King of Wands


Key words

Upright: leadership, honesty, vision

Reversed: anger, impulsiveness, recklessness, tyranny


A red-headed person sits on a throne with one hand clenched into a fist and the other holding a wand. The throne sits on a stone platform where a salamander looks up at the King. Lions and salamanders, signifying strength and transformation, decorate their throne and yellow cloak. The throne is made of gold, and the points of their crown resemble flames. Under the salamander cloak, they wear red robes and a green shawl. The sky is blue and the King takes up enough of the frame that we can just barely see the desert and mountains in the background. 


Kings: authority, leadership, outward focus, mastery


The King of Wands is a friendly, conscientious leader. They are strong-willed, sometimes to a fault. They expect a lot from the people in their life and can get frustrated when people don’t live or work up to their full potential. This person could represent you or someone in your life. The King of Wands encourages you to find your inner leader and help others realize shared goals. 


The King of Wands in reverse represents an authoritarian who is unwilling to hear others’ perspectives. They don’t trust others to carry out a task correctly so they might micromanage. At the same time, they’ll set unrealistic expectations for themselves and others. As you pursue your goals, make sure you’re not disempowering or otherwise mistreating those who are available to help.