General Interpretation and Meaning of the King of Wands - Upright & Reversed

By astrology valley Sep 08 2021

The king of wands tarot card portrays a man holding a blossoming wand in his hands which will be used to depict creativity and passion of life. His throne and his cape are decorated with symbols of fire and strength, that is, salamander and lion. The salamander that seems to be biting its tails represents infinite strength that will help you overcome all obstacles. The robe is gleaming and orange in color resembling a flame, whereas the crown is sculpted like a tongue of fire.  

The key meanings of the king of wands include authority figure, financial gain, honesty and trustworthiness, meditation, and profession. This is the final card in the suit of tarot cards. He is a mastermind of new strategies and uses self-expression to get what he wants. Unlike other cards it does not represent a message, instead, it represents you or a person related to your life.  

General interpretation and meaning of the King of Wands 

If we talk in general context the upright position of the King of Wands represents real power and pure energy. If this card appears in your tarot reading then consider it as a sign if you are facing a problem that doesn't seem to have an answer. It indicates that you will have the strength, experience, and passion to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. You are in charge of your life. You have a way of leading people forward, you motivate people around you and set a good example for people who look up to you. You don't care what other people think about you. You have a clear vision of what you want to do in your life and you are on the path of accomplishing that with the help of those around you. Other people are naturally attracted to you because they see a determined, charismatic, and focused leader. They believe in you and support your vision.  

King of wands, as a person, is optimistic, confident, energetic and a born leader. He can be a fire sign like Leo, Aries, or Sagittarius. He is charming, friendly, and has a way with his words. He is also action-oriented, fearless, and motivated. These are the qualities that only a leader possesses. He is a free soul who likes to enjoy his freedom and will not tolerate any kind of restriction. He can be controlling, hot-tempered and self-centered sometimes but when given freedom he is passionate, proud, honest, and protective. 

Love & Relationships (Upright) 

In a tarot reading relating to love, if you are in a relationship then the King of Wands indicates that your partner possesses the qualities mentioned in the above section or you are the one having some of these qualities in your love life. If it is your partner then keep in mind that nothing can turn him off quicker than you being needy or clingy. The women that he is most attracted to are independent, strong, and those who do not restrict his freedom. If the king of Wands is overwhelmed emotionally then he may suddenly cut off all connections from you and run off to a hill. Don't be scared if this card comes in your tarot card reading, it simply indicates that your partner has warm feelings for you and is protective of you. If you are single then this card means that you will meet someone who possesses the qualities mentioned above or you will be the one possessing these qualities in your love life. Remember, if it indicates a person you are interested in then make sure you do not get in the way of their freedom and understand them if you want to be with them for a longer period. This Minor Arcana card can also mean that you are so busy with improving other areas of your life or enjoying singlehood that you do not have time to find yourself a partner. 

Money & Career Interpretation (Upright) 

In a career-related tarot reading, the king of wands indicates that things are going to be great on the work front. You should feel action-oriented, motivated, and energetic when he appears on your tarot reading. This card means you have the right experience, confidence, and leadership skills. You may already be a leader, boss, or teacher when it appears in your tarot spread. If you are planning to start your own business then consider it a good omen. It means you are capable of making it successful. In a financial Tarot reading, King of Wands means that you are good at managing your money and you are going to see financial success.  

Health Interpretation (Upright) 

The king of wands is generally considered a good omen in health tarot reading. It indicates vitality and good health. Your newfound health goals are great but do not overdo them as they may cause you exhaustion or injury. This card may also suggest that you should find creative solutions to achieve your goals because you already have so much on your plate. If this card appears in your tarot reading then it may also be a sign to take a rest as you have been exhausted. 

Spiritual Interpretation (Upright) 

The king of wands, in a spiritual context, indicates that you are going in the right direction on the spiritual path. But don't rush too far too fast. Remember everything doesn't complete in one day so take time, stop and explore beautiful things around you, because this is your journey of exploration and discovery. Don't push yourself too hard fulfilling other's needs.  

General interpretation and meaning of King of Wands (Reverse) 

The King of Wands suggests that you may be lacking the energy, experience, or enthusiasm needed to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. You chose to be in the back seat and not be productive at all. You may have a feeling that you are not on the right way to achieving your tasks or you may be setting a bad example for people who look up to you. When this minor arcana card appears in reverse in your tarot reading, then it may indicate that you may be thinking too much about what other people think about you and you may be too afraid to cross the line of your comfort zone and take action. 

The king of Wands reversed represents a mature male who is obnoxious, controlling, and forceful. You may be controlling and bullying everyone around you. On the other side, the King of Wands reversed, indicates that you may be weak, ineffective, dependant on others, and may break the promises he made. 

Love & Relationships Interpretation (Reversed) 

If the King of Wands reversed appears in your love tarot reading then it indicates that, if you are in a relationship, either your partner embodies the qualities mentioned in the above section or you are the one possessing these qualities. If you have a partner that has these qualities then it may be a sign of an abusive relationship, a violent partner, or a dominating partner. It also indicates that your partner may be afraid of commitments or may not stay true to his words. If you are single and if this minor arcana card appears on your tarot reading, then beware as it may indicate that you are going to meet a person who possesses these qualities. If you want to make them a better person then don't be forceful with them, else they may run away. 

Money & Career Interpretation (Reversed) 

In a career tarot reading, reversed King of Wands suggests that things may not be going great on the work front. You may have been wasting time listening too much to other people's opinions and not prioritizing your goals. If you are planning to start your business then it is a bad omen. On the financial front, the King of Wands reversed means that you have been waiting for financial success to come into your lap automatically. It may also indicate that it is not a good time to make investments. Bossing everyone around will not get you anywhere. A true leader is not rude, controlling, and walks away from people.  

Health Interpretation (Reversed) 

The king of Wands reversed suggests, in a health Tarot reading, that you have been burning yourself out lately, you have a low immune system. Don't be so harsh on yourself and try to keep yourself away from stress. You don't always have to keep running, it will burn your system. Instead, take a deep breath, feel the beauty around you and you will see benefits in your health. 

Spiritual Interpretation (Reversed) 

On the way of exploring your spiritual development, you may have been too rigid or strict on yourself, which indicates the King of Wands reversed in a spiritual context. There is no particular rule that states you can't be spiritual or have a good time. Enjoying life is everyone's right and also good for the soul so loosen your ties and enjoy the journey you are on. 


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