King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Tarot card meanings and correspondences for the King of Wands

The Kings are the Masters of their respective Element and the King of Wands, being the Master of the Element of Fire, is the Master of anything his heart desires. His driving force is the desire to express his own unique personality fully and to shine brightly in the world.

“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.”
~ Ralph Lauren

The weak point of the King of Wands is a lack of attention to detail. However, that is usually not a problem since he is charismatic enough to gather people around him who are inspired by his vision and more than happy to help with the more menial tasks.

Another possible weakness can be arrogance and lack of understanding for those who, unlike him (or her as the card can signify either gender) are not as inclined to pursue success. It is quite amazing to watch how quick people are to forgive him is pride though. They often wish to be near him so that some of his boundless optimism will rub off on them.

The quote below could have been penned by the King of Wands himself:

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain.”
~ William Jennings Bryan

Affirmation: “I understand that I am as powerful as I think I am and banish any limitations to my power now.”

King of Wands Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for granting me the possibility of mastering anything my heart desires. I pray for the right blend of confidence and humility as I set out to manifest my goals. So mote it be!


Correspondences for the King of Wands

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius (first two decans) and Scorpio (final decan)

Element: Fire of Fire

Archangel: Michael (Angel of Fire) and Sachiel (Ruler of Jupiter/Sagittarius)

Gemstone: Amber and Chrysocolla

Scent: Sage


The King of Wands in Love and Relationships

A natural-born leader, this guy is the Master of the Fire Element . If it is one thing he’s not short on it’s confidence.  But where will his confidence take him? Will he be on stage doing stand-up comedy or is he busy organising the next coup d’état?

And what about intimacy? How important you are to him may ultimately be determined by how willing you are to share his vision.

Pros: If you’re looking for a man to inspire you, this is your guy! He could sell snow to Eskimos. His optimism is extremely contagious.

He’s a straight shooter. No second-guessing is needed.

He’s adventurous and loves to surprise the one he loves.

He’s passionate and spontaneous and can make things really sparkle in the bedroom.

And he’s usually quite lucky.

Cons: He can be a bit of a clown and sometimes suffers from foot-in-mouth disease.

His spontaneity can go overboard and put himself (his health) and his family at risk (finances).

He doesn’t like to feel tied down and is one of the Courtiers most prone to commitment phobia. He can be quite authoritarian and tends to see the world in black and white.

Type of date he prefers: Anything spontaneous and active… surprise him!

Time from your first date until you introduce him to your parents: Ohhhh… not so sure he wants to meet them at all. If he loves you, he’ll do it for you but only when he’s good and ready. Then again, if you tempt him with borrowing your dad’s yacht for a spontaneous weekend of fun and frolics in the sun…

Wedding style: In a far-flung place surrounded by strangers suits him just fine and appeals to his sense of adventure.

Type of dad he would make: The goofy side of his personality (it’s quite prominent even when he tries to hide it!) will love playing with the kids. He’ll also be interested in making sure they grow up with the right values and will encourage them to travel at an early age. He’ll want them to grow up to be independent and confident in their abilities.

His best match: The Queen of Swords as a) she appreciates his philosophical side  and b) she doesn’t mind getting married far away from her family and friends.

His worst match: The Queen of Pentacles who a) usually needs to stay where she has put her roots down and b) values a man who knows how to repair the tractor over a man who travels the world and writes self-help books.

King of Wands as Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice

Situation: Leadership and visionary ability are at the heart of the matter

Challenge: You may be prone to forgetting about crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s

Opportunity: Your vision may create great progress if you know how to get others on board

Action Advice: Speak with the authority that comes from being single-minded about your vision

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