Suit of wands
In divination, the suit of wands represents the element of fire and gives information relating to the traits of the fire element in astrology. Additionally it represents the peasant or farmer class of feudal society (the Latin suit is commonly called Staves or Rods), and relates to simplicity and to nature, as well as to poverty and submission.
The suit represents the rural Third Estate (the farmers, laborers, and peasants).
Cards in the suit of wands
- The Ace of Wands depicts a hand holding a branching wand.
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In French-language decks, the suit is called Batons ("Staves"). The picture cards are Valet (Page), Chevalier (Horseman or Knight), Reine (Queen), and Roi (King). They were later replaced by the suit of Clubs.
In German and Swiss decks they are represented by Eichelen ("Acorns").
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