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Ace of Wands Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

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

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Ace of Wands from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

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.

Reversed

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

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Commencement of an enterprise.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Calamities of all kinds.

Reversed

A sign of birth.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Engagement. Happy marriage and riches. Broken engagement. Separation of lovers.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Birth, Commencement, Beginning, Origin, Source

Reversed

Persecution, Pursuits Voilence, Vexation, Cruelty, Tyranny.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Good luck, letters or papers relating to money, pleasant tidings

Reversed

short-lived happiness, a tiresome correspondence.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

you will become a widower (widow) and will marry a young widow (young man) and have ten children.