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Tarot Cards and Their Meaning: The Wands Suit

Verity has been reading tarot cards for fourteen years and still uses the same deck she first received when she was younger.

What does each card in the Suit of Wands mean?

What does each card in the Suit of Wands mean?

What Are Tarot Cards?

Tarot cards are a pack of playing cards that have been in use since the 15th century. Since the 18th century, especially in Europe, these cards have taken on a mystical nature, and they are now used by many as a tool for divination.

The tarot deck is split into two—the minor arcana and the major arcana. The minor arcana is a 56-card deck that is split into four suits—wands, cups, swords, and pentacles. The major arcana is a 22-card deck that consists entirely of unique picture cards, with each one having a different name.

Each card in the 78-card deck has its own meaning, and as such, can be used to offer a reflection on the past, present, and future. The cards can be played in an upright or a reversed (upside-down) position. The position of the card changes the interpretation of the meaning of the card.

As someone who has been reading tarot cards for fourteen years and has been using the same deck as the one I was first gifted, I have chosen to write this guide to allow others to access my knowledge and interpretations. This guide will focus on the wands suit, and what each card can tell you about general life, work, love, finances, health, and spirituality.

The Ace of Wands from my Tarot deck.

The Ace of Wands from my Tarot deck.

Ace of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This is a card that inspires energy and a "just do it" attitude! If you have been looking for an excuse to start a new project, then pour your passion into it and just go for it! Listen to all of your instincts and follow what your senses are telling you!
  • Work: This can mark the beginning of a new career or a promotion. It can also mean that someone has spotted how hard you work and wants to help you release your potential. Whether that's a traditional 9-5 or the work you do at home, it's up to you!
  • Love: This card is a positive omen for relationships (especially new ones) and indicates that the person in question really enjoys getting to know you and feels inspired by your presence.
  • Finances: This card can represent unexpected gifts of winnings, and these can be in any form (not just monetary). This card represents prosperity, luck, and blessings.
  • Health: This is an inspired time when you can begin a new diet or workout schedule and really stick to it! You're feeling motivated enough to really go for it, so perhaps you should take part in a local class and share the inspiration.
  • Spirituality: This is a time for inspiration, so look to your role models and see which values are important to you. Act on what your spirit is telling you, and nurture your body and mind to help guide you.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card is showing that you are struggling with motivation and that you are feeling uninspired in your day-to-day life. If you are feeling weighed down by your responsibilities, take some time to focus on your priorities and work out how to work your goals/dreams into the picture!
  • Work: This card can signal that you are not feeling appreciated. Perhaps you are stuck in a job or routine that you feel is sapping the energy out of you. This might be a good time to reassess and find out how you could get more enjoyment out of what you do.
  • Love: This card can indicate a love that may not progress past the initial stages, or a relationship that will fizzle out once the excitement is gone. This card may indicate a temporary separation before a reconciliation.
  • Finances: This card is a sign to just be careful. Don't start betting on the horses or investing in stocks just yet as this is a tumultuous time. Don't take too many risky chances and just play it safe until your luck changes.
  • Health: This card is an indication that you need to work harder on achieving balance. You may be over or under-indulging in aspects of your life. Don't be a glutton, but don't deny yourself either. Too little is just as bad as too much. This is a time to reach out for assistance if you need it.
  • Spirituality: This card indicates that you have been neglecting your spirituality—maybe without even realizing it. Perhaps you are just tired and haven't been prioritizing your mental well-being. Take some time to get back in touch with yourself. Perhaps meditate or seek out some reiki healing. Whatever makes you feel more in touch with your spirituality.
The Two of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Two of Wands from my Tarot deck

Two of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card is all about duality, so partnering, mirroring, and balance are key themes here. This is a signal that you can address anything that feels out of balance and work towards equality in all areas of life.
  • Work: Work-wise this card indicates that you are finding the right fit for you. Things are going to start running like a well-oiled machine! Maybe you're part of a team, or you're settling into your place within the establishment. Regardless, this card is a sign that everything is becoming more manageable.
  • Love: This card shows equality in your relationships. It indicates an equal share of responsibilities and that you are both giving and taking equally. Now is a great time to address any imbalances that you think you might have.
  • Finances: Since this card is all about balance you can look for a stable financial situation here. This card indicates that you aren't under- or over-spending. You should also make sure that you are being paid for the hours that you are working. Make sure you get what you are worth!
  • Health: This card indicates that you have been paying equal attention to your physical and mental health. You are nurturing both, and it shows. You are being balanced in all things, so you aren't eating to excess or over-exercising.
  • Spirituality: This is a time for allowing your spirit to work well with other's spirits. Nurture friendships and familial relationships. Allow yourself to be in harmony with other spirits. Make sure that you are looking after yourself emotionally as well as physically.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card is showing that you might need to make a change. Just make sure that you balance your facts and emotions. Don't act too quickly, or in a reactionary manner. Weigh the facts with your emotions and then act. Allow yourself to take pleasure in new opportunities.
  • Work: This card can signal that a new improvement is in the cards! Even if you are happy where you are, you could be happier somewhere else. Take opportunities where you can, but leave the door open too, and don't abandon the past.
  • Love: This card can indicate a love that is about to become much more committed. If you aren't in a relationship, you can expect someone to suddenly come crashing in and dazzle you!
  • Finances: This card is a lucky sign. It could signal perhaps not a big win, but something small—maybe a raffle prize or a bonus at work for your effort. This is a good sign that something fortunate is coming your way.
  • Health: This card indicates that you need to take it easy, don't over-do it. You need to remember that pouring yourself into one aspect of your health may not fix other areas. You need to give them all equal attention. Feel free to seek out a medical professional if you feel you need help.
  • Spirituality: This card indicates that you need to be mentally and spiritually strong. Someone may try to dominate you or over-power you with their personality. Recognise that you deserve equal space, and do not let them lead you astray.
The Three of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Three of Wands from my Tarot deck

Three of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card represents strength and effort. If you have been pouring your passions into a particular project, now will be the time that your hard work is recognized, and it will all pay off.
  • Work: Even if you don't realize it, you have been making lots of progress and you should be proud of how much you have achieved. Look back at everything that has changed and how far you have come.
  • Love: This card can be an indication that if you are not being treated with the respect that you deserve, then it is time to leave. Alternatively, if you aren't sure about a relationship, know that they are receptive to it, but only if you are able to find a balance and put as much effort into the relationship as you do with your work.
  • Finances: If you save your hard-earned cash, you will start to see it stacking up. Your hard work has paid off and you can treat yourself. Don't hoard it though—share your success with others!
  • Health: Whatever you have been working on, be it a diet or an exercise regime, you are starting to see definite results. Keep at it, and you will be reaping the rewards. Your health seems to be in good standing.
  • Spirituality: Remember that personal success also requires spiritual growth. Continue to learn and to dedicate time to better yourself and you will see the difference.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card represents knowledge. You might find out more about a friend, a project at work, or even a personal revelation. This will help you understand the world and may even help you achieve a personal goal or dream.
  • Work: Now is a good time to work with others. Think about what your dreams and your wishes are. Establish clear goals and work as a team to help accomplish them.
  • Love: This card signifies the end of a rough patch. Expect more smooth sailing with your romantic interest from now on. Also, keep your eyes open as you might find the perfect someone in the most unexpected place.
  • Finances: Similar to the card in the upright position, you can expect a little luck. However, this will be less due only to luck and more due to teamwork. A collaboration will soon pay off for both of you.
  • Health: This is a good opportunity to reach out to keep achieving your goals. Start a group class, you might make some solid friendships. You are not alone and everyone has a personal struggle, you will find people that can relate to you.
  • Spirituality: You can discover new information and new knowledge surrounding how to better yourself, and you can put this to work straight away. The more you discover about yourself, the more opportunities you have for growth.
The Four of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Four of Wands from my Tarot deck

Four of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card points toward a special event. It may be one you have been anticipating or a surprise—either way, you will enjoy it! This is not a time for sitting back and relaxing, you are still in a transition phase and need to get things established first.
  • Work: You might have had a recent success or a new start at a new job. Things are going well, but don't get complacent. To stay at the top and to continue to be a success, you need to continue putting in the effort. Don't take any time off.
  • Love: This is where the special event may come in. You might get a new commitment from a current partner, and perhaps things are getting serious. If you are single, now is the time to meet someone at a party or another social gathering.
  • Finances: You will find yourself quite comfortable now, but not as a result of any luck or winnings. This is as a result of your own hard work. So to continue your successes, you just need to continue to put in the effort.
  • Health: There's something that has been bothering you about your health, now is definitely time to go to the doctor and find out more. If you have thought about getting tested for anything, go for it.
  • Spirituality: Others may question your spirituality and try to doubt you, but you need to make up your own mind. It is important to consider other people's viewpoints, but you need to trust your instincts.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This is a very positive card that indicates celebration and joy. It also serves as a warning that you shouldn't ride on a wave of celebration and expect that to carry you—you need to continue putting the work in.
  • Work: It might feel as though your work is never finished, but you need to frame this as a positive. You have continued opportunities to prove your worth. Work with others and share in the rewards when you do well—it makes it more fun!
  • Love: You have a special event coming up. Definitely attend it and celebrate it. It might inspire you to take things further with your partner. If you are single, it can be where you find a very special someone!
  • Finances: You have been working very hard to put some savings to one side, and you may be worried that it's not enough. As long as you have some security, then it is enough. Feel free to take a short break to make sure you don't burn out.
  • Health: You might have been letting yourself get down about your health, even if issues haven't been getting in your way. Be grateful for what you have and try to reframe your negative thinking into a more constructive attitude. It's ok to feel down from time to time, but don't use your health as a stick to beat yourself with.
  • Spirituality: You are experiencing a lot of personal growth recently. Anyone who accuses you of being selfish during this period isn't seeing the full picture. It isn't selfish to discover yourself and become self-aware. You are using your new knowledge for personal growth, and that is a vital life skill.
The Five of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Five of Wands from my Tarot deck

Five of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card indicates that some competition is coming. Believe in yourself. You have important skills and you deserve rewards—don't be afraid to compete. Have confidence in your abilities and show the world what you are worth. You will learn a lot along the way.
  • Work: People around you may be competing with you for the same opportunity, but hold your head up high and don't lose your cool. Your competitors may try to cheat and bring you down to their level. Don't let them, and you will come out on top in the long run.
  • Love: The person you love may be pursued by other people. As long as you are yourself and love purely, then you cannot truly lose. Even if this person doesn't pick you in the end, you still win. You don't want to be with someone who doesn't appreciate your true self. If you are already single, you may find people competing for your attention instead!
  • Finances: Things may be tight financially, but don't panic. If you cannot meet all of your payments all at once and right away, that's still okay. Call up places where you can and organize a payment plan, or explain your situation to people that you owe. You won't be stuck financially forever and you will get out of this rough patch.
  • Health: You might be feeling frustrated at a health issue. It might feel like people don't believe you, or that you aren't being taken seriously by your doctor. If this is the case, see someone new, find someone who does listen and who does believe you, you deserve it. Don't keep headbutting the same obstacles, go around them or remove them where you can.
  • Spirituality: It seems as though you have been far too busy lately. All of these different areas of your life are competing for your time, and your mental, spiritual, and emotional growth is waning. Take some time out—even if it is just five minutes every day to get in touch with yourself. Allow yourself some time and space and you will feel improvements.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card indicates some obvious conflict that is about to arise. Don't fear it—hold your head high and follow your instincts. This isn't about winning or losing. It is about handling situations with dignity, so don't get mad and act reactively. Stay calm and cool.
  • Work: The conflict that this card represents may raise its head in an ugly manner at work. As long as you have clear documents to back up your actions, and you have protected yourself, then you will be fine. Use advisors and HR to your benefit, and the people around you will be able to attest to your character.
  • Love: This card indicates that they may be superficial conflict in your relationship. Don't worry though—this isn't a bad sign. It actually means that both of you will gain a better understanding of each other, and you will grow closer as a result. If you are single, make sure that you are looking for someone who wants to move forward with you. If they are busy with their own issues, let them focus on those, as that is what they need more than you right now.
  • Finances: Try to look at your finances with new eyes, and take a full audit of your incomings and outgoings. Could you be saving money by stopping payments for something you don't need anymore? Do you have money invested in low-return investments? Fully reassess your finances and you might be able to improve them.
  • Health: You may be in pain, but ignoring it. Do not ignore physical pain, even if you think it will go away, or you don't think there is an obvious cause for it. Go and find relief, whether that's from a doctor or from some massage or chiropractor treatment.
  • Spirituality: You might be comparing yourself to others and worrying that you aren't growing 'properly' or 'fast enough'. You can't compare your own growth to anyone else's because you are unique and we all grow at our own paces. As long as you are growing, that's all that matters.
The Six of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Six of Wands from my Tarot deck

Six of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card points to some change, either literal or metaphorical. It represents happiness, celebration, and reward. You have been working really hard recently, and now is a great time to reward yourself with a holiday or a present. You have earned it!
  • Work: Your efforts have been noticed by those at the top. This card is a good sign that you may experience a promotion. If not a literal promotion, you will experience a bonus or an increase in opportunities that you did not have access to before.
  • Love: This card is a very positive sign. You and your partner are about to feel so much closer and valued. If you are single, this is a sign that the person you have been imagining is about to enter your life, so keep an eye out for them.
  • Finances: You can expect an increase in prosperity here. It may not mean that you have more money coming in, it might just mean that you achieve a better balance or that your bills go down. The end result is that you feel more comfortable. Remember to save for a rainy day, and don't spend everything you have.
  • Health: You have been worrying about other people's health recently. Remember that things are never as bad as you imagine, and even if they are that bad, you can't change them. Be supportive and be available to help, and you will make a real difference.
  • Spirituality: Get in touch with the joy within yourself! This may be in the form of indulging in your favourite childhood hobbies, re-watching your favourite films, or even dressing more freely in your unique style!

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card is indicative of victory, but you need to be careful. There might be someone around you who wants to share in this victory and will manipulate you to do it, but don't trust them. Be careful of people who take a sudden interest.
  • Work: You might find someone at your work is working against you behind the scenes. Don't stoop down to their level though, and don't engage them in open conflict. Prove them wrong by doing your best and kill them with kindness—they won't be able to stand it.
  • Love: You may be feeling fear or doubts about your love life. What are you afraid of? Address these feelings with your partner and allow them to reassure you. If you are afraid you will never find love, you are over-worrying. Everyone deserves love and finds it in some form.
  • Finances: Make sure you track your finances carefully. Keep a written log of all money coming in and all money going out. This will help you greatly in identifying any areas or wasted money. But you might find that you spend less and have more than you thought.
  • Health: You may be overlooking the simple stuff here. Don't jump in by over complicating things, drink water, get enough sleep, eat fruit and veggies. Then go to a doctor and get a second opinion.
  • Spirituality: This is an indication that you need to take action. You may have been waiting for a sign from the universe, but it isn't going to come out of nowhere. Take the first step of action.
The Seven of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Seven of Wands from my Tarot deck

Seven of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card indicates that you will have a superior position in any type of competition or situation. All you need to do is use your independence; stand up and make your position very clear to people, spell it out to them if you have to. Do not doubt yourself and believe in your abilities.
  • Work: Now is time to work on that side-hustle that you have been thinking about. Definitely keep your main job, but put your energy and time into your side project. Set it up well and make sure you put the initial infrastructure in to keep it strong.
  • Love: Don't hesitate to speak your mind and make your feelings and thoughts clear. Be considerate of the person you are talking to, but use your communication tools and don't be afraid of taking any independence that you need.
  • Finances: Money is going to increase here. It might be that you get a bonus from work, or from a project you worked on. It might be that you discover something in the attic that was worth more than you thought. Invest it wisely and don't just spend it immediately.
  • Health: You might be worrying unnecessarily if it will put your mind at ease, go to a doctor or even see more than one doctor. Do what you need to put your mind at rest, and remember that worrying about something that might not even happen can make you feel worse.
  • Spirituality: Face your fears here. If you have been avoiding something, stop avoiding it and face it head-on. Now is a good time to identify areas of self-improvement that you can work on. Use any help available to you if you need to.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card is an indication of anxiety and indecision. Try to pinpoint what is causing your anxiety so that you can address it. Don't try to avoid it or it'll make it worse. It might be that indecision is what is causing you to be anxious, in that case, pick a course and stick to it. You can always put a safety net in place if you are worried it won't work.
  • Work: If you are worried about what comes next, try seeking out a career advisor or someone who can shed a light on your situation. Someone might be able to put you forward for something new or help you with a project.
  • Love: In your relationship you both might be feeling fear or indecision. If so, you need to address this and talk it out. The time might not be right for you, but it is best in the long run to get it out in the open.
  • Finances: This is a time of disappointment. You won't be losing any money, but someone is going to let you down. If you have been promised a bonus, it might never materialize. You need to realize that you deserve better treatment than this.
  • Health: Your mental health might be under duress. Take some time to work on self-care. Make sure that you are giving your mental health as much time and effort as your physical health. Take up a calming hobby like meditation or yoga to help.
  • Spirituality: This might be a time where you have been talking about spirituality but not actually doing anything. Take charge and actually make a difference, there is nothing to be afraid of. Growth is growth, no matter how much or at what speed.
The Eight of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Eight of Wands from my Tarot deck

Eight of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card is a signifier of patience. You might feel frustrated with the process and as though you have been waiting around for an eternity. Be patient a little longer and wait. You have done everything that you can, and your answer is coming. A watched pot never boils.
  • Work: Remember your place. You might want to try to push something forward, but that isn't your decision to make. Allow the decision-makers some time to think and reach an outcome. It will likely be positive if you can wait.
  • Love: You might be pushing too hard for a commitment from another person. Ease up a little on the gas, let them come to their own decision. If you show them some patience, they will likely come to a similar conclusion on their own. If you push them, you might drive them away.
  • Finances: Watch your spending habits here. Your investments will make returns, so don't keep pouring your money into something without seeing what happens with your first investment. Be measured in your spending.
  • Health: You may be feeling anxiety about an ongoing health condition, or waiting on hearing about some results. Doctors have lots of people to care for, and they will care for you. In the meantime, care for yourself and be good to yourself.
  • Spirituality: This card indicates that now is a good opportunity to practice stillness and patience. Start meditating, or join a local mindfulness group. It is a great lesson to learn. Listen to yourself and what you need.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: You may be ruminating on the past and using something from the past to make yourself feel guilty. Remember that you cannot change the past, but you can work on forgiveness. Do what you need to do to move forward, forgive yourself, and ask for forgiveness.
  • Work: This card can indicate frustration at work. Perhaps group projects are resulting in arguments and delays. You should all take some time to relax and regroup, so you can come at things fresh. Don't allow minor issues to overshadow your major accomplishments.
  • Love: You might be feeling very jealous. Remember that a little jealousy is normal, but persistent jealousy is indicative that you are being over-controlling. Take a step back and enjoy your space and independence.
  • Finances: You might be feeling frustrated at a financial stagnation. Don't take what you have for granted. Be patient, your hard work will merit reward, but don't assume that the reward will always be immediate.
  • Health: You may be living in fear and anxiety of past health issues coming back. You can't waste your life worrying it away. Look after yourself and be responsible for your health.
  • Spirituality: It is too easy to let your energy dissipate and not focus it on your spiritual and emotional growth. You can not do everything and be everything. Meditate, relax, and take some time to yourself.
The Nine of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Nine of Wands from my Tarot deck

Nine of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: You are perhaps feeling some complex thoughts around certain areas of life. You might feel burdened by new responsibilities, or you might be worrying about a new change or opportunity. Don't be afraid to ask other people for help. You are stronger as part of a team.
  • Work: Be prepared for any eventuality here. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. It might be that your employment comes to an end, or that your work feels almost impossible. Regroup, make a safety net, and be prepared. Things will work out, maybe not in the way you expect.
  • Love: You may be putting too much pressure on your relationship. If you are feeling like you are always having to put in too much effort to constantly dissect it and keep in going, take a step back. Take some time to yourselves. You will either learn to respect your relationship more or you will realise that now is not your time.
  • Finances: Stay calm and be prepared. Make sure you have been saving, even just a little. Look at potential new sources of income or assistance as you may be entitled to something without realising.
  • Health: You are experiencing stress and anxiety. This is normal and to be expected at such a complex time. Make sure you have an outlet for your emotions. Talk to people, make sure you have a good support network.
  • Spirituality: You might be tempted to over-indulge as a coping mechanism. Stay measured and you will feel better in the long run.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card indicates gentleness and kindness. You may feel as though you are being weak—you are not. Be kind to yourself and engage in your preferred method of self-care.
  • Work: You might be feeling overwhelmed, especially if you have more than one project to work on. Break it down into small and manageable chunks and don't be afraid to ask other people for their insight and to lend their expertise.
  • Love: You need to use a gentle approach here. Always wanting to be right or wanting to get your side across, might be resulting in you ignoring the other person's thoughts and opinions. Do some listening, and be considerate.
  • Finances: This card carries the same meaning in the reversed position as it does in the upright position. Don't do anything risky, such as gamble your money. Be patient and be prepared.
  • Health: Anxiety might be weighing you down. Find a routine that works for you, and incorporate any exercise that you feel comfortable with; whether that's yoga or high-intensity training.
  • Spirituality: You might feel as if spirituality isn't important, you may be using the line "I have better things to worry about". Your emotional and spiritual health is always important, so take some time out of your day to reflect and get in touch with yourself and your needs.
The Ten of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Ten of Wands from my Tarot deck

Ten of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card may make you feel as though you have exhausted yourself. Have you taken on a very heavy burden? Share it, and proportion it up so that it is more manageable. Then take a well-deserved break and come back at it with fresh eyes.
  • Work: You might have taken on too much and have a massive workload. Don't feel disheartened. If you truly have too many projects, then distribute the workload and delegate.
  • Love: It might be that you think that your partner is dealing with separate issues. If this is the case, support them during this phase. But it might also be that you are treating a relationship problem as if it is their problem. In which case, you need to talk to them and recognize how much you need to take responsibility for.
  • Finances: Avoiding any money problems here won't make them go away. Look at things clearly, if you need help to figure out your finances then ask for it. If you need to borrow temporarily, then be honest and open about it and people will be inclined to help you.
  • Health: You might feel drained due to the stress you have experienced. Make sure that you are sleeping and resting enough, you will find that being well-rested can make a big difference.
  • Spirituality: Take good care of yourself. This may require relying on other people if you have been trying to go it on your own. But if you have been relying on someone else too much, you may need to get out on your own and be independent.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: Now is a time for honestly. If something isn't working, look at why and be honest about what could be changed. If you have been working too hard, make yourself take a break. Don't be deceptive to other people about how you are coping.
  • Work: If you are experiencing injustice and you are unhappy at work, now is a good time to look at alternative employment or a new project. Try not to take it personally as no one is out to target you.
  • Love: This card can indicate that one, or both of you, is being dishonest about your feelings. This can be anything from feeling unappreciated, not being able to see a future, or that one of you has considered infidelity. Both of you need to put your cards on the table and get it all out in the open.
  • Finances: Don't be extravagant when it comes to money and don't spend to excess, even if you feel as though you have the cash to spare. Be measured, because you never know when you might need your rainy day fund.
  • Health: Do you have some niggling worries in the back of your mind about your health? First, try some self-care, and eating and sleeping properly. If this doesn't fix anything, then go to a doctor or your preferred health professional to put your mind at rest.
  • Spirituality: If you are being treated badly, and someone is proving negative on your mental/emotional health, now is the time to cut ties with them. Don't feel guilty for getting toxic people out of your life—you don't deserve to be treated poorly.
The Page of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Page of Wands from my Tarot deck

Page of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card can represent a physical person that is going to bring about positive change in your life. The person that this card often brings is warm, ambitious and full of energy.
  • Work: This card represents someone bringing you good news. You might be called into the boss's office or receive a call about an interview that you did. Don't be anxious—it will bring you new opportunities.
  • Love: This card might indicate that now is the time for a change. If you are in a relationship that isn't working, don't feel guilty about ending it and looking for what you need. Someone might come into your life and add a sense of adventure. Or you can use a renewed sense of adventure to try to save a relationship that you both want to keep.
  • Finances: Now is a good time to see your efforts realised and your investments returned. Start thinking about the future. You are never too young to start working on a pension plan.
  • Health: This card indicates that you need to take action. You may have been complaining about your health but not actually doing anything. Take the first steps today. Start small, and do what you can, and you will feel much better.
  • Spirituality: This is a good time to use your creativity to improve your spirit. Perhaps go back to what you enjoyed as a kid, or what gives you that child-like sense of enjoyment. Use your imagination to fuel your creativity.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card can represent a person or some news that is unwelcome and can bring confusion. This isn't going to be distressing to you, but might be something that you just wish wasn't around.
  • Work: This card can indicate that someone at work is standing in the way of your progress, they might be blocking the continuation of a project with indecision. You can't force them or find a way around them, but you can put your energy into working on other projects while you wait.
  • Love: Now is not the time to make any commitments. Trust your gut and listen to any niggling worries. Use these worries to learn more about the other person by asking them direct questions and listening to their stories. Learn more about them to decide if you really want them.
  • Finances: This card can represent a person that comes into your life with excellent financial advice, and can result in a financial upswing. Spend some money, save some money, and invest some money. Explore all the options.
  • Health: This card shows that there are people nearby ready to support you, whether it's a medical professional or a friend who wants to help out. Let them and embrace your strength together, rather than trying to do it alone.
  • Spirituality: Listen to your intuition but also listen to the wisdom that other people are willing to share with you. Don't listen with closed ears. Other people can help you to better yourself if you are receptive to hearing it.
The Knight of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Knight of Wands from my Tarot deck

Knight of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card represents a positive messenger coming into your life. Now is a great time to travel, whether it's a small weekend break or a longer dream trip. Broaden your horizons.
  • Work: Your job might ask you to travel. It might just be to a new floor, office or to a different city, but the opportunity will be there for you and will result in a positive outcome.
  • Love: This card indicates that you will be meeting someone new and that you will value the communication with them that you experience. You can use communication as a tool to feel closer to your loved ones.
  • Finances: You might have some unnecessary expenditure. If you can identify where it is, then you will find that money will start flowing more easily.
  • Health: Your health appears to be in good condition, be careful of a prior injury or condition though. Avoid overworking yourself so that you don't accidentally hurt yourself. Everything in moderation.
  • Spirituality: You are going to suddenly find a new way of accessing your spirituality. If you are prepared to put in the time to explore this new avenue, then you can use this to grow in brand new ways, and you will feel the benefit.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card is indicative of a delay, but don't be disheartened, this delay is positive. It will give you more time and breathing space, and so long as you are patient, everything will work out.
  • Work: This card can show an unavoidable delay to a project. You may have to take a few days out of work because of someone else. But it won't hinder your progress or set you back, so enjoy your time off work and don't worry about it.
  • Love: You might find yourself having silly little arguments, these arguments are actually proxy arguments for other deeper running issues that you might have. Address these issues honestly and have the patience for each other. Don't rush anything that you might not be ready for.
  • Finances: This is a time where you need to avoid gambling or any risky money decisions. You might find yourself having disagreements or even arguments about money. Be mindful of the fact that someone might not be being greedy— they might just have a fear of not being able to support themselves. Or they might have underlying issues that you are not aware of.
  • Health: If you are thinking of starting a new routine, perhaps ask a health professional first. Your desire to be perfect, and to prove yourself as the best, might be sabotaging you. Don't go overboard.
  • Spirituality: You might be thinking of taking a big step with your spirituality. That might involve stopping a practice that doesn't work for you, or it might be leaving a spiritual community that isn't healthy for you anymore. You are the gatekeeper of your spirituality, so do not let anyone try to make you feel guilty about your decisions.
The Queen of Wands from my Tarot deck

The Queen of Wands from my Tarot deck

Queen of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card carries with it a lot of feminine energies. In some cases, it may represent a physical woman in your life that has a lot of positive energy. This card can also represent personal accomplishments.
  • Work: This is a very positive omen for work. It represents a large accomplishment, or a lot of smaller accomplishments, achieved in a short space of time. Congratulations!
  • Love: This card shows that you don't want to be on your own right now. Ask a friend for their help—they might be able to either set you up with someone or offer you new insight into how to feel close to your partner.
  • Finances: You might be tempted to spend and spend without tracking your purchases, even though you might be able to afford it you should exercise caution. If you spend without thinking, you may come to regret it in the long run.
  • Health: Your energy levels are very high and your vitality is also very high, you are unstoppable. This card can represent pregnancy, so make sure you take the appropriate precautions if this is or is not wanted.
  • Spirituality: Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. There is no 'one' answer to your spiritual questions, so don't pour all of your time and energy into one avenue. Personal growth comes from many different and varied sources.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card represents support. You may need to rely on someone else for moral support or bravery—they will provide this for you. Alternatively, someone may need to rely on you for support. You can provide this and you will be able to be there for them.
  • Work: Don't take any work-related obstacles personally. Someone who is standing in your way isn't doing it to hurt you or out of spite. If you take them to one side and explain your outlook to them clearly, it may help things to go the way that you want.
  • Love: This card is a sign that you should be willing to make allies out of the powerful women in your life—perhaps in your partner's family or their friends. Get to know the people that they value.
  • Finances: This card is a sign that you need to work a balance into your spending. Money cannot buy you happiness, so don't think you can spend your way out of being sad. But also don't refuse to spend money. Use it to enrich the experiences of yourself and others.
  • Health: This card shows that your health is good. But you may be thinking of taking on something new and something big, like pregnancy, seek out an appropriate health professional to help you explore these ideas.
  • Spirituality: Someone might try to dominate your spirituality. They may ignore your boundaries and try to make you engage in a form of spirituality that makes you feel uncomfortable. Draw clear boundaries with this person and stick to them—do not allow yourself to be manipulated or guilted.
The King of Wands from my Tarot deck

The King of Wands from my Tarot deck

King of Wands

In the Upright Position

  • General Life: This card can represent a strong masculine energy in your life. It might show itself in the form of a wise person or an adventure. It may also represent that the males in your life around you are going to be supportive and help you to achieve your goals.
  • Work: This card can represent a mentor that wants to help you. You can definitely take some pointers from this person's wisdom as they have a lot of knowledge that you can absorb. But we wary of just copying this person, do things in your own style, and forge your own path. Do not imitate them.
  • Love: This card can indicate a protective and nurturing energy. This means that the person you are with (or interested in) is willing to put the time and effort in to make things work smoothly.
  • Finances: Now is a time to dream big. If you have had an idea for an online business or at-home-employment, do your research. Once you have put in some time and energy, then it could work out. It may not bring in enough to make you self-employed (so don't give up your day job yet), but your hobbies and talents will be able to bring in a little extra income that is well-earned and appreciated.
  • Health: This card shows that while you are doing very well with your exercise, you also need to remember to take a rest day or a cheat day. Do not let negative emotions drive you either, you can work out your anger or annoyance, but don't use them as your sole motivators for exercise. If you need to, find a more healthy outlet for these emotions.
  • Spirituality: This card indicates that you have started a journey on a spiritual process that works well for you. Don't rush it though because growth doesn't happen overnight. Instead, make your expectations realistic and work on it a little at a time. You will reap the rewards even if it feels like progress is small or slow.

In the Reversed Position

  • General Life: This card represents maturity and understanding. It can point to a person in your life who has been through a lot, but as a result, has great empathy for those around them. This card represents tolerance in all areas.
  • Work: This might represent someone at work who is looking down at you and talking down to you. If someone is being condescending and treating you with disrespect, feel free to bring it to the attention of those higher up. This person may need to have more tolerance. You also need to make sure that you aren't being overly sensitive and misinterpreting someone else's words.
  • Love: This card is a good omen for relationships, it shows that someone wants to make the mature decision to be with you. You must mirror that maturity and give them the time and space to come to this conclusion. They have needs that they need to figure out. Be patient with them.
  • Finances: This is a sign that you might need some financial advice, perhaps from an expert. If you are looking to invest, ask an investor. If you are looking to buy a house, or sell, ask an expert. Look around for more ways that your money can work for you.
  • Health: This card shows that you can take this time to work on your physical strength. If there are specific areas that you want to work on, feel free to ask a personal trainer or to join a specific gym programme/class. Start small and grow it organically, don't go too hard too quickly.
  • Spirituality: Your spiritual growth is going well. You might feel as though you need to force it, but don't—relax and let it happen naturally. You will feel your spiritual growth happening without trying to make it take any particular form.

Thank You for Reading

Thank you for reading this guide. Keep an eye out for my other guides that will be appearing soon, on the major arcana and the rest of the minor arcana.

If you have any questions or would like to share your own wisdom, please do comment below!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2018 VerityPrice


Love on October 30, 2019:

What tarot deck is this? It was gifted to me but isn't labeled.

guyinva2005 on September 12, 2018:

Thank you for posting this article about the Tarot cards.

I am just starting out, learning to read and this is a big help for me.

With all my blessings and thanks ;