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 man’s got swagger and he 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 need to hear. If it’s a real person, it will be an alpha male – perhaps your boss or another authority figure – who is macho to the core.
Keywords for the King of Wands 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 Card Reversed
- A bully or dictator
- A sexist jerk or cheater
- A weakling, or someone with no impact or vision
- Erectile disfunction
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The King of Wands Card Explained
The King of Wands card brings together all of the lessons of the Wands suit. He’s a wise leader, charismatic authority figure, and inspired creator.
If this card represents a real person in your life, it will likely be your boss, an authority figure, or an older man who radiates power. He’s a self-starter with charisma, kindness, and creativity. He’ll be intense, powerful, and more than a little bit intimidating.
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. This king 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 see your own power and is a master of removing obstacles, telling the truth (even when it hurts), and bringing visions to life.
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
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 man. He’ll be a man’s man – macho and confident in his masculinity. If he comes into your life, be prepared to be overwhelmed. He 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 might be a potential 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 need to 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 towards it. You will need to 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 dude. 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 guy. It will take big and bold change, but you need to take control. No more waiting, wishing, or deferring to the experts. You need to 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 his advice.
You will need 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 man is a master of inspired vision and he truly sees deeper than most of us.
He is perceptive and insightful. All obstacles seem to disappear, but 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 really is.
Journal Prompts for the King of Wands
My tarot journal holds all the tips and hints about each card. I use it every morning. Here’s a few journal prompts for the King of Wands to get you started:
- “Where could you add more swagger and boldness to your life? What would that look like?”
- “What are you wearing when you feel bold and most confident? How can you bring more of that into your life?”
- “What old patterns do you have that can be decisively broken, with big and immediate action?”