Birth, Gift, Seed, Root
ACE OF WANDS POWERWORDS
Potential, Vision, Transformation, Creativity, Energy
The Ace of Wands comes into your life bringing an immense amount of energy. This energy can be used in whatever way you direct it – creative projects, new enterprise, self-renewal, sexual awareness, energetic healing and transforming from one way into another.
We see a hand coming out of the clouds. The hand is holding firmly a rod made from wood. In the distance we see hills, grass, trees, a river and a house.
The hand of the Creator giving you a gift. Hold that energy strongly and make something of it.
Represents the divinity behind the gift.
The Rod/Wand/Staff is wooden represents the life-force that grows. Wood also burns and gives us fire and heat. Note that the top of the wand represents a male penis. This shows that the Wands/Fire energy is masculine – doing energy. It also tells us that the creative life-force within us is ruled by Wands – sexuality, conception and birth – all fueled by Fire energy.
The leaves represent growth and life-force.
8 leaves are falling. Linking this to the 8 cards which are about transformation.
One tree stands alone and on the other side two trees are together. Sometimes our energy directs that we are independent and sometimes we need to work with others. The trees also represent potential. The acorn has ALL the information inside of it to grow up into a huge majestic oak tree. The Ace of Wands also has this potential.
Being with the flow of life. Going with the signs to walk on your right path.
This represents home – and staying linked to your home and not flying off into the air with all that energy now available to you. It is also a castle which shows the quality of life you can attain when focused and clear.
QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU EXPLORE THIS CARD MORE
What does your Intuition/Instincts say right now? They are right – listen to them.
Is it time for an adventure?
What is your Passion? Can you put more time into it now?
What are your natural talents because right now the universe is giving you a great energetic gift!
Do you want to start a creative project? Now is the time!
Do you feel ready for a change? You can now do it!
Met a new potential romance? Ohhh the energy is high!
Do you want to get pregnant – you are super fertile right now!
GOLDEN DAWN / QABALA
The Hermetic title for this card is ‘The Root of the Powers of Fire’.
The fire element also represents the Kabbalistic world of Atziluth. There are four worlds in Kabbalah, each one coming closer to this physical world. Atziluth is the archetypal world where energies are formed. On the Tree of Life, the Aces sit at the top on the Sephirah called Kether which is Hebrew for Crown. This is the first place where the creative force of the Creator comes into focus on its steps to manifestation. The color traditionally associated with 1’s on the Tree of Life is White and Brilliance.
The Aces rule a season. There are debates about what season the Ace of Wands rules. I prefer seeing Wands as the Summer – the height of the sun. You can decide what makes more sense to you.
If you like to learn by moving your body and dancing then I invite you to get yourself some quiet undisturbed space for ten minutes. Stand and play THIS SONG which I feel embodies the spirit of FIRE and WANDS. It is called Primavera by Ludovico Einaudi. It starts quietly and builds up twice to a crescendo of life-force.
WHEN THE ACE OF WANDS IS REVERSED
Oh yuck! I hate when I get any Ace reversed. All that amazing energy and I cannot access it. Energies are blocked or creative projects cannot get started. Fertility is not happening. Apathy, tiredness and a lack of direction and focus can occur. If you get an Ace of Wands reversed, my question to you is, ‘WHEN are you going to step into your power?’.