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If you feel like there is something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.''

Wanda Sykes


The King of Wands is shown sitting on his throne facing left, holding a blossoming wand in his hand. His cloak and throne are both covered with black salamanders pattern, which represents fire element of the Court of Wands.

The King of Wands represents an individual or a situation with characteristic qualities of the card. When interpreted as a specific person, he is likely to be an older male that has one of the fire element zodiac signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) in his natal chart. He is idealistic, swift and passionate. This is someone who is not afraid to take on the leader role and get on with the challenges.

The King of Wands advises you to focus on manifesting your desires rather than dreaming about them. He can appear at times where you need to build confidence, be more proactive with your vision and inspire others along the way.

This card favors expression and creativity in all endeavors. With this king, your aspirations get out of the planning stage and take on the reality.

King of Wands Tarot Card

King of Wands Keywords

  • Creation

  • Passion

  • Leadership

  • Confidence



  • Scattered energy

  • Haste

  • Arrogance

  • Aggressiveness

Upright King of Wands

Guidance: The King of Wands suggests you to start creating your vision. This is a great time for you to initiate, guide and lead. It may also mean getting help from someone that has these skills. Things are moving fast and smooth for you. Whatever you wish to achieve, this is not a time to sit and wait around. Take this opportunity to accomplish as much as you can!

Love: The Kings of Wands as a person is a mature yet passionate lover who does not run away from challenges of a relationship. He is an individualist and wants to see an independence, strong partner by his side. If the card does not represent a person, you are advised to take on the qualities of the King. This means opening up more and communicating your desires and needs freely. When you express your true self, others will naturally gravitate towards your confidence and charisma. King of Wands as feelings represents physical attraction and passion.

Work/Finances: Work is a very favorable position for the King of Wands. It represents being resourceful, creative and in charge. Sometimes, it may also represent an actual person around you, perhaps as a mentor or boss. Everything moves faster and smoother with the fiery energy, therefore this is a great time to explore new venues, creative ideas or start a new business. Be determined and proactive about your vision and success is yours. It also shows that you are managing your finances well.

Health: The King of Wands is a hard worker, but sometimes he can get caught up in the stress of day-today life very easily. In future position, generally you will be more physically active and energetic.  If this speaks to you, don’t forget to allow yourself to rest and replenish your energy.

Spirituality: You feel passionate about your beliefs and you want to do more. The realization with King of Wands being in spirituality position is - You are the creator of your own reality. At this time, pursuing your passion and creative vision is what your soul wants to accomplish.

Guidance: In reversed position this is typically a card of small frustrating obstacles, usually self-created. The King of Wands reversed suggests that your energy scattered, hesitant and impulsive. In order to reach to your desired destination, you need to start believing in yourself. You have these big ideas and beautiful aspirations in your head- yet you can’t start from somewhere. Sometimes, courage is just a habit. More determination and discipline will get you results.

Love: The King of Wands reversed may represent you or your person who embodies the qualities of this card. As feelings, King of Wands shows that there is a lot of passion here, but also heated arguments- often stemming from the topic of commitment. King of Wands as a person in reversed is impulsive, unstable, arrogant and in the most extreme cases aggressive. If you wish to be with this individual, show them you are independent and fun and that a committed relationship is not a trap. If you are single, it can also talk about lack of confidence to make the first move.

Work/Finances: Something seems to be blocking your progress. You may be fed up with the obstacles and feel unmotivated to move forward. You doubt that your efforts are being wasted. If the King of Wands represents an actual person, it can talk about a ruthless and forceful work partner or a boss. In any case, it is time for you to get out of your head and emotions to take control of this situation. Being passive and afraid won’t get you anywhere. 

Health: In health context, the King of Wands reversed represents a loss of balance in your life, such as overthinking, overworking, overindulging etc. You are either burning yourself out or feeling exceptionally down and tired. This reversal typically does not indicate a major health problem, however; your health will benefit from reducing the stress in your life. 

Spirituality: You need to restore your inner balance. Sometimes, it can be hard to translate a powerful creative idea into material reality. Don’t let this upset you. You already have to fire burning within you, all you need is to pay attention.

Reversed King of Wands

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