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Ace of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Ace of Wands

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

wands-1, ace-of-wands, ace, wands

Description

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

Meaning of Ace of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Creation, invention, enterprise, and the powers producing these; guiding principles, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and perhaps the virility behind them; the starting point of enterprises; possibly money, fortune, inheritance.

Reversed

Fall, decay, ruin, condemnation, demise; 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.

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