Ace of Wands
creativity * enthusiasm * confidence * courage
using (or being) a creative force, inventing a better way, expanding your potential, opening yourself to greater possibilities, conceiving a dream, stimulating your imagination, allowing a talent to unfold, coming up with a solution
showing enthusiasm, feeling fired up and eager, creating an aura of excitement, being ready to tackle the world, inspiring others, optimism, giving all you have and more
having confidence, believing in yourself, feeling assured of your abilities, being sure of success, having high self-esteem, having faith in your path, knowing things will work out
proceeding with courage, tackling a challenging task, be true to your beliefs, daring to take a stand, facing your fears, going for it
The Ace of Wands is a symbol of possibility. It shows that a seed of bold enthusiasm has been planted in your life although you may not yet recognize it. When it sprouts, it could take almost any form. It might be a creative idea, surge of optimism or need to act boldly. It could be an offer, gift, opportunity, encounter or synchronistic event.
Examine your life to see how your energy could work for you. Be daring and brave. Sometimes you have to risk to get what you want. Look for the path that will excite you and push you beyond your limits. Seize the initiative, and let your enthusiasm take you to new heights. Wands are the suit of individual power and fulfillment. This Ace tells you that a time of passion is beginning. You will be able to assert your best for all to see.
Under this influence, you can become a conduit for inspiration and invention. Trust your own creative potential, and there will be no end to what you can achieve.
I have seen a general impression that Helen in the new Troy may not so much be the face that launched 1,000 ships. Jim suggested I post a link to one of his favorite interpretations - Josh Kirby's. (don't drink)