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King of Wands Description

The King of Wands sits slightly forward on his throne, left hand clenched into a relaxed fist, as if he is looking for, even begging someone to step out of line in his kingdom. Even his pet lizard is attentive to the court in front of him.

The King of Wands reeks action held in place only by duty, from his golden crown of flames to his staff which rests diagonally across him, ready to be flipped up into his left hand for a fight. His cape is thrown back on his left side to allow freedom of movement, should he need to jump up and attack someone.

Elements at work in King of Wands

  • Status: King. Boss, overlord, alpha-male, coach, athlete, authority figure
  • Suit: Wands. Action, adventure, vitality, sports, military, options, and opportunity
  • Direction: Northwest. Honor, nobility. Mid-afternoon
  • Element: Fire. Ambition, courage, nobility, leadership, generosity, competition

King of Wands Traditional Meaning

This is a “man’s man,” one of adventure, action, and machismo. Usually quick to anger with a fiery, intense personality, he is usually too impatient to invest his valuable time scheming. His way is direct, forceful, and to the point, so he is often honest simply from the lack of cunning.

Choose the King of Wands card for a leader, a boss, or any highly-dangerous profession. Alternatively, you can use this card to represent any man of the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), a fiery-tempered man, or a redheaded man over 30.

King of Wands Reversed Meaning

Tyrant, rude, bully, domineering boss, violent criminal, self-obsessed megalomaniac, basically a real jerk. Could also represent a glory-seeking poseur masquerading as the positive side of this card. Alternatively, this card reversed could show possible misfortune to an otherwise good man if it is heavily aspected by negative cards in the reading.

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