Minor Arcana - Wands
Interpretation of Minor Arcana cards - Suit of Wands


Ace of Wands
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The Wands are associated with fire, which means they stand for creative energy. They mainly symbolize professional life (as this is the field in which we usually express our creativity and ambition) and generally everything that has to do with expansion and action.

Moreover, since the Aces stand for new beginnings, we can easily remember that the Ace of Wands symbolizes every new venture we start with enthusiasm, passion and ambition. On this card a hand appears through the clouds holding a flowering branch. This symbolizes the new beginnings that can flourish and bear fruit if we put all our energy and crativity in the effort. 

 

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Two of Wands
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On the Two if Wands we can see a man relying on one of his two wands, gazing at the sky. In his hand he is holding a globe. This card stands for collaborations and also insecurity.

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Three of Wands
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In the depiction of the Three of Wands, a man seems to be gazing at the horizon, waiting for some news, perhaps. And indeed, the Three of Wands usually indicates the beginning of a very successful period for the Querant. It is an optimistic and dynamic card.

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Four of Wands
 
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The joyous depiction of the Four of Wands refers to celebrations and gatherings. One of the most favourable Minor Arcana cards, it is a herald of joy and harmony.

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Five of Wands
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Fives stand for challenges and problems that occur in our lives. In the depiction of the Five of Wands, we can see that the problem is competition, conflicts and confrontations. Five young men are struggling to prevail against each other and cross their wands in an undecided battle.

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Six of Wands
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The Six of Wands is a card of triumph. After the competition and conflict of the Five of Wands, the man in the picture appears to be entering the city he has conquered in the most victorious way. The crowd cheering for the laurelled rider. It is obvious he has prevailed against his opponents and he is now enjoying his victory. 

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Seven of Wands
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In the depiction of the Seven of Wands, a man is holding his wand as a weapon in order to defend himself against six other people threatening him with their own wands. This is pretty indicative of the card's meaning. 

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Eight of Wands
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The Eight of Wands is one of the two Tarot cards which don't illustrate a person (the other is the Wheel of Fortune). On this card we can see eight wands crossing the sky.
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Nine of Wands
Read more...In the depiction of the Nine of Wands Nine we can see a man with his head bandaged, gripping his wand in front of a wall formed by the remaining eight wands. It is obvious that this man has been through a lot and that his attitude is now very cautious. 
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Ten of Wands
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On the illustration of the Ten of Wands we can see a man carrying a heavy burden of ten wands. He seems pretty strong but his collapse is only a matter of time, as the weight he has taken on his shoulders will turn out to be too heavy for him. 

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Page of Wands
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The Page of Wands represents a young person, male or female, (child, adolescent, young adult) characterized by energy, enthusiasm and great faith in people and ideals. The Page of Wands is a smart, restless, curious person, someone who is confident, exuberant, creative and talented. At the illustration of the card we see a young man who looks like a preacher, dressed in rich clothes, holding a cane. His eyes are looking up, a sign of optimism and confidence in his abilities.

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Knight of Wands
 
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Judging by the pose of the horse alone, we can understand a lot about the personality of the Knight of Wands. This card represents an adult man under forty years of age, characterized by a spirit of adventure, impulsiveness and enthusiasm. He has great confidence in himself and a tendency to exaggerate in everything he does. He is often unpredictable and moody. He likes changes and he won't tie down easily. He is charming, seductive, active, impatient and possibly brash. 

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Queen of Wands
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The Queen of Wands represents a woman who is powerful, sexy, confident, generous and social. She is also honest, kind-hearted and friendly. She loves her family but manages to maintain her independence. She's very creative and intelligent and she knows how to pursue her goals. On the card illustration we can see this Queen proudly sitting at her throne.

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King of Wands
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The King of Wands usually represents a man over forty years of age, charactirized by moral integrity, vigor and determination. He is the leader who inspires, the one who makes the decisions. He is active, very strong and passionate and has great faith in his abilities. On the illustration of the card we can see this king sitting on his majestic throne, holding his scepter with great determination and confidence.

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