Ace of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: 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. Additional: Calamities of all kinds.
Reversed: Fall, decadence, ruin, perdition, to perish also a certain clouded joy. Additional: A sign of birth.
Ace of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A hand issuing from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.
Two of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Between the alternative readings there is no marriage possible; on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. Additional: A young lady may expect trivial disappointments.
Reversed: Surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion, trouble, fear.
Two of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A tall man looks from a battlemented roof over sea and shore; he holds a globe in his right hand, while a staff in his left rests on the battlement; another is fixed in a ring. The Rose and Cross and Lily should be noticed on the left side. Here is a lord overlooking his dominion and alternately contemplating a globe; it looks like the malady, the mortification, the sadness of Alexander amidst the grandeur of this world’s wealth.
Three of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: He symbolizes established strength, enterprise, effort, trade, commerce, discovery; those are his ships, bearing his merchandise, which are sailing over the sea. The card also signifies able co-operation in business, as if the successful merchant prince were looking from his side towards yours with a view to help you. Additional: A very good card; collaboration will favour enterprise.
Reversed: The end of troubles, suspension or cessation of adversity, toil and disappointment.
Three of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A calm, stately personage, with his back turned, looking from a cliff’s edge at ships passing over the sea. Three staves are planted in the ground, and he leans slightly on one of them.
Four of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: They are for once almost on the surface–country life, haven of refuge, a species of domestic harvest-home, repose, concord, harmony, prosperity, peace, and the perfected work of these. Additional: Unexpected good fortune.
Reversed: Prosperity, increase, felicity, beauty, embellishment Additional: A married woman will have beautiful children.
Four of Wands – Tarot Card Description
From the four great staves planted in the foreground there is a great garland suspended; two female figures uplift nosegays; at their side is a bridge over a moat, leading to an old manorial house.
Five of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Imitation, as, for example, sham fight, but also the strenuous competition and struggle of the search after riches and fortune. In this sense it connects with the battle of life. Hence some attributions say that it is a card of gold, gain, opulence. Additional: Success in financial speculation.
Reversed: Litigation, disputes, trickery, contradiction. Additional: Quarrels may be turned to advantage.
Five of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife. It is mimic warfare, and hereto correspond the Divinatory Meanings.
Six of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: The card has been so designed that it can cover several significations; on the surface, it is a victor triumphing, but it is also great news, such as might be carried in state by the King’s courier; it is expectation crowned with its own desire, the crown of hope, and so forth. Additional: Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.
Reversed: Apprehension, fear, as of a victorious enemy at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as of gates being opened to the enemy; also indefinite delay. Additional: Fulfilment of deferred hope.
Six of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A laurelled horseman bears one staff adorned with a laurel crown; footmen with staves are at his side.
Seven of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: It is a card of valour, for, on the surface, six are attacking one, who has, however, the vantage position. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion, wordy strife; in business–negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition. It is further a card of success, for the combatant is on the top and his enemies may be unable to reach him. Additional: A dark child.
Reversed: Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety. It is also a caution against indecision.
Seven of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised towards him from below.
Eight of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity, swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity; generally, that which is on the move; also the arrows of love.
Reversed: Arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, stingings of conscience, quarrels; and domestic disputes for persons who are married.
Eight of Wands – Tarot Card Description
The card represents motion through the immovable, a flight of wands through an open country; but they draw to the term of their course. That which they signify is at hand; it may be even on the threshold.
Nine of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: The card signifies strength in opposition. If attacked, the person will meet an onslaught boldly; and his build shews, that he may prove a formidable antagonist. With this main significance there are all its possible adjuncts–delay, suspension, adjournment. Additional: Generally speaking, a bad card.
Reversed: Obstacles, adversity, calamity Additional: Generally speaking, a bad card.
Nine of Wands – Tarot Card Description
The figure leans upon his staff and has an expectant look, as if awaiting an enemy. Behind are eight other staves–erect, in orderly disposition, like a palisade.
Ten of Wands – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: A card of many significances, and some of the readings cannot be harmonized. I set aside that which connects it with honour and good faith. The chief meaning is oppression simply, but it is also fortune, gain, any kind of success, and then it is the oppression of these things. It is also a card of false-seeming, disguise, perfidy. The place which the figure is approaching may suffer from the rods that he carries. Success is stultified if the Nine of Swords follows, and if it is a question of a lawsuit, there will be certain loss. Additional: Difficulties and contradictions, if near a good card.
Reversed: Contrarieties, difficulties, intrigues, and their analogies.
Ten of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A man oppressed by the weight of the ten staves which he is carrying.