The Fiery aspect of Fire; he rides an electric horse and descends from the sky with an explosive and violent energy. At the tip of his wand, the Seed of Life bursts forth, describing the foundation of creation which he brings to any scenario. He is swift action, and uses all of his energy at once.
The King of Wands is a natural leader in his own right, and speaks to your own creative action or someone who is taking action in this moment. This king comes into the world with the full strength and passion to carry out his spiritual duty, with great pride and ferocity, and taking actions where he sees fit. This card represents the pure spiritual will, in its most male form and function.
The King of Wands is all about fiery, spiritual, passionate and creative energy. The energy of this card is intense, as it represents the will of a strong leader who sets motion behind a new beginning to a project or aspiration. The nature of this king is very male; he is goal oriented, swift, and to the point.
This card is a reminder to live your life fully, with purpose and a clear intent behind every action. The king of wands isn’t scared of a challenge, and views them as simply another opportunity to create solutions. He embodies the fiery aspect of fire, which when not focused, can become violent and erupt easily.
Drawing this card may ask you if there is an opportunity presenting itself to you in your life, but do you have the will to dive into it? The presence of the King of Wands describes the male push of forward motion which is needed for you to take the next steps in your journey.
Will you step into your own power to create your desires? This card urges you to do so. The King of Wands represents a figure that creates the flow, rather than just going along with it. He does not waste time, as the element of fire explodes with new ideas and potential possibilities.
Remember that you are a leader in your own right. You have all the power within you to create what you want; this will is all you need. If it is not speaking to you specifically, then The King of Wands can represent someone in your life with a lot of male energy; someone in the position of authority, or a leadership role. This person may be someone you look up to or seek guidance from, as it relates to having great inner strength. This may also be an aspect within you that you need to tap into in order to move forward with your plans.
Remember this card is all about taking action and doing it fully. Be rigorous in your actions, see the whole picture of what you’re creating your life and take the first steps to creating it with passion and focus.
With such energy, you can create anything you put your mind to!
When you draw the King of Wands in a reversed position, it implies either that this powerful energy of creation is not coming from the purest of places, or that it is simply not happening at all. We must be very mindful of the repercussions of our actions, and the results that may transpire from not acting from a pure place. We can very easily hurt others if our creative expressions are not filled with care, and we can even be seen as violent in our activity if special care is not taken in our guiding our outpouring of energy.
This can be a result of a short temper, or just generally acting impulsively without any love connected to the actions source. If we have recognized this imbalanced power within us, it could compel us to stop acting entirely; however this is not the solution, for then we run the risk of going stagnant.
To turn this reversed card upright, the King of Wands encourages us to continue creating, and to do so with love and virtue in your heart. This creative impulse ultimately sets the stage for everything that follows, and once the energy is spent – it is spent. There is no take-backs, and so make every action you take be a purposeful one towards fulfilling your duties and goals that have been set for you in your mind and heart. If you do not have a goal from which to act on, then you are encouraged to pause and reflect, taking the time only to realize what it is you truly want to be doing – and then act on it, and do it fully!
The Book of Thoth
The Golden Dawn
The Tarot Handbook
The King of Wands ⬩ The Queen of Wands ⬩ The Prince of Wands ⬩ The Princess of Wands ⬩ The King of Cups ⬩ The Queen of Cups ⬩ The Prince of Cups ⬩ The Princess of Cups ⬩ The King of Swords ⬩ The Queen of Swords ⬩ The Prince of Swords ⬩ The Princess of Swords ⬩ The King of Disks ⬩ The Queen of Disks ⬩ The Prince of Disks ⬩ The Princess of Disks