Ace of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionA hand issuing from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.
Meaning of Ace of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
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
Calamities of all kinds.
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
Birth, Commencement, Beginning, Origin, Source
Persecution, Pursuits Voilence, Vexation, Cruelty, Tyranny.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Good luck, letters or papers relating to money, pleasant tidings
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.