Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Ace of Wands, RWS and Thoth Tarot Card Meaning

The Ace of Wands, RWSThe Ace of Wands, Thoth
Meanings Upright, Ill-dignified, and Reversed, rx
Rider Waite Smith, and Thoth

Occult Name: The Root of the Powers of Fire
Ace of Wands in timing: One day; or the season of spring
Kabbalah: The fiery aspect of Kether
Reading with Playing Cards: Equivalent to the Ace of Clubs



The Ace of Wands Meaning, RWS and Thoth Tarot


The Ace of Wands speaks of an abundance of energy towards a positive, new beginning. This card, as is the case with all Aces, refers to a new beginning with the essential energy of its suit and element sitting at the core of the matter. You are seeing a potentiality which relates to spirituality, passions, life improvements, enterprise, one's social circle and family, and to matters of will.

The problem with potentiality, if there is one, is that nothing is written in stone. For example, when asking about an idea for a new enterprise, the Ace of Wands portends that it is a fully viable concept and that there is great potential for it to grow and thrive; but what ultimately happens will be based upon one's drive and passion, and efforts and actions taken.

The properties of fire as they apply to the Ace of Wands, can be a strong, propelling energy, or when ill dignified can be quite destructive. Your will is the burning force this Ace speaks of.



The Ace of Wands Dignified or Upright


  • Your view of things will color the outcome of your situation; so have faith in yourself and in your project.
  • The level of enthusiasm you are feeling will potentially take you far.
  • There is a solution available to your problem; brainstorm it.
  • Grab the brass ring and go for it.
  • The Ace of Wands may refer to the conception of a child; this can be determined by neighboring cards.
  • One way to deal with current blockages is to state exactly what's on your mind to others involved.
  • Take note of the fact that there is a hand in this card, as sometimes it can refer to that, or to a nail, as on the finger. It can therefore symbolize the grasping of a concept, or anything else that such a grouping of symbols may bring to mind.
  • Creativity, imagination, and application of will, are forces available to you to break through blockages. 
  • You have succeeded. In this case this card may be suggesting for you to consider scoping out new horizons to increase the magnitude of your success. 
  • Seek inspiration.
  • You have a talent that is not currently being used. 
  • Create a flurry of excitement in order to get things done.
  • Exert will more effectively in order to meet your ends.
  • There is one goal you hold dear above all others; think about pursuing it.
  • When it comes to your current venture, you basically have only yourself to depend on. 
  • Consider breaking away from your current working environment to embark upon a solo project.


The Ace of Wands Ill Dignified or Reversed


  • If one concept has failed you, move on to try another.
  • An event you were looking forward to will be postponed or cancelled.
  • A situation that once held promise is now facing collapse and decay.
  • Dealing with a loss of faith in oneself.
  • Lacking optimism.
  • Unclear in direction or strategy.
  • An existing venture faces termination.
  • Even though things look okay to proceed, the initial takeoff will be of poor quality.
  • Impotence, sterility, or infertile land.
  • Unwilling to commit.
  • A female facing consistent issues with men.
  • The properties of fire exist in too large of a volume to be effectively controlled.





Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Copyright ©1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Further reproduction prohibited. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck® is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

RWS image is a Wikimedia file from a 1909 deck originally scanned by Holly Voley http://home.comcast.net/~vilex/

Thoth images copyright (c) US Games Systems Inc.; AGMuller; O.T.O.

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