King of Wands Tarot Meaning

King of Wands Tarot Guide

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This post is intended to be a mini King of Wands Tarot Guide. It is important to mention that the longer you work with the cards the more you will discover how they speak to you. For example, the King of Wands does have a theme and traditional meaning but I recommend leaving “space” for the card to speak to you. Over time, you may discover that the card represents unique insights or themes for you personally.

Suit of Wands Summary

King of Wands Tarot – Upright Meaning

  • As a person
    • The King of Wands represents a mature, ambitious man who is goal-oriented and has a dominating personality. He is a natural leader who has the will to accomplish what he wants. He may be an entrepreneur or career-oriented individual who is creative, proactive, and really loves taking action on his own ideas. And while he loves his own ideas, he is still open-minded enough to accept insights or help from other people. 
    • This is someone who does what is needed to further his cause and he is not afraid to stand apart to do so. He enjoys standing in his own power and is not afraid to confront adversity. 
    • This king can be quick-tempered, quick to judge others, and can be brash. He expects others to be capable, efficient, and as accomplished as he is. 
  • Figurative meaning
    • Aries, Leo or Sagittarius
    • Fire + Fire
    • The querent has the force of will that gets things done. They have the strength to challenge themselves and are ambitious and goal-oriented.
    • Can also represent leadership and organizational abilities. 
    • If the querent is working on a project or taking career moves it can represent that there is full force momentum.  The querent has the will to accomplish what he wants.  

Multiple Kings showing up in a reading

  • If two Kings show up in a reading for a male querent it could mean that the querent is in competition with another male. Two kings showing up in a reading for a female querent might represent a professional conference or meeting.
  • Three kings in a spread can symbolize a professional fraternity or group. 
  • Four kings in a reading can represent a men’s interest group or that there are issues arising as a result of a dominant male authority.
  • In a reading about love, two kings in a reading can mean that two people are competing for the affections of the querent. If there are more “fire dominant” card in the reading it could mean that romance might bloom from sort of professional meeting or work conference. 

Shadow Side of the King of Wands

  • As a person
    • An authoritarian man with anger issues and explosive tendencies. He can also be patronizing.
    • This card reversed can also represent a person who has a victim mentality and is blaming others for their problems. 
    • There may be a dominant male figure in the querent’s life who is having a negative effect on their life. 
  • Figurative meaning
    • The King of Wands reversed can represent danger in the form of anger and self-destructive tendencies.  Are you feeling explosive or directing that energy inward? Either way, it’s time to take a breath and get centered.
    • Are you embracing a victim mentality and blaming others for your problems? If yes, take a step back and put on your big person pants and re-evaluate things. It is time to step into your courage and take responsibility for your part in the situation at hand.
    • Are you being too dogmatic and strict? Where can you loosen up a little bit?

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