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King of Wands

In a general context, the King of Wands indicates that you will have the energy, experience and enthusiasm to accomplish what you set out to achieve at this time. You are taking control of your life. You will motivate those around you, lead the way forward and set a good example for those who look up to you. You do not worry about other people’s opinion of you and you dare to be different when this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot reading. As a person, the King of Wands is a mature male who is confident, strong, energetic and optimistic and a natural born leader. He may be a fire sign such as Aries, Leo or Sagittarius He is friendly by nature, funny, charming and good with words. He is also fearless, freethinking, motivated and action-orientated.  He has an independent streak and as such, he needs his freedom and will not tolerate neediness. The King of Wands does not like to let emotions stand in the way of his enjoyment of life. He is usually supportive of those around him and has learned to be lenient. However, the King of Wands can be self-centred, hot-tempered and controlling. However, at his best, when he is allowed his freedom, he is proud, passionate, honest, loyal, dependable and protective.

In a general context, the King of Wands reversed can indicate that you lack the energy, experience or enthusiasm to accomplish what you set out to achieve at this time. You are taking a back seat and are not being proactive in your life. You may feel that you are not up to the task or are giving away your power and setting a bad example for those who look up to you. You may be worrying about other people’s opinion of you and you may be afraid to be different or step outside of your comfort zone when this Minor Arcana card appears reversed in your Tarot reading. On the flipside, you may be trying to control everyone and everything around you with bullying tactics, aggression or brute force.  As a person, the King of Wands reversed, is a mature male who is rude, boorish, forceful and controlling and is a bully, dictator or tyrant. He may be impulsive, abusive and extremely aggressive and excessively proud, stubborn or egotistical. He may be nasty, vicious and bitter and a may lose his temper at the drop of a hat. He may be a fire sign such as Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. On the flip side, the King of Wands reversed may be weak, unreliable, undependable, ineffective and powerless and may break the promises he makes.