Tarot Readings

King of Wands

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/07/20 3:28 PM EDT
  • Updated: 08/07/20 3:28 PM EDT
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

King of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Element: Fire

Function: Function: Will, activity, Imagination, Beginnings

The King of Wands sits on his throne, but something has caught his attention in the distance, and he seems ready to move towards it. He has a red and green robe, symbolizing life and magic, respectively. This King is the personification of fire along with his vitality.

The salamanders on his yellow cloak are another symbol of fire and the passion that he holds in his mind. His thinks, he does, and he instigates. The red leather shield that guards his head shows that he is not concerned about what others think and he can’t hear what they say.

The green shoes he wears are both visible, a sign that he is able to work in the real world and that he achieves things. There is a salamander at his feet, telling the reader that what he says he means and will carry this out in his actions. The King isn’t a dreamer. What he holds in his mind is in line with reality.

There are also pictures of salamanders on his throne, as well as lions. Aside from the symbol of fire, the lions represent leadership and courage. The crown on his head seems to be shaped as flames too.

The wand is being held in the King’s right hand while his left hand is clenched into a fist, showing that he is willing to do whatever it takes, even if that means getting dirty in the process. He shows no fear.

Being fearless, aggressive, self-assured, brave, and an instigator make the King a walking representation of masculine energy. He will do whatever it takes, and he is prepared for this. He will also do what he wants when he wants to, as the King answers to no one.

His wand clearly deters people from stopping him. It might use it to lead others or as a weapon in battle. It might enable him to hold back those who criticize. It is quite likely that this is what has caught his attention and he is showing that he is prepared for the battle.

The King of Wands has goals and vision, and this is what matters. But to help him achieve these things, he has the mind, body, strength and resignation. Hell hath no fury for those that stand in his way.

When Reversed:

This indicates that someone has too much confidence, but they are not able to back this up with actions. This person might show off and even be aggressive towards others, the traits of a bully. They may also be the victim of a bully. There is a great sense of insecurity when the King of Wands is upturned.

It might also point to a person who has wonderful ambitions but not enough talent to make them come true. Nevertheless, they still move forward and attempt to get what they can’t gain. Be careful of a degree of selfishness that converts into self-absorption.

When reversed, it shows that someone is never to blame, and they never fail. It will always be the fault of someone else if he has made an error or has any shortcomings.


There was a moment in your past where you followed theory rather than practice. You may have had some ideas that you can now bring to light because you have gained the necessary skills. If you were a leader of sorts in the past, try to recreate this energy again.


The King could be telling you that with hard work, you will accomplish your goal. Nothing will get in your way as long as you don’t give up. You will improve your abilities and it will help if you work with others that have a similar skill level to yours.


You might have a positive outcome at work. Generally, you will be pleased with your career and the money you earn. There may be some risks ahead and you should think about helping others. Your goals will help other people but make sure your health and the health of others is still a priority.

Yes/No Question:

The answer will be yes.

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