King of Wands
The King of Wands is the Tarot card that desires a world that is orderly and well-balanced. We have strong principles and make decisions based on values and a firm code of ethics. We are driven by lofty goals and get immense satisfaction after achieving them. As Kings we have indisputable leadership qualities, but far from ruling with an iron fist, we believe in encouraging people to achieve their potential by working purposefully and honestly. In fact we give people the freedom they desire but in return demand high moral standards, rectitude and dedication. We believe in bringing out the best in people by encouraging them to love their work. We do our best to blend our aesthetic sense and spiritual insight to create a harmonious environment. We possess natural charm and oratory skills that attract people to us for guidance in every walk of life. Since we strongly believe in the institution of the family, we tend to view our whole kingdom as one big family, which endears us to people. A reading of this card indicates that from all appearances, though we look commonplace, we are endowed with great authority and wield our powers with equally great compassion, tolerance and flexibility.
Each of the four suits of the Minor Arcana is divided further. Four Court Cards are extracted from each Minor Arcana suit, and they are classified under each category – The King, Queen, Knight and Page, signifying their specific traits. This makes the total Court Cards as 16. The King is creative, inspiring and bold, and wants to create a lasting impact on the world. The Queen is attractive, energetic, cheerful and self-assured; she does not impose, but subtly influences circumstances. The Knights may be termed as extremists, they express their qualities to the utmost limit. For instance, if they are cautious, they will be cautious to a fault, weighing all the pros and cons meticulously before taking a decision. The Page motivates us to enjoy the thrill of mental and even financial challenges.