Tarot Heaven King of Wands Description and Symbolism
King of Wands Universal Rider Waite

King of Wands

Prince of the Chariot of Fire

Fire of Fire

Court Element: Fire

Suit Element: Fire

Golden Dawn Zodiac: Nov 13-Dec 12 (Scorpio/Sag)

BOTA Zodiac: March 10- April 9 (Pisces/Aries)

Hebrew Letter: Yod

Sephiroth: Chokmah



Relates to the Magician.


King of Wands Description and Symbolism


The King of Wands sits on his throne about ready to get up. He looks as if we just caught the picture during an action pose. The throne is not stony, but yellowish-orange in color. It looks like it could be leather. Black salamanders eating their tails and lions adorn the headrest of his throne. The salamanders are in both the Page of Wands and the Knight of Wands as well. The only exception is that the salamanders tail is more open on the others. The closed circle in the King of Wands indicates completion. All kings indicate a completion of the suit they encompass.


The King of Wands is the embodiment of Suit of Fire. No longer a page, nor a knight, he is has earned the title King of Wands. He is fiery, strong and capable. He is a man of action and very athletic. He gets people motivated and keeps the fire going.


The King of Wands wears an orange dressing gown. His cape is green and yellow with black salamanders all over it. Reds, oranges and yellows tend to be exciting, animated and lively. The green adds a tone of fertility and lushness that is lacking in the Queen of Wands. The fire breathes to life the green salamander and keeps everything balanced.


There is a little green salamander by his cape. Salamanders love the sun and this reinforces the fiery nature of the Suit of Wands.


King of Wands Interpretation and Divination


King of Wands as a Person


The King of Wands is very down to earth. He can be a simple man, who does without grand luxuries. He has a high energy level, which plays out through sports and physical fitness.


He has high ethics and morals. A persistent and motivated man, when he wants something he will go after it even to his own detriment.  Think of him as the team cheerleader motivating others through his stamina and energy. Everyone loves him. He is a people person.


The King of Wands is a go-getter. He is active and always doing. He is the ring leader, the one who organizes and manages everyone else. His vivacious energy gets other people motivated.


He is very focused and driven to succeed and always be his best. He can be very goal oriented. At times he is prone to tunnel vision. His quick decision making sometimes gets him in a pickle, but the King of Wands fixes and rides dilemma with ease.


I got this card once to describe a short, red headed arms dealer from Australia. My client would meet this man and the man would inspire him to get out of retirement by taking a few jobs selling arms. The King of Wands can really have any type of job just as long as he is the ring leader and the man who motivates others.


I also get the King of Wands in readings when someone is very sexual. The King of Wands is almost never sexually satisfied and always ready to take the plunge into a new sexual adventure. If you want to spice up your sex life, find the King of Wands. But I've had many readings where the King of Wands might not make the most faithful partner. He may be emotionally involved with someone, but still looking at various other ladies.


If you ask him, "What's better than a woman?" He will reply, "Two women!"


King of Wands as a Father


He may never see fault in his children. He never sees his children as "unfixable". If he encounters a problem with one of them, he simply finds a new way to motivate them or inspire them.


He fully expects his family to go on what ever mission or idea he has going. If they don’t follow him he can be domineering because he feels like he is always right.


He's fully athletic and fun to take to sporting events. He's definitely the father who coaches the kid's basketball, football or soccer games. He's the fun dad who all the kids wish were their dad.


The King of Wands may run a bad temper, especially when reversed. He maybe very protective of his teenage daughters. I got this card once for a woman whose father would follow her on her dates as a teenager. He would just show up and say something like, "Oh. I was just shopping here too."


King of Wands in Love


When the King of Wands appears in your love reading, an intense romantic relationship is on the forefront. You will be actively pursued by this man. He is very charismatic.


King of Wands as Feelings


The King of Wands feels very passionate and fiery. That fire and passion is a torch you can take with you to lead the way. This card can also represent a sexually feeling.


King of Wands Professions


Educator. Father. Visionary. Politician. Sales. Inventor. Motivational Speaker. Marketing and Advertising Executive. Producer.


King of Wands Reversed


The King of Wands reversed is an emotional cry baby. He's immature and self entitled. He may want all the rewards without any work. He maybe prone to lazy days loafing off other people.



King of Wands Card Combinations


King of Wands and Five of Wands:

     a. He coaches the kids lacrosse (or any sport) with vigor and



King of Wands and the Six of Wands:

     a. Feeling burnt out by all the activities


King of Wands and Eight of Wands:

     a. You have the energy to get everything on your to do list done!


King of Wands and Nine of Swords:

     a. A person with the King of Wands characteristics maybe

        causing your anxiety and stress.

     b. Staying up all night with relentless energy.

     c. Having an obsessive need to clean.


King of Wands and Knight of Swords:

     a. A clash of power and might.


King of Wands and Two of Cups:

   a. You maybe feeling an intense connection with someone who has

       characteristics of the King of Wands.


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