The Meaning of The Suit of Wands Tarot Card

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Suit of Wands

New to Tarot? Just pulled a card in the suit of Wands? If a card from the passionate suit of Wands was pulled out of your deck and you want to know what it means, keep reading!

The suit of Wands is urging you to live passionately and follow your heart! The suit of Wands helps us do what excites us and live creatively, without self-doubt.

The suit of Wands is about letting your spontaneity guide you as you pursue your passions, but there needs to be a balance where there is some routine but with more flexibility and adventure! Let the suit of Wands’s spark ignite your inner flame!

Want to know what else this suit wants to share with you? Read on!

Key Facts

UprightPassion, enthusiasm, drive, determination, primal energy, intuition, spirituality, inspiration, intensity, creativity, confidence, expansion, ambition
ReversedAngry, stressed, unenthusiasm, unmotivated, stagnancy, lack of ambition, materialism, uninspired, dull, lack of confidence, restriction, ambivalence
Yes or NoDepends on the card
PlanetMars, Sun, Jupiter
Astrological SignAries, Leo, Sagittarius
Key Facts: Suit of Wands Tarot Card

Upright Meaning of The Suit of Wands

The Suit of Wands is bringing the heat! When you see this suit, you know things are about to get hot, and you might need guidance on keeping cool through it all. Ambitiondrive, and confidence are the tools that you need to power through any obstacle in your way.

You may realize that certain opportunities resonate with you while others don’t feel right in your gut. Since the suit of Wands is here, he’s letting you know you need to trust that little feeling.

Your intuition may be strengthened to avoid significant consequences. When you see the suit of Wands, you know that this suit is working hard to make sure that you are finding your passion and chasing it like you truly have the opportunity to make your dreams come true.

The suit of Wands is a champion of developing your creative energy. You might be trying to pursue a creative hobby or career, and the suit of Wands wants to help you find your niche for success. 

The suit of Wands knows there needs to be a balance between intensity and calm; otherwise, you can become either too burnt out or bored. You’ll be in business when you find that perfect balance for you!

The suit of Wands is emotional, confident, and enthusiastic and wants you to be, too. Don’t be content to be lackluster or uninspired. Seek inspiration, shine like you can, and do it with a smile!

Love and Relationships – Upright, The Suit of Wands

In love, the Suit of Wands can be unpredictablepassionateand magnetic and provides opportunities to be creative in love. The person who makes you feel like a million butterflies are in your stomach? This is the person that you need to be pursuing. 

This person may not be who you thought you would end up with, and you might feel as if you’re taking a risk by being with this person or being very spontaneous in a way that you’re generally not in love. Trust your gut!

Career and Work – Upright, The Suit of Wands

In career readings, the suit of Wands encourages a passionate approach to your work, where you feel the excitement from your place of work. This may mean your work is fast-pacedintenseactive, or fun.

You might want to seek out jobs that are the ones that you wanted as a kid or that cause your stomach to jump in excitement when you hear them described. Don’t fear how challenging or what it might take to get there because you’ll never know until you try!

Health and Wellness – Upright, The Suit of Wands

The suit of Wands brings you energy and drive! You’re likely feeling more peppy than usual when this suit appears in a health reading, or it might mean that you’ve been very active lately, spending your energy in a positive way. 

The Suit of Wands encourages you to get up and go because the gumption you have likely needs to be expressed physically. You should play a sport with someone else or do a solo sport like running or surfing to keep from getting restless

Spiritual Context – Upright, The Suit of Wands

In your spiritual life, the Suit of Wands lets you know that you’re likely following your passion or need to follow your passion more, as this will feed your soul. While finding enthusiasm when feeling down can be difficult, this will likely help you. 

The Suit of Wands wants to remind you that your confidence can take you far, and the more you’re living in alignment with your genuine self, the more excited and confident you feel. There’s nothing better than being your authentic self and apologizing to no one. 

The Suit of Wands is passionate, enthusiastic, and confident rather than unfeeling, aloof, or insecure.

Reversed Meaning of The Suit of Wands

When you see the Suit of Wands reversed in a reading, it can mean that you are unenthusiasticfloating through life, or there’s no pep in your step. You may want to find a way to jumpstart your zest for life, or you might continue to live in a gray world. 

You might find that you are acting with too much boldness or intensity when this suit appears reversed or not enough boldness or intensity, and when the balance is off, you might need help to express your emotions healthily. 

The Suit of Wands reversed wants to alert you that you might not be living a life that excites you, and you might need to introduce some more adventure into your life, or you might even need a vacation where you can indulge in your passions. 

Instead of letting your energy get out of whack and cause you to feel a roller coaster of emotions, find a balance and stick to it, allowing your enthusiasm to drive it. You have the drive to turn this around!

Love and Relationships – Reversed, The Suit of Wands  

When the Suit of Wands appears reversed in a love reading, it can mean that you need to bring back the spark! The feelings between you may be fading, most likely because you act without energy or excitement about the other person or vice versa. 

What was once a strong connection may now feel weaker, and this is likely because of a lack of effort or initiative that is being put into the relationship. The suit of Wands is fiery, which indicates your relationship either has too much or not enough fire. We need it just right! 

It can even indicate that you need to move on if the passion is not able to be brought back into the relationship. If there’s too much passion as well, and tempers aren’t brought under control, this can threaten the relationship, too. Find a happy medium!

Career and Work – Reversed, The Suit of Wands

Regarding your career, the reversed suit of Wands may tell you to find a balance. You could be letting your career make you too frustrated, too bored, or like you’re a failure. Instead of following this line of thinking, remind yourself of how far you’ve come. 

The suit of Wands wants you to feel excited but not overwhelmed in the workplace, and often, a job that provides this can be hard to find. When reversed, this can bring overwhelming or lackluster energy, both making it difficult to do your job correctly. 

It could also mean that someone in your workplace who is unenthusiasticpessimistic, or negative is making it more difficult for you to focus now. Do what you can to lessen their effect on you through self-care and a positive mindset.

Health and Wellness – Reversed, The Suit of Wands

The Suit of Wands appearing reversed in a health reading may indicate that you need to be more active to protect your health. You might need to get up and move around more; even if you are busy, you might neglect your physical health. 

You might also be struggling mentally from a lack of enthusiasm, leading you to have a negative outlook on things, possibly stemming from one source that is sapping your joy. Find a way to bring a little joy back into your workplace. 

There are many reasons that the suit of Wands could appear reversed in a health reading, such as a need to find more exciting healthy food or exercise, be more enthusiastic about your health routine, or be more active in general to feel better. 

Spiritual Context – Reversed, The Suit of Wands

Lackluster approaches to spirituality could be bringing you down. You might feel that your spiritual routine is too rigid or emotionally detached from you, and this could be causing you to feel confused spiritually. 

Find a way to inject more energy and passion into your spiritual life by reading stories that help you feel spiritually inspired about people who overcame their odds and then by trying to overcome your odds after being re-energized

Being optimistic or enthusiastic is not always easy, especially during challenging times. Still, when the reversed suit of Wands appears here, it indicates that you should really put in the effort to uplift yourself.

When the suit of Wands is reversed, this is your cue to reevaluate how you’re following your passion, handling failure or rejection, or being creative.

The Suit of Wands: Yes or No

The suit of Wands has yesno, and maybe cards, but every one has something in common. If you’re following your passion, it’s much more likely to be a yes, and if you’re pursuing creativity or truth, you’re much more supported.

Following your intuition and what makes you feel alive is important, even in a yes or no reading, and if you’re not feeling the adrenaline from what you’re pursuing, you might find it dropping out of your life sooner rather than later.

It’s a master of creativitypassion, and drive, which can take you far if you let them. Don’t overthink about it; just make sure you’re pursuing your passion in a balanced and manageable way, and you’re likely on the right track!

When the suit of Wands is in a yes or no reading, it depends on the card you pull.

The Suit of Wands and Astrology

Wands’s fieryambitious suit is associated with fire signs in astrologyRuled by MarsSun, and Jupiter, the fire signs share the need to push themselves past their prior goalposts.

If you’re a fire sign, the suit of Wands’ energy will likely feel more natural to you—Aries will understand independence and ambitionLeo will align with creativity and passion, and Sagittarius will understand expansiveness and wisdom. 

The fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius will emotionally identify with the suit of Wands!

The Suit of Wands and Numerology

In numerology, the suit of Wands is represented by the number 3. 3 represents creativity, passion, and a desire for adventure. It may be time to close the door on a previous chapter and open a new one.

The number is a number that is powerful, representing the power of the heart, mind, and body working in harmony. The more you can get out of the box with your thinking and problem solving, the better the number 3 will serve you!

If number 3 does anything, it helps us synthesize our feelingsthoughts, and instincts into our true passion. It’s time to be authentic and not worry about what the rest of the world may think.

Number 3 helps us tap into our creativity, adventurous side, and passions, elevating our everyday life to be more fulfilling and colorful. 

The Suit of Wands as a Daily Card

The suit of Wands sets off fireworks as a daily card! When you see this card, it heightens your creativity and helps you to be ambitious. Don’t dare do things half-heartedly when you see a card from the suit of Wands as a daily card!

This card wants you to follow what you’re passionate about, not what other people tell you to be passionate about, because you won’t be able to fake itDo what makes your soul sing, and don’t allow yourself to get mired down in the expectations of others. 

Be an unapologetic trailblazer, a fighter for justice, or a creative mastermind, but do it with your whole soul and make sure that it’s what lights that spark within you. Once you’re being honest with yourself completely, you should start feeling the warmth

The Suit of Wands wants you to be passionate and powerful, but be careful not to burn out!

The Suit of Wands in Relation to Other Cards

Want to know how the suit of Wands works with the other suits in the deck or even specific cards? Look no further! Every suit is connected to an element, and Wands, being so passionatepowerful, and confident, is the fire suit.

  • Suit of Wands’s fire + The Suit of Cups’ water Passionate emotions, being passionate and creative, healing, putting out your fire, self-doubt, being passionate, but nurturing.
  • Suit of Wands’s fire + The Suit of Swords’ air Burning too intensely or burning out, intensity, drama, rapid progress
  • Suit of Wands’s fire + The Suit of Pentacles’ earth A practical approach to progress, being passionate and disciplined, burning out due to exhaustion, being passionate but grounded

Complementary Cards

  • The Emperor: The Seven of Wands shares the disciplinestability, and decisive nature with the Emperor
  • Strength: The Six of Wands has a shared nurturing energy and abundance with Strength
  • The Wheel of Fortune: The Ten of Wands shares successprosperity, and fulfillment with the Wheel of Fortune
  • The Tower: The Knight of Wands has a similar enthusiastic, ambitious, and optimistic nature like The Tower
  • Judgment: The Page of Wands has the same wisdomself-discovery, and inner growth as Judgment

Contrasting Cards 

  • The Knight of Wands: The Knight of Wands isn’t as rash or impulsive as the Knight of Wands, indicating a need to be less impulsive in life when making decisions
  • The Fool: The Queen of Wands isn’t as carefree or spontaneous as The Fool, indicating a need to be more cautious or plan more
  • The Nine of Wands: The Ten of Wands isn’t as anxious or worried as the Nine of Wands, indicating a need to be more steady and less frantic
  • The Nine of Wands: The Nine of Wands isn’t unstable or indecisive like The Two of Wands, which may mean you must decide soon!
  • The Seven of Cups: The King of Wands isn’t as fantastical or dreamy as the Seven of Cups, indicating a need to balance creativity with planning

When a card in the suit of Wands is with a complementary card, it might be telling you to go for it, but in a specific way! If a card in Wands’s suit is with a contrasting card, figure out what needs balancing out.


The suit of Wands wants you to go forward with passionbe inspired, and not be afraid of the spotlight. You have to be enthusiastic and optimistic to take full advantage of the suit of Wands and know how to create a balance so you’re not toppling over. 

It won’t stand for you being uninspired and frustratedavoiding progress, or dragging your feet instead of moving ahead. You know where you want to be, and it’s time for you to make sure you’re progressing toward getting there.

The suit of Wands fills us with eager anticipation and excitement, but for what? We have to decide! Seek out what makes you truly feel alive!

Josephine Paschall Author Image
Astrologer, Tarot Card Writer at Whateveryourdose at 

Josephine has harbored a deep fascination for astrology and the zodiac since her childhood, a passion that has only intensified over the years. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge has transformed her into an avid student of astrological intricacies. With a penchant for deciphering birth charts and a keen interest in exploring the nuanced impact of celestial bodies on daily existence, Josephine has become a trusted guide for those seeking insight into their astrological profiles.

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