Ace of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA hand extending from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.
Meaning of Ace of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
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
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.