Tarot Edition Glossary


THE WANDS
FIRE. ACTION.

ACE OF WANDS
Inspiration / Distraction

Upright 
You are presented with a new idea, direction or passion. This is a time full of wonder, enthusiasm and possibility! Take time to plan what you desire to do with this creative energy. Stay focused on what you prefer from your new adventure versus fearing what is ahead.

Reverse
Are you noticing the signs from Spirit? Or are you too distracted with your daily stressors to even take heed? There is a lack of motivation or movement. The scattered energy or procrastination can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or confused.

2 of Wands
Discovery / Indecisive 

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The path ahead presents choices that can take your life in a new direction.  A fresh start awaits.  Plan strategically, but do not get stuck.  Have an air of trust in the unknown and have faith that your needs will be met. There is more to discover about yourself.  

Reverse
Ignoring the Universe’s’ calling will eventually catch up with you.  Do not be so prideful or stubborn that you do not open up to new opportunities coming your way.  Go within and reflect upon what it is in your highest good.  Develop a clear mindset around goals that you have in mind, and set a date to act.


3 of Wands
Adventure / Failure 

Upright
There is opportunity to expand!  This is a time of growth and you have so much potential within you and before you.  Organize your thoughts and approach this journey with optimism, but also plan for any obstacles that could come your way.  You have gotten this far, but there is so much more to do.  Appreciate this pause on your trek and ask yourself what is next for you on this life path.

Reverse
Playing it safe can lead to feelings of discontent.  The surrounding energy is encouraging you to step up to any fears you may be harboring and courageously overcome.  Instead, you are sitting on the sideline, allowing others to live the life of your dreams.  Delays to your plans can also come from outside forces, but they do not have to knock you down for long. Release the pessimistic disposition.  Feel empowered again and make sure you can handle what you have put on your plate.  

4 of Wands
Joy / Uprooting

Upright
A time for celebration and gratitude is upon us!  There are many things to appreciate in your life and a community of love surrounds you.  Allow calm to rush over you as you relax and take in how much has happened to get you to this point.  You feel strong, more confident and secure. Spend time with people who value who you are.  

Reverse
There is a lack of harmony within a friend circle, romantic relationship or family structure.  This uneasy feeling can lead you to feel down on yourself and confused about how to get back to a place of peace.  Take a step back and assess the situation from a less emotional place.  Give empathy to all parties involved.  This card can also indicate personal achievements or self-growth that deserve honoring and celebrating privately. 

5 of Wands
Conflict / Compromise 

Upright
Tension is growing and the opposition is letting up.  The challenges that lay ahead of you can be external or emotional, but there are blockages that you’ll need to overcome.  You may not be seeing eye to eye with someone and no matter how you express, you are not being heard.  Take a step back and develop a new way to approach the matter.  Adversity, scattered energy and conflict will not last always.  Allow this time to strengthen your will. 

Reverse
Avoiding conflict can sometimes make matters worse.  Courageously face your opposition.  Refraining from speaking your truth can hold you back from the blessings you have been calling into your life.  In reverse, this card can also indicate an ending to a difficult chapter or argument.  Alternatively, the conflict can be one you have with yourself.  Spend time reflecting and release guilt around making a difficult decision. 

6 of Wands
Victory / Disgrace 

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You have accomplished so much and you are finally being recognized for your achievements.  Congratulations!  Celebrate and receive your acknowledgements or accolades with a sense of pride, just don’t let it morph into arrogance. Feel confident about what you have been striving towards in love, career, finances or other areas of your life.  The fruits of your labor are before you.  

Reverse
There is a pessimistic approach you are taking in the quest towards your goals.  You are lacking true belief in yourself and your abilities.  This self-doubt is blinding you to the support and resources that await you.  If you take a victim approach, you will continue to feel disempowered.  Heal fears around scarcity or failure.

7 of Wands
Perseverance / Quitting 

Upright
You are in an advantageous position.  Even though there may be competition and struggle to maintain your success, you have the tools, understanding and perseverance to sustain your place.  Do not become too preoccupied with the perceptions or chatter of others.  Set boundaries.  You have what it takes to make your dreams a reality. Stay focused and dedicated to your vision. 

Reverse
You are relinquishing your personal power.  Take a step back and assess what truly matters.  The overwhelm you are feeling can snowball into deeper anxiety if you give too much attention to the external judgments.  Do not run from the push back you are receiving, but instead firmly stand your ground.  

8 of Wands
Action / Impatient

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Sudden or quick movement, communication or spiritual growth is before you.  There is a flood of energy that can be used to push goals forward. Change is happening fast.  This is a positive time of expansion.  Remain open to receive news you have been waiting to hear. Get things done that you once delayed.  The time is now.  Readiness is in the air. 

Reverse
There may be a delay or challenges to the movement of a project or idea.  This friction in momentum can cause you frustration.  Be patient with the flow of the Universe.  There is more for you to learn or to understand about yourself or the situation.  It can be easy to hold grudges or to place blame during this time.  Be mindful of what is said.  Misunderstandings may happen, but keep an even temperament and remember you can only control yourself. 

9 of Wands
Persistence / Stubborn 

Upright
You may be facing trial after trial and your energy is feeling drained.  You have what it takes to overcome the setbacks that you have endured.  Your strength and ability to regenerate will carry you beyond these difficult times.  Call in the assistance of family, friends or lovers who can act as your support squad.  You do not have to go at it alone. 

Reverse
Things are beginning to spiral.  You may be taking on a victim mentality and your goals may seem to have moved further away.  The pessimism you feel can be healed if you pause and gather your mental peace again.  Fear, overwhelm, and defensiveness may be blinding you to solutions or blocking you from seeking help. 

10 of Wands
Stress / Breakdown

Upright
Carrying the weight of the world can only last but so long before you collapse.  This time of stress and burden needs to have an end date.  Set boundaries with others if they are requesting too much from you.  Learn to say “no” if you are biting off more than you can chew.  You have worked so hard.  It is great to give your all to a project, relationship or job, but understand when to balance your giving with receiving.

Reverse 
A time of release is upon you. Let go of what no longer serves you. Lighten your load.   If you find yourself giving to the point of feeling resentful, stop it!  Speak up and say what you cannot do or offer in a situation.  Prioritize what you must do and let things that do not matter fall away.  

Page of Wands
Enthusiasm / Hasty

Upright
Exciting new adventures await!  Your energy is open and ready for possibility.  There are creative opportunities calling you and you are willing to take a leap of faith. Curiosity and discovery are in the air.  You desire a new beginning and this is your chance at a new start. 

Reverse
Scattered energy leads to disappointing results.  One minute you have energy to start, but then procrastination or overwhelm set in.  There are too many options before you and not enough effective planning or realistic consideration.  Slow down and prioritize without hastily making moves or making promises you cannot keep.

Knight of Wands
Passion / Arrogance

Upright
Creativity and enthusiasm are pushing matters ahead.  You feel excited about the growth of an idea.  There is so much energy at your disposal and this is a period for exploration.  Responsibility does not have to damper your spirit, but it is important to move with thought of the consequences.  Charm and charisma cannot get you out of every situation. 

Reverse
Stuck or mismanaged energy can lead to reckless actions.  Pause before taking your frustration out on yourself or others.  If you are beating yourself up due to a possible delay or not having things your way, find a method to detach from the outcome and relax.  Are you being too demanding, bratty or self-important? Maybe take a break before trying again. 

Queen of Wands
Confidence / Pushy

Upright
A beautiful natural leader.  Your powerful, attractive and charismatic disposition catches the attention of others.  Command the room with compassion and a positive attitude. You will attract what you seek.  Speak up and share your truth.

Reverse
It is okay to retreat within and not wish to share your thoughts openly.  Sometimes a period of detachment and introspection is needed.  If you have found yourself overly expressive, demanding or critical, maybe it is time to assess what is truly at the heart of the matter.  Insecurity can make one act in exaggerated expression of themselves.  Are you not feeling sure of yourself and who you are?

King of Wands
Leader / Tyrant 

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Confidently seeing beyond the moment and envisioning long term possibility has led you to be respected and admired.  You lead from a place of passion and excitement. It is natural for you to command from the world all you need to make your dreams reality.  People can rely on you and you enjoy the responsibility.

Reverse
Your ambition has taken a turn into arrogance and aggression.  Wanting certain results, but not being flexible makes matters challenging.  Being in a position of power without the proper emotional or mental ability to lead will cause tension.  You do not need to put on airs.  If it is help you need, ask.  Too much pride and ego will make a situation worse.

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