Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings 2018-02-01T11:09:16+00:00
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Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:


Determination and drive.

Very charming and lovable.

Passionate and hot-tempered.


Living life in the fast lane.

Love showing off.


Travel (to fun and exciting locations).





Symbolism in Knight of Wands tarot card

The orange horse symbolises determination and drive. The rider’s tunic is decorated with images of salamander symbolising adaptability and opportunities. The plumes from the knight’s helmet and at the back of his arm symbolise movement and change of residence. His yellow tunic symbolises joy and excitement. The knight’s armor symbolises the seeker’s taste for risk, danger and challenges.

Knight of wands tarot card meanings upright

Knight of wands in general questions

Knight of Wands tarot card denotes a person who is traveling through life at a high-speed. This is someone who will be the life of the party. It will be almost impossible to ignore this person. Fun and adventurous, life is never dull when Knight of Wands is around. In situations, this card speaks of impulsiveness, travel, high energy, passion, lust, and adventure. Knight of wands tarot card often shows up in a reading when the Seeker wants to achieve big. They want to be impressed with their skills and knowledge. This card also shows up when the Seeker is planning to move residence.

Tips to the reader: When Knight of Wands shows up in a reading the seeker wants to have it all; the perfect life! Ask your client (or yourself) if they had a magical wand and could create their dreams what would that look like. The Seeker is shopping for a whole new life and is often planning to a big move. 

 Knight of wands in a love question

In a love reading, Knight of wands tarot card speaks of a fun relationship, a holiday romance or a traveling couple. If the Seeker is single then this card indicates finding love while being busy having fun, not actually looking for love. Someone will show up when the Seeker least expects it and sweep them off their feet.

Knight of wands in a career question

In a career reading, Knight of wands tarot card signifies exciting jobs, working outdoors and work that involves travel and being on the go. Knight of wands often shows up when someone has a drama-filled job, such as ambulance worker, police, fire and rescue worker.

Knight of Wands as Feelings

Knight of wands as feelings speaks of the Seeker feeling energized and passionate. There is a fire within the Seeker that cannot be contained. This fire wants to explore, learn, and conquer. If you are asking how someone feels about you, Knight of wands can mean this person has strong feelings that can go in all directions, from romantic passion to anger and rage.

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

Personality type in Knight of Wands tarot card

Knight of wands tarot card denotes someone carefree and playful. They are impulsive and are usually always on the move somewhere. They are very active people who love to travel. This is someone who appreciates their freedom above all else and they have an optimistic attitude towards life (as long as they are not too tied down). They only care about how they feel in the moment and never worry much about the future. Knight of wands people are courageous and generous. They love a challenge, especially of the creative kind. They are usually very athletic. They are very competitive and usually do very well in sport. They are very confident people.

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Knight of wands tarot card meanings reversed

Knight of Wands tarot card reversed indicates someone who wants to win at any costs. This is someone with acting talent who can turn his charm on and off and manipulate to get his/hers way. At its worst, this card can denote someone who is very ill-tempered and revengeful, evil-minded and false. If not a person this card reversed signals trouble traveling, and also difficulties moving on in life. This card also shows up reversed when the Seeker feels they have lost their freedom and are being caught in a web they are unable to get out of. Knight of wands reversed also indicates hazards on the Seeker’s path, especially during travels. The best thing the Seeker can do is to take a step back and ask for their highest and best path to reveal itself.

Personality type in reversed Knight of Wands tarot card

Knight of wands tarot card reversed indicates a person who hates to lose. They see enemies in everyone and they believe attacking is the best defence. They are usually quite childish people. They believe rules are meant to be broken and they rarely learn from their mistakes. The only things they regret is when they get caught and have to answer to authorities about their behaviour. At its worst this card reversed can indicate a criminal or someone with drug/alcohol addictions, and they often love to gamble. If they owe money they don’t care whether or not they can pay it back. In a relationship, this card can indicate someone who is only half way committed. They have not resolved the karmic issues seen in Page of wands, so they have no peace in their relationships. They need to take a step back and ask themselves why things are happening to them; what are they learning.

Knight of Wands Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Knight of wands:

Knight of wands + Strength: A courageous group of people. A strong soul group.

Knight of wands + The Hermit: Reaching a new pinnacle in an area of your interest.

Knight of wands + The Hanged Man: A revolutionary. A powerful movement. New ideas bring success.

Knight of wands + The World: Overseas travel.

Knight of wands + Seven of cups: An online connection.

Knight of wands + Ten of cups: A spiritual journey with someone special.

Knight of wands + Ace of pentacles: Turning a hobby into a career.

Knight of wands + Four of pentacles: A successful financial investment.

Knight of wands + Nine of pentacles: An adventure holiday. An exciting lifestyle change.

Knight of wands + Ace of swords: Learning a new language.

Knight of wands + Six of swords: A new cultural influence.

Knight of wands + Five of wands: Sports. Competition. This card combination can also mean the Seeker has artistic talents, especially in portraits drawing and photography.

Knight of wands + Ten of wands: A competitive career.

Knight of wands tarot card meanings

Make sure your passport is up to date as the Knight of wands tarot card denotes travel that can take you to new and exciting destinations. If you have contemplated moving this card is a big yes and a push to get you packing. If you are asking about career Knight of wands denotes a fun job where you will have lots of exciting experiences. Knight of wands denotes fun and/or action-filled work where the hours seem to fly by faster than the speed of light. Socially Knight of wands indicates someone is competing for your affection. Knight of wands can also denote a holiday romance.

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


  1. Marie January 24, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Hi, I am Marie and i already read WHOLE of your blogs as i interpret mine many times.
    Usually i do daily cards and see the interpretations here. Most are extremely fit while others are still ambiguous (or my inability to interpret it correctly) So there’s this decision that i just made lately. I plan to invest some amount in certain co. This is whole new experience for me and i cannot resist the temptation to draw the tarot. When i ask “Will i get benefit from this investment?” Knight of Wands (upright) appeared there (I only use one card anw)
    I am confused and as for me, for Knight of Wands (enthusiasm, taking risk, impulsive) etc2 does not really answer my question and it makes me confuse. Could you please help me to interpret that?.- Or should i do another drawing with another method? However i am afraid that 1st drawing will be the most accurate, while 2nd 3rd etc will be biased.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Inger Bråthen February 2, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Hi, Marie. I would recommend you to do a spread like the Celtic cross and read the cards together in an important matter like this. Knight of wands do suggest a door is opening up for you and it is all exciting, however, it does not answer if you are ready to go through with it. Another spread that would be great to do in this instance is the ‘Make the right decision’ tarot spread. You can find both spreads here:

  3. Marie February 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Inger! I did your suggestion to do celtic cross. The cards were appeared as :
    1. reversed nine of wands
    2. the moon
    3. the high priestess
    4. the star
    5. the world
    6. two of pentacles
    7. justice reversed
    8. three of cups
    9. page of pentacles
    10. reversed hermit

    Reading them together, these indicates that i am still ‘in grey area’ abt this stuffs (which is true) but i did it anyway. The third card suggest me to trust my feelings, and my feelings said that i will get benefit…. but not in a short time. I will ignore the rest for a while, and go directly to the last card, which is the hermit reversed which indicates that my decision was too naive (so i guess it wasnt a good decision)

    I interpret my celtic cross that way. Do you have any more suggestions about my reading? Thank you!

  4. Inger Bråthen February 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hi, Marie. I feel like you need more information before making your decision. Something is being hidden from you that when is revealed will change your insight about how to proceed.

  5. Kathy May 14, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Hi Inger I got the 9 of pentcales and the knight of wands then the ten of cups what does this mean

  6. Inger Bråthen May 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Hi, seems like a relationship is opening up to you, however, you might be satisfied with how things are…:)

  7. Nimi May 15, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Hi I hope you can answer this! I have recently started a new job. But I’ve noticed that when I speak to the male manager about something work related. He doesn’t seem to make eye contact with me. He came in the other day and did not even ask how I was getting on considering I’m new there.

    So I asked why is he like this and the cards I pulled seem like cards when a guy is interested. First I got the eight of wands. Isn’t this about messages of some sort?
    Then I asked the same question again and I got the emperor. So I thought maybe he’s being a typical boss.

    Then I asked how will he be towards me the next time I see him and I got the knight of cups. This is an emotional card. Do I assume he has an interest in me?

    This morning I asked the same question about how he will be towards me the next time he sees me and I got the knight of wands.

    With the particular cards I pulled in relation to my question do you think my boss is not making eye contact with me because he’s attracted to me (8 of wands, knight of cups and knight wands) or have I got it wrong. Do you think he’s just being a typical male boss (emperor) and will ignore people form time to time?
    Thank you for any insight..

  8. Inger Bråthen May 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    The knights often show up when we are in a whirlwind, and this is confirmed with Eight of wands. They are all high energy cards, so he could be just having so much on his mind, not being aware of his lack of attention…

  9. Vejl October 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Hello Inger, love your interpretations and passion about tarot. Thank you for your input and help for everyone who needed it.
    Last night I decided to pick 3 cards as to ask them to help me decide whether to give up or do something about love interest. It’s a long story that had quite a big break, but I still have feelings.
    I had Knight of wands + 5 of cups + 7 of pentacles.
    I’m confused as KoW tells me to get in action, while 7oP tells me to be patient.. 5oC says that not all is lost, but this card to me looks very negative.
    Please advise as I’m not sure how to read this.
    Many thanks

  10. Bridgett October 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Hello Inger,

    First time commenter, long time follower of the site!

    I asked tarot about why a potential suitor would choose to pursue me over the person they’re currently dating, and the two cards I pulled were Knight of Wands and Seven of Cups?

    Any insight?

  11. Inger Bråthen October 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Knight of wands speaks of someone very independent and it can mean your love interest is not ready to be in a relationship, and this situation could be very draining and confusing for you.

  12. Vejl October 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Inger, many thanks for ur answer. You are right. I made the first move but he was very cold. When I asked the cards how the situation will be now, two cards came out together: the Hierophant and the Fool. Can u pls help with interpretation. Many thanks in advance. V

  13. Vejl October 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Ooops I just saw I made mistake. The card was the Hierophant and clarification card was the Hanged Man. This is not the first time I got those two cards together regarding this love interest. My apologies. Many thanks in advance. V

  14. Inger Bråthen October 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Knight of wands speaks of someone who is easily bored and enjoys the adventure. 7 of cups shows up when the person doubts if a connection is real or not. So this person is most likely not very invested in relationships.

  15. Inger Bråthen October 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    He is observing and taking his time. He is not in a rush to settle down.

  16. jenni November 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Hi inger

    I asked the cards about my current love relationship I got past 5 of swords, present 7 of cups, future knight of wands and outcome the sun. please advise

  17. Inger Bråthen November 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Hi. I feel there will be a new beginning for you and a door will open in this relationship to have a new beginning and I feel you will go on a personal journey as well where you will learn a lot about yourself and free yourself from past hurt.

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