Card Meaning: King Of Wands

King of Wands

Element: Fire.
Astrology: Leo, Aries and Sagittarius.
Age: older man.
Appearance: red/fair hair, hazel or grey eyes.


   We immediately see some resemblance with the Queen of the Wands card. The throne doesn't have a top, the sign of the infinite possiblities. We also see the sign of the lion on the throne, connection with astrological sign Leo. This person is dominant but a man of the few words. He is not very inventive or wellspring of the new ideas as one would expect from the King of Wands but he is excellent in putting ideas to work. As a masculine figure in the Wands suit he has a high level of controlled passion, enthusiasm and generosity. He is willing to assist whenever possible in the most professional way. Salamander on the floor is just another sign of his pure fiery nature, further stressing his courage and resolve. This is the greatest leader and friend of the common man in the King cards across the suits.


Positive:  traditional, authority figure, financial gain, devoted, honest and trustworthy, paternal, mediation, professional, conscientious.

Negative: autocratic, dogmatic, opposing, intolerant, prejudiced.

   The physical and emotional nature to which this card is attributed is dark, ardent, lithe, animated, impassioned, noble. The King uplifts 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. Divinatory Meanings: Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. The card always signifies honesty, and may mean news concerning an unexpected heritage to fall in before very long. Reversed: Good, but severe; austere, yet tolerant.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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