Two of Wands

Number: 23/2

Element: Fire

Astrological Association: Mars in Aries

Key Meanings: Plans, partnership, and influence

The Two of Wands in Tarot represents personal power, boldness, and originality. It stands for individual courage and greatness. Tapping the same source of energy as that of the Magician of the Major Arcana, the Two of Wands stands for personal power brought down to earth. The Two of Wands also stands for planning and preparation.

Upright Meaning: The Two of Wands shows you making plans and moving forward, so travel arrangements are one meaning of the card. In your work, you are gaining influence and proving your worth. In return, you receive good support and advice. The card can also show new creative partnerships and beginning a new project or enterprise.

As there are two wands on the card, there are also two aspects to your situation. Consider what helps you on your path and any issues that hold you back. Make a plan that maximizes your strengths so your talent continues to shine.

An additional meaning of the Two of Wands is a new romantic partnership, and it often comes up in a reading to reveal that the relationship begins at work or through a mutual friendship or leisure interests. Spiritually, too, you are feeling more connected within yourself and the world at large, so you may feel drawn to development courses or simply spending time connecting with nature.

Overall, great opportunities are on the way, allowing you to move up a level. Make the most of these offers—your star is rising.

Reversed Meaning: When reversed, your talent may be wasted because those who can help you progress are not listening. If this is the case, consider a change of scenery. You need to be with people who understand your views and appreciate your skills. The card can also show misplaced trust and an unreliable partner. Check if those close to you are pulling their weight—or you could be the one doing all the work. In relationships, a partner is unreliable.

About the Deck: “Ciro Marchetti’s Tarot of Dreams” from