The King of Wands tarot card brings together all of the lessons of the Wands suit. He’s a wise leader, charismatic authority figure, and inspired creator. Traditionally, the King of Wands card shows a man in profile, sitting on a throne. He is holding a wand and wearing a crown, and there are salamanders decorating his throne. This feels like a solid and steady card, especially compared to the passion and heat of the other Wands court cards. Don’t be deceived. This King’s got swagger and knows when to use it. Like all court cards, this card can represent an actual person in your life, a role you need to play, or a message you are ready to hear. If it’s a real person, it will be an alpha leader, perhaps your boss or another authority figure, who is macho to the core. This is someone (male or female) who radiates power. The King of Wands represents a self-starter with charisma, kindness, and creativity. This person will be intense, powerful, and intimidating. This King commands you to see your own power. He is the master of his own life and knows everything happening to him has been caused by his thoughts, words, and actions. Everything. He wants you to learn the same. The King of Wands is an authority at removing obstacles, telling the truth (even when it hurts), and bringing outrageous visions to life. You can bring those qualities into your own life by breaking old patterns and behaviors and by giving up any victim-thinking once and for all.
Keywords for the King of Wands Tarot Card
- An entrepreneur, executive, or self-starter
- Swagger, charm, and bold leadership
- A master of bold, new ideas
- Optimism, power, creativity
Keywords for the King of Wands Reversed
- A bully or dictator
- A sexist jerk or cheater
- A weakling, or someone with no impact or vision
- Erectile dysfunction
Patterns and Correspondences of the King of Wands Card
- The Wands = rules the personality, ego, and personal power
- Suit of cards = clubs
- Timeline = days to weeks
- The King = expanding and sharing wisdom
- Element = Fire
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King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Love
If you are looking for a new romance, keep your eyes open for a charismatic and charming person. If he’s male, he’ll be a man’s man – macho and confident in his masculinity. It it’s a woman, she’ll be confident and fierce.
When this king comes into your life, be prepared to be overwhelmed. He (or she) may appear restrained on the outside, but he runs deep. This guy is full of passion, creativity, and power.
If you are in a relationship, use this card to guide your own actions. How can you break your old patterns and beliefs so you no longer have the same struggles and expectations? It’s up to you to remove the obstacles standing between you and happiness. No one will do it for you. It’s not your partner’s job to make you happy.
King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Work
This card likely represents your boss or another professional authority figure. He (or she) might be a mentor, guide, or partner. If so, he’s going to swagger with power, confidence, and vision. This isn’t bluster, though. He’s the real deal.
Professionally, you must learn from this king. Create a bigger vision than you’ve previously dreamed and then dream even bigger. Once you’ve got an inspired and meaningful ideal, you can begin working toward it. You must be confident, bold, and creative, so work on building those skills through action and execution.
King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Health
The King of Wands is an active and healthy card. If there is someone with this king’s qualities in your life, search them out and ask them for help. They will have a message and inspiration for you.
If you are struggling with your health, you could do worse than modeling your thoughts, actions, and beliefs on this king. It will take big and bold change, but you are ready to take control. No more waiting, wishing, or deferring to the experts. You must throw everything at your problems to get them solved.
King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
This king is an excellent role model for strong financial habits. Find a successful mentor who can guide you to success and then take action on their advice.
You are ready to make big changes, but you have the strength and vision to see this through. There will be challenges, but breaking your old patterns and habits is actually going to be the easy part. Things really get wild once you realize you have 100% of the power to create your own future and anything is possible.
King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
The King of Wands is an inspiration for spiritual growth. This king is a master of inspired vision and he truly sees deeper than most of us.
He is perceptive and insightful. When he’s around, all obstacles seem to disappear, because he makes them disappear by changing his beliefs. It isn’t magic. It’s his spiritual truth.
Everything he believes comes true. And he is the cause of everything that happens in his life.
Find someone who represents the King of Wands and ask them for guidance and advice. You’ll be surprised by how caring, thoughtful, and compassionate this king can be.