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7 of Wands

7 of Wands

 

Sevens are about solitary introspection, seeking higher purpose, and learning to spend time alone doing what needs done.

Wands, representing the element of fire, are about the “spark”, the initiative to set a thing in motion. Transformation.

In this card, we see one man holding a wand, but he holds it as if it’s a weapon, or as if he’s using it to defend himself. This man either is, or feels like he is under attack.  He must hold his ground.  Because sevens represent a solitary state, the card could indicate the resolve to stand alone against opposing forces, to hold your ground even when outer influences are trying to sway you one way or the other.

The LearnTarot.com website isn’t functioning this morning, but I do have the book, so I’ll type out it’s definition. The book is called : Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners by Joan Bunning:


ACTIONS:

Being Aggressive
going after what you wantasserting yourself
taking the offensive
firing the first shot
fighting
making your point forcefully
seizing the advantage

Being Defiant
holding out against pressure
defending your position
opposing all challengers
combating criticism
refusing to yield
saying “no!”
resisting authority

Showing Conviction
being sure
having a fixed position
demonstrating strong character
standing up for what you believe
knowing you are right
acting resolutely
being firm

Description: The Seven of Wands is about taking a stand. Taking a stand is a forceful act that changes the energy flow of the world for good or ill. Most of the time we flow with our lives as if on a river. Events and feelings carry us forward with little effort. Sometimes, though, we are not content to drift. We want to resist the flow or change its course entirely!

The figure on the Seven of Wands appears to be in a battle. He’s either attacking or under attack, probably both. When we decide to take a stand, we set in motion an energy of resistance. When we take up a firm position, others do the same. The Seven of Wands stands for aggression and defiance because they are two sides of the same coin. You attack; your opponent defends. He counterattacks; you defend.

Some battles are worth fighting, others just cause trouble. If you are involved in a conflict, ask yourself if it’s worth the struggle. Is it important? Does it have value? Will the outcome serve you or others? If so, be bold and aggressive. Defend your position. Refuse to yield! If not, then consider letting the conflict go. Be honest with with yourself about this. You will be tempted to hold onto your position, especially if you have invested much time and energy into it. Don’t let battle lines be drawn unless the war is worth fighting.

The Seven of Wands can also indicate strong convictions. In order to take a firm stand, you must believe in your position and yourself. You’ll need integrity and strength of character to see you through. If your cause is just, use the energy of the Seven of Wands to make a difference.

Here’s from Aeclectic Tarot:

SEVENS

As the fives indicated a particular problem, so do the sevens. The fives were about loss, losing momentum, losing love, losing an argument, losing money. The question there was, “How do I deal with this loss?” The sevens are about finding yourself in a situation where you are not in control. Sevens relate to the Chariot, a card about finding and maintaining complete control and mastery over wild or opposing forces.

If the charioteer lets his horses run where they will, as they will, the chariot will crash. He not only has to have them completely in hand, but to win in a race or war, he must also control direction and speed. So, too, in life. You need to know not only how to take control but also how to direct the forces once you have them in hand. Sevens, like fives, are about overcoming fears and finding a way to succeed in a tough situation. They answer the question, “How do I take control?”

Seven of Wands

A man defends himself with one wand against 6 others. This is the “under siege” card. The stakes are high, and suddenly, the Querent is under attack; often when they’re tired or vulnerable. This is when others look at what you’ve done and get jealous or greedy. The Querent is being criticized, maybe someone is trying to take over his project. He’s on the defensive. How can he take back control? The card urges the Querent to stand his ground. Don’t give up, don’t surrender. If you do, your enemies will take control and show you no mercy. Fear not, success is near to hand.

And, from Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker:

Tarot Symbolism: Six wands are already planted, which means that six senses (the sixth being intuition) are developed; and the seventh, the ability to leave the body at will, is being  planted, or developed. The figure represents a person who is willing to work hard without thought of self, for he is dressed simplyu and works on a barren hilltop. He cares little for the luxuries of the world; he is interested only in higher development. Self-sacrifice and determination to give service to others are his goals. Sometimes this is a martyr’s card.

Astrological Influence: Third decan Leo. There is the power of the world beater in this area of the zodiac, but the problem is best expressed in the old proverb, “He who would conquer the world must first conquer himself.” The fiery power of this decan (the total power of the fire trinity) may have enough impetus to propel you to extremes. You need to develop steady but progressive attitudes in making your way in the world. You have a strong pioneer spirit and innate leadership qualities. You are tireless and can inspire others to work with you for worthwhile goals.

As a Temporary Vibration: Haste, messages, settlements. Pursuits are approaching completion, and your rewards are in direct ratio to the efforts expended. Stagnant conditions are stirred up, and final settlements are made.

This is an active, hopeful period in which you rapidly advance toward your goals. You may receive communications of all kinds and these messages propel you onward. Your messages are dashed off in return. Romance is emphasized now, and messages of love fill the air.

A negative reaction brings about disputes, legal difficulties and delays. Business and love relationships can stagnate. Quarrels and domestic problems arise, sometimes because of jealousy or rash behavior. It requires extra effort on your part to bring about a settlement.

Travel, perhaps by air, is very likely in order to bring affairs to a successful conclusion. This period sets the wheels in motion. Your affairs are obviously progressing, and you can see that time brings all things to their designated completion.

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Eight of Wands

Eight of Wands

 

Instinct for this morning is to look at this card and say, “Cut your losses, weed the garden, and invest time and energy in projects with pay offs.”

Eights are symbolic of the Yin/Yang in life… the ability to find balance between light and dark, good and bad, joy and pain. They represent the ability to look at a situation that may appear negative, and extract what positive values there are to be found within it.  If things are good all the time, we lose appreciation for their value.  If things are bad all the time, we lose hope and inspiration.  By finding our footing in the center, we find balance wherein we appreciate the value of what we do have, because we know what it is to not have.

Wands are represented by the element of fire – they are the “spark” of change and trasformation, the first step in mainfestation.  If this card were upright, I’d know that the energies I put out there to get new projects/relationships off the ground were now starting to come back to me… in abundance.  But, because it is inverted, I know that it’s time to let go of certain elements, retain only the things I know are going to prove fruitful for me, and focus my intent and direct my energy consciously and wisely toward those things.

A pruning of the soul, if you will.

This card inverted could signify that I’ve spread myself too thin, that I had too many things going on at once, that my energies have been scattered.  Time to reduce and get back to the basics.

Here’s what the other sources say:

From LearnTarot.com:

ACTIONS

taking quick action
making your move
striking while the iron is hot
declaring yourself openly
putting plans into action
rushing into a new area
moving into high gear
getting caught up in change 
coming to a conclusion
culminating an effort
having all elements come together
closing out an activity
experiencing a grand finale
finding a successful resolution
completing unfinished business 
receiving news
getting an important message
obtaining a needed bit of information
finding the missing puzzle piece
discovering the truth
having a meaningful conversation
learning more
In the film The Ten Commandments, Moses touches his staff to water to set a plague in motion. His staff is the agent of power that initiates events. Moses’ staff reminds me of the wands on this card. They are a symbol of the onset of action and its effects. Before acting, we think, imagine, speculate, talk and dream. This is the realm of air – the sky. Then, finally, we decide to make our move. We bring our ideas down to earth and put them into action.In readings, the Eight of Wands is often a sign that now is the time to declare yourself. All the elements are ready and will work for you as long as you don’t hesitate. The iron is hot – so strike! If events are in motion, they will proceed rapidly. You may feel caught in a whirlwind, but soon the dust will settle, and you see how your plans have fared.The Eight of Wands also stands for the arrival of news or information. You may see or hear something important. The news could show up in a disguised form, so stay alert. Pay attention to everything that comes your way for a while.

And from Aeclectic Tarot:

EIGHTS

Going with the Rider-Waite deck, we’ll relate the Eights to Strength. Eights are about moving, taking action, as Strength is a card of courage and transformation. It’s very easy to let things stay as they are inside yourself or without (though, as the Eights warn, it’s easy but damaging). It is much harder to gather up the willpower and mental strength to make a real change. A scary change. Like the Strength card, it is scary to approach that lion, but you can alter the relationship you have with it.

Eight of Wands

Eight wands cut across the sky. The power and energy of eight combined with the energy of wands makes this a card of movement and expansion. There is no fear in the Querent at all! This is the card of a person who, on seeing that lion, says, “Allow me!”, rolls up their sleeves, shoves everyone out of the way, strides up and raps the beast on the nose. “Don’t you try to push me around!” they snap.

A lot of things are going to be happening fast, and the Querent is going to revel in and handle all of them. This will likely include trips – and the Querent will want to drive or fly him/herself, likely. Fast. No need to slow down or be impatient, with this card, you can really move, change, do.

This card also signifies endings. Sooner or later all activities run their course. The eight wands on this card not only symbolize putting events into motion, but also bringing them to a close. They appear to be ending their flight by coming down to earth. If you see the Eight of Wands in a reading, it may be time to conclude whatever you have been doing. Celebrate the past, but prepare to move on to something new.

from Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the Next Generation by Silver Raven Wolf:

Messages; communications; Internet surfing and business; e-mails; phone calls; faxes; long-distance travel; hasty action; letters of love and passion; action and excitement; forward pursuit of one’s goals; much can be accomplished if you think before you act.

And here’s a new source: The Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker:

Tarot Symbolism: Eight of Wands. Eight live forces move swiftly through the air, unobstructed over open country. All follow the same direction, pointing east toward the light, and aim toward the earth and water. The lower wand is actually touching earth and water to show the blending of the three parts of mind and the four elements. It depicts the integration of the above with the below. The significance of this key is orderly growth, with much cosmic help.

As a temporary vibration: Preparedness, strength, inheritance, recognition, business. This is a period when almost anything can happen; you should be prepared for wahtever comes. The demand is toward more responsibility and discipline; you will need to use your stored energy source. You may be promoted and therefore have to withstand more pressure and more work. The honors bestowed now reflect past efforts.

This is a money vibration, and job advancement usually means an increase in salary. However, inheritances also come under 8, so this is another source of money.

The pressures of this period will affect your health only if you work and worry too much. Allow sufficient time for rest, follow careful eating habits and relegate the demands of the material world to their proper place. Your health can improve through the exciting demands placed upon you; you will never feel more alive. So use the tremendous vitality this period has to offer. Get the job done, whatever the job happens to be.

 

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Ten of Wands

Ten of Wands

Well, here’s a repeat card from six days ago – not even a full week and the card surfaces to remind me I’ve not yet dealt with its issues.  I had a lot to say about it, apparently.  Ah… and re-reading what I wrote then, I can see why it’s still a present factor, especially in light of what I just wrote as my coffee thoughts. *smirks* –
Overworked, over-burdened, over-taxed, struggling….  *nods*
When I drew this card on the 22nd, the Fairy Oracle I drew with it was Beauty.  I’m curious to see which Fairy comes out to play today.  But, before I get too far ahead of myself, here are the referenced definitions for this card:

Here’s from Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the Next Generation by Silver Raven Wolf:

Overworked; carrying too many burdens; too many family or work responsibilities; feeling like a project will never end, but you are advised not to give up – the end is closer than you believe. Trying to hold on to outdated or outmoded situations. Trying to accumulate too much too fast.

And here’s from LearnTarot.com:

overextending
trying to do too much
refusing to say “no”
taking all the blame
assuming another’s debt
doing the lion’s share
having to work overtime
shouldering all the work
being saddled with an extra load
feeling burdened
never having time to relax
feeling tied to a treadmill
being taxed to the limit
assuming responsibility
being held accountable
carrying out an unpleasant duty
cleaning up a messy situation
being left holding the bag
struggling
fighting uphill
doing everything the hard way
experiencing resistance
pushing against the current
having to work for every gain
finding that nothing comes easily
laboring

On the Ten of Wands, we see a bent figure trying to carry ten heavy poles. They are ranged so closely in front of him that he can’t even see where he’s going. Nothing exists for this man except his burdens and responsibilities. How true this is for so many today! We take on so much, trying to do all the things that need to be done. We think that if we can hang on until the weekend (or vacation, or end of the semester) then we can finally relax. The weekend comes, and the overload continues.

In readings, the Ten of Wands can be a sign that you are pushing yourself too hard. If your days are an endless round of duties and tasks, then you need to lighten up for the sake of your health and well-being. Cut back, and take on only those activities that give you pleasure. If you love your work, but it’s all-consuming, you may be too narrowly focused in one area. Balance your life with other interests.

The Ten of Wands can also stand for times when you have to assume the lion’s share of responsibility. You may be blamed or left holding the bag. On the other hand, you may have to step forward and take charge because you are the only one capable enough. Rightly or wrongly, the cleanup will fall to you.

The Ten of Wands indicates that your life is going to be tougher than usual for a time. You will have to fight uphill for every little gain. Each step will feel like a struggle. When you see this card, be kind to yourself. Lighten the load wherever you can, and let others help you. You don’t have to handle everything yourself.

Finally, here’s a comparrison from Aeclectic Tarot:

TENS

As the aces were the pure, elemental spark of the suit, the tens are the element of the suit complete. Not as in the nines, which are physical completion, but in a transcendent fashion. It is the ultimate good or bad of that element.

Ten of Wands

A man carries ten heavy wands on his back. This is a card that says that the Querent has used up all the energy they started with at the ace. They don’t feel that creative, driving force any more. The image on this card implies that the Querent has complete control of all the many things he wanted control over. He is the leader, the boss. But this means that all the burdens are his as well. He’s trying to do everything, and it leaves him drained. Advise your Querent to delegate, to put down some burdens and find his energy again.

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Ten of Wands

Ten of Wands

 

Hmm.

Well, let’s start with the number.  Tens represent the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.  Nines are like reading the last chapter in a book… there’s still a bit more to go, a few loose ends to tie up – whereas tens are finishing the last word on the last page, closing the cover, and looking for a new book to read. It’s the “tween time” – in between cycles.  I guess, now that I’m thinking about it, I can compare it to the moon’s “void-of-course” phases, where it’s already left the house of one sign, but hasn’t yet reached the other.  With the ten, we’ve left the cycle we just completed, but haven’t yet arrived at the new cycle.

And the wands? Wands represent fire, transformation, change, new insights, new awarenesses, new possibilities, new perspectives, new opportunities. Wands are the seeds of change and transformation.

In short, in relation ONLY to myself (and not necessarily the way I’d translate this card for someone else), it implies that the last cycle I went through changed me completely, and by the time I reach the new cycle, I’ll be transformed – if not physically or fundamentally, then in how I view the world, how I process my own emotions, how I “navigate” my journey.

Looking at the picture on this card, we see a man gathering up ten wands, ten opportunities… trying to conquer them all at once.  He’s set in his work, determined to do things all by himself (that gave me shiver me timbers!). He’s able to carry his load… and we can see by the muscle mass in his arms and legs that he’s strong and capable.  Looking deeper, we can see that he’s carrying his wands toward a town… as if he’s taking his work or his opportunities to a new place. In fact, going back to my first paragraph in comparing this card’s number to the moon void-of-course phase, we can clearly see that this man has left one location and is in route to another, but hasn’t yet reached his destination.

That being said, it would make much sense to me for this card to indicate a change in location regarding work or home, a transformation of residence in the way of work, home, or both.

When I’ve drawn this card for others, my instictive interpretation was that they may be too involved in or too absorbed by their work, that they’re trying to do too much at once, or that they may be overwhelmed by the tasks at hand. 

I’m not sure why today’s reflections are steering me away from my “standard” interpretation and leading me to a different understanding.

Let’s see what the other sources say:

Here’s from Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the Next Generation by Silver Raven Wolf:

Overworked; carrying too many burdens; too many family or work responsibilities; feeling like a project will never end, but you are advised not to give up – the end is closer than you believe. Trying to hold on to outdated or outmoded situations. Trying to accumulate too much too fast.

And here’s from LearnTarot.com:

overextending
trying to do too much
refusing to say “no”
taking all the blame
assuming another’s debt
doing the lion’s share
having to work overtime
shouldering all the work
being saddled with an extra load 
feeling burdened
never having time to relax
feeling tied to a treadmill
being taxed to the limit
assuming responsibility
being held accountable
carrying out an unpleasant duty
cleaning up a messy situation
being left holding the bag 
struggling
fighting uphill
doing everything the hard way
experiencing resistance
pushing against the current
having to work for every gain
finding that nothing comes easily
laboring

On the Ten of Wands, we see a bent figure trying to carry ten heavy poles. They are ranged so closely in front of him that he can’t even see where he’s going. Nothing exists for this man except his burdens and responsibilities. How true this is for so many today! We take on so much, trying to do all the things that need to be done. We think that if we can hang on until the weekend (or vacation, or end of the semester) then we can finally relax. The weekend comes, and the overload continues.

In readings, the Ten of Wands can be a sign that you are pushing yourself too hard. If your days are an endless round of duties and tasks, then you need to lighten up for the sake of your health and well-being. Cut back, and take on only those activities that give you pleasure. If you love your work, but it’s all-consuming, you may be too narrowly focused in one area. Balance your life with other interests.

The Ten of Wands can also stand for times when you have to assume the lion’s share of responsibility. You may be blamed or left holding the bag. On the other hand, you may have to step forward and take charge because you are the only one capable enough. Rightly or wrongly, the cleanup will fall to you.

The Ten of Wands indicates that your life is going to be tougher than usual for a time. You will have to fight uphill for every little gain. Each step will feel like a struggle. When you see this card, be kind to yourself. Lighten the load wherever you can, and let others help you. You don’t have to handle everything yourself.

Finally, here’s a comparrison from Aeclectic Tarot:

TENS

As the aces were the pure, elemental spark of the suit, the tens are the element of the suit complete. Not as in the nines, which are physical completion, but in a transcendent fashion. It is the ultimate good or bad of that element.

Ten of Wands

A man carries ten heavy wands on his back. This is a card that says that the Querent has used up all the energy they started with at the ace. They don’t feel that creative, driving force any more. The image on this card implies that the Querent has complete control of all the many things he wanted control over. He is the leader, the boss. But this means that all the burdens are his as well. He’s trying to do everything, and it leaves him drained. Advise your Querent to delegate, to put down some burdens and find his energy again.

Well, I can most certainly see where the referenced definitions are right on target – as is my traditional or “standard” interpretation of this card when it comes up in readings I do for others. Heck, anyone reading my blog can tell that I’m over-worked, that I feel the responsibilities of being a single parent (not that I’d choose any other way, mind you), and that I’m forever waiting for that vacation, weekend, getaway that will allow me to let my hair down, take off my shoes, and exhale. There is a constant drive, and I write over and over and over again that I don’t have enough time to do all the work that needs done – that I’m overwhelmed.  Not sure why I strayed off into my own instinctive interpretation of transformation and relocation… although I cannot rule out that instinctive understanding.  If it came to me that way, I believe there’s a reason for it.

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Knight of Wands

Knight of Wands

 

Knights are among the court cards.  They represent travel, change of direction. 

Knights have the energy of teen-agers, so they can either represent a young person – or they can represent a more youthful energy within the person receiving the reading. When the knights are present, they display an energy of eagerness and willingness, but carry with them also a bit of naivity, or lack of experience.

Wands are the element of fire, so they “spark” transformation and change, new ideas, and new possibilities.

Wands correspond with the direction South, so it could indicate travel to or from the south. Wands also correspond with the season of Spring.

As wands correspond with South, they also bring about energies dealing with love issues, relationships of any kind, creative and artistic pursuits, anything of a romantic or emotional nature. Wands are masculine energy – realm of transformation, change, disruption, and passion. Related to protection, exorcism, banishing, sex and sex magick, purification, divination.

Here’s what the other sources say:

From LearnTarot.com:

Charming……….Superficial
is physically attractive……….focuses on style and appearance
disarms opposition with a smile……….can be thoughtless and insensitive
is sexy and seductive……….pursues sexual conquests
generates glamour and excitement……….avoids deep or serious matters
is honey-tongued……….may say or do what’s expedient 
Self-confident……….Cocky
totally lacks self-doubt……….overestimates abilities
has a can-do attitude……….may boast and brag
is convinced of his or her talent……….exaggerates accomplishments
is self-assured at all times……….is brash and nervy
doesn’t sweat the small stuff……….is sometimes presumptuous 
Daring……….Foolhardy
will risk anything without fear……….is reckless and rash
will tackle what others avoid……….will endanger self and others
is the first to volunteer for danger……….doesn’t give danger due respect
loves being a hero……….is impetuous
boldly goes where no one has gone before……….is a daredevil 
Adventurous……….Restless
loves travel and new experiences……….is never content to be still
seeks novelty and change……….can’t set down roots or make ties
makes things happen……….lacks inner peace and serenity
rises to every challenge……….won’t stop to smell the roses
is footloose and fancy-free……….must have constant stimulation 
Passionate……….Hot-tempered
is easily roused to action……….angers easily
feels strong loyalties……….is too ready for a fight
feels everything powerfully……….lashes out when riled
takes a vocal stand……….often acts without thinking
jumps in with both feet………may have a chip on his or her shoulder

If this Knight’s energy is missing, a dose of passion and daring may be called for. Are you in a rut? Try something new. Are you always planning every last detail? Wing it next time. Are you working too hard? Go out and have some fun. Let the Knight of Wands introduce you to his world of adventure, excitement and risk.

On the positive side, the Knight of Wands is full of energy and life. He’s never afraid to try something new and will reach for all the gusto he can. Others may shake their heads at his crazy stunts, but they still admire his courage and passion. He’s sexy and irresistible…always the charmer. On the negative side, this Knight is a little too sure of himself and his abilities. He tends to be shallow and thoughtless. Don’t expect a deep commitment from him. He’s also reckless and irresponsible. He acts without thinking and constantly gets in trouble because of his temper.

In readings, a Knight of Wands shows that his confident, passionate style is involved in the situation as an aspect of you, someone else or the atmosphere in general. You need to ask yourself, “Is this Knight’s energy helping or hurting?”

If his style is evident, then balance is needed. Is your confidence really cockiness? Are you angry and impatient all the time? Are you crazy about someone whom you know is going to break your heart? Is your company rushing into something risky with no preparation? It may be time for a change.

From AeclecticTarot:

KNIGHTS

Knights or princes are the spirit of the teenager, all about changes. Knights are never still; as the pages/princesses suggest messages, the knights/princes suggest movement, travel.

Elementally, they are Air moving and flowing like that element. As a person, they’re likely to stand for a young adult or someone who acts very like a teen. Their beliefs are purer than of an adult, less cynical and more fierce. In this they are most knight like: powerfully, almost unquestioning loyal to a kingdom or cause.

As travel:

Knight of Wands

An exciting trip, and likely a long one to an exotic place. Likely a trip by motorcycle, car, bus or train.

The types of teenager-like people they can be:

Knight of Wands

I like to think of this teen as the “tilting at windmills” Knight. Charismatic, the kind of youth who never slows down, who always goes for grand gestures. This is the party “teen”, and we’re talking big, wild parties; the kind of youth who loves his car and seems to live in it, driving everywhere, picking up his friends as he goes. He’s popular, the center of attention, the leader who comes up with crazy ideas. He’ll be voted class president or Prom King, and is likely an aggressive player on the football team. On the negative side, this teen can be headstrong, bossy or a bully. A little narcissistic, he’s not always sensitive to others feelings. Don’t expect him to be reliable or on time. Fiercely loyal to his friends, and his religion whether that is sports, a philosophy or church.

And here’s one more source I’m going to be referencing from now on. This one’s from a book, “Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the New Generation” by Silver Raven Wolf:

Coming and going of issues involving your career, projects, or ideas that you may have. Well-intentioned though often unreliable young man. (pp.334)

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“Two of Wands”

Two of Wands

 

First, a look at the wands.  Wands indicate new beginnings, new awarenesses, new insights, new possibilities, new thought processes, and the passion of inspiration.  Wands represent the Air element, the mental realm – the world of thought (The season Spring in terms of time).  Wands are like the seeds that could “spring forth” new growth. 

The two indicates a choice, duality.  There are two wands (possibilities) to choose from.  Twos can also indicate that good things are coming, but not as soon as one might think or hope. There’s an element of indecisiveness in this card.

Indecisiveness is not always a bad thing, and the “knowing” to consider the options carefully before acting impulsively or irrationally can be a good thing.  In fact, in this card, the person we see is one of a mature status, robed (Royal).  The red cap (Crown) he wears is a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, and power – meaning he’s carefully considering his options and weighing the possibilities (as well as the consequences).  We also see that he holds the world in his hands.  He can mold it to his own desires, once he’s decided what his true desires are.

This card strikes me because of the placement of the world.  It is perfectly synchronized with this morning’s Fairy Oracle in that the world is being viewed from the outside in, not from the inside out (See how the two decks work together?).  Message confirmed: DETACH AND BE THE OBSERVER.  This is not a time of action, but a time of careful consideration. There’s a choice to be made, but it doesn’t have to be made right now this instant.  Take time, consider carefully, weigh the options, and base decisions on the knowledge gained from previous experience. Don’t be impulsive.

And now, let’s reference the other sources just for good measure.

From LearnTarot.com:

having personal power
commanding attention and respect
directing those around you
holding the world in your hands
wielding influence
calling the shots
having authority
swaying others to your position
being able to achieve your goals
 
being bold
daring to do what you want
taking a risk
gambling events will go your way
confronting the situation head-on
taking the initiative
speaking your mind
facing fear directly
taking the bull by the horns
seizing the day
 
showing originality
doing what no one else has done
creating your own style
being a pioneer
taking a different approach
inventing something new
diverging from the crowd
marching to a different drummer

The Two of Wands glorifies individual courage and greatness. This card taps the same energy as the Magician, but with one important difference. The Magician represents the archetype of power – the impersonal energy of creativity and strength. The Two of Wands stands for that power brought down to Earth and made personal. Personal power is an invigorating force that fills you up and lends you the courage to be great. A powerful person is like a magnet that attracts all those within a certain area.

True power always comes from the Divine. It passes through us and then flows out into the world. When we understand this relationship, we are blessed because this flow brings with it a tremendous feeling of expansion and fulfillment. We feel as if we can accomplish anything. Problems develop when we forget that we are not the source of power, only its conduit. We must be careful not to let the intoxicating feelings that come with power overwhelm our good sense and blind us to our true desires and intentions.

In readings, the Two of Wands indicates that power is a major issue in the situation. You or someone else has it or wants it. When you see this card, look carefully at your goals and activities to make sure you are using power wisely. Don’t support power for its own sake, but enjoy it when it serves your worthwhile purposes. Take this gift and use it to mold your environment in positive ways.

The Two of Wands can also stand for an extra dose of daring and inventiveness. When you see this card, trust that the time is right for the bold, creative move that will knock their socks off. Forget subtlety and old, tired approaches. Allow yourself free rein and you’ll be amazed at the results.

 

And from Aeclectic Tarot:

TWOS

The twos are related to the High Priestess. As such they indicate duality but, more importantly, they indicate instinctual knowledge. Aces are undirected energy; the twos are, in a sense, the knowledge of what the direction for that energy should take. Thus:

Two of Wands

Usually a person choosing one wand over another. Wands are passion, and passion is not something that works when split. It requires a single focus. This card indicates a choice about where you put your energy and passion is to be made, but if your instincts are right, the choice will be a right one.

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