Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the Knight of Wands tarot card mean?

The Knight of Wands represents showing up to life with confidence, courage, and an adventurous spirit. This card is all about action!

This court card commonly appears when you’re feeling positive energy and things are about to start unfolding at an accelerating pace. The Knight of Wands delivers motivation and focus, so any action you take now may produce long-lasting results. You’re encouraged to keep things moving, especially when the signs of success are favorable.

Like other court cards, the Knight of Wands can sometimes refer to a person. When that’s the case, it often refers to an adult male with a charismatic free spirit.

What is the Knight of Wands zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of the Knight of Wand is Leo

Knight of Wands Tarot Guide

Keywords for the Knight of Wands: Charming, confident, brave, free spirited, adventurous

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of the Knight of Wands: Jupiter

Element of the Knight of Wands: Fire

What does the Knight of Wands card mean in a love reading?

The Knight of Wands brings its charming, confident persona to your love life when it appears in a reading. You may have recently met someone who gives you butterflies, or perhaps you’re already in a relationship with them. (Or perhaps this enchanting free spirit is you?)

The biggest questions with this court card’s appearance concern commitment and follow-through. While the Knight of Wands shows someone who is brave and adventurous, this person may not be the type to settle into a committed or domestic situation easily. Discussions about the future may reveal a “live for the present” attitude. It’s not that you don’t both have a vision of your ideal romantic future. But at least one of you is still defining your individual path. This makes it hard to carve out a long-range plans together.

If you’re willing to be patient with the process, there may be hope that you can stabilize this relationship once things settle down for you both individually. However, consider The Knight of Wands a warning light that you may be getting strung along—or perhaps you’re the one leading someone on with vague intentions. This can cause profound frustration and pain.

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What does the Knight of Wands tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The Knight of Wands comes with a lot of courage and enthusiasm. When it appears in a career or money reading, you be gung-ho about a new project or opportunity in your work life. (If you’ve been thinking about starting a new business or side hustle, this card is a timely one.)

As you feel this court card’s passion, you may want to spring into action. Tap into it! This energy is meant to be used! Just make sure you have some idea about the journey you’re embarking on. This card’s free spirit can be a little impulsive. You’ll want to think through the risks that you might be taking.

This card’s connection with travel and movement could point to an upcoming opportunity for a work-related trip or move.

What does the Knight of Wands tarot card mean for health?

The energetic Knight of Wands is an encouraging signal in a health reading.

Let yourself enjoy the positive vibes it might be bringing you, and see how you can channel them into activities that support your health. Maybe it’s time to give that new exercise routine a go or to take on a challenge like training for a 5K or joining a cycling club.

Just be careful not to burn yourself out. This court card can get ahead of itself sometimes. Remember that it’s better to start small and build up consistency than to begin big and burn out before you get going.

Knight of Wands Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

When it appears in a reversed position, the Knight of Wands’ less positive traits come out more.

Be mindful of places where your strong will is creating friction or possibly putting you at risk. While being a go-getter is fine, pay attention to valuable signals, including places where you should be slowing down or changing direction. Positive energy is a good sign, but don’t dive in quickly without plan. That will result in a mess that you need to clean up later.

The reversed Knight of Wands can indicate feeling stagnant—an absence of this upright card’s free-spirited energy. While this phase is temporary, waiting feels frustrating and hard!

Is the Knight of Wands tarot card a yes or no?

The Knight of Wands is a big yes, as its positive energy is a great sign.

What does the Suit of Wands mean?

Wands are associated with fire signs, which ignite action. Fire signs carry an excitable, creative and visionary energy, and people with those signs love to jump right in.

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