Your Chosen Card – King of Wands Reversed Rider Waite Deck
When reversed, the King of Wands may come across as rather domineering and egotistical. His excessive pride and arrogance often turn people off. His stern and intolerant opinions can cause difficulties for those who are in relationship with him. Religious versions of the reversed Wand King relish the words of Ephesians 5:22: ‘Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord’ (KJV).
Keywords Reversed: Impetuous, fanatical, bossy, authoritarian, orthodox, patriarchal, egotistical, arrogant, stern, intolerant, impatient, unyielding, cruel, aggressive, overpowering, domineering.
Decans/Timing: 20 Cancer20 Leo. Tropical, 12 July12 August; sidereal, 06 September07 October.
Astrology: Air of Fire. (Note the airy backdrop of blue sky, clouds, and mountain peaks in the distance. In the foreground, the hot dry dessert becomes a setting for the throne capped with the head of a lion. The salamander at the Kings feet is associated in mythology with Fire; the Central European ‘fire salamander’ has fiery golden-yellow markings on its back.)
Associated Trumps: The Chariot and the Sun.
King Of Wands: Virile Master Of The Realm
When King of Wands is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If King of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is King 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 reversed card reading for King 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: Crowley and Golden Dawn: Aleister Crowley was a British occultist who broke with the Golden Dawn but continued to develop his own interpretations, which closely followed the Golden Dawns occult teachings. With Lady Frieda Harris, Crowley published the Thoth Tarot, one of the most influential esoteric decks of the later part of the twentieth century.34
Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Quick and clever Mercury (debilitated) in the first decan of fiery Sagittarius, realm of the Knight of Wands (Fire of Fire) and Temperance (Sagittarius). Mercury is linked to the Magician.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 2: The tarot is simply a deck of seventy-eight cards with imaginative images printed on them. The accuracy of the tarot depends on the intuitive faculties of the reader. Evil does not reside in pieces of cardboard; it is a distinctly human trait. Those who are old enough may recall the introduction to the classic radio program The Shadow: ‘Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!’
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Complete Book of Tarot: Throughout history, all cultures have sought messages from the divine in the random happenings of daily life. Apparently, the gods communicate with us mortals through chance happenings and haphazard patterns in the mundane world. Just as Joseph could read Gods intentions in the Pharaohs dream, the practice of divination with cards is part of a long tradition whose roots extend at least as far back as the early days recorded in the Bible.