Tarot Suit of Wands in Love Readings

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Suit of Wands in Love Readings: Sexuality, Adventure, Independence

Passion. Enthusiasm. Adventure. Exploration. Intensity. This is the Suit of Wands in the tarot deck. The Suit of Wands is associated with the element fire. Think of burning desire, explosive connections, fiery arguments, and wild make-up sex for the tarot Suit of Wands in love readings. When cards from the Suit of Wands dominate your love reading, you’ll be lost to the heat of the moment.

Tarot Wands for Sexuality

When addressing questions of love, the Wands in the tarot deck represent passion, desire, and sex. That vixen Pixie Smith, artist for the ubiquitous Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck, drew the wooden wands as phallic symbols. So when you’re pulling Wands galore in answer to your relationship questions, they could be indicating strong sexual chemistry. Watch out for reversals, especially the Ace of Wands reversed; that would indicate intimacy incompatibility or sexual dysfunction.

Tarot Wands for Adventure

The fire energy is associated with being energized and motivated. Wands express your get-up-and-go. The part of you that just needs to do something. That needs to run, or play, or dance until you drop. It’s wanderlust, that sense of adventure calling. When you head out on the road and just go, always looking to see what’s around the next bend or over the next rise, then you’re living the Wands energy. An abundance of Wands cards in your love readings gives you the heads-up that excitement is in store for you!

Tarot Wands for Independence

The off-the-beaten track of the fire energy leads to another of the Suit of Wands meanings: independence. These explorers aren’t afraid to go it alone. They don’t need to be part of the group. In fact, chances are that they’re either  the leader of the pack or the lone wolf. Wands in your love reading could indicate that you (or your friend) are going your own direction and focused on your own goals.

Tarot Wands Court Cards

The Wands court cards are associated with the astrological fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The Queen of Wands is Aries, the King of Wands is Leo, and the Knight of Wands is Sagittarius. These signs are known for their drive, ambition, independence, and fearlessness. They can be dramatic as well!

Tarot Suit of Wands in Love Readings Card by Card

Let’s take the rowdy fire energy of the Suit of Wands and break it down card by card so you can see how it plays out in your love readings.

The Ace, Two, and Three from the tarot Wands in love readings.
Discover what the Ace of Wands, Two of Wands, and Three of Wands mean for romance and learn how to interpret all the Tarot Suit of Wands in love readings. From the Lover’s Path Tarot by Kris Waldherr, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2004.

Ace of Wands

Aces are beginnings and the Suit of Wands is fire, so the Ace of Wands is a new, passionate, urgent, roller coaster of a relationship. The Ace of Wands epitomizes sexual chemistry, so you know your new lover will excite you in bed. Might it be too hot to handle?

Two of Wands

I call the Two of Wands “Independence in partnership.” This card makes an appearance when you like your space and don’t want your relationship to bog you down too much. You’d choose living separately over joined at the hip. It’s important to establish who’s in charge of what so you don’t step on each other’s toes in a Two of Wands love relationship.

Read about the astrology of Two of Wands on Completely Joyous.

Three of Wands

The Three of Wands is advancement, promotion, new opportunity. This card is about taking it to the next level. If your potential partner has seemed preoccupied or too busy to notice you, this is the open door that bids you enter.

The Four, Five, and Six from the tarot Wands in love readings.
Discover what the Four of Wands, Five of Wands, and Six of Wands mean for romance and learn how to interpret all the Tarot Suit of Wands in love readings. From the Lover’s Path Tarot by Kris Waldherr, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2004.

Four of Wands

The tarot’s Four of Wands is one of the marriage cards!Not interested in commitment? These are the independent Wands of course! The number four is about solidity and established foundations, so this card can indicate any long-term commitment. It also indicates parties, celebrations, and cozying up in your romantic Shangri-La.

Five of Wands

The Five of Wands indicates fights, conflict, and competition. Look to the cards around it to see if this spat will be resolved easily or become entrenched. Arguments in the Wands suit tend to be intense, but dissipate just as quickly. And making up is fun to do!

Six of Wands

The tarot’s victory card is the Six of Wands. This card indicates that you will achieve your goal! You might already be aiming for your next target, but don’t forget to stop for a moment and appreciate the reward of this achievement.

The Seven, Eight, Nine, and Ten from the tarot Wands in love readings.
Discover what the Seven of Wands, Eight of Wands, Nine of Wands, and Ten of Wands mean for romance and learn how to interpret all the Tarot Suit of Wands in love readings. From the Lover’s Path Tarot by Kris Waldherr, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2004.

Seven of Wands

The Seven of Wands represents defending yourself and your territory. In a relationship reading, you might find yourself trying to fend off your lover so you can find enough time to yourself. It could also represent protecting your privacy from nosy family and neighbors. You have the high ground and firm footing, so success is likely.

Eight of Wands

The tarot’s Eight of Wands represents quick advancement, exploration, and blasting off into unexplored territory. This can be literal, as in taking off spontaneously for a day trip or weekend getaway. Or it can more philosophically represent the exhilaration of learning everything about someone and uncovering the deeper layers that you have in common.

Read about the astrology of Eight of Wands on Completely Joyous.

Nine of Wands

The Nine of Wands indicates setting healthy boundaries. Are your boundaries too strict, so no one can enter? Or too weak, so everyone walks all over you? Find the right balance and know who is worthy of advancing past the gatekeeper and who is not.

Read about the astrology of Nine of Wands on Completely Joyous.

Ten of Wands

The Ten of Wands refers to overwork, being weighed down under burdens, and oppressive circumstances that overwhelm you. On the one hand, it can indicate responsibilities from external sources that prevent you from spending your time how and with who you like. On the other, it can refer to a relationship that weighs you down instead of freeing you up.

Read about the astrology of Ten of Wands on Completely Joyous.

The King, Queen, Prince (Knight) and Princess (Page) from the tarot Wands in love readings.
Discover what the King of Wands, Queen of Wands, Knight of Wands, and Page of Wands mean for romance and learn how to interpret all the Tarot Suit of Wands in love readings. From the Lover’s Path Tarot by Kris Waldherr, pusblished by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2004.

Page of Wands

The Page of Wands in a love reading is ready to start an adventure! You’ll never know until you try, so give it a whirl! Reason it out later; for now, take a chance and see where this opportunity takes you!

Knight of Wands

The Knight of Wands is raring to go. He exhibits the highest degree of excitement, eagerness, and passion of the tarot court cards. As Sagittarius, he has giant ideas, giant plans, and takes giant steps. He is bold, risky, and always hits his target. This knight will sweep you off your feet, but you might be miles away before he puts you down again!

Queen of Wands

The Queen of Wands is enterprising and independent. Her charismatic character woos you and wows you. As an Aries, she is full of fresh ideas and always pursuing her crazy plans (crackpot or crackerjack? — could be both!). Her secret? She’s in charge all day and doesn’t want to manage you too. She appreciates someone who can hold their own against her.

King of Wands

The King of Wands in the tarot expresses leadership, quiet confidence, and a commanding self-assurance. He always has a solution and is ready to lend a hand. As a Leo, he loves to be admired for his selflessness. The King of Wands adds a noble stability and confident commitment to an otherwise raucous suit.

Schedule an appointment with Joy Vernon Astrology * Tarot * Reiki and find out if love is in the cards — or the stars! — for you!
Schedule an appointment with Joy Vernon Astrology * Tarot * Reiki and find out if love is in the cards — or the stars! — for you!

Author: Joy Vernon

Joy Vernon is an astrologer and tarot reader in Denver, Colorado and serves as the Organizer of the Denver Tarot Meetup and Denver Tarot Geeks. She is passionate about teaching others to read tarot for themselves to bring clarity and guidance to their lives. Joy started Tarot in Love to share everything she's learned about love in the cards from her decades of work as a professional reader. Over the past ten years, Joy has published more than 250 free articles on tarot, astrology, qabalah, Reiki, and meditation on her other blog Completely JoyousSchedule a reading to see her philosophies in action.

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