General Interpretation and Meaning of the Ace of Wands - upright & Reversed

by astrology valley Sep 08 2021

Ace of Wands

The Wands is associated with the Element of Fire. Fire as an Element is very important. It is forceful, it laps, it is expansive. Ace of Wands is the core representation of the energy of fire within this Suit. When an Upright Ace of Wands shows up in a Tarot Reading, for example, the Rider-Waite Deck’s Ace of Wands, a hand is seen sticking out of a cloud, holding the wand.  

General interpretation and meaning of the Upright Ace of Wands 

When one perceives and gazes at this card deeply, it is understandable that the hand is reaching out for something with the wand. Wands is a true symbol of creativity and is the boldest among all the Aces in any suit. If you are struggling to find your voice and expression, and an Upright Ace of Wands shows up in your reading, this is a sign that you should start doing the opposite. This card bravely suggests you find your creative voice, your creative pursuit, something that helps you develop your vision.  


The Upright Ace of Wands calls people to follow their instincts and not hesitate to do the “right thing”. If you have been feeling confused or have hesitated in the past to do something, then the Upright Ace of Wands tells you to move past this state of confusion and hesitation and do what you feel like.  

This is a very bold energy that permeates through this Upright Ace of Wands card and should always be handled with utmost care & responsibility. This card also indicates for you to continue on the project you put on hold.  

Love & Relationships (Upright) 

The Upright Ace of Wands card in Love & Relationships is indicative of newfound attraction between two people, a positive meeting between two people in love, or a union of two people who have been away from each other for a long period. This card is fiery and signals excitement and passion when it concerns the topic of love and relationships. If you have a crush on someone or seriously like and admire a person, you may just begin a whole new chapter with them abruptly. There may be lots of flirtation, arousing feelings for one another, and feeling as if there’s not enough time to spend with one another. If two people in love have been in a long-distance relationship, the Upright Ace of Wands signals their union shortly. Make sure that you do not take the Upright Ace of Wands lightly and sloppily. All the excitement and passion should be in a perfect blend with emotional sensitivity for a relationship to last long.  

Money & Career Interpretation (Upright) 

The presence of an Upright Ace of Wands in a Tarot Reading concerning money and career matters points toward a very positive time financially. You are in preparation for the growth that awaits you which is going to garner a lot of positive results for you. You will be able to discern your old, limiting patterns and work harder for yourself as well as professionally. All the obstructions that were on your way before are going to be removed now and you will be able to make more money than you were able to before. You will be happy and emotionally satisfied with your work ethic. You won’t be feeling frustrated or irritated, rather, you will also begin to enjoy your work now. Economic struggles are going to cease for you now. If you are in debt, know that it will be cleared soon and you may also receive a bonus or a gift. Appreciate what you have as there is no need to fret anymore.  

Health Interpretation (Upright) 

Regarding matters of health, the presence of an Upright Ace of Wands will relieve you from any kind of health problem you have been facing – whether it be a mild headache, migraine, or joint pain. The Ace of Wands acts as a protective shield for you now as there’s no going back to the bad and only moving forward for the better. Do not harbor any kind of fear inside your heart. You are going to be completely fine. The warmth and gentle fire of the Upright Ace of Wands is going to relieve you from all kinds of pain – whether it be physical, mental, or psychological. The rest falls on you as your responsibility to maintain this further. This is just a golden opportunity to bridge the bad time further.  

Spiritual Interpretation (Upright) 

Spiritually, the Upright Ace of Wands is a very significant card. This card signals that you are on a path of growth, much quicker than your opponents or people you live with. Your spiritual journey has already started. This card is also indicative of the wisdom you possess which is beyond the years you are old. If you are looking for a Guru or a Teacher to hasten your spiritual growth, the Upright Ace of Wands signals that you are going to find them very soon and will be all happy. Upright Ace of Wands is also indicative of the blessings which are with you that won’t let any malice or harm touch you, no matter how many nasty situations you find yourself in.  

Ace of Wands (Reversed) 

The presence of Reversed Ace of Wands is not a good sign. This card is deeply indicative of the trials and tribulations one is sure to go throw. The meaning of this card now becomes the opposite of what it once symbolized in the Upright position. Ace of Wands Reversed now becomes the symbol of challenges, struggles, delays, postponements, everything one human being hates if he or she has to forge his or her way in this world efficiently.  

General interpretation and meaning of the Reversed Ace of Wands 

If you have a task left midway all of a sudden, know that it is because of a reason. When you get Reversed Ace of Wands in a Tarot Reading, this card is indicative of grave challenges that are going to challenge you now, be it in your personal life, or professional life. If you are an individual who’s feeling dejected and demotivated and gets Reversed Ace of Wands for a reason, know that your feelings are going to entangle you more. You do not know what to do in your life next and haven’t found the proper way to get out of the slump you are in for the longest time. 


If you have a goal and you are not so excited at the prospect of fulfilling it, Reversed Ace of Wands is a major indication of feelings of hopelessness presently working inside of you. You feel weighed down by everything around you. There might be a lot of responsibilities suddenly handed over to you and you do not know how and when to execute them properly. You may also feel lonely and can’t come up with new ideas or passion to move forward in your life, them acting as an anchor for you. 

Love & Relationships (Reversed) 

The presence of Reversed Ace of Wands in a Tarot Reading concerning love and relationships signals intense emotions bursting up too quickly than you had anticipated. If you have been in a long-term relationship with someone, it means that now you are having serious troubles with your partner. You want to break up or they want to break up with you soon. Reversed Ace of Wands is like a huge heartbreak where long-term romances are not so favored and some of the couples are even affected by the evil eye cast on them by someone they know. Deep and consistent efforts a required to rekindle the romance back. If you are already in a relationship with someone and have cheated on them behind their back, this card is also indicative of them going to be aware of cheating shortly.  

Money & Career Interpretation (Reversed) 

The presence of Reversed Ace of Wands in a Tarot Reading concerning Money & Career matters signals toward lack of inspiration, finding it difficult to muster or come up with new, innovative ideas or getting burdened by the amount of work piled up on your shoulders presently. It could also mean that your colleagues or your seniors are making it hard for you to remain in your company or industry and you just want to give it up. Do not break. Hold on!  

Reversed Ace of Wands card is also indicative of you treating yourself harshly. Do the opposite. Treat yourself kindly. Things will be better in just a matter of time.  

Health Interpretation (Reversed) 

Health-wise, Reversed Ace of Wands is indicative of your mental health going down and down. If you have been too stressed by the kind of environment you live in, you are feeling sick and suffocated. Please take a break to recuperate your health soon. Take help from your friends if they live nearby you. Being shy or hesitant to ask for help from others is not going to be helpful.   

Spiritual Interpretation (Reversed) 

The Reversed Ace of Wands means losing a battle. Now, what is a battle in spiritual connotations? Reversed Ace of Wands concerning spirituality is not so bad as it sounds. This is indicative of you being less ignorant now and moving on the path, moving from ignorance to wisdom. The process of moving from ignorance to wisdom could be heart-wrenching and painful. It just depends on you and what you make of it.