King of Wands: Taking On Tarot

King of Wands

My self-study of Tarot continues with the King of Wands. Or, as I just heard, "the man who makes it happen."Taking On Tarot: King of Wands ~ Continuing my self-study of the Universal Waite Tarot deck. 

First Impressions

Calm, purposeful, knowing, regal, in control, "full throttle," focused, steady, direct, grounded, passionate, creative, powerful.


Crown, salamander or lizard, lion, throne, wand.What stands out to me is the small lizard on the dais by the king's throne. Its presence and the king's awareness and acceptance of its presence speaks volumes to the ways of this man.


Red, orange, gold, green, brown, white, black.I'm struck by the red, orange, gold and green in sum, because they immediately remind me of the root, sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras. That reminder is really important to the person this man is.

What the Guide Says

"The physical and emotional nature to which this card is attributed is dark, ardent, lithe, animated, impassioned, noble. He uplifts a flowering Wand and wears, like his three correspondences in the remaining suits, what is called a cap of maintenance beneath his crown. He connects with the symbol of the lion, which is emblazoned on the back of his throne. Divinatory Meanings: Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. Reversed: Good, but severe; austere, yet tolerant."Well... The "dark man" thing doesn't wash with me, especially if it's a reference to a person of color. Same for the "generally married" part. The rest of it, though, resonates.

What the One Says

We notice a gentle man of some stature, whether spiritual or governmental or self-inspired.We notice a regal man of great bearing.We notice a man of great composure and frankness.We notice a man of great kindness and strength.We notice a man of great self-worth who uses his worth to raise the worth of others.We notice a man of integrity and prosperity.We notice a man whose attributes are many and whose self-force is little.We notice a man who is connected to Earth and understands nature's importance and place.We notice a man who is careful to create compassion in all matters.We notice a man who understands wealth as not exclusive to money.We notice a man who ascribes to a heartfelt way of being.

Other Impressions

Creator.Nurturer.Leader with the people.Protector of Earth (Earthkeeper).Great influencer. Savvy.What came up for you around the King of Wands?

Daily Oracle: March 1, 2017

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