King of Wands Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Entrepreneur, natural-born leader, visionary, experienced adult

REVERSED: Problems with business, rude person, bully, abusive person

  • Element: Fire
  • Kabbalistic Sefirot: Chokmah
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Wisdom
  • Astrological Influence: Sagittarius, Scorpio
  •  Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Stones:  Star Ruby, Turquoise  
  •  King of Wands: Fire of Fire

Kings were rulers of a whole kingdom in the middle ages. The role of a king was to protect the kingdom against invaders, consolidate power, and increase the wealth of the kingdom. A king often traveled through his kingdom to see the plight of the realm. A king’s most important responsibility was to establish order and keep the peace. A king’s responsibility was to administer justice, resolve disputes between nobles, and uphold the power.

King of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Symbolism Meaning

The Imagery and symbolism of the King of Wands Tarot Card

Symbolically, a king represents a powerful male or a father figure. The King of Wands is seated on a throne that is a seat of power. His throne is placed on a grey pedestal. Grey is the color of impartiality. There is a salamander by the side of his throne and images of salamanders are made on his cape, and throne as well. The symbolic meaning of salamander is transformation and passion and legends say that a salamander can withstand flames.  The presence of salamanders in the picture depicts endurance and resilience. The king is wearing an orange robe. Orange is the color of desire, stimulation, and enthusiasm. The green color of his dress is a symbol of growth and fertility. The yellow color depicts his optimism and clarity of thoughts.  The king is holding a wand in his hand but he is just holding it lightly. The king doesn’t need any support to pursue his endeavors. He has a stable and secure seat of authority already. The king’s posture suggests that he might get up anytime and embark on a journey or travel. There are lions made on the back of his seat. The lion is a majestic animal and symbolizes strength and courage.

Astrology and the King of Wands

Astrologically, the King of wands represents the fiery sign of Sagittarius. It rules the third decan of Scorpio and the first and second decan of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a mutable sign and people from this sign are freedom-loving, jovial, honest, straightforward, philosophical, intellectual, optimistic, and restless. The King of wands shows all the energies of this fiery sign in a pictorial manner. He is daring, spontaneous, courageous, and passionate.

King of Wands and Kabbalah

The King of Wands belongs to the Sefirot of Chokmah (Wisdom) in Atziluth. Atziluth is the world of creation and it is at the level of pure spirit. All the 2’s of minor arcana and all the kings belong to this Sefirot. Chokmah is a Sefirot of Masculine energies and it is opposite to the Sefirot of Binah, which is pure feminine energy.

King of Wands as a Person (Upright)

The King of Wands as a person can be an established entrepreneur in modern times. This card doesn’t necessarily reflect a man but a mature adult with the qualities of the King of Wands as a person but it may also represent a father or a father figure (a male). The King of wands is someone who has a fiery temperament, who loves to travel and who has complete control of the situation and his or her desires. The King of Wands depicts such people who are confident, passionate, and attractive. They are active, motivated, and have sex appeal. These people are born leaders, visionaries, great mediators, and highly passionate and enthusiastic with a great tolerance level. However, they can be forceful, aggressive, and assertive if and when needed.

King of Wands Card in General Reading (Upright)

This card can reflect a person or a situation when it appears in a general reading. As a person, it may reflect the querent or someone in the querent’s life. As a situation, this card reflects a favorable and well-established situation. This is the situation that is organized, well established, and full of positive and motivating energies. This card may indicate a well-established business. It shows a situation where you have experience and have the maturity to take decisions. You are ready to take action and you are ready to face any difficulties or challenges that might arise.

King of Wands Tarot Card in a Love Reading (Upright)

If this card appears in a love reading, it might indicate that one person in the relationship embodies the qualities of the King of Wands. If you are single, this card might suggest that someone with the qualities of the king of wands will be entering your life. If this card depicts you in a love reading that it means that you have everything that it takes. Just go and get.  

King of Wands Tarot Card in a Career Reading (Upright)

This is a very good card to get in a career reading. It shows a successful business or success in a business venture. In a job, this card indicates that you have acquired a high position and experience. You have confidence and the needed motivation to complete a task. This card might indicate the presence of a boss with the King of Wands qualities. There is nothing to worry about because such bosses value hard-work, devotion, and enthusiasm.

King of Wands Tarot Card in a Health Reading (Upright)

This is a positive health card. It shows that you have endurance, resistance, and immunity to go through any health-related challenge. This card shows vitality and vigor.  

King of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When the King of Wands is in a reversed position, he will no longer be able to easily hold his position of power and resultantly he will lose confidence and self-esteem. This position will make him impulsive, tactless, reckless, and blunt. This person might also throw temper tantrums. This card in a reversed position also indicates a failed or failing business.

This card in a general reading in a reversed position shows that hastiness is making the situation go out of control. The situation is getting out of control but control can be brought back by controlling the impulses and hastiness.

In a love and relationship reading, this card in a reversed position might indicate the presence of someone who is controlling, impatient, hasty, mean, unreliable, or overly optimistic. It is also time to look at your role in a relationship. You might need to change it.

In a health reading, this card indicates poor habits resulting in poor health. This card indicates that changing your lifestyle can bring positive changes to your health.