Today’s card is the Ace of Wands from the Joie de Vivre Tarot.
An Ace is always a positive card and this one looks particularly delightful.
She carries a wand with the sun atop it and there’s a bright aura of magic in the air. She conjures the stars from the swirling air around her. Her companion reminds me of a Lion Rampant which shows up in countless coat of arms designs. Reading about rampant lions on Wikipedia taught me that when referring to mythical beasts such as dragons or gryphons, the term “segreant” is used. So I guess her mount is a mythical creature segreant.
A lion in that pose traditionally stood for bravery and nobility, which is fitting for this card. An Ace is always a positive card: it means something new, something good is on the way. The energy of wands is the energy of fire, which you can see in the sun and the star imagery.
I also love that they’re leaping out of this abundance of flowers and what sort of look like peacock feathers. They’re encouraging you to take that leap into a new creative project. Maybe you’ve been waiting to start writing a new novel, or maybe you’re being called to a new spiritual path, or maybe you’re thinking of learning meditation. This card says to go for it!
The ace stands for confidence, standing in your own power. It represents a seed that is going to burst forth into a flowering plant. Sometimes when you see an Ace you might not feel its power yet, but the Ace is telling you that it’s there, so watch for that burst of courage and energy.
You’ve got all the fiery creative energy of the Wands suit behind you, charge forward with your magical powerful self like a lion rampant (or a lionlike creature segreant). Nothing can stop you.