Element: Fire

Sign: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Planet: none

Tree of Life: Kether

Keywords: creativity, new beginnings, inspiration, passion, potential

Creative Potential

The Ace of Wands is a powerful tarot card that brims with creative potential and the potential of new beginnings. It represents a surge of fiery energy that ignites our inner passion and fuels our creative endeavors.


This card signifies a time of immense creative inspiration and the birth of fresh ideas. It tells us to use our creativity and follow or begin new passions with excitement.


The Ace of Wands is the source energy of all our activities.

Joe’s Guidance - Ace of Wands


In the upright position, the Ace of Wands offers an opportunity to tap into the creative reservoir that made you. This card encourages you to unlock your creative potential, fuel your passions, and start something new. This could be a new passion, career, hobby, or creative outlet.


But the Ace of Wands is not a promise. It is only an opportunity, a door. You must choose to open it. Say “yes” to yourself and see what’s on the other side.


When the Ace of Wands appears in the reversed position, you may be afraid to take a big step. The rapid pace and overwhelming energy may create chaos or confusion. Take a step back, gather your thoughts, and prioritize your actions with caution. The opportunity won’t be around forever.

Mystical Symbolism - Thoth Ace of Wands

Thoth ace of wands tarot card

10 Flames (Yods): The 10 flames represent the 10 sephira of the Tree of Life. This symbolizes the potential for transformative and creative high energy to inspire change in our lives. 10 is also the number of the Hebrew letter Yod, which is attributed to the element of fire. 


18 Lightning Bolts: The 18 lightning bolts in the background represent vitality and creativity. The red and green are the flashing colors of fire in the Golden Dawn tradition. 

Wand: The central large wand in the card represents an erect phallus, symbolizing creative energy, the sun, and the source of life.

Tree of Life: Kether and the Ace of Wands

The Ace of Wands in Thoth Tarot is located in the sphere of Kether in the world of atziluth. Kether represents the beginning and source of all creation, which is the tree of life. In atziluth, it is the highest source. This is what’s known as the primum mobile, or “first movement” of the universe. 


The Ace of Wands symbolizes the raw power and potential that drives any creative act and all activity.

Astrology Insights

All the aces are attributed to the north pole of the universe, on which they revolve.