aka Rods, Staves, Staffs, Acorns, Batons, Candlesticks etc.
Wands correspond to the Fire Element in Nature. Fire is one of the most destructive or constructive of all the elements. Fire blazes new trails. Wands signify a desire to blaze your own trail.
- Wands can enhance your determination to win—one way or another. Taking a chance when the opportunity presents itself or when you see that the time is right can enable you to blaze a new and better trail, or turn the tide of matters in your favor.
- However, under more stressful conditions, like Fire, Wands can also trigger impulsive behavior that undermines your cause or leaves you feeling burned out—the intrusion of matters beyond your control.
Wands indicate the type of impact that the changes you make and encounter will have upon matters.
Whatever the situation, Wands like Fire want to blaze their own trail. Wands imply change that can lead to personal renewal.
Wands can help you accept the necessity of making some changes and adapt to others.
Wands represent spontaneity, sudden gains and opportunity—or opposition that may come out of nowhere.
- The more encouraging the situation, the easier and more quickly you can make certain changes and prevent others from unbalancing your agenda.
- The more challenging the situation the less likely you are to make all the changes you’d hoped to and the more you need to beware of depleting your energy and encountering personal burn-out.
Should Wands comprise the majority of your spread it will prove more challenging to predict a definite outcome. You are about to enter a very active and possibly adventurous or somewhat annoying time period. Your need to accommodate incoming changes, at home, work or both may limit the number of changes you can make. Resist the temptation to let your temper get the better of you; the more willing you are to work with matters, the more you will benefit later from everything you do and learn now.
Suit Illustration: Lo Scarabeo Universal Tarot Deck, ISBN #0-73870-007-X