King of Wands: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

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In a Tarot reading, the King of Wands can represent you or an important man in your life. Sometimes, the cards suggest that you take on the qualities of the King of Wands, especially if this card falls in an advisory position.

The King of Wands represents pure passion. When he makes an appearance, it means that the person represented by him is consumed with the pursuit of the things they want. Not only do they have drive but also the know how to actually achieve their desires. Like the Queen of Wands, the King is a step up in maturity, persistence and skill to the Knight and Page of Wands.

 In a Tarot card reading, the King of Wands in a spread can be a symbol of business, authority and innovation. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of the King of Wands, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards in this post are from The Wooden Tarot Deck by Skull Garden. 

Confidence is a defining trait of this King. He enjoys being somewhat of a centerstagist. Perhaps he played sports in his younger years or has an interest in sports. In his older years he is likely to be a boss, business owner or in charge of others in some way. The King of Wands often represents men which are in authority. He is also knowledgeable and well educated, even if self-taught.

Usually, the King of Wands appears as someone who is business orientated. They have good ideas and like to take charge of others. They are typically on the cutting edge with their creativity inventing the iPhones, software and solutions of tomorrow. You (or whoever is represented by the King of Wands) has the power to shake things up.

The King of Wands is certain of his convictions and will argue his case to the end. However, he can be doctorial in their views preferring to think of everything in black and white terms. Regardless of this trait (or because of it) The King of Wands can easily amass himself a following.

The King of Wand's Historical Meaning

In pre-modern times The King of Wands signified a traditional man who comes from the countryside (not a busy town). Usually, this man will bring you knowledge and information. Sometimes, The King of Wands can represent the presence of an honest individual.

The King of Wands in a Love Tarot Reading

Generally, the King of Wands does not make a bad life partner. They are willing to go out and work hard for their family. While he may be enthusiastic and creative, he is not the type to priorities partying over his loved ones.

If the King of Wands appears in the outcome position of a spread it can mean that your partner will grow to embody the qualities of the King of Wands or you will meet someone new who already has these traits.

The King of Wands is much more secure than the Knights or Pages. He knows what he wants and usually Kings settle down with their partners as they are at that stage in life. If the King of Wands represents you, then this means that you are the one who is ready to commit to someone even if you are still focused on your career and work.

I will say that the King of Wands can be difficult to live with. If you are certain of the things you believe in but this clashes with what the King of Wands thinks, then this could become a problem. The King of Wands can be an extremist. If the King of Wands appears in a negative reading it can mean that they are not willing to listen to your opinion of change their minds even if they are wrong.

In some instances, The King of Wands can mean that your partner has mostly sexual feelings towards you, but isn't looking for a relationship. If you're curious what your lover's feelings are towards you, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Spreads e-book! 

The King of Wands in a Business Tarot Reading

The King of Wands is generally favorable for a business orientated Tarot reading. It means that you are at the top of your game and will be recognized for your efforts. Your business is innovative and different from anything else available on the market. You (or the person represented by the King of Wands) will stand out as a public figure in your chosen field.

There will be times, however, when the King of Wands can appear in a negative or blockage position or spread. In these instances, it may mean that you assume that innovation is all that is needed to succeed.

The King of Wands can also embody the fact that you believe that you are somehow better or above other people, including your customers and competitors. Your delusion can become a problem if you are not open to any possible issues with the way you operate your business, sell your products or the offerings you bring to the table. In this case, the King serves as a warning that you should be assess all of options available to you, not just the ones you are adamant are best.   

The King of Wands as a Yes or No 

Like the other Wands courts, I read the King of Wands as being neutral. 

The King of Wands in a Positive Reading

In a positive reading, the Queen of Wands can indicate someone who:

- Is on the cutting edge

- Creates tomorrow

- Is business minded

- Takes charge

- Is certain of their convictions

The King of Wands in a Negative Reading

In a negative reading, the Queen of Wands can indicate someone who:

- Enjoys being the center of attention

- Always thinks they’re is right

- Does what they wants

- Can be an extremist

- Is a black and white thinker

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Cards used in this post are The Wooden Tarot by Skull Garden


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    Illustration: In a Tarot card reading, the King of Wands in a spread can be a symbol of business, authority and innovation. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of the King of Wands, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards in this post are from The Wooden Tarot Deck by Skull Garden. 

Illustration: In a Tarot card reading, the King of Wands in a spread can be a symbol of business, authority and innovation. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of the King of Wands, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards in this post are from The Wooden Tarot Deck by Skull Garden.