The Minor Arcana – Suit of Wands

Other Names: Batons, Staves, Rods, Clubs, Staffs, Scepters

Meaning: Fire is about energy, action and power. It indicates independent initiative. The Suit of wands represent creativity, energy, passion and action. They cover your spiritual pursuits, your career and creative projects. Leadership, self-growth and general optimism are some traits of this suit. Careers are usually in business, they are leaders, entrepreneurial & sales focused. Wands people like to get ahead and are generally pro-active in all their activities. With an unrivaled healthy vitality, they are often accomplished sports people.

Element: In the traditional Rider Waite Tarot, it is Fire. There is a common understanding that Wands are the elements of fire while the swords are of the air. Though there are some who see wood to be the primary component of Wands and because of this they see branches gently moved air attributing it to that element, and same with the Sword forged in fire.

Attributes: Active, masculine; hot and dry

Direction: South

Season: Pagan – Summer, Esoteric – Spring

Self: Will, actions, desire

Jungian Function: Intuition

Body Part: Genitals

Qabbalistic World: Atziluth – the Archetypal World

Fire Zodiacs: Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo

  1. One of Wands
  2. Two of Wands
  3. Three of Wands
  4. Four of Wands
  5. Five of Wands
  6. Six of Wands
  7. Seven of Wands
  8. Eight of Wands
  9. Nine of Wands
  10. Ten of Wands
  11. Page of Wands
  12. Knight of Wands
  13. Queen of Wands
  14. King of Wands

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