True to the card itself, the Ace of Wands immediately flew out of the shuffle like it just wanted to be read - it was ready to go!
This sums up the energy of this card. The Ace of Wands is all about creation, taking action and starting. If it had a motto it would be 'JUST DO IT!' This card shows the energy to put plans into action.
I have felt in the past few weeks there has been some pretty intense energy around and it can feel a bit unsettling and ungrounding. But this energy is happening to shake us up, because without a shake-up when do we have the courage to make change? Sometimes we need to feel unsettled in order to grow, to reassess.
You know that thing you have been thinking of? The thing that you know would be wonderful to do? That thing that you think 'maybe one day when... 'insert reason/excuse'' - well that thing, that idea, that life, and that project wants you to start. The Universe is handing you that opportunity. And by 'opportunity' I mean 'life' - this is your life and you are clever and amazing and supported and the Universe wants you to move forward with the idea that you are passionate about.
The castle in the background of this card represents the promise of what opportunities may come from taking action.
The ACE is the seed that is yet to grow and reminding you that you need to put in the work to make it grow.
It's not always possible to jump right in, but what you can do is plant the seed of your idea. Spend your spare time watering and nurturing it, and from this your idea will grow.
But you can't hope that something will bloom if you didn't take the time to start, and if you didn't take the time to nurture it.
This card is encouraging you to trust your instincts and believe in yourself.
Elizabeth Gilbert has a beautiful theory about creativity and ideas that she shares in her book BIG MAGIC. Her theory is that ideas have a soul of their own and they float around the Universe looking for their match - for that special person to bring them to life.
But why would an idea stay with someone who didn't invest in them? Who knew how special they were, but did nothing with them? They wouldn't! They would float off to the next special person who will take action and bring them to life.
This card is the reminder to take action. The project or idea came to you because it believes in you, and believes that you will create something wonderful.
This next month I am going to set myself a challenge - A challenge to at least start. It doesn't have to be grand in its approach, the most important thing is that action of some kind has been taken.
No matter how big or small the idea is... you are being called to take action. The Universe is saying JUST DO IT.
In a relationship situation the ACE signifies the beginning of a new relationship or a new phase in an existing one.
This card can also suggest travel.
Wishing you a lovely week of new opportunity and growth.
Deck: Rider Waite Tarot
Photography: Megan Cook