“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
~ Terry Pratchett
Idealistic, passionate, impetuous and adventurous are words that sum up our fiery Knight of Wands. As an action advice card, he shows up at times when we need to act quickly and based on what we are truly passionate about. He can also signal travel. The opportunity that could arise with this Knight in the mix is to have brand new adventure. He simply doesn’t do boring!
Affirmation: “I eagerly anticipate my next big adventure.”
Knight of Wands Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for another day to seize and for adventures that bring colour and passion to my life. Help me to respond swiftly when opportunity knocks. So mote it be!
Correspondences for the Knight of Wands
Element: Air of Fire
Zodiac Sign: First two decans of Leo, last decan of Cancer
Archangel: Michael (Ruler of Sun/Leo) and Gabriel (Ruler of Moon/Cancer)
Gemstone: Red jasper to help stay grounded while quickly and passionately moving forward
The Knight of Wands in Love and Relationships
If the Knight of Wands signifies the one you carry your torch for, you might want to know a bit more about the pros and cons of dating this guy.
He might be a Leo or an Aries or just generally very charismatic and ‘fiery.’ He’s flirty but he can’t help it… right? If he’s mostly a good guy, keep reading. If he’s a bit of an asshole… What are you doing hooking up with him?!
Pros: He’s fun loving and knows how to show his date a good time. He’s not afraid of attracting attention and usually doesn’t mind public displays of affection. He can be very generous. Young or not he’s usually sexually experienced which means you’ll have a good time doing the horizontal samba.
Cons: He can also be very selfish. This is not all bad. The Knight of Wands type person can teach us girlies a thing or two about looking out for number one – he’s so very good at it! His sexual prowess means you really should take every precaution to make sure you don’t catch anything.
Type of date he prefers: Action please! Bungy jumping, ski diving, downhill skiing, paintballing, skinny dipping… You get the picture.
Time from your first date until you introduce him to your parents: Tricky with this one as it may never happen. Commitment isn’t his forte.
Wedding style: Las Vegas, baby! Be prepared for the annulment two days later when he sobers up.
Type of dad he would make: Absentee, most likely… but if he’s around he’ll teach your kid some killer moves on the Xbox. Hide the games with inappropriate age ratings if he’s around younger kids. Discernment isn’t his forte either. The kids will love him though. Basically, he’s a big kid himself.
His best match: The Queen of Wands as a) she won’t put up with his nonsense and b) she’s not likely to get too heavily attached emotionally.
His worst match: The Queen of Pentacles because she would a) expect him to behave responsibly and b) be a good provider.
The Knight of Wands as Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice
Situation: A departure is imminent
Challenge: Don’t be an attention hogger… Oh, and check any safety gear carefully before you jump out of the airplane!
Opportunity: An opportunity for travel or adventure
Action Advice: Start having some more fun. Now may not be a great time to look for ‘The One’ but that shouldn’t stop you from dating.