While the Page of Wands is the initial idea, the Knight of Wands is the pursuit of that idea. Like the page, the Knight is adorned with the salamanders, representing firey transformation. This is also emphasized by the firey tassels adorning the Knight’s armor. The horse, symbolic of vitality and action, rears up to charge forward. The mountains in the background represent challenges to overcome in our future. The armor is symbolic of protection and preparation. All the Knights feature armor and a horse.
Upright: When the Knight of Wands appears, it’s a call to move our ideas forward. He’s aggressive and confident – changes will be happening quickly. He’s a ‘beg forgiveness not permission’ kind of guy and acts before always thinking things through. On the flip side, he’s courageous, bold, and not afraid of anything. The Knight of Wands is a reminder to balance our confidence and enthusiasm with a balanced, thoughtful plan. Alternatively the card can be an indication that things are happening quickly around us. If this is the case, try to go with the flow instead of resisting.
Reversed: When the Knight of Wands appears reversed, this can be an indication you’re facing delays or challenges that are frustrating your plans. It can also be an indication you’re dragging your feet on a project – there’s good reason for this. If this is the case, take your time and make a plan. Don’t rush things through. Finally, a reversal can indicate you’re wanting something solved immediately but aren’t thinking through the way to get to a solution. You’re frustration is preventing you from thinking clearly.
The Knight of Wands is the manifestation of fire and pure creativity. This card is all about energy, passion, and enthusiasm. At the same time, the Knight of Wands loves controversy and conflict. Be careful to pick your battles.