In the Minor Arcana we have four different Suits: Wands- also known as Rods, Staves, or Staffs will be the first one I want to talk about. In Aleister Crowley's “The Book of Thoth”, he describes this suit as the actions of the will. Wands are associated with the element of fire and what does fire symbolize? Energy, desire, passion, enthusiasm. It’s about the drive and our willpower. Fire creates and well as it destroys it all depends on who is using it, right? In a reading about a person, wands can symbolize one of the three fire signs: Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. They talk about a charismatic, energetic, warm, but sometimes impulsive human.
The Wands are giving you a pick inward. What is important to you at the very core of your being. The wands scream: action! Movement, inventions, creativity... They speak to your Ego, the internal and external personal energy, your passions. In our World you would connect them with your carrier, your purpose in life, but because of the passion aspects- also to your love life.
The negative aspects of this Suit are all the self-centered behaviors. Impulsiveness, illusions, lack of purpose. Boldness of Ego that turns the logical thinking off and makes us presumptuous. Wands focus on the power and passion that makes you take some bold steps in your life, sometimes they are there to warn you, that you move too fast.