The King of Wands represents a dark-haired, friendly, and honest man who is usually married and has a strong sense of responsibility. He is conscientious and often a countryman who embodies the qualities of hard work, honesty, and integrity. This card always signifies honesty and may indicate the news concerning an unexpected inheritance. The King of Wands is a natural leader who inspires and motivates others through his own enthusiasm and energy. He is creative, ambitious, and confident in his abilities to achieve success.
In the reversed position, the King of Wands represents a good and kind person who may be too severe or austere in their actions. They may appear to be intolerant or inflexible in their thinking. They may lack the confidence or energy needed to lead others or to pursue their goals. The reversed King of Wands may indicate that the querent needs to be more honest with themselves and others, and to take more responsibility for their actions. Alternatively, this card may indicate that the querent needs to be more flexible and open-minded, and to consider the needs and opinions of others before making decisions.
The physical and emotional nature to which this card is attributed is dark, ardent, lithe, animated, impassioned, noble. The King uplifts a flowering wand, and wears, like his three correspondences in the remaining suits, what is called a cap of maintenance beneath his crown. He connects with the symbol of the lion, which is emblazoned on the back of his throne.