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Tarot de la Santa Muerte Meanings: Los Bastos / The Wands
As de Bastos - Ace of Wands: Renewal of strength and power. Creativity and optimism. The start of a new job or project. Reversed: Weakness, sickness, pessimism, and fear.
2 de Bastos - 2 of Wands: Freedom, the breaking of chains. Conflicts resolved, and stalemates broken. Enthusiasm about moving forward. Reversed: Expiration, indecision, or wasted efforts. No results. Trapped by confusion. Little to no movement toward outstanding obligations.
3 de Bastos - 3 of Wands: Exploration and adventure. Going in search of new places and experiences. Moving with purpose and a clear direction. Reversed: Feeling lost and afraid. No idea where to move or look next. Disorientation. Feeling frozen with fear.
4 de Bastos - 4 of Wands: Fulfillment, a job well done, or a word / promise kept. Growth in spite of struggle, triumph with dignity. A deserved accomplishment. Hard work pays off. Reversed: Promises not kept. Procrastination and excuses. False achievements, negative shortcuts, or cheating.
5 de Bastos - 5 of Wands: An important discussion, confrontation, or competition. A public spectacle with a high likelihood of victory. Reversed: Disadvantaged in a conflict, fight, or lawsuit. A public spectacle with a high likelihood of defeat.
6 de Bastos - 6 of Wands: Victory, winning in different areas. Promotion or reward. Reversed: A competitive loss, or failure to win a prize. Feeling worse off. Looking bad in front of others, or others forming a negative opinion about you.
7 de Bastos - 7 of Wands: Seeing a threat and facing it head on. Courage and confidence in the face of adversity. On the defense, but full of will to fight. Reversed: False sense of security, or misinterpreting the facts. Uncalculated risk. Lack of preparation and bad news.
8 de Bastos - 8 of Wands: Concentrated energy and coordinated action. Mutually beneficial union. Strength in numbers. Reversed: Lack of energy and coordination. Discord and infighting. Wasted energy.
9 de Bastos - 9 of Wands: A strong position, a fortress of defense. In a secure place with the ability to endure. Strong allies. Reversed: Bad prospects, fewer resources, and decreased energy. Lack of support.
10 de Bastos - 10 of Wands: A heavy burden, or feelings of guilt. Trying to do too much at once, or trying to make everyone happy. Feeling spread too thin. Reversed: Exhaustion and despair. Submission to a false doctrine. Feeling broken and hurt.
Sota de Bastos - Jack of Wands: A young, enthusiastic person. A desire to learn and achieve goals. Creativity. Fertility. Reversed: Apathy, or a childish attitude. No desire to make progress. Discouragement.
Caballero de Bastos - Gentleman of Wands: Passionate and courageous, but sometimes hasty and impulsive. Lots of energy to tackle many projects and move forward on any ground. Reversed: Immature and lazy attitude. Inattentive and incapable, especially at work. Indecisive.
Reyna de Bastos - Queen of Wands: Maturity and patience. Generosity and bearing good fruit. Joy in creating and caring for loved ones. Reversed: Immaturity and desperation. Wanting to leave everything behind, wanting to divorce. Exhaustion and frustration.
Rey de Bastos - King of Wands: Maturity and expertise. Ability to work and produce in confidence. Reversed: Immaturity and useless habits. Weakness and exhaustion. Fear and loss of hope.
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