The suit of Wands is connected to the classical element of Fire and deals with the creative aspects of life. Wands can also deal with those things you are most passionate about. What makes you “burn” in life? It are these things that the suit of Wands (or Rods) can deal with.
The Rider Tarot Deck calls this suit the suit of Wands. But other decks (such as the Morgan Greer deck used here) call the Wands Rods. These are but different names for the same thing, so do not be confused.
With that said, let us continue on with a thumbnail sketch of the suit of Rods as illustrated in the Morgan Greer Tarot Deck.
The Ace of Rods
Aces stand for new beginnings or new energy coming into a situation. The Ace of Rods can be seen as indicating a new project or new energy coming into an old project or activity. Feeling worn out and drained? Fresh energy is about to emerge!
The Two of Rods
Twos stand for duality, choices and relationships. The Two of Rods can symbolize creative choices to be made, or networking with people in more private ways. Time to plan your next moves.
The Three of Rods
Threes stand for creativity, and the Three of Rods can symbolize the creative use of resources and networking with people in more public ways. Things are beginning to grow and expand.
The Four of Rods
Fours stand for stability, and the Four of Rods can symbolize a solid and happy home environment. Time to enjoy the fruits of your labors and shore up things in your personal life before moving on to the next level.
The Five of Rods
Fives stand for change. The Five of Rods can symbolize creative struggle that leads to change. Change can either be positive or negative. It’s how you deal with change that makes the difference.
The Six of Rods
Sixes can stand for endurance. The Six of Rods can symbolize the ability to stick with a task and the strength to bring a project to a happy (and victorious) conclusion. Stay committed to the things that are important to you.
The Seven of Rods
Sevens can stand for excellence. The Seven of Wands can symbolize having the expertise and experience needed to prevail in the situation at hand. You hold the high ground. You can win this fight!
The Eight of Rods
Eights stand for moving ahead and infinity. The Eight of Rods can symbolize moving ahead quickly in any given situation. Get ready to fly!
The Nine of Rods
Nines can stand for attainment and thus the Nine of Rods can symbolize bringing a campaign or project to a successful end. Summon up your inner strength for one final push.
The Ten of Rods
Tens can stand for the end of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. Here the Ten of Rods can symbolize getting ready for that next step; that next level. It can also mean spreading yourself too thin. Delegate authority to others if you are feeling run down and over worked.
The Page of Rods
Pages can stand for new roads and preparation. Here the Page of Wands can symbolize getting ready for a new project or venture. Do your homework before getting started on your next enterprise.
The Knight of Rods
Knights stand for action. The Knight of Rods can symbolize taking that definite action. Whether the action is fruitful or pointless depends on the preparation work that went on before.
The Queen of Rods
Queens stand for compassion and nurturing. The Queen of Rods can also symbolize the power of manifestation and using one’s resources for the benefit of others. Get ready to create something beautiful!
The King of Rods
Kings can stand for mastery and excellence. And the King of Rods can symbolize being a master builder or master creator. You are at the top of your game; use your skills wisely.