Knight of Wands Tarot Card

The Tarot Suit of Wands

The Tarot Suit of Wands is associated with the suit of Clubs in standard playing cards. The tarot suit of wands is also known by other names, such as staffs or as staves in some decks.

There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card - and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads. The suit of wands is associated with the element of fire. It is also associated with the season of summer, i.e. of the sun, which is a 'fire', and with the direction South.

The suit of wands may be thought of as concerning personal growth and the expression of our 'inner fire', through work, intellect, or creativity.

The 'Knights' in the tarot deck are also known by other names which vary between decks. For example, the Golden Dawn deck includes 'Princes' and the Shapeshifter's Tarot includes 'Warriors' (not specifically male or female) in place of the 'Knights' of the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood decks.

All court cards may be interpreted as referring to a person with the card conveying information to identify the individual. Alternatively they may be interpreted symbolically, in which case Knights are often understood to represent restless energy, movement including e.g. travel, courage or a quest for knowledge. These indications might apply to the querentor to another person or situation.

The element of the Knights is 'Air'. Knights can indicate teenagers with the associated changes and constant activity, yet also with a young person's optimism and determination.

The Knight of Wands expresses the theme of being alert to the possible excess in situations.

When the Knight of Wands appears to identify a person the characteristics it conveys can include:

  • young men
  • blond hair
  • blue or grey eyes
  • someone who is active yet hasty
  • person born under the astrological sign of Sagittarius.

Note that this is not always the purpose of the appearance of a court card in a spread and that not all of the above characteristics need apply. The readers intuition will guide him or her to mention only any that are relevant.

The presence in a spread of the Knight of Wands tarot card can invite the querent to look towards his or her inner convictions in order to progress or resolve a matter rather than leaving it to others. It can also refer to a house-move or change of residential address.


Keywords and phrases for possible interpretations of the Knight of Wands Tarot Card include:

  • Adventurous
  • Amourous encounter
  • Energetic
  • House (residential) move
  • Journey
  • Practical actions / changes.

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What about the Knight of Wands Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the Knight of Wands reversed include:

  • Stagnation
  • Despondency, lack of energy, lack of direction
  • A charming but unreliable young man, may be romantically fickle


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