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Suit of Wands

Learn the meanings of the Suit of Wands tarot cards from expert Ellen Goldberg, M.A. in this Howcast video.


Hello, I'm Ellen Goldberg and I welcome you to this taro moment from the School of Oracles. This segment is about the 4 suits of the minor arcana. The wands, the cups, the swords, and the pentacles. Each of these suits have very particular concerns that cover the vast array of the events and energies of life. The suit of wands, as you can see form the picture, is a masculine suit. It's ruled by fire and it takes a great deal of its meaning from the element of fire. Fire is hot, we think of fire when we talk of passion and wands are passionate.

Everything they do is filled with vigor. Wands are associated with the season of spring when life is coming alive. They represent areas of life like commerce, change, vitality, your own enterprise and the beginnings of things just like spring is a new beginning for each of us. When there are many wands in a reading because you'll do reading and sometimes you'll see that there is a preponderance a particular suit or element.

Because as you know, the major arcana, each card is an element as well. If you find a lot of fire or many wands in a suit, in a reading, perhaps something is commencing. perhaps a lot of energy is going on. Perhaps you are commencing something new and there is a commerce being made and the idea of the business of it. Everything that wands do has a tremendous vitality to it. In a word we can say that wands are the life-giving force of the universe.

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