Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning Keywords
UPRIGHT: Passion, Inspired Action, Bravery
REVERSED: Recklessness, Frustration
- Element: Fire
- Kabbalistic Sefirot: Tiphareth
- Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Beauty, Harmony
- Astrological Influence: Leo, Cancer
- Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
- Stones: Topaz, Yellow Diamond
- Knight of Wands: Air of Fire
In medieval times, knights were fearful warriors who rode on horseback. A knight generally belonged to an aristocratic wealthy family who could afford horse, armor, weapons, and training since childhood. Besides knowing tricks of war, the knights were good at reciting poetry and songs. They were true charmers.
The Imagery and Symbolism of the Knight of Wands Tarot Card
An armored warrior is riding a brown horse and there are a barren land and mountains in the background. He is holding a staff (wand) in one of his hands and reigns of the horse in the other. The wand depicts his passion and the green leaves at the top of the wand symbolize hope and growth. The armor that he is wearing shows that he is protected. There are red feathers on his helmet that look like burning flames. These feathers or flames show his passion, desires, and burning fiery energies. The brown horse symbolizes stamina, strength, and vitality along with stability and reliability. He has full control of the situation and this is suggested by the reigns in his hands. He is wearing a yellow shirt with a symbol of salamanders on it. Yellow is the color of joy and salamanders show endurance and they also symbolize transformation, passion and they can take over adversity. Legends say that Salamanders even withstand flames and can also extinguish them. There is a barren land and three mounds in the background just like we have seen on the page of the wands card. The barren land signifies that nurturing can change the barrenness and mounds denote the obstacles and goals. Three is the number of creativity.
Astrology and the Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands rules the first and second decans of Leo, the fixed fire sign, and the third decan of cancer. The knight of wands under the influence of the sign of Leo holds the qualities of generosity, warm-heartedness, creativity, enthusiasm, ambition, dynamism, confidence, and loyalty. He has true fiery energies.
Knight of Wands and Kabbalah
In Kabbalah, all the knights and all the sixes belong to the Sefirot of Tiphareth that means beauty or harmony. This Sefirot is the center of the tree of life and ruled by the sun. The powers and energies of all the other Sefirot flow into it and take a balanced form.
Knight of Wands as a Person
The Knight of Wands as a person is someone who is restless, fiery, passionate, charming, and freedom-loving. It can denote a charming and seductive person who is really sexy. These people are ready to take on any challenge and ready to make transformation and changes in their lives. These are passionate people who have vigor, strength, passion, vitality, and stamina. They have happy and joyful dispositions and high confidence. They seek growth in their lives. They have control of the situation and they act fast.
Knight of Wands Card in General Reading
If this card appears in a general reading, it can signify a situation or a person. As a situation, this card depicts change, traveling and some action towards one’s passion and goals. This is generally a positive card and it shows movement towards one’s goals and desires, action towards growth, and a positive and rapid transition. As a person, this card may represent the querent or someone else in a querent’s life. For women, it can indicate the entrance of a passionate and charming male. It can depict having the control of a rapidly changing situation as well or a person who takes charge of something and make it happen. This card also symbolizes hot-tempered people.
Knight of Wands Tarot Card in a Love Reading
If you are single, this card may represent the entrance of a lively, young, happy, dynamic, and enthusiastic person in your life. In a relationship, this card shows that you and your partner are moving towards your goals rapidly. However, this card tells you to take hasty decisions with caution. This card shows sexual energy. This card also shows the fiery temper of you or your partner.
Knight of Wands Tarot Card in a Career Reading
In a career reading, this card might indicate an upcoming work-related trip. It might also show a change in job or transfer. It shows some rapid transition at your workplace. This card indicates that when things will be changing rapidly, you’ll need to protect yourself and take control of the situation.
Knight of Wands Tarot Card in a Health Reading
This card is a good omen in a health reading. It shows rapid progress towards health goals and a burst of energy.
Knight of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
When this card is in a reversed position, everything will be falling away. The knight will fall from the horse and lose control of the situation. In a reversed position, this card depicts reckless behavior, hastiness, frustration due to lack of control, thinking later and acting first, and consequences of miscalculated transition. In a reversed position, this card may also show stagnation and lack of progress and movement.
In a love reading, this card might indicate a reckless attitude of you or the person in your life. It might also indicate a lack of passion, enthusiasm, and lack of intimacy.
In a career reading, this card advises you to make calculated decisions and not to go for something in haste. This card tells you not to hurry and consider the consequences before taking action. It might also indicate a lack of progress and lack of movement.
In a health reading, the reversed Knight of wands might indicate injury or accident. Be careful when this card appears and practice caution and safety.