Two of Wands Tarot Card

The Tarot Suit of Wands

The Tarot Suit of Wands is associated with the suit of Clubs in standard playing cards. The tarot suit of wands is also known by other names, such as staffs or as staves in some decks.

There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card - and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads. The suit of wands is associated with the element of fire. It is also associated with the season of summer, i.e. of the sun, which is a 'fire', and with the direction South.

The suit of wands may be thought of as concerning personal growth and the expression of our 'inner fire', through work, intellect, or creativity.

The Twos in the tarot deck generally concern aspects of duality such as communication, dialogue, relationships, and the balancing of opposites.

In many decks (including, for example Rider-Waite and Robin Wood) the 2 of Wands depicts a figure watching and waiting. This may be why the theme of this card is often described in terms of the need to watch and observe in preparation for a new business or other enterprise. This may be thought of as undertaking 'responsible research'.

The 2 of Wands tarot card may invite the seeker to take stock of his or her situation, the resources available (personality, finances, connections, knowledge, skills, and so on) and how best they may be used. Especially in the cases of the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood tarot decks which include an image of a figure holding a globe in his right hand, some readers interpret The Two of Wands as holding the whole world in one's hands. That is, it may suggest that that there is freedom to make ones own choices.


Keywords and phrases for some of the many possible meanings of the 2 of Wands Tarot Card include:

  • Creativity
  • Generosity
  • Good things coming
  • Good fortune on its way
  • Kindness
  • Watch and wait
  • Well-balanced person

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What about the Two of Wands Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the 2 of Wands reversed include:

  • Pessimism
  • Doubt about a project or activity
  • Disappointment or frustration due to less than expected contribution from a business partner or collaborator

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