What does the knight of wands tarot card mean?

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The knight of wands is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Wands suit.

Keywords: Departure, adventure, travel, energy passion


The Knight of Wands is a strong, energetic young man who is ready for anything. He can be seen riding a horse with passion and determination. He has a strong thirst for success. If you draw the Knight of Wands, it shows that you are finally following through on an idea or a plan that you may have been harbouring for a while. You have energy and passion, and you are ready to charge forward to reach your goals. You have the confidence to take on any challenges or obstacles that may stand in your way. However, this card is a warning against acting before you think. Charging into a situation with no planning could cause problems down the line. Be careful that your enthusiasm to move forward doesn’t have a negative impact. Keep your energy and passion, but pair it with careful planning and realistic ambitions.

Reverse Keywords: haste, frustration, impatience

Reverse Meaning

As with many of the reverse Wands cards, the Knight of Wands implies delays and frustration. You have a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and are raring to go. However, there are obstacles in your path that are preventing you from moving forward. You are feeling frustrated and restless, and are tempted to make hasty, foolish decisions that will possibly have negative consequences. Tread carefully and don’t act without thinking it through beforehand. If you act without thinking of the consequences, you will most likely regret it in the future.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Wands suit)