KNIGHT OF WANDS
UPRIGHT: RISKINESS | ADVENTURE | SELF- ASSURANCE
REVERSE: VOLATILE | IMPULSIVENESS | UNFOCUSED
The dolphin stands poised for action, a scepter tucked behind its flipper and a mantle of fiery kelp wrapped around its energetic body. In many cultures dolphins are symbols of energy, curiosity, passion, and creativity. The fiery essence of this passionate spirit is symbolized by the kelp mantle, and the scepter showcases its readiness to march forward, no matter the adversity that lies ahead. The Knight of Wands reminds us to take an active role in the shaping of our destinies, for only then can we be assured of the outcome.
When upright, the Knight of Wands is a symbol of active pursuit of an idea or goal. The user has foreseen the path ahead, worked hard to ready the necessary tools to get there, and is spurred into action by the passion and energy they’ve harnessed in the course of the preparations. Others will be drawn to your energy as well, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself with company on this journey. For every step you take, your confidence will grow, but take heed that you don’t fall victim to the ‘act first, think later’ mindset that this confidence can carry with it. The future looks good for you, but succumbing to impulsiveness can wreck even the most carefully laid plan. Temper your enthusiasm with patience, and know when to think before you leap.
When reversed, the Knight of Wands presents itself when the user is filled with an undercurrent of energy but isn’t sure how to channel it efficiently. Something may be holding you back from taking the leap forward to explore a path the way you know you want to. Obstacles may be physical and metaphorical, but all of it is impeding your ability to harness and release the energy inside. Take a moment to reassess your goals and explore other options of pursuing them. Do you have to do it the way you originally planned? Also, take heed not to act impulsively in hopes of letting the energy out as quickly as possible. Spreading yourself too thin will do you no good in the long run, and that energy is always better spent on something targeted. Look within to find the best way to proceed. You don’t want to do something you’ll regret later just for the momentary satisfaction of saying you’ve done something at all.