Rider-Waite Wands Minor Arcana

The Rider-Waite Wands Minor Arcana of the Tarot deck. Divinatory meanings, keywords, attributes and descriptions to help you in your tarot readings.

2 of Wands – Rider-Waite

2 of Wands – Rider-Waite

2 of Wands Keywords Between the alternative readings there is no marriage possible; on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives one suggestion; here is a lord overlooking...

3 of Wands – Rider-Waite

3 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Three of Wands description A calm, stately personage, with his back turned, looking from a cliff's edge at ships passing over the sea. Three staves are planted in the ground, and he leans slightly on one of them.  3 of Wands Keywords He symbolizes...

4 of Wands – Rider-Waite

4 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Four of Wands description From the four great staves planted in the foreground there is a great garland suspended; two female figures uplift nosegays; at their side is a bridge over a moat, leading to an old manorial house.  4 of Wands Keywords They are...

5 of Wands – Rider-Waite

5 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Five of Wands Description A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife. It is mimic warfare, and hereto correspond. 5 of Wands Keywords Imitation, as, for example, sham fight, but also the strenuous competition and struggle of...

6 of Wands – Rider-Waite

6 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Six of Wands Description A laurelled horseman bears one staff adorned with a laurel crown; footmen with staves are at his side.   6 of Wands keywords The card has been so designed that it can cover several significations; on the surface, it is a victor...

7 of Wands – Rider-Waite

7 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Seven of Wands description  A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised towards him from below. 7 of Wands Keywords It is a card of valour, for, on the surface, six are attacking one, who has however, the vantage of...

8 of Wands – Rider-Waite

8 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Nine of Wands description       The card represents motion through the immovable - a flight of wands through an open country; but they draw to the term of their course. That which they signify is at hand; it may be even on the threshold. 9...

9 of Wands – Rider-Waite

9 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite 9 of Wands Description The figure leans upon his staff and has an expectant look, as if awaiting an enemy. Behind are eight other staves - erect, in orderly disposition, like a palisade. 9 of Wands Keywords The card signifies strength in opposition. If...

10 of Wands – Rider-Waite

10 of Wands – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Ten of Wands description   A man oppressed by the weight of the ten staves which he is carrying. 10 of Wands Keywords A card of many significances, and some of the readings cannot be harmonized. I set aside that which connects it with honour and good...