King of Wands – Meanings & Interpretation – Minor Arcana

King of Wands Meaning In A Tarot Reading

See there, upon his throne, this King of Wands among the Minor Arcana. He holds the staff that is his scepter of office, watching over his great project.

He is a visionary, a man of deeply held conviction and honor, and a dauntless pursuer of his goals. He gets things done, and leads those who would see things get done with a natural-born charisma. Find out more about this tarot card!

King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – Upright


king of wandsThe King of Wands is the one who will get things done. If you have an idea you wish to bring to fruition, place it in the capable hands of this King. He will bring those together to work for him, taking advantage of his ability to draw others to him to find those capable. His respectful demeanor and depthless compassion reaches out to drive others to bring about his dreams and ambitions.

Past Events:

You have been driven with a singular purpose. Having taken a project in hand, you have been guiding it with a strong and fair hand, and inspiring those around you to work with you. Keep your eyes focused, and don’t let it get to your head, and the project will continue to prosper on its way to completion.

Present Events:

In your hand lay the stave, before you the proposal, will you take it up? You are being asked to lead, and the task presented you is a worthy one. Fear not, if you decide to pursue this task, those around you will rally to your cause and assist you in bringing it to fruition. Now is the moment of your opportunity, take it!

Future Events:

Your project is waiting for a leader, and he is coming. You will know them when they arrive, they will have the calm demeanor and skills of one who gets things done. Do not look for the vibrancy of the Knight, or the charisma of the Queen. It is the steady, thoughtful gaze of the King that will signal you that your project leader has arrived.

King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed


king of wands reversedThis is the King of Wands gone mad. His staff, once representing the power of wisdom and guidance, has now been turned to domination and the lash. His normally carefully thought out decisions have left the path of wisdom and are driven by the madman’s ambition.

He wants to see things done, it no longer matters whether they are the right things. His goals are high, and woe be to those who stand between him and those lofty gates. The King has gone mad, all fear the King.

Past Events:

Check your hand my King, does it hold the lash? Look upon your subjects, is there a fear in their eyes where once there was reverence? This is what happens when you have lost your purity of vision, and have focused only on ‘getting things done’. Your current predicament was born out of this madness, turn back while you still can.

Present Events:

Beware your status sire, beware your drive. You are dangerously, perilously close to becoming a petty tyrant. Do not let your fear of losing your way turn you to the ceremony of the lash. Step back, admit that you may have gone a bit power mad, and speak to those you work with to set the project back on course.

Future Events:

Take care to watch the project you are a part of, a tyrant is breeding in your midst. His madness is to be born, of losing track of all the things that need done, and it may be time for someone to approach him before he is born from the stresses of his grand vision. If you are currently without a leader, one is trying to breed from within, watch for him, his ambition outstrips his ability.

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