33-Knight of Wands – Upright Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Knight of Wands Upright Rider Waite Deck

Knights correspond to the element Fire, which suggests action, enterprise, movement, novelty, and excitement coming into your life. When upright, the Knight of Wands advises you to get ready for an exciting ride as he adds spice to your life. Change is in the air. This knight loves to travel. He readily picks up roots to move to a new location, so a change of job or residence is possible. The Wand Knight is full of surprises, and you can expect the unexpected. Hollywood actor James Dean might be considered a prototype for this very fiery knight.

Keywords Upright: Adventurous, outgoing, dynamic, brave, active, proud, generous, confident, popular, sexy, passionate, charismatic, unpredictable, charming, eloquent, fond of challenge, full of surprises; departure, long-distance travel, flight, movement, action, sexual excitement, inspiration, love of adventure, going on vacation, adding spice to your life, exploration, separation, relocation, emigration, transition, a change of job or residence, blasting off.

Decans/Timing: 20 Scorpio–20 Sagittarius. Tropical, 12 November–12 December; Sidereal, 06 December–04 January
Astrology: Fire of Fire.
Associated Trumps: Death and Temperance.

Rider Waite: He is shewn as if upon a journey, armed with a short wand, and although mailed is not on a warlike errand. He is passing mounds or pyramids. The motion of the horse is a key to the character of its rider, and suggests the precipitate mood, or things connected therewith. Divinatory Meanings: Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence; (R) rupture, division, interruption, discord.

When Knight of Wands is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Knight of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Knight of Wands is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Knight of Wands using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Ruled by expansive Jupiter, Sagittarius comes ninth in the zodiac. Sagittarius the Centaur Archer, a flexible mutable sign, is associated with Temperance, trump XIV. The Knight of Wands falls largely under Sagittarius, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits:

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Creative Tarot: For Waite, there is a higher purpose for a person’s existence, and mysticism is a tool to find that purpose and follow it. To help that process along best, he would need a tarot deck that was designed with these goals specifically in mind. The deck, he thought, needed to be reworked with an emphasis on its symbolism and symbolism’s connection to the intuition. First, he needed an artist.

Complete Book of Tarot: Myth(s) 10: There are certain rules you must obey when doing tarot readings. Some of these are:

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Tarot Triumphs: Although the jongleurs peaked in the thirteenth century and were in decline by the fifteenth century, the period from which we have the first Tarot examples, they were by no means extinct. I have no direct evidence to show that the jongleurs had an early version of Tarot in their possession, but some of the Tarot Triumphs seem to be closely linked to their type of showman activities. At the very least, their work could have provided strong images for some of the early Trumps, as witnessed by the early creators of Tarot at jongleur performances. Or they could have been retained in folk memory as stock images even if the actual performances were not so prevalent anymore, just as we still have strong and rather romantic images of the highwayman, pirate, wandering minstrel, and May Queen in our heritage, even if they no longer exist in real life in that form.