Your Chosen Card – Ace of Wands Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Ace of Wands points to problems with starting something new. Perhaps you are lacking in motivation or your creative ideas seem to have dried up. Maybe you have gotten off to a bad start or you are not making the optimal kind of effort to get your project off the ground. You have planted some seeds but they are refusing to sprout. Your creative juices dont seem to be flowing, and you feel as if you are passing through a barren period. Keep in mind the words of the Sufi poet: ‘This too shall pass.’
Keywords Reversed: Decline, weakening, false start, failure to ignite, lack of motivation, weakness, frustration, insufficient effort, barrenness, a seed that does not sprout.
Timing: Astrologically, Fire is linked to springtime.
Astrology: Root-force of Fire, the element associated with the season of spring.
Number Symbolism: 1 – initial spark, will, creation, beginnings, new life.
Etteilla: Birth, origin, source, first fruits; (R) decline, failure, bankruptcy.
When Ace of Wands is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Ace of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ace of Wands is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Ace of Wands using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Portable Magic: In some Tarot decks that follow the system of the Golden Dawn, such as the Thoth deck of Aleister Crowley, the signs of the zodiac are printed on the faces of these twelve trumps. However, with traditional decks it is necessary to memorize the relationship so that you can lay the cards out quickly and with confidence.
Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Ace of Wands suggests new beginnings and promises success related to enterprise, ambition, identity formation, career, and self-realization. Your creative juices are flowing. You may be expanding your career, starting a new job, or initiating a business venture. This is a time characterized by enthusiasm, inventiveness, ambitious goals, and innovative projects. Wands are associated with the element Fire, the spark of life. This ace sometimes signals a pregnancy or the birth of a child. In the Prometheus myth, the fire this mythical figure steals from the gods signifies the awakening of the human mind.
Tarot for Beginners: However, reversed, the card can signify a block to independent creativity, or an over-reliance on others. There may be difficulties with an older woman, possibly a mother, aunt, or grandmother. Watch out for clinginess, jealousy, and/or an unhealthy response to money issues, either in yourself or in others.
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Tarot for Beginners: The Ace of Wands predicts success in all kinds of new plans and projects. This is a very good time to take an important step forward. If youre uncertain about how to proceed with an idea or inspiration, the Ace is advising you to take a risk and go for whatever it is you truly want to do.