What Does the King of Wands Mean?

Success comes through commitment, expression of the will & the fully realised self. The King of Wands represents the epitome of improvement of self & its effect on others. Strength & fairness prevail.

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Tarot Card Meanings for the King of Wands

The King of Wands General Keywords & Reversed Meanings

Motivational, noble, charismatic; generous; virile; horny; agile; hero; leader; a visionary; strong; capable; bold; daring.
Bossiness; self-righteousness; bad business decisions; an autocrat; a smooth talking con artist; shameless self-promotion.

The King of Wands as People

Manager; motivational speaker; entrepreneur; businessman; mentor; sales; advertising; promotions; agent; executives.
As People
A dynamic and voracious man in any field of his interest; seemingly limitless mental energy; strong will and determination that has become second nature; a business man, self-made and entrepreneurial; a pioneer and visionary; optimistic and forward looking; supremely confident, energetic and too charismatic for his own good.

The King of Wands As Events & Inner Processes

As Events
Promotion or getting the job you thought might be just out of your reach; success in projects, business & choices; expansion and establishment of businesses or interests; setting yourself goals; engaging in motivational self-help techniques, courses and seminars; meeting a motivational man who has a lasting effect on you; facing adversity, know you will succeed.
As Inner Processes
Increasing self-belief and confidence; recognising the need to be courageous; learning to act in the moment; directing your will, focussing your intent; breaking free of mental shackles; listening to your Inner Motivator; removing self-made constraints that block your freedom or success; seeking challenges that make you feel liberated.

Kings, Knights & Fathers

The King is but one way to represent the mature men that grace each suit. The main three decks follow this way but some decks break with this tradition. The Quest Tarot is one such deck where the court family is replaced with an actual family: father, mother, son & daughter. Changing the title of the card does shift the meaning a little and humanises the court card in a more familiar way, as I explore in How to Finally Conquer the Court Cards. For a little more information about this group in general, see my post Kings, Knights and Fathers.

King of Wands Correspondences

Elemental Fire of Fire. Kings are fire, the suit is Fire
Timing Nov 13 – Dec 12
20° Scorpio – 20° Sagittarius
Rules 7 of Cups; 8 of Wands; 9 of Wands
Qabalah Chokmah in Atziluth
Numerical Values 4 – card counting value / letters of the Tetragrammaton
2 – Tree of Life sephira – Chokmah
14 – sequential, following the Queen of Wands
Yes or No Yes


King of Wands as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: You have dynamic energy today, you fire people up & get things done


Imagine having the power to make the path open up before you and the strength to walk amongst beasts… You can today, personally, if not literally. What a wonderful day the King of Wands promises, and what a wonderful image he is in this Shadowscapes version of the card. Emanating pure magickal and fiery energy from his very person, communing with those around him through his mind tools.

He is charm personified and all bow before him in his presence. He is Apollo, Adonis, Hercules and Zeus all rolled into one. The man that men aspire to be. So what does all this mean to you today?

On a personal level, you are the King of Wands – charismatic, commanding and even magickal. You have presence. Whatever you touch turns to gold and comes to life. You don’t have to choose who or what projects receive your Midas Touch, it will permeate everything you encounter today.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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