KING OF WANDS

KING OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Natural-born leader, vision, entrepreneur, honour
Reversed: Impulsiveness, haste, ruthless, high expectations

KING OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The King of Wands holds a blossoming wand in his hand, representing life and creativity. His throne and cape are decorated with the lion and the salamander, symbols of fire and strength. The salamanders biting their own tails represent infinity and the ongoing drive to move forward against all obstacles. His robe is bright orange like a flame, and his crown has the shape of tongues of fire.

UPRIGHT KING OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The King of Wands represents pure fire energy. Unlike the other Wands court cards, he is not so interesting in actual creation and creativity, or in dreaming up ideas and implementing them himself. Instead, he is more inclined to take an idea and change the world to match his vision. As such he is a natural-born leader of all kinds of people, and he is very visionary. Once he sets himself a goal, he sticks to it and ensures that he can make it happen with the support of those around him. People naturally gravitate towards this King as they know he will get things done and will do it very well. He is a master, too, at being able to get other people to do his work for him, and keep them on-side throughout the process.
The King of Wands looks forward to challenges because he enjoys the natural rush of adrenalin associated with solving a difficult problem and coming to a solution that will benefit not just one person but many people. In the process, he not only rids himself of his own fear but that of others, by reassuring them that they shall all succeed. He is not all talk, either, and when the going gets tough, he is prepared to do the hard yards to see something through to the end. The King of Wands has a deep and innate respect for other people, and his compassion extends far. He knows how to bring out the best in others and to empower them to deliver his visions and goals, which he knows will be of benefit to the greater population.
The King of Wands is an indication that you are someone who is very visionary and goal-oriented. You achieve a lot because you are very clear about your future direction and how you will get there. You do not waste your time on activities or relationships that you believe will lead no-where. You never just go with the flow, instead you prefer to embark on a strong and direct course of action.
The King of Wands reminds you to lead your life with intent, vision and a long-term view. Know that even though you are experiencing challenges now this is just a part of your journey to something much more positive. Eventually, you will see this time as just a little blip on the radar and it will have simply served to make you stronger. Stay focused on your long-term goals.
The appearance of the King of Wands also suggests that an opportunity is presenting itself to you, and you now have the power to accept the opportunity and take on the challenge. You are the determining factor in this situation, and circumstances will navigate in the direction you steer them. Indecision or doubt will not be appropriate responses when clarity and confidence are required. However, as you progress in this new role, it will begin to feel more comfortable.
The negative aspect of the King of Wands is that he can be arrogant and even aggressive in his pursuit of his goals. He may be conscious or unconscious of this. For example, most of the time he does not show enough restraint to know when assistance is not needed or wanted, and he can sometimes make things worse by doing what he thinks is the right thing. Furthermore, once successful, he may become easily carried away with his newfound status and grandeur. He shows determination and vision to accomplish his goals at any cost, and while he is often a respected leader, there can be instances where he is prepared to go above the heads of others in order to fulfil his own dreams and agendas, potentially putting others off-side. This King can also become easily distracted by bigger and better things and he can become so accustomed to attention that he can take other people for granted.

REVERSED KING OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The King of Wands reversed personality type can make rash, hasty, and impulsive decisions. This person can be dominating, pushy, and overbearing at times. This is rarely done with malice or an intention to make someone else submissive, it is just a strong tendency that sometimes takes control. The King of Wands type usually does not even realise when he or she crosses the line between being assertive and aggressive.
At worse, the reversed King of Wands typifies the most selfish, ruthless qualities of fire. He can denote a manipulative business contact who will use you as long as it serves his purpose. He may be a rival, competitor or unscrupulous opponent. In love, he represents a delightful flirtation that could wreak emotional havoc. He is only suitable for limited liaisons, holiday romances or brief, passionate encounters. His flames are bright and warm but soon die down.
As an aspect of yourself, the reversed King of Wands can suggest that you have set your expectations of yourself too high and may struggle to achieve those expectations. As such, you may end up feeling like a failure because you have not been able to achieve what you want in both areas of your life. Set more realistic goals for yourself and know that you cannot do everything nor please everyone. There may also be times when you become frustrated with the lack of progress in your endeavours, particularly if this is being influenced by your dependence on others. You may find that there are some people who are holding you back and preventing you from fully realising your dreams and goals. If this is the case, it is best to cut them loose as no amount of energy will change their perspective. You may also need to be a bit more lenient on others and accept that not everyone has as much energy and drive as you to achieve results. Accept what they have to offer and do not expect anything more.

KING OF WANDS

King of Wands Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Energetic, experience, optimistic, confident, strong, friendly, funny, charming, way with words, fearless, freethinking, motivated, action-orientated, proud, passionate, honest, loyal, lenient, dependable, protective, natural born leader, self-centred, controlling, hot tempered, taking control, daring to be different

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the King of Wands indicates that you will have the energy, experience and enthusiasm to accomplish what you set out to achieve at this time. You are taking control of your life. You will motivate those around you, lead the way forward and set a good example for those who look up to you. You do not worry about other people’s opinion of you and you dare to be different when this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot reading. As a person, the King of Wands is a mature male who is confident, strong, energetic and optimistic and a natural born leader. He may be a fire sign such as Aries, Leo or Sagittarius He is friendly by nature, funny, charming and good with words. He is also fearless, freethinking, motivated and action-orientated. He has an independent streak and as such, he needs his freedom and will not tolerate neediness. The King of Wands does not like to let emotions stand in the way of his enjoyment of life. He is usually supportive of those around him and has learned to be lenient. However, the King of Wands can be self-centred, hot-tempered and controlling. However, at his best, when he is allowed his freedom, he is proud, passionate, honest, loyal, dependable and protective.

Health
In a health Tarot spread, the King of Wands is generally a good omen as it also indicates good health and vitality. This card does warn you not to forget to take time out to relax though to as you can be prone to overdoing it

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the King of Wands can indicate that you are in a relationship with someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. If this is your partner, bear in mind that nothing will turn him off you quicker than clinginess or neediness. He is attracted to women who are independent and strong and do not try to restrict his freedom. If the King of Wands feels emotionally overwhelmed, he will emotionally cut-off quite suddenly and run for the hills. However, this card can simply be an indication that your partner has warm feelings for you and is protective of you. If you are single, the King of Wands can indicate that you will meet someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. If this represents someone you are interested in, remember to allow this person their freedom if you want to have a long lasting relationship with them. This Minor Arcana card can also indicate that you are so busy with the other areas of your life or enjoying the freedom of single life that you are not making time to find a partner. If you are looking for love, you need to make some space for someone to come into your life.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the King of Wands suggests that things will be going well on the work front. You should be motivated, energetic and action orientated when he appears in your Tarot spread. However, this Minor Arcana card also indicates that you have gained the wisdom to know that you have to think things through properly before you act and to know when to hang back a bit. This card shows that you have the experience, confidence and leadership skills you need. You may already be a mentor, boss or leader when it appears in your Tarot spread. Again, if you are thinking of starting your own business this card is a very good omen. It tells you that you have the capability to make it a success! It can also indicate that a mature older male who has some of the qualities of the King of Wands will help you to advance in your career or business. In a financial Tarot spread, the King of Wands is a very good omen. You should be enterprising and innovative when it appears which will bring financial success to you. You are also in control and good at managing your money.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the King of Wands indicates that you are truly progressing on your spiritual path but don’t rush too far too fast. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day so take some time to stop and smell the roses as this will be a lifelong journey of exploration and discovery.
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King of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Rude, boorish, forceful, bully, dictator, tyrant, impulsive, abusive, nasty, vicious, bitter, weak, unreliable, lack of energy/ experience/ enthusiasm, breaking promises, womaniser, volatile temper, taking a back seat, setting a bad example, afraid to be different, not being proactive, undependable, ineffective, powerless

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the King of Wands reversed can indicate that you lack the energy, experience or enthusiasm to accomplish what you set out to achieve at this time. You are taking a back seat and are not being proactive in your life. You may feel that you are not up to the task or are giving away your power and setting a bad example for those who look up to you. You may be worrying about other people’s opinion of you and you may be afraid to be different or step outside of your comfort zone when this Minor Arcana card appears reversed in your Tarot reading. On the flipside, you may be trying to control everyone and everything around you with bullying tactics, aggression or brute force. As a person, the King of Wands reversed, is a mature male who is rude, boorish, forceful and controlling and is a bully, dictator or tyrant. He may be impulsive, abusive and extremely aggressive and excessively proud, stubborn or egotistical. He may be nasty, vicious and bitter and a may lose his temper at the drop of a hat. He may be a fire sign such as Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. On the flip side, the King of Wands reversed may be weak, unreliable, undependable, ineffective and powerless and may break the promises he makes.

Health
In a health Tarot spread, the King of Wands reversed can indicate that you are overdoing and heading for a major burn out or that you are run down and tired with a low immune system. Try to be gentle with yourself and reduce the stress in your life. You don’t need to go a million miles an hour all the time, stop and smell the roses! Your health will benefit from it

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship the King of Wands reversed can indicate that you are in a relationship with someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. If this is your partner, beware as the extreme negative of this card can indicate an abusive relationship, a violent partner or a partner who is a womaniser. It can also indicate that your partner is severely commitment phobic and may flake on you or break promises. However, this card can also indicate that you and your partner need to think through what you want to get out of your relationship and go for it rather than sitting on the side-lines waiting for it to fall into your lap. If you are single, the King of Wands reversed can indicate that you will meet someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. Beware as this Minor Arcana card when reversed can indicate a bully, a womaniser or an abusive or violent man. However, it can also simply indicate that the person you are interested in may have some big commitment issues or lack confidence and as such you are going to have to tread carefully if you want to start a relationship with them as if you are too forceful they will run away. Show them that you are independent and fun. They fear being trapped or overburdened so if you show that you are self-sufficient, they may overcome their fears.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the King of Wands reversed suggests that things may not be going well on the work front. You may be being too passive or unfocused. You may be waiting for things to fall into your lap or listening too much to other people’s opinions instead of prioritising your tasks, following through on your commitments, making decisions and taking action. On the flip side, this Minor Arcana card reversed can also indicate that you are behaving like a bull in a china shop. Bossing everyone around and being overly controlling, boorish, rude or domineering. A true leader does not bully people in order to get them to follow. If you keep this behaviour up you may not have a job or if you are an employer, a workforce, left by the end of it. Again, if you are thinking of starting your own business this card is not a very good omen. It tells you that you lack the focus to make it a success. It can also indicate that a mature older male who has some of the qualities of the King of Wands reversed will hamper your advancement in your career or business. In a financial Tarot spread, the King of Wands reversed indicates that may be passively waiting for money to roll in. You need to be proactive, financial success will not just fall into your lap. It can also indicate that you do not have all the information you need to make good investments at this time. Don’t be too proud to ask for help as someone else may spot the finer details that you have overlooked

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the King of Wands reversed can indicate that you may be being very strict or rigid with yourself as you explore your spiritual development. Remember there is no rule that says you can’t be spiritual and have a good time. Enjoyment of life is a beautiful thing and good for your soul so remember to let your hair down as you continue on your journey.