King of Wands


Stave KingKings are the rulers of their suit, and Wands are the suit of Fire, representing passion, desire and energy, especially stored energy. His stave has so much stored, it grows without roots!

A high vantage point above all else gives this king a good view of the situation, and you can see he is engaged in the activity below. Some rulers have a hard time sitting still. This leader is just about jumping out of his chair. He stays because it is the best way to get the job done.

The salamander beside him, stands ready, like a faithful dog waiting to go wither his master wills. Like the tropical gecko, this little guy can go just about anywhere for you. The magickal version of this animal is said to live within the burning flame.

The king’s staff of office stands on the ground in full and leafy bud. The backing of his throne reaches well beyond our vision, and seems to reach the very sky. He is well connected, high and low.

Golden flames crown him and also light around his cuffs as if to sanctify the work of his hands. Lions, the astrological symbol of Leo and fixed fire, emblaze his throne. The golden lion’s head is an alchemical symbol for transformation. The king wears it over his own heart. With all this energy it is easy to see why he wants to get moving. Or get you moving, because he has to sit there. It is his job. And he is very happy with the arrangement.

They say you can get more accomplished if you delegate, and the trick is finding the right people to work with. Look around, you may find help waiting at your side. The task today is to oversee others in the projects that further your goals. Notice everything and avoid micromanagement. Be fair, be generous, be passionate and compassionate. Yes it sounds harder than it looks. You rule today.

Smith-Waite Tarot

Images from The Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck are used in this blog. They feature the artist, Pamela Colman Smith’s, original coloring and lovely back design. The cards are a bit oversized and printed on sturdy cardstock. This deck is one of my personal favorites. =:->AD

Rider-Waite images used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 

 

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