The King of Wands sits back and surveys his kingdom, wand in hand. As the sun either rises or sets, he is at one with his world, both inside and out.
Even though the younger members of this court show greater excitement and enthusiasm than this guy, don’t think for one second that he doesn’t have that same fire running through each and every vein. This man is bursting with passion and drive, but as a king, he has learned to control his impulses and use his desires in a more responsible manner.
Kings represent mastery. This man often directs his energy and desires through others. He could be someone who has worked his way up to the top of his game but now injects his interest into his staff, fans or children – a patron of the arts, a football coach or even an actor-turned-film-director. He has experienced the bigger picture of either life or a situation and understands the climb. This can make him a supportive force.
When this king comes up in a reading, he often represents someone charismatic and of influence. He will be a leader, a mentor or businessman. Even though this man is fair-minded at best and career-focused, his status or fame may leave him unobtainable in some situations. Be aware that with so many followers, he is not so easy to reach through the usual channels and might make contact through letter or advertising.
In this combination, we might be looking at the king as a boss. The people in the 3 of Pentacles could be working together for him. Maybe he is their client, represents a company, or is their manager.
Alternatively, this combination could be about the team in general. The 3 of Pentacles looks at the people within our physical environment and each has their place in the card. The King of Wands might find it hard to slot into this group, wanting to control everything and lead the project. This might disrupt the harmonious energy of the team.
In the second card, a figure holds their head in pain. The swords levitating around his head represent fears, concerns and negative thoughts. They do not touch him but still cause harm.
This combination can represent someone in a position of power who is feeling some mental strain. The King of Wands is a natural leader, but we all worry about things from time to time. In this duo, it might be that he is lacking his usual self-confidence or is feeling the stresses of his position of authority.
When the King of Wands and the King of Pentacles team up, they really do mean business.
The King of Wands is the leader or creative genius of the project at hand. The King of Pentacles is the one who has the cash to finance the gig. Together, they combine know-how and social intelligence with financial clout. In some readings, they could describe the merger between two big companies, rather than individual people in a partnership.
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2014
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