King of Wands

Written by Jacob. Published on October 25th, 2011 at 02:33.

King of Wands Rider Waite Tarot

King of Wands Artwork Description

“The physical and emotional nature to which this card is attributed is dark, ardent, lithe, animated, impassioned, noble. The King holds up a flowering wand and wears, like his three correspondences in the remaining suits, what is called a cap of maintenance beneath his crown. He connects with the symbol of the lion, which is emblazoned on the back of his throne.” 1

King of Wands Associations

  • King: Authority; Driving-force, motivator, planner & commander; An adult man.
  • Elemental Amalgam: Fire (base) & fire (sequential).
  • Timing: Summer; hasty; immediate/fast-paced.
  • Direction: South/ubiquitous; spontaneous.
  • Keywords: Passion, personal driving force; the arts, creative-source, hobbies; career/ambitions; personality/ego; travel, trade, and commerce.

King of Wands Basic Meaning

The King of Wands revolves around issues of severe leadership, and authority of career or passionate matters. Decisive qualities.

King of Wands Egotistical Meaning

The King of Wands’ mentality is friendly, honest, loyal. Good but impulsive. A successful worker but most likely bossy. Some one who gets what they want.

Additional Interpretations

“Creative individual with an eye for beauty; oft times impulsive but friendly. Helpful in business or communicative pursuits.” 2

“As Motivation: The planning of a great trip, the idea for some grand new career, being motivated to go into politics or take charge. Depending where it is in the spread, it can indicate that the querent has decided to take command, to overthrow the old with his new, bold ideas.

As an Adult Man: Call him ‘The Preacher.’ He fills a room when he walks in, expansive, full of energy, charisma, fun. You know this man; he’s the motivational speaker, the charismatic church leader, the great innovator who can turn a company around, with employees working overtime to please him. He is the warm politician, the idea man, the bullying coach who transforms losers into winners. He loves danger, adventure, challenges.

This is Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Henry V. He always has to lead the charge and he hasn’t friends so much as worshippers; people either love him or hate him, and the same goes for his family. Not that he doesn’t love his family; he fell in love with his wife at first sight and wooed her till she loved him back; and he’s great with kids. No dad was ever so inventive or fun. But he fully expects his family to come with him, wherever he goes – be it on African Safari or to the President’s mansion. They must support whatever he does. If they don’t, his other side can come to the surface, one that is jealous, impatient, tyrannical. It is not surprising that sometimes his wife or children will rebel against him, or leave him altogether. At his best, however, he is as adored by his off-spring as he is by his people. His praise and approval is worth more to them than fame or fortunes, and they will go above and beyond the call of duty to please him.” 3

“Meaning: Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. Generally favourable; may signify a good marriage.

Reversed: Good, but severe; austere, yet tolerant. Advice that should be followed.” 1

Axank’s Dream Recollection

October 23-24, 2011
Bits and pieces, but no strong story remembered.