always comfortable, but it is something that we are always able to get used to. Have faith in your adaptive abilities, and focus on enjoying the rewards that you will surely reap from this journey, as opposed to the things that you may stand to lose.

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The Ace of Wands is a very positive card, which makes it without a doubt a Yes card. This card symbolizes new beginnings and the awakening of new possibilities. When the Ace of Wands appears in a reading you should be ready to take a leap of faith and listen to your heart’s desires. Thus, the Ace of Wands is a fantastically positive YES card.

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Ace of Wands meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

Ace of wands meaning

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