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One way to get the most out of your life is to look upon it as an adventure.’’

William Feather


In the Rider Waite deck, the Knight of Wands is an enthusiastic young figure shown riding his horse with a wand in his hand. His light and colorful armor is covered with black salamanders, which represents fire element of Court of Wands. This knight seeks to explore new adventures rather than entering a battle and conquering his opponents.

The Knight of Wands represents an individual or a situation with characteristic qualities of the card. He is so full of life energy and youth that his actions are sometimes impulsive. When this card shows up in a reading, it is a general indication that things are moving very fast.  Since he is an knight on the road, he also acts as a messenger. The Knight of Wands card brings the news of a new, exciting adventure whether it be a new job, a travel or a romantic relationship.

Even though the Knight of Wands does not have the maturity and wisdom of Queen and King of Wands, he has faith in his journey and in himself.

As a person, Knight of Wands is likely to be an younger male that has one of the fire element zodiac signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) in his natal chart.

Knight of Wands Tarot Card

Knight of Wands Keywords

  • Passion

  • Energy

  • Adventure



  • Scattered energy

  • Delays

  • Immaturity

  • Laziness

Upright Knight of Wands

Guidance: Follow your heart. You have a burning desire within you to make a bold change in your life, and in order to do that you need to put your fears and doubts aside at this time. With the Knight of Wands on upright position, good news are coming very soon. Generally, you will be full of energy and things will be running fast and smooth.

Love: The Knight of Wands as a person represents an adventurous, energetic and passionate lover. His energy brings out childlike fun and freedom in a relationship. Even though this card alone is not indicative of a more serious commitment, it is a meaningful connection that can be built upon. You may be receiving a happy surprise or a romantic offer soon. As feelings of someone, the Knight of Wands card talks about physical attraction and excitement to start something new.

Work/Finances: The Knight of Wands often represents new beginnings, ambition and swift progress. Whatever that is waiting for you in your journey, you are excited and driven to get the job done. Although, the Knight of Wands is an ‘act now, think later’ kind of person, so make sure to avoid hasty decisions at this time- especially regards to a big change or your finances. You may be receiving a new business offer soon. Work related travel is also very possible.

Health: The Knight of Wands represents youthful vigor and high stamina. It can also be interpreted as bringer of good news. This card suggests that it is a pretty active and energetic time for you- just don’t burn yourself out.

Spirituality: The Knight of Wands suggests that you feel enthusiastic about exploring new ideas. There is a fire within you to delve deep within, or perhaps take an adventure or do something creative and passionate. Whatever it is you wish to accomplish; this card reminds you to have fun rather than being too serious about it.

Guidance: In reversed position; the Knight of Wands suggests minor delays and obstacles in the desired outcome. You feel restless, want to get things done fast; but unless you focus your energy in a productive way. you won’t be able to. Be patient. This card can sometimes describe a specific person who is impulsive and childish.

Love: The Knight of Wands reversed can be viewed as a lover whose childish behavior is creating conflicts in a relationship. As reversed, he is short tempered and easily provoked. Perhaps one minute he wants to be more serious with you, and the other he doesn’t want to lose his freedom. Whether this describes an individual or a situation, you are being advised to think before you act. Any relationship with the Knight of Wands requires patience and consistency.

Work/Finances: The Knight of Wands suggests even though you have an abundance of energy and ideas, you are not focused enough to see things through. This may result in delays and frustrations in your plans. Alternatively, you may be biting more than you can chew. When this card describes of a specific person, you are advised to be aware of an envious or immature individual in your work area. Financially, you may be living beyond your means.

Health: The Knight of Wands indicates not being able to manage stress and tension properly. As a result, you probably feel frequently overwhelmed and overloaded most of the time. It may be time to cut a few unnecessary agitations from your life.

Spirituality: If you are always on the move, always looking for the next mountain to climb-you may be a restless soul. In order to restore balance in your life, the Knight of Wands reversed encourages you get out of this ‘what is next?’ mentality to be more ‘here and now’.

Reversed Knight of Wands

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