25. L’As de Baton

The Ace of Batons from Tarocchino Arlecchino.

About the Card

English Name(s)

The Ace of Batons or Wands


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 35
  • Petit Etteilla: Ace of Diamonds

Image Description

Emerging from the right side of the card, a green-gloved hand grasps a baton encircled by a crown. The middle of the baton has a pattern of red, brown, green, and white diamonds. The top of the baton is rounded and decorated with green oak leaves. The bottom of the baton is red and marked with the letter A. The crown around the baton has points shaped like curling leaves, and a leafy stalk dangles in each side of the crown, with a falling red rose. The arm holding the baton is also surrounded by leaves. There is a sun in each of the card’s upper corners.



Birth, nativity, origin, creation, source, spring, beginning, principle, primacy, first-fruits, extraction, race, family, house, line of descent, descendant, opportunity, occasion, cause, reason, presage, sign.


Fall, cascade, decline, descent, waste away, diminishment, dissipation, collapse, bankruptcy, ruin, destruction, demolition, damage, ravage, fault, error, mistake, abatement, dejection, despondency, discouragement, perdition, abyss, gulf, precipice, to perish, to fall, to wane, to break.