Visconti-Sforza Tarot (Cary-Yale 1466): Maiden of Wands
Wands are also referred to as Staves, Staffs, or Batons. They correspond to the playing card suit of Clubs, and many early tarot decks depict this suit as wooden clubs. This suit represents the element Fire, and the social class of Peasantry. Wands are considered a Masculine suit. Wands typically represent creative or entrepreneurial projects, information, travel, and will - whether it be free will, or strength of willpower.
The Maidens concern children on the cusp of adulthood. They can represent innocence and playfulness, novices, amateurs, and young students, learning, naivety, and youth. They often represent the beginning of an adventure or an exploration. In their most symbolic form they represent a girl or sometimes a boy embarking on a fairy tale journey, about to earn wisdom through a rite of passage. They can represent the young and good defeating an older foe, or challenging out of date traditions. They may also represent fresh perspectives and the washing away of prejudices.
Energy. Creative projects. Inspiration. Magic. Lack of discipline. Prankster.
The Maiden of Wands is a very adventurous, free-spirited girl who is sometimes carried away by her own imagination. She is highly creative and productive, but also a daydreamer who doesn't always pay attention to the world around her. This can get her into all kinds of scrapes and mischief. She can be a prankster and a romantic, who often has her head in the clouds, sometimes to her own detriment.
Reversed Meaning: Away with the fairies. Head in the Clouds. Daydreaming. Mischief-making. Keep your feet on the ground.
This card can serve as a warning to come back down to earth and not get carried away with silly ideas.