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Wands (aka Rods)
Representing the element of Fire and the Autumn season. Usually depicted as a staff or 'Wand' in Tarot they are thoughts and ideas. The suit of Rods deals with the growth of original thoughts and independent thinking They are cards of expansion, higher learning, and our ambitions. Many Wands in a reading indicates the formulation of thoughts and ideas.

You will notice that the cards are set up with some of their associations, as follows.

The Name of the Card

A Keyword for what the card represents

Herb, and Planet or Astrological association

And a very brief meaning for the card both upright and reversed. The
R: is the reversed meaning

As always remember these are My interpretations of the cards.

The Ace of Wands
The Root of Power of Fire, Yarrow

The beginnings of a new enterprise or offer which will allow you to use your creative self-expression.
R: delays in the launching of a new project or idea.

The Two of Wands
Mars in Aries, Basil

Working with others on ideas and projects would give you a broader perspective on things..
R:People you are working with don't share your views and may be causing delays or problems in completing projects.

The Three of Wands
Creative Flow
Sun in Aries, Saffron

Collaborations with others for the exchange of ideas would be very productive for you..
R: You feel like something is missing from your plans and ideas but cant seem to see it yourself.

The Four of Wands
Venus in Aries, Fennel Seed

Partnerships either personal or business would be beneficial to you at this time.
R: Existing partnerships are in dis chord and may be on the verge of dissolving..

The Five of Wands
Saturn in Leo, Tumeric

Competition is stiff right now and you will need to work hard to promote your ideas.
R:You have won your case so to speak and can now follow through with your plans.

The Six of Wands
Jupiter in Leo, Hawthorn

Everything seems to be working out right and you can see the realization of your goals.
R: You know something went wrong but can't figure out what. You seem to be facing frustration, delays possible defeat

The Seven of Wands
Mars in Leo, Wild Ginger

Don't be afraid to stand up for your beliefs, you can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds if you but try.
R: Weakness and vulnerability. Even though you may put up a tough facade you feel like giving up.

The Eight of Wands
Sassafras, Mercury in Sagittarius

Ideas and thoughts, works in progress will be moving faster than you can believe. You may want to seek out help.
R: Delays, struggles, and hassles. Everything that can go wrong seems to.

The Nine of Wands
Wait and see
Moon in Sagittarius, Bayberry Bark

Although you may be anxious to act on your thoughts and ideas you should wait to see how best to proceed.
R: Impatience has caused you to lea o before you looked, causing you un-necessary problems.

The Ten of Wands
Saturn in Sagittarius, Prickly Ash Bark

Real or imagined responsibilities are making life seem tiresome and plodding.
R: Here is a sigh of relief that the world has come into focus and is enjoyable again.

The court cards in the Suit of Wands represent Fire signs, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius The various people represented on the cards represent people in our lives through them in the card spreads. Many times you can recognize who the people are by their description. Even though the cards usually represent a person of the same sex as the card, a Knight can also be a forceful or dynamic female and likewise a queen can be a gentle or 'feminine' male. As a rule the people would have certain characteristics or traits in common like hair color or eyes.

The Page of Wands
Earth of Fire, Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

A young person, very energetic, under 25 with Sandy to Reddish hair and any color eyes.
Communication in an excited enthusiastic way, inspired thoughts which come quickly.
R: Over-reaction making one short tempered and nervous. You may talk in a hasty insensitive way.

The Knight of Wands
Air of Fire, Aconite (Warning this herb is poisonous)

A man, with quick wits and a sharp mind, middle aged, Sandy to Reddish hair and any color eyes.
The situation facing you calls for some definitive action on your part. You need to make a decision.
R: Guard against letting your aggressions speak for you and drive a sword into your situation.

The Queen of Wands
Water of Fire, Raspberry Leaf

A young to middle aged woman who is very outgoing and friendly, she would have Sandy to Reddish hair and any color eyes.
The creative influences of this card will infect you or those around you
R: Flighty and disorganized this person seems to be always late boorish

The King of Wands
Fire of Fire, Cinnamon

An older man who enjoys inspiring others to do their best, he would have Sandy to Reddish hair probably with some gray and any color eyes.
Either use your imagination and creative vision to motivate yourself or others
R: You lack the ability to follow through on your thoughts and ideas, preferring to take the easy way out.

Tarot Texts
Introduction Major
Swords Coins Cups

This page was created on Thursday January 8, 1998