King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Keywords and Phrases:
Bold and dynamic, can be impulsive.
King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
The Kings and Queens can be very useful in a reading to indicate the personality description of a mature man or woman appearing in a situation, it can help you to be quite clear in your interpretation. Everyone tends to have a mixture of all the cards, similar to our astrology chart, we all have a balance of the elements, but we also tend to have dominant factors, which is what we look for. In daily life and conversation, we often stereotype people when describing to others and this approach is similar.
Some readers like to use the Kings and Queens to represent a facet of your personality, but I use them to identify specific people of a particular gender, so the Queens would always be women and the Kings always men (regardless of sexual orientation). In terms of astrological signs, I usually only use astrology sun signs to identify people in email readings, since we don’t have the advantage of a two-way conversation in a normal reading situation. Wands would be fire signs, Aries Leo, Sagittarius.
The King of Wands is quite dynamic but sometimes something of a risk taker because they like to push the boundaries and rules. They like the freedom to be able to operate unfettered, like plenty of variety and may get bored easily. Confident and self-assured, their natural charisma tends to attract others, although they’re not unknown to use this to their advantage as they rally people round to their way of thinking.
The King of Wands is an initiator, full of big bold ideas as he leads from the front, but there’s usually a whole army of people behind him, organising the details and picking up the pieces. They can be impulsive, patience is not their strong point, they see opportunity but conveniently forget failures along the way. On the downside, they can be rash, fiery, not good with details, and tend to think everything revolves around them, but they’re usually quite popular (a lovable rogue) and they make things happen.
Tarot Card Combinations: All the Kings and Queens have positive and negative traits so within the reading the individual meaning is neutral, depicting a particular person, and relying on surrounding cards to see how they impact the seeker. In future positions it may describe someone you don’t know yet but who will be important to a situation coming up.
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