Every Tuesday I select one card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life. What messages are here for you?
Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what cards come up.
Today's card is the King of Wands from the Gilded Tarot book and deck by Barbara Moore and Ciro Marchetti. There is another deck by this artist (Marchetti -- Legacy of the Divine Tarot that is absolutely beautiful as well.) I hope to get this deck soon.
The King of Wands will either be a person in your life or qualities that are present in you. The suit of Wands signifies energy and action.
This King is considered a natural leader, explorer, entrepreneur and promoter of ideas. He has wit and charm, exhibits independence and enthusiasm. He loves a challenge and can be very ambitious in many areas of his life.
Each of us has a King of Wands in our lives. It could be your father or a father figure, a brother (usually older either in age or in maturity level), a boss, or someone (usually male) who you look up to. This is typically a person who is comfortable and confident with who they are and s/he supports you too.
If this card is describing some aspects of your personality, the King of Wands qualities include being focused, determined and driven towards your goals.
You'll feel the King of Wands energy in areas where your passion drives you forward. A great metaphor for this is imagining balancing on a surfboard and being swept up on a large wave. Feeling the thrill and the excitement, the surfer (King of Wands) loves the challenge of riding this wave and staying balanced on his/her surfboard. Isn't this feeling exciting and contagious?
Wands is also the side of your personality that reaches out to others. This is where your extroverted side (no matter how big or small) connects to others around you. When you tap into this energy, you are closer to being described as the "life of the party" (although not quite as showy) than you are to being a "wall-flower." Your confidence commands attention and other people notice this silent energy that you exude -- almost without trying.
If you relate to this description, don't think you are getting a big head. On the contrary, part of the reason the King of Wands is so appealing and attractive is because s/he is "all that" and doesn't need to know it to show it.
If you don't relate to this description, perhaps the clue for you today is to open to this part of you. Each of us has something we are confident and passionate about. Find this place in you and look for ways to expand either this area of your life or take this feeling of confidence and test it out in other areas of your life -- possibly where confidence may be lacking.
Play with it. There is no right way to do this. The King of Wands was selected for you to remind you to reach outward to the King of Wands in your life or inward to find these qualities within you. Once you tap in, follow your intuition and go/grow from there!