Get ready for a busy week! The Knight of Wands bursts onto the scene!
The Wands suit, of course, is connected to Fire, action, will, and energy. And the Knights of the Tarot are always how that suit is put into action. So, as Tarot writer James Rioux notes, “There is no card in the Tarot that portrays such daring and enthusiasm as the Knight of Wands. His energy and courage are boundless, and he has no fear of anything.”
The plumes from the Knight’s helmet and shirt look like flames, and he wears the symbol of the salamander, a mystical creature of Fire. Unlike the symbols on the King of Wands’ robe, however, his are open, without the tail connected to the mouth, representing incomplete plans, loose ends. He is just at the beginning of his quest, whereas the King has arrived at his mastery and accomplishment. The Knight’s horse rears up, eager to explode into action, dashing off to the quest.
The Knight of Wands is spontaneous, hot-headed, charismatic, quick to laugh or anger, and a creative blaze of activity. He is often charming, and pulsing with sexual energy. But he is also extremely loyal to his, understandably, huge circle of friends. While he can be impulsive and unpredictable, he takes his honor and integrity absolutely to heart, and is a true heroic figure.
This week, boredom will be in short supply. This is an ideal time to begin a quest, set out on a new adventure, or perhaps commit to a creative project. This is probably not the best time for multi-tasking – the Knight of Wands is much happier (and effective) when he is focused and single-tasking (thanks to Mark McElroy for this link), all his intensity like a laser beam of light and passion. When this is the case, there is no limit to the achievements possible.
If challenges come your way this week, saddle up your steed, and face them head on – remembering always to be chivalrous and honorable. Be generous with others, for you have energy and goodness to spare.
Speed, focus, daring – these are your allies. This week, tap into the fiery places that are your energy source and that fill you with passion. Then streak ahead to your goal. No hedging, no self-doubts; now is the time to give it your all! You are the champion that can manifest your desires.