Card Meaning: King Of Wands
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.
traditional, authority figure, financial gain, devoted, honest and trustworthy,
paternal, mediation, professional, conscientious.
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
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite