The Ace of Wands (the Ace of Fire in the penguin tarot) is the first card in the wands suit of the Minor Arcana which coincides with the element of fire. This is the card that represents growth, creativity, potential as well as new opportunities that are knocking your way. The type of creativity that you see that is represented by this card is not anything that you had learned from at school or from anyone. It is the creativity that is within you, as it is a new idea. This card represents the creative side that comes with your own voice.
Whenever this card comes up in a reading, you are being encouraged to go with what you are passionate about. You must follow your heart. If you are feeling gravitated towards a new path, then you must go with it. You may feel uncertain if you are taking the right steps towards it out of fear. But whenever you see the Ace of Wands and you have a passion, this card is telling you to follow this path, as it is the right one for you.
When the Ace of Wands comes up in reverse, it can represent that you have a new idea that is coming. However, there is no direction with it. It is emerging but you are unable to figure out what you can do with it. It can also represent a new idea that you like but you are too distracted to focus on it. Or you may have a creative idea but you cannot act on it due to delays.
All fire signs, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are linked to this card.