Wands!

Wands

If you think about it, the suit of Wands are the only suit that are “alive” so to speak.  They are budding with leaves and represent our passion, our energy, our ideas and things we want to create.  The Wands also are all about our ability to get things done.  The wands are all about how we work, how we live, how we leave our mark on the world.  It’s the day to day energy we bring with us to work and play and the fired up temper we display when our ego is unhappy. Continue reading

Knight of Wands/Brother of Fire

knight of wands

While the Page of Wands is the initial idea, the Knight of Wands is the pursuit of that idea.  Like the page, the Knight is adorned with the salamanders, representing firey transformation.  This is also emphasized by the firey tassels adorning the Knight’s armor.  The horse, symbolic of vitality and action, rears up to charge forward.  The mountains in the background represent challenges to overcome in our future.  The armor is symbolic of protection and preparation.  All the Knights feature armor and a horse. Continue reading

Page of Wands/Sister of Fire

page of wands

The Page of Wands shows a young man or woman looking out over a barren desert, considering the possibilities.  He’s got an air of confidence and is the guy who inspires change.  The prior wands have been really hustling to get their work done.  Here the Page is taking a pause, learning to mature that fire energy.  He’s learned we get burned with that fire when we rush.  The card is a reminder to release some of the past energy we don’t need to carry forward any longer.  He reminds us to pause, reflect, and breathe before we take that next leap.   Continue reading

X of Wands/10 of Fire: The Cage

ten of wands

The Ten of Wands shows a man walking with a whole bundle of wands.  He’s walking toward a house in the background.  The house is symbolic of protection and safety he’s achieved in building up his empire.  In many of the wand cards preceding the Ten of Wands, there were mountains in the landscape, representing challenges ahead.  In this card, however, there are no mountains.  The only ‘burden’ is of the man’s own design – the giant bundle of wands he’s carrying.  The plowed field represents the final stage of completion on this work journey – he’s reaped the harvest and now is struggling to bring those fruits to market. Continue reading

The Minor Arcana: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles

minor arcana

While the Major Arcana deal with major overarching themes in our lives, the Minor Arcana are more about the day-to-day details on the earthly realm.  These are representative of the actual events taking place in our lives.  In some ways, the Minor Arcana are like a panorama of life.  It’s the things that are happening and the people we’re meeting along the way.  The Minor Arcana brings the Major Arcana down to earth. Continue reading