King Of Wands – Rider Waite Tarot Deck

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I. King of Wands Rider Waite image description

The King of Wands holds a stick in his hand, representing life and creativity. His throne and robe are decorated with the symbol of lions and salamanders, which represent fire and strength. The salamanders bite their own tails which represent the infinity and the wheel that constantly moves forward and overcomes all obstacles. His gown has a bright orange color just like a flame and his the crown has the shape of a flame.

King of Wands Rider Waite image description

The character of King of Wands is a combination of the active fire power of the Wands set with the dynamic, extroverted personality of a King. He is creative and never rests even when he is old and his health declines. He believes in his creative ability and shows his inspiration. He is a passionate person. He always walks ahead and leads all the aspects if he has a chance.

Others follow him as he confidently shows them the right path. He is strong in pursuit of his goals. He is not a silent man who observes passively unless it suits his purpose. He always knows how to work and produce results. He has the ability to impress and inspire people. The King of Wands is never out of the ordinary, instead, he is the center of attention. He is a bold and reckless man. He avoids the safe and flat roads because he has the energy and the confidence to cope with the risk and conquer the victory. The King of Wands knows how to protect his point of views and always believes in himself.

The King of Wands is not like the other Court cards, he is not so addicted to creativity, or dreaming about ideas and doing them. Instead, he longs for an idea that could change the world to suit his point of view. He is an inborn leader who has great foresighted. When setting goals, he clings to them and ensures that they can be done with the support of those around him. People are attracted to this King because they know that he will accomplish all the goals which are set out before. He is the master of gaining the trust of others to help him.

The King of Wands is passionate about challenges because he likes those exciting feelings of confronting with difficulties and finding a mutually beneficial solution. In this process, he restrained the fear of him and other people, reassuring them that everything would succeed. He did not lie about that. When difficulties came, he always bears full responsibility from the beginning to the end. The King of Wands has a deep respect for others, and his compassion is always still there. He knows how to bring the best to others and allow them to express their thoughts and opinions to serve the interests of the majority.

II. King of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Creation, Inspire, Strong, Charismatic, Reckless.


  • Develop innovative projects and ideas;
  • Open up new fields of experience;
  • Have an innate aesthetic taste;
  • Apply self-description for good purpose;
  • Outline new strategies;
  • Unique and creative.


  • Pass on the enthusiasm;
  • Create a lively atmosphere;
  • Be an example to others who want to follow;
  • Pass on confidence;
  • Be a strong innate leader.


  • Have advantages;
  • Take the lead;
  • Assert yourself when necessary;
  • Absolute devotion and admiration;
  • Have the ruling nature.


  • Often displaying and gesturing;
  • Likes to make gentle gestures;
  • Ability to focus;
  • Attract others;
  • Being watched, followed and discussed.


  • Fearless;
  • Will grab the opportunity when there is a high reward;
  • Confronting opponents directly;
  • Dare to stand up and make a difference;
  • Indifferent to what others think;
  • Determined to defend his point.

IV. King of Wands Upright Card Keywords

inborn leadership, vision, entrepreneur, honor

Words and Keywords

Take responsibility, wisdom, charm, power, inspiration, motivation, maturity, the compassion like a father, intellect, ambition, assertiveness, independence, courage lively, cheerful and energetic, enthusiastic, loves the challenge, fond of excitement, passion, loyalty, performance, expression of majesty, prestige, optimism, generosity, encouragement, creativity, professionalism, fair competition, hasty and impulsive, unexpected income, contemplation, arbitration, negotiation.


The King of Wands is often associated with the zodiac signs of the Sagittarius, this card implies a masculine energy source which is open and adventurous. Like all Court cards, those King cards can generally imply a real person in your life. This person is usually a man. When the King of Wands appears, you seem to have an outbreak energy that will make you ready to use it positively.


Overall, King of Wands is a positive sign. Even if this card does not represent a specific person in your life, it still implies that a man around you always wants to give you some help and good thoughts about you. You will feel ambitious and goal-oriented, and other things more than that. You will have enough financial power to accomplish what you are thinking, just be positive.


In the field of work, the King of Wands can imply a man who has the ability to advise you. This is someone you can trust, whether at a certain level, his human skills may be slightly lacking. You should learn what is possible from him but also focus on the points which you want to do in a different direction to him. In general, everything should be done wisely, and if you are looking for a job, the King of Wands will be a very positive sign that you are about to receive a satisfied job placement.


In a spread about the relationship, the King of Wands is a great sign. He implies that someone whom you are interested in has a sense of protection and cares about you and that he/she also wants to do as much as possible to facilitate the relationship between you two develop well. You may be concentrating more on your job/career, but remember to spend time on your love life (even if you are alone). Otherwise, you will only consider work as the only thing in your life.


The King of Wands is a completely positive sign in terms of finance. You may discover a possibility that you did not know you had (and that ability can generate a lot of money for you). If you have ever thought about starting your own business, then this could be a great time to do it. Do not be reckless jumping into a field or certain investments which you have not known about. You should read, research and talk to others about what you want to do. However, do not be afraid of big dreams. The courage always has its own power.


The King of Wands is the message which is full of vitality. At the same time, the card also carries a warning that you should not overdo or use your body’s power beyond its actual capabilities. Rest and recovery are also important parts of health. You need to take the time to re-check what your true feelings are, and whether you are in the right place or not. Anger and negative emotions may not be beneficial to your health, think about the positive things.


The King of Wands is a sign that you are ready on the road to discovering your mental and spiritual aspects. However, these are also warnings about a tendency to neglect and push things too far away. Spiritual development is a process that can not be accomplished overnight, you should allow yourself time and space to do that. If It is too difficult for you to sit and meditate, just spend more time and effort. Let’s start with 30 seconds, all you need to do is stay focus. Walking meditation can also be very effective. In short, just do what works for you.

Situation and advice

You can get good advice from a strong, mature and gallant man. In relationships, you can appreciate the views of your partners. You may have the opportunity to interact with interesting people. You can negotiate well and communicate your point of view. However, when given the regular task, you are more likely to become annoying with the details. If you ask about love, be ready for a love adventure.

The King of Wands shows you are a very visionary and objective. You gain a lot because you are very clear about the future direction and how to do it. You do not waste time on unproductive activities or relationships.
The King of Wands reminds you to orient your life with a purpose and a long-term vision. Challenge is only part of the journey to achieve something positive. Finally, you will see the time is just a blip on the radar and it simply makes you stronger. Focus on your long-term goals.

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The arrival of the King of Wands also shows that the opportunity is ahead, and you have the right to accept the opportunities and challenges. You are the decisive factor in this situation, and the situation will diverge as directed. The hesitation or suspicion will not bring the appropriate response and confidence as required. However, as you begin to progress with this new role, you will feel more comfortable.


A decisive leader, the person who is responsible for a project or business, a committed father and husband; a man of generosity, maturity and loyalty towards a monogamous relationship and family life; the brilliant diplomat, a cautious entrepreneur who is impulsive and married; a man of integrity, credibility and professionalism; a person who can help you financially, a founder, an adventurer, a person who is responsible and initiates many projects.

An optimistic, happy, passionate, generous person who is less interested in detail and prone to hasty action; a person who loves solidity, courage and adventurous; a good negotiator, someone who inspires others to create creative work, a mediator, an arbitrator, an inspired speaker, missionary, a journalist, a teacher, a preacher, a gambler, an entrepreneur, people who related to the promotion or the market.

V. King of Wands Reversed Keywords

impulsive, hasty, brutal, high expectations

Words and Keywords

Overbearing, consider yourself as a moral person, arrogance, deception, injustice, tortuousness, arbitrariness, rigidity, prejudice, rumors, lack of flexibility, opposition, contrast, conflict, disagreement, temperament, controversy, aggression, intolerance, ruthlessness, autocracy, insensitivity, tyranny, hypocrisy, high self-esteem, self-seeking, self-interest, suspicion, submission, hatred for women, resentment of female authorities.


The King of Wands reversed shows hasty and impulsive decision. This can be a hegemonic, self-centered, and bossy person. This is not the way to make others obey, but a tendency to lose control. The King of Wands often does not even realize he has crossed the line between assertiveness and tyranny.

The worse, the King of Wands represents the most selfish and cruel nature of the Fire element. He may be the business partner who is taking advantage of you for his purpose. He may be an unscrupulous competitor. In love, he represents an interesting courtship that can be devastating emotions. He is only suitable for limited relationships, romantic and short vacations, or passionate encounters. The fire burned and faded in a moment.

In some respects, the King of Wands reversed may represent the image of a man who has been through a lot in his life, and therefore, generally speaking, he is a warm, kind and understanding person. He himself has a great source of energy, however, he understood that not everyone could catch up with him in many aspects. If this card does not refer to a real person in your life, it can represent a strong feeling and tend to be tolerant of others. If this makes you think of your children, think carefully whether tolerance is the best answer for them or not.


In general, the King of Wands is a positive card. The surrounding people seem to be kind, tolerant and understanding ones. You will need more energy than you think to be able to accomplish your goal. In addition, this card may imply that an older man will play an important and useful role in your life.


In the field of work, the King of Wands card, on the one hand, may be a good man, but on the other hand, it can also refer to a specific man who tends to be superior and looks down on you. Depending on the circumstances you may need to accept this, however, if this man causes too much trouble for you, then you may need to speak up for yourself and take action. You do not have to accept the situation of being exploited or doing the job which is not suitable for you, but remember not to let your pride can be easily hurt.


The King of Wands reversed is a good sign when considering emotional issues, especially if you are interested in an older person who is enthusiastic, kind, and warm. Regardless of who you are interested in, this card still implies that the person you love may need time to think smoothly about what he/she needs and wants in the relationship with you. It is important to be patient and open your heart when he/she finds the answer to those questions. You should take one step at a time.


When the King of Wands appears in reverse, it is often a clear sign that you can count on some financial advice from someone who is experienced – even if you are already an expert. Do not be too arrogant to make a request if necessary. You will also be more likely to have more to spend on some small investments. Do not just hide money, but let it be profitable for you. However, you should be cautious.


The King of Wands in reverse is the absolute sign of a healthy body. Meeting up with a physical trainer or nutrition counselor can bring you unbelievable benefits. You need to open your heart to listen to what they say and advice. If you have new targets in healthcare routine, make sure you do not force yourself to take excessive exercises and risk of injuries, slowly but surely.


The King of Wands, whether in upright or reverse, is also a sign that you are ready to explore your spiritual aspect. You should know that you do not have to refuse to accept the world with yourself in the spiritual development. We all live here, on this planet with other people, for a reason. You should be relaxed and then you can see your mental development will happen faster.

Situation and advice

King of Wands says you have set high expectations and are struggling to achieve your goals. You may feel frustrated because you can not achieve what you want in both fields of life. You should set a more realistic goal for yourself and know that you can’t do everything and can’t please all. You may be disappointed with the lack of progress in your effort, especially if this is influenced by the dependence on others. You can see that some people are keeping you and preventing you from fulfilling your dreams and goals. If that is true, you should not get involved with them as you will not be able to change them. You also need a little tolerance for others and accept that not everyone has as much energy as you, accept what they have and do not expect anything more.

An aggressive person can give an uncompromising or intolerant viewpoint. You may need to hold your stance instead of doing something which you know is wrong. You should also consider whether you are autocratic and ignore the feelings of others. This is also a time to watch out for those deceitful artists and their mechanism of making money. If it looks too good to be true, it could be a scam.


A liar or a trickster, a cheat artist, an overbearing and dogmatic; a stubborn man who wants to control; a prejudiced man who interferes with your plan or tries to drag you into a fight, a person who is not interested in the emotions of others, people whose main goal is self-promotion and self-profit, an unscrupulous missionary, second-hand car dealers.

In a Tarot spread, the King of Wands Tarot card asks you to take actions in your capacity. For example: creating masterpieces, becoming a leader, coping with risks or attracting people’s attention. This King card can also represent a man or woman who is taking the same action, or describing an exciting, adventurous and dramatic atmosphere. In one turn, he tells you that his special flow of energy is very useful for you now. Let yourself be inspired by the King of Wands in any form as he appears in your life.

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