The Hand of God

In the Aces of the Tarot cards there appears a hand coming forth from the clouds. What is this hand? Why it is the hand of God in the act of creation.  Example, the picture below is from 1493 and is titled “First Day of Creation”. On the top left corner we see a hand coming forth from a cloud. This is the hand of God, creating the World.  Compared tom the Ace of Wands or any other Ace card. This symbolizes the creative powers of the Ace, they are a source of beginning, divine power putting something into motion. A gift from above, a seed that is planted.

Ace of Wands – Rider Waite Smith

First Day of Creation (from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle)




The recipient of Tarosophist of the Year 2011, Angelo Nasios is a rising voice in the tarot community. Angelo is known for his popular YouTube channel in which he produces educational tarot videos. Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana, Angelo’s first book will be released by Schiffer Publishing.

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