Ace of Wands: general, standing and reversed meaning

Ace of Wands, general description

Ace of Wands is the 39th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

This Ace, just like the other aces, shows a hidden opportunity inside us that needs recognition and development. It also means entrepreneurship, courage, the ability to risk but enthusiasm and motivation as well. This card often refers to the fulfillment of our inner self.

This card, just like the Fire depicted by the Wands, can mean the improvement of our will, convictions and moral power. It can also refer to other inner processes relating to maturation and development. Moreover, the card can be the symbol of vitality, optimism and pep or sometimes impulsive periods triggered by the lack of patience.

Ace of Wands, standing

A new adventure, beginning of a business that we haven’t yet recognized. The opportunity to find boldness, dexterity and enthusiasm. Forerunner of childbirth, new goals or new ventures. The release of the basic inner power. It can mean the emerging vitality, creativity and fertility that can launch things.

Ace of Wands, reversed


The seed of a new crisis that we probably don’t notice now. The forming of potentially explosive situation is hanging over that can eat up everything and everybody around. Forerunner of birth, new goals and upheaval. The escape of a basic inner energy. It can mean the emergence of vitality, creativity and fertility that can spark dangerous things.