Now we venture into understanding the minor arcana of the tarot deck. The Major or Trump, were the Keys (previous blogs) and the Court Cards were the Archetype personalities and now the Four elements of Alchemy, the minor cards. The Minor Arcana consists of 40 cards each of the 4 suites is numbered 1-10; wands, cups, swords, and discs. These four suites show us the four ways that we perceive anything. All human awareness is filtered either through our 1) intuition/spirit (wands), 2) emotions (cups), 3) thoughts (swords), or 4) the five physical senses (disks). Without a stimulus being received through one or more of these four perceptive mechanisms, then we remain unaware of its presence.
The Ace of Wands is the essence of the Spirit World of Creativity; the time of Spring and the space of South.The Ace of Wands represents Spiritual self-realization, awakening and is known as the symbol of the uncontainable life-force that's is with-in and all around us. This Torch of Life is accompanied by lightning bolts that represent the awakening to spiritual truth and authenticity to who you are. In spirit, Truth is made manifest and who you are is the Divine Fire/Water/Earth and Air of Life! When this card is thrown, it indicates that you have awakened to the uncontainable and irrepressible inherent Master/Being within and for the period of 1 year (all aces represent a period of 1 year) you will find it difficult to edit, rehearse or hold back any parts of who you are. The clear seeing that accompanies this power of fire will often burn out the negatives, blocks, obstacles or obstructions that might prevent you from actualizing your full potential within the fire sign months (Leo, Aries and Sagittarius ) or with fire sign people during the next 12 months. Often the Ace of Wands represents a gift of strength, power, great sexual energy,and the love of living. This is a powerful flow that can also tear apart, to rebuild and as fire, it can burn to ashes the past to rebuild the new. For more information about the Tarot cards, or a personal reading, call Eli 2 253-241-0129 or email <firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!