Your Chosen Card – King of Wands Upright Golden Deck
Kings are mature accomplished individuals who are in charge of the matters related to their suit and element. They represent father figures, important men in the querents life and significant personality traits needed by the querent to navigate the situation. When upright, the King of Wands usually represents a person of authority who is in a leadership role and has excellent managerial skills. He is likely to be a mover and shaker with entrepreneurial interests and an abundance of enthusiasm. With his thoughtful leadership and fiery personality, he is good at directing other people to get things done.
Keywords Upright: Charismatic, adventurous, virile, enterprising, creative, assertive, strong-willed, dominant, forceful, energetic, proud, dignified, passionate, inspiring, sexy, confident, self-directed, responsible, inspiring, fond of challenge, ambitious, in charge; leadership, executive ability, king of the jungle, the boss.
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.
Jungian Functions: Thinking (Air) and intuition (Fire).
When King 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 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 upright card reading for King of Wands using cards from the Golden 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Ruled by the Sun, Leo comes fifth in the zodiac. Leo the Lion, a consolidating fixed sign, is associated with Strength, trump VIII. (Note that in older decks Strength is trump XI, but the Golden Dawn changed the numbering to make the tarot cards match the order of the astrological signs.) The King of Wands falls largely under Leo, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits:
Complete Book of Tarot: Crowley/GD: Peace, a quarrel settled and resolved, peace restored but some tension remaining. Crowley objects to the Golden Dawns ‘peace restored’ because he says there has been no disturbance, and he likens this card to the negative form of a positive idea and the masterful chastity of an honorable knight.
Portable Magic: Build the triangle of realization in the manner already described on the western side of the circle so that the triangle points toward the west. If you are seated in the west facing east, the triangle will point toward you. The west is the appropriate quarter for the location of the triangle in the ritual of union because the west is the quarter of elemental Water in the system of the Golden Dawn, and Water is the element associated with psychic activity.
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Portable Magic: At the same time, visualize yourself on the astral level pointing in turn with your right hand at the glowing rectangles of light that float above each zodiacal trump while slowly turning clockwise on your own axis. As you utter each name, mentally project the symbol of its sign into the rectangle in glowing golden light. Take the time to see each symbol clearly before moving on to the next trump.