Ace of Wands
Keywords: passion, good tidings, energy from God, creation, beginnings, career, projects,
In the RWS we see the hand of God reaching out of a cloud and holding a wooden wand, with green leaves growing off of it as well as falling to the lush green land below.
The Ace of Wands is a sign of good tidings.
It suggests the positive sense of possibility contained in the exploration of any new ambition or passion.
You know that feeling of optimism and possibility when you find something you’re passionate about and you are on the verge of diving in completely? That is the feeling of the Ace of Wands.
When I see this card I know that I should pursue my passions. To follow my dreams.
Do not be afraid to follow your desires. As one of my favorite spiritual teachers, Mitch Horowitz, says: desires are sacred.
In this spiritual world often ambition is seen as too “worldly.” But an ardent sense of passion and drive is what makes life worth living.
The Ace of Wands is about the “flow” states associated with pure passion. When we get totally absorbed into our passions that our very sense of time is radically altered.
The Ace of Wands is the pure potential of fire. It is the active fire which burns in our soul when we are on the precipice of seizing a new potentiality.
The Thoth Ace of Wands has the Tree of Life on it. Fiery Wands represent the realm of Atziluth, or Emmanation. It represents the highest realm in the Tree of Life, it represents the highest realm in the Tree of Life, the Supernal Triad, pure Divinity, from which all manifestation results. It is the seed of everything and the entire Tree of Life is contained within its potential. It is the Sun which emanates the rays that bring energy to all Life.
From Book T – The Root of the Powers of Fire
A white Radiating Angelic Hand, issuing from clouds, and grasping a heavy club, which has three branches in the colours, and with the sigils, of the scales. The Right-and Left-hand branches end respectively in three Flames, and the Centre one in four Flames: thus yielding Ten: the Number of the Sephiroth. Twoand-twenty leaping Flames, or Yodh, surround it, answering to the Paths; of these, three fall below the Right branch for Aleph, Men, and Shin, seven above the Central branch for the double letters; and between it and that of the Right twelve: six above and six below about the Left-hand branch. The whole is a great and flaming Torch. It symbolizes Force — strength, rush, vigour, energy, and it governs, according to its nature, various works and questions.
It implies Natural, as opposed to Invoked, Force.