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King of Wands

Meaning of the King of Wands Tarot Card

A man dressed in fiery colors sits on a throne. Some of his clothing might indicate a martial appearance. He wears a crown and holds a wand or club in his hand (he is also known as the King of Clubs). You may see animals like lions or salamanders in the design of the card.

King of Wands Tarot Card Upright Meaning

There’s no question the King of Wands is a charmer. This card usually indicates a man or someone with a masculine outlook with an abundance of charisma. He’s as passionate as the Knight of Wands, but age and experience have tempered him, so he doesn’t burn anyone around him with his intensity. He’s exceedingly driven when it comes to achieving his goals. He’s often achieved some measure of fame or recognition for his hard work. He still retains a child’s curiosity for the world around him, which often inspires him toward new goals. His experience makes him a natural mentor or leader for others who want to follow in his footsteps. As with all wands, this card may also indicate an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.

King of Wands Upright Keywords: inspiring, role model, driven, a natural leader

King of Wands Tarot Card Reversed Meaning

The King of Wands reversed is a pale shadow of the Upright King. He is resentful of anything that doesn’t immediately defer to him as an authority figure. Often a very poor leader, he only is concerned with his own fame or will rather than consider what can happen to others. He is intolerant of anything that challenges his authority. Lies come naturally to him to protect his position. He also prefers the appearance of bravery rather than actually acting in a brave manner.

King of Wands Reversed Keywords: braggart, liar, con artist, bad-tempered, fragile ego, coward