King of Wands Tarot Card Meanings 2018-02-01T12:25:51+00:00
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King of Wands Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


A natural leader.

Ambitious and charismatic.

Good with technology.

A married man.

Entrepreneurial skills.

New and exciting projects.

Making other people feel special.

Wanting to have it all.



A double life.


Symbolism in King of Wands tarot card

The king’s cape and throne are decorated with images of the lion and the salamander, symbolising strength and courage among change and transformation. The salamander biting its own tale represent an Ouroboros. Ouroboros symbolises the ability to re-create yourself. The throne is made of gold symbolise prestige. The king’s crown is the shape of flames symbolising the passion for prestige. The wand in his right hand symbolises ideas and ambition. The king’s lion necklace symbolises courage.

King of wands tarot card meanings upright

King of wands in general questions

King of Wands tarot card often denotes someone who is married with a family. This is someone who is a natural and charismatic leader. King of wands indicates entrepreneurial skills and running new and exciting projects. This card can represent an industry leader and to be an expert, especially in media and communication.  This card signifies being passionate about life. King of wands people don’t do well with compromises and neither will you if this card represents you in a reading. In situations King of wands means leadership, commitment, getting recognition, success and doing the things that make you tick.

King of wands in love readings

In a love reading, King of wands tarot card can mean the seeker is falling in love with someone who is committed elsewhere, and they are playing with fire. King of wands can also speak of a relationship that is fun, but at times also very demanding, and other people can try and interfere with your relationship, creating some jealousy.

King of wands in career readings

King of wands tarot card signifies careers in media, technology, and business owners. King of wands often speaks of meeting someone in a career that makes work so much more fun and worthwhile. This is someone who leads through a great heart and plenty of passion.

King of wands as Feelings

King of wands as feelings speaks of feeling powerful and grateful in a wonderful mix. This is power that heals. If you get King of wands reversed it speaks more of corruption, however, King of wands upright speaks of wonderful feelings of empowerment. If you are asking how someone feels about you, King of wands can mean this person feels you are a force to be reconed with and this person most likely has a lot of respect for you. This person could also feel you are irresistable.

Learn what King of wands tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in King of Wands tarot card

King of wands is the king of cool. This is someone very exciting. A powerful risk taker, King of wands people have plenty of healthy confidence. It is the kind of confidence that makes other people feel confident too. They make great leaders and people are drawn to their magnetic personalities. They have a real talent for making others feel special. This is someone very driven and magnetic. They have a genuine concern and consideration for other people’s well-being. They love to invest and they love to push themselves to go further. With so much to experience, they want to have it all.

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King of wands tarot card meanings reversed

King of Wands tarot card reversed indicates at worst dictatorship, and at best complacency. This card can often show up when someone around you has a bad temper, often very violent. Sometimes this card shows up when someone lives a double life, they are prince charming to the outside world, and at home, they are terrorising their families with their temper and control issues. If not a person, this card reversed indicates red tape, fear of taking risks and poor leadership. On a lighter note, this card shows up reversed when the Seeker is under-appreciated in their career and/or family life, and they need to absorb the energies in Queen of wands. They need to let people in and let them love and nurture them. The Seeker might have been pushing people away for so long they end up feeling completely alone.

Personality types in reversed King of Wands tarot card

King of wands tarot card reversed indicates someone who needs to learn to control their temper. They have too much ego and expect everyone to tiptoe around them and cater for their every need. King of wands reversed people have difficulties taking responsibility for the state of their relationships and often blame everyone else if something goes wrong. This card also shows up reversed when someone is being unfaithful, and they are out of integrity. They are often very vain and believe themselves to be much better looking than what they are in reality. At worst this card describes someone with the habit of believing everyone is secretly in love with them. They only want to talk about topics they are interested in, which usually involves talking about themselves. At times, they are shameless and promiscuous, and they often have a drinking problem. They exaggerate their own importance and brag continuously. Some of them have even worse problems and become violently dangerous and unstable. At best this card describes being a notorious under-achiever. They hide who they really are because they don’t think others will approve.

King of Wands Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including King of wands:

King of wands + The Magician: Success in business.

King of wands + The Emperor: Self-Employment.

King of wands + The Sun: Parenthood.

King of wands + Six of cups: Your siblings.

King of wands + Knight of cups: An actor.

King of wands + Two of swords: A scientist.

King of wands + Four of swords: A doctor or healthcare professional.

King of wands + Page of swords: An investigator.

King of wands + Seven of pentacles: A farmer.

King of wands + Ten of pentacles: Your father or grandfather.

King of wands + Nine of wands: Being in demand. Your expertise is needed.

King of wands + Page of wands: A social media expert.

King of wands tarot card meaning summary

King of wands tarot card denotes natural leadership. King of wands sometimes shows up when you are interacting with authority figures. It is wise to let them help you. King of wands is also the tarot card for achieving. The best thing you can do is to focus on yourself. Compete only with yourself and you will be amazed at how far you will go.

Click on text to learn more about what King of wands means as a final card in a tarot reading.


  1. Jen May 11, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Hi Inger,

    I really appreciate your analysis of card combinations. They’ve been extremely helpful!

    The 1st 2 Weeks of July overall was The King of Wands

    but when broken down – these three cards came up

    The Sun (reversed)
    8 of Swords
    The Hermit (reversed)

    I would love to know your interpretation of this combination.

    Thank you once again!

  2. Inger Bråthen May 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    You could be confused about a charismatic person who is sending you mixed messages in this period.

  3. Jen July 20, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Hi Inger,

    It’s funny coming back to this almost 2 months later to see that you were right!

    I met him in the later part of June through a work assignment but didn’t really start knowing him until these past two weeks. Boy oh boy did he send mixed signals. He’s a really charismatic (and funny, friendly) guy just like you said, I guess that’s one of the reasons why I’m so attracted to him. Ugh lol!

    Do you have a donate button, you’re always giving away these great interpretations, I would love to donate to your page if you have a donate button.

  4. Inger Bråthen July 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Hi, Jen. Thank you so much for your great feedback 🙂 If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here through my youtube channel: (there is a paypal link on the cover image) 🙂 Thank you so much!

  5. Jen July 28, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Hi Inger,

    Thank you for providing the link!

  6. Lisa August 21, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Hi inger, what is the meaning of ten of pentacles, king of wand, and three of swords mean in a love reading? I will appreciate your response

  7. Inger Bråthen August 22, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi, this can mean a very successful relationship that can attract jealousy from other people… which could lead to a love triangle.

  8. Lisa August 23, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Hi Inger, thank you so much for response. It definitely makes sense.

  9. Helena August 30, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Hi Ingrid!!

    Im a huge fan of your website 😄

    I did a “what am I missing” spread on a connection I have with someone.

    For the physical aspect I got:
    Queen of Wands Rx
    King of wands Rx
    Knight of wands Rx

    I can tell the meanings important, but I can’t seem to figure it because of the layered meanings😑 what do you believe it means?

    Thank you!

  10. Helena August 30, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Inger** oops autocorrect :p

  11. Inger Bråthen September 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Hi. All wands mean a lot of passion 🙂 Since they are reversed it can mean you will not discover your passion straight away but when you get to know each other you will feel the passion.

  12. Adrienne September 8, 2017 at 10:43 am

    What would you make of strength, the lovers, judgement, king of wands, and the 9 of swords in a spread?

  13. Adrienne September 8, 2017 at 10:45 am

    This was a am i on the right path spread

  14. Adrienne September 8, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I did an am i on the right path spread.
    Am i on the right path? Strength
    Why am i on this path? Judgement
    Influences/ people acting in my favor? the lovers
    Influences/ people acting against my favor? king of wands
    How hard will it be to stay on this path? 9 of swords
    What would be your interpretation?

  15. Inger Bråthen September 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    You might be moving very fast and maybe you feel things are a bit out of control which causes some angst in you (nine of swords). In relationships, it can be a good idea to move a bit slower. In life purpose, you might feel there is too much pressure on you, so there is a need to be more grounded and to believe in yourself more. You are more capable than you realise.

  16. Inger Bråthen September 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, Adrienne. You are on the right path, but someone could be sabotaging you and creating doubts in your head. Don’t listen to this person. Only you can stop you. Judgement means the path you are on is part of your calling in life. 🙂

  17. Helena Samu October 29, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Hi. I gott Lovers, King of Wands and Moon cards in regard to someone’s relationship hopes towards me. What is your interpretation Inger? Thank you for your response.

  18. Vejl October 29, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Hello Inger, thank u so much for your interpretations. It really helps since I’m still beginner. I drew few cards last night for my love interest. There’s history behind, and we were not in contact until I met him on some friends’ gathering where he apologised for some things. I asked the cards how this meeting will influence our ‘relationship’. For ‘current situation’ was 2 of cups, which was clear. For ‘what’s important/what to expect/advice’ was 9 of cups (be careful what u wish for?) and for outcome was king of wands clarified with 6 of cups. A lot of cups, right 🙂 it gives me a good feeling about it, and it looks like he will come back to me after some time ‘waken up’ and things will be different. Not sure if I’m right or it’s just wishful thinking, getting all confused. Please help 🙂 thanks V

  19. Inger Bråthen October 30, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Yes, you could rekindle your romance with cards like this.

  20. Vejl October 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Many thanks dear Inger, i really appreciate your fast reply 🙂 I will keep you updated ;))

  21. Inger Bråthen November 1, 2017 at 11:25 am

    This person could be confused at the moment (the moon) and I feel he is healing from something that happened in his past. I feel he will begin to move on from his past and will be ready to love again.

  22. Helena Samu November 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Thank You Darling for all your help! I appreciate very much all your patience and kindness!

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