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Knight of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

By Tina Gong


Knight of Wands Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
courageous, energetic, charming, hero, rebellious, hot tempered, free spirit arrogant, reckless, impatient, lack of self control, passive, volatile, domineering
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Knight of Wands Meaning - The Rider Waite Original Tarot Card

Knight of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Knight of Wands is seen on his horse that is reared up and ready for action. Judging from the knight’s clothes and armor, as well as his horse, he is prepared for what’s ahead. He is wearing a yellow patterned shirt on top of his metal armor. He is also wearing an armor helmet with red plume sticking out of it. He seems to be ready for battle, except he is holding a large wand instead of a sword. His horse is orange in color and has a mane that looks like flames. When you look at the Knight of Wands' face, you’ll see the determination of wanting to be successful in his endeavor. Fire is a dominate factor in the Knight of Wands' symbolism. The decorative tassels hanging from his arms and back, as well as the horse’s mane, are all in the color of flame. He is also wearing a yellow shirt printed with the fiery salamander symbol.

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Upright Knight of Wands Meaning

The Knight of Wands' symbolism is straightforward. When it appears, it means a great time to get away and travel. The person should feel charged up and full of life. One is also ready to get things done. He is adventurous and can find fun things to do no matter where he is. There is never a dull moment when the Knight of Wands is around. When the Knight of Wands shows up in a reading it seems to suggest that the seeker wants to complete important tasks. One wants to impress others with one’s knowledge and skill. The card also shows up when the person is planning to move to another place of residence.

If you are starting a creative project, then you should do so with lots of energy and enthusiasm. However, you should balance it with realistic and well-rounded views. You should also have a plan that takes into account the consequences of your actions.

If you are starting a creative project, then you should do so with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

Getting the Knight of Wands in a reading can also mean that there is an event that you don’t expect to happen soon. If it is accompanied by the Eight of Wands, then you should expect a lot of changes in your life. More often than not, the Knight of Wands indicates a hasty change of job, residence, or anything in your life.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
fearless, courageous lover, difficult to commit, rash, erratic relationship passion and energy for work, brave decisions, new business favored sudden influx of money, using finances for travel, expanding horizons

Upright Knight of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

Someone who is full of vitality and fearlessness may have just entered your love life with the Knight of Wands tarot love meaning. They are likely to be very impulsive, charming, and passionate. But their rash and volatile nature can make it difficult for them to settle down with one person. If this card doesn’t represent a person, it can instead point to a period in your love life that is exciting, but also erratic and adventurous. You may be more prone to taking risks at this time, which can pay off handsomely. Fear of rejection may not be a problem at this moment.

Career Meaning - Upright Knight of Wands

The knight of wands is an enthusiastic card. This energy is a perfect complement for those who are starting new ventures. You are likely passionate about the new project that you are facing at work. You might be eager to take on new responsibilities. If, however, you are not starting anything new, you might be a bit frustrated at this lack of progress. The knight of wands can be a bit of a double-edged sword in that way. If you have a burst of enthusiasm but fear it might be going to waste, try to seek out new opportunities yourself. It might be that you have been waiting for things to fall into your lap when really you should have been seeking them out. Utilize your energy to advance, even if it takes extra effort on your part.

Finances Meaning - Upright Knight of Wands

This card can sometimes signal that a large amount of money might be coming to you soon. It can be an ideal time to spend some money on a trip. Travel is a good way to use this influx in cash because, while you will not see a return on your investment, you will learn and broaden your horizons. Thus, travel, at this time, is not a waste of money. It is a smart, holistic choice. Do not give in to mindless spending. Use your money instead to expand your mind and take up new adventures. Investments in these types of projects will benefit you in the future whereas mindless spending will waste your good fortune.

Knight of Wands Reversal Meaning

When you get a reversed Knight of Wands, it indicates frustrations and delays. You may feel angry and that you are not getting anywhere. A reversed Knight of Wands can translate to a loss of power. You may be trying to compensate for something that you don’t have total control over - this might lead to pessimism and loss of self-esteem.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
running from commitment, impatience, unstable relationship lacking direction in career, rushing through jobs, unreliable work overconfident about money, wasting funds, financial loss

Reversed Knight of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

You or another person in your life may be running from the idea of commitment right now. The reversed Knight of Wands tarot love meaning indicates impatience, instability and recklessness. This person may find themselves chasing after their heart’s desire one moment, but when they have it, quickly change his mind after. They may love the pursuit of romance, but not so much the simple, steady love that comes after. If you’re in a relationship, you may find that it feels unsteady right now, but this can also be due to the changes in your environment. Arguments are easy to spark now.

Career Meaning - Reversed Knight of Wands

The reversed knight of wands can mean that you are directionless in your career. Unmoored,  you might be bouncing from job to job without considering what you want and how you need to get there. While unpredictability is common in many people’s careers, it is becoming problematic in yours. Routine might be intimidating or boring, but if you have a direction you want to go in, you will likely have to embrace these characteristics in your future work. This does not mean you need to settle down now, it just suggests that you start moving vertically in a direction instead of horizontally.

Finances Meaning - Reversed Knight of Wands

There is a tendency to get overconfident when we have money. This is a common urge, but if you find the knight of wands reversed here, you might be particularly susceptible to it right now. Even if you feel financially secure, now is not a good time to waste money or make large purchases. This principle is especially true in your investments. The reversed knight of wands can also signify a loss of some kind. In many instances, this will be unavoidable. Do not, however, facilitate this trend by participating in mindless spending or gambling. You are prone to lose more than you anticipated at the present moment. Thus, it is advisable to be particularly cautious right now.

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