The Knight of Wands is a classic ‘quick’ Tarot card. Usually, when this card appears its meaning is clear; something (or someone) in your life is about to quickly enter, or quickly leave.
With regards to maturity, the Knight of Wands is a step up from the Page of Wands. However, he is not yet at the level of a Queen or King so keep this in mind when you’re designing your interpretation.
The Knight of Wands is excitable and enthusiastic but also has the ability to actually get things done. The Knight predicts that you will go through a period where you put your foot to the paddle and do some work with regards to a dream you have or plans you have made.
It is possible that the Knight of Wands does not represent you but another person in your life (or someone coming into your life ) who is a real go-getter who is willing to dispose all of their energy into manifesting what they want into reality.
Haste is a theme with the Knight of Wands. While this can be a good thing, it means that the Knight can swiftly enter and leave people’s lives. Therefore, while you can rely on the Knight to build you a house that doesn’t mean that they will then want to move their stuff in once its built.
Speaking of houses, it is common for the Knight of Wands to symbolize a change of residence. You or someone close to you is probably going to move house. If this is what you want, great if not beware of your finances.
The Knight of Wand's Historical Meaning
Previously, the Knight of Wands was mostly read as symbolising an individual departing the seeker’s life. In the past the Wands and Swords suits were typically read as representing trouble so this may be where this interpretation comes from. In the early 20th century Waite notes that the Knight of Wands can predict emigration, movement and a change of home.
The Knight of Wands in a Love Tarot Reading
In general, it is more favourable to receive a Knight of Wands than a Page of Wands for a love reading. The Knight is more reliable and has an increased sense of responsibility. This individual is not as emotionally mature as a King or Queen, but may be ready to commit in the future. This doesn’t mean they will commit to you, though.
The Knight of Wands is a highly sexualised card. While this is fine for some people, the card can be a warning that the Knight has plenty of physical feelings towards you but isn't looking for anything long term.
There is a vintage interpretation which says that the Knight of Wands symbolises someone leaving. I have found that although the Knight of Wands doesn’t always set out with bad intentions they are the type of person who always think that the grass is greener on the other side. Usually, the individual represented by the Knight of Wands falls out of love and ends the relationship. If you're having a hard time in your love life, and would like predicts and guidance, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.
The Knight of Wands in a Business Tarot Reading
Unlike with the Page of Wands, the Knight of Wands is more likely to take action. While the Page represents the birth of an idea, the Knight acts on that idea and manifests something, anything into reality.
The Knight of Wands can mean that your business plans will begin to take shape. You’ll be busy, busy, busy, creating new things and getting a move on. You will not necessarily begin to see results but you will actually have your products and/or services in physical form.
The only real negative thing about the Knight of Wands in a business Tarot reading, is that it can mean that you’ll move so fast you’ll not give yourself time to rest or think. You could risk burn out if you don’t schedule in some down time.
The Knight of Wands as a Yes or No
The Knight of Wands is neutral for most questions. However, if it is an 'action' question involving if you should or shouldn't do something, the Knight of Wands is a yes, get moving.
The Knight of Wands in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, the Knight of Wands can indicate:
- Action being taken
- Things getting done
- A change of home
- Something tangible in your hands
- Someone who gets the job done
- Someone who is a go getter with lots of energy
The Knight of Wands in a Negative Reading
In a negative reading, the Knight of Wands can indicate:
- Doing too much
- Moving too fast
- Someone leaving
- A level of commitment which isn’t what it could be
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