Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

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Knight of Wands (Reversed)

Ideas: Coolness, forbearance, reluctance

Traits: Cautious, considerate, hesitant, indecisive, patient, progressive, rational, slow

Emotions: Apprehension, embarrassment, fear, insecurity, nervousness, uneasiness

  • Actions:
    • Avoiding coming on too strong
    • Challenging yourself progressively
    • Conquering your fears
    • Improving your persuasion skills
    • Letting others take the lead
    • Tackling tasks within limits
Knight of Wands (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Advocacy, bravado, hunkiness

Traits: Adventurous, charming, confident, courageous, daring, hurried, persuasive, witty

Emotions: Attraction, eagerness, enthusiasm, excitement, hope, optimism, passion

  • Actions:
    • Being a catalyst for change
    • Charging ahead
    • Convincing others of your right to leadership
    • Convincing others to follow you
    • Dazzling those around you with your wit and charm
    • Making rapid progress
    • Refusing limits
    • Striking while the iron is hot
Knight of Wands (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Blunder, overambition, rashness

Traits: Arrogant, careless, egocentric, flamboyant, inconsiderate, insensitive, selfish, tactless, uncaring

Emotions: Annoyance, desire, frustration, grouchiness, grumpiness, irritation, lust, pride

  • Actions:
    • Beginning many projects without finishing any
    • Being bad-tempered when things don’t go your way
    • Blundering forward with inadequate skill or information
    • Forcing your leadership or ideology on others
    • Running roughshod over the feelings of others
    • Using sex appeal to manipulate others

Knight of Wands’ Advice

Personal Growth

Share yourself. Watch for opportunities to lend a hand, offer your skills, or lead an effort others will avoid. Prove yourself in small things, and others will be willing to follow you into larger battles.


Ask someone out. Set up a romantic evening and make it happen. Speak your heart, and challenge others to do the same. Be feverishly romantic. Pull out all the stops. After making sure your motives are pure, use your charisma to bowl someone over.


If you are not equipped to be a charismatic advocate for your ideas, find a champion and enlist his or her aid. Your focus today is more on “sizzle” than “steak.” Sell your ideas and skills as boldly as you can without distorting or exaggerating their value. Stress benefits and push for commitments.


Without coming off as a fanatic, you can share your spiritual journey with others. Offer prayers. Mention important Truths you’ve learned to apply. Loan out your books. Mention your faith in a letter to a friend. Every time you share your Light, you aid in conquering Darkness.

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