Suit of wands

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The Suit of Wands is used in tarot decks and is part of what is called the "Minor Arcana". Like the other tarot suits, it contains fourteen cards: ace (one), two through ten, page, knight, queen and king.

Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games, where Wands corresponds to the suit of Batons.[1] In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards came to be utilized primarily for divinatory purposes.[1][2]

Divinatory and occult meanings[edit]

In Aleister Crowley's The Book of Thoth, the suit of wands is associated with the action of the Will and the element of fire.

Cards in the suit of wands[edit]

Card images in the Rider-Waite tarot deck[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dummett, Michael (1980). The Game of Tarot. Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd. ISBN 0-7156-1014-7. 
  2. ^ Huson, Paul, (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage, Vermont: Destiny Books, ISBN 0-89281-190-0 Mystical Origins of the Tarot Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.