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Oct 26, 2010

The Wands of the Minor Arcana

The suit of Wands signifies animation and rapid movement.  It is similar to the element of fire.  Fire is sways, crackles, and burns.  It reaches up to the sky, but crouches into the embers to avoid the wind.  Those of fire signs in astrology (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) are sometimes represented in the tarot by Wands.  The people of the Wand are known to be optimistic and sanguine. Wands also foretell enterprise or the pursuit of new ambitions.  This is shown by the fresh leaves that have sprout from the branch or walking-stick: it depends on how one views it.

Additional factors
Animals of the Wand: salamanders which were thought to live in fire and lions (Apocalypse).
Season: Summer
I, myself, am a Sagittarian and find a great kinship to the Wand.

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