The Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Knight of Wands is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.

Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.

In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.

Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Knight of Wands Keywords

Upright: Impulsive, Adventure, Passion, Energy
Reversed: Hasty, Delay, Frustration, Restless

The Knight of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Knight of Wands Tarot card shows a horseman riding his steed through a barren desert landscape The timidity of the previous Page card has completely given way to an almost unbridled spirit of adventure. The knight wears shining armor, over which he wears a tunic with salamanders.

Furthermore, he has a red tail on his helmet and smaller versions of it hanging from his arm. Both the salamander and the red tails are associated with the element of fire, which in turn is an expression of passion and impulsiveness.

With one hand the knight holds a stick, which carries sprouts despite the hot environment and is an expression of the energy and vitality of the rider, which is transferred to the staff.

The rider’s horse is a powerful animal that stands straight on its hind legs. Despite its fiery temperament, the rider has a good grip on it with one hand on the reins and can thus well restrain the energy of the steed.

The horse pushes forward with all its might to explore new adventures. The card’s overall vibe is very energetic and passionate, encouraging one to give free rein to one’s drive.

Despite the barren and hot landscape, the knight in his armor hardly seems to sweat but moves forward to new adventures with a certain ease.

Upright Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

In a tarot reading, the Knight of Wands reveals that it is time not only to dream of adventures but actively pursue them.

While the Page of Wands card still shows a certain reluctance to implement new ideas or plans, this has now completely disappeared with the knight.

The time is now ripe to follow your thirst for action and actively go out into the world to gain new experiences and knowledge. You are already well equipped to survive the adventures ahead of you.

Your journey will include some imponderables. However, these unpredictable events make an undertaking an adventure that has some surprises in store for you.

Furthermore, the Knight of Wands indicates that you are bursting with energy and drive. You seem to have an inexhaustible source of strength in you since you never seem to run out of breath despite many parallel projects.

In addition, you feel as if you could pull out trees and help out accordingly in your environment. Your fellow men admire your energy and develop respect and honor for your actions.

Nevertheless, use your energy wisely and do not waste it on projects that are doomed to failure from the start. Gradually face bigger challenges that require a lot of time and dedication so that you can channel your excess energy into a meaningful goal.

The Knight of Wands Tarot card also encourages you to live out your passionate nature.

That means being one hundred percent committed to certain ideas or goals in life. By devoting yourself to something with your whole being, you will be guaranteed success.

To discover new passions for yourself also means to look into the world and yourself with a watchful and searching eye.

However, such dedication always carries the danger of overextending yourself and neglecting other important areas in your life. Therefore, be mindful of your passions, as they can both enrich your life and destroy it in certain parts.

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Upright Knight of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


As a single, the Knight of Wands encourages you to plunge into a new love adventure. True love is waiting to be discovered by you. But for this, you must be willing to leave your comfort zone and venture into new territories.

You may start your adventure alone, but in the best case, you will have a long-awaited partner by your side when you return home.

Try out previously unused possibilities of getting to know each other via the Internet or on vacation and prepare yourself accordingly well. Then your love adventure will be crowned with success.

Furthermore, the Knight of Wands stands for an impulsive approach to dating. That means that you should follow your spontaneous feelings and thoughts during a date to win your counterpart over.

You can not predict or plan True love. Love emerges primarily from the spontaneity and creativity of two loving people.

Therefore, listen more to your gut feeling and give in to your first impulses. In this way, the love between you and your partner can fully develop.


In a partnership, the Knight of Wands encourages you to live out your passions more intensely again. Rekindle the fire of love between you by daring to break new ground in love.

By daring to awaken your most secret erotic passions, your life together will again be filled with the tingling of the first infatuation.

You must listen to your inner voice, which tells you what you really want deep in your heart. Go, however, in the living out of your passion, as the other partner is confident in this.

The Knight of Wands indicates the enormous energetic potential in your life together. The love between you releases unimagined forces and possibilities, which enable you to master even the most difficult challenges.

Do not let your energy go to waste, but use this creative power to realize your common goals. You will be surprised what you can achieve together, which would hardly be possible alone.

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Upright Knight of Wands Health Meaning

For your health, Knight of Wands means that you feel powerful and full of energy. Your immune system is strengthened accordingly, so you are well prepared against coming waves of infections.

Use your vitality to dedicate yourself to projects that you have so far put off due to
health concerns.

However, the Knight of Wands warns you against impulsive actions that endanger your health. These include the abuse of substances (alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs) to cope with emerging stress.

As soon as you feel the urge to fall back into such risky behavior, you should talk to someone about your stress and worries. That will take the initial pressure off you and prevent you from turning to harmful substances.

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Upright Knight of Wands Career Meaning

In professional terms, the Knight of Wands stands for impulsive work behavior. You often follow your first intuitions and do not sufficiently weigh the consequences of your actions.

But impulsiveness can also have positive effects on your work performance. That is especially the case when quick decisions in response to unexpected events in your job are on the agenda.

The Knight of Wands symbolizes that you are passionate about your job. Due to your high motivation, you can master even difficult challenges in your work. At the same time, your enthusiasm transfers to your colleagues, creating a dynamic and productive working atmosphere.

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Upright Knight of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

When the Knight of Wands appears in financial matters, he encourages you to venture into new investments. Use a reasonable portion of your wealth to embark on new financial adventures.

Perhaps a new form of investment is making the rounds among your friends. Gain valuable experience that will help you in the future to wisely invest your money.

Furthermore, the Knight of Wands can be a sign of uncontrolled spending. As soon as you see something you like, your mind switches off and you have to buy it immediately.

Such impulsive buying decisions can quickly drive you into the debt trap. Therefore, try to take a deep breath before each purchase and weigh whether the investment is really necessary.

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Upright Knight of Wands Destiny Meaning

As a destiny card, the Knight of Wands card encourages you to break new ground and embark on adventures. Put all your passion and energy into all projects you start.

That will make your goals a matter of the heart and you will be able to cope with even the most difficult challenges.

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Upright Knight of Wands Personality

The Knight of Wands stands for an impulsive personality. The person often follows his first intuition out of his gut and takes little account of the consequences involved.

Furthermore, this card symbolizes a character who is highly passionate about his actions. The person may overshoot the mark, but usually he calms down in the same breath.

Upright Knight of Wands Tarot Past/Future


You have survived quite a few adventures in the past. They have taught you a lot so that you could grow beyond yourself.

Remember which passions you once burned for. Reviving them can ignite a new fire in you.


You will soon enter an energetic phase of life. It can help you to realize long-desired plans.

If you have to decide soon, you should let yourself be guided by your first impulse. It shows you in which direction you have to go.

Upright Knight of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Knight of Wands symbolizes a yes-answer. You have already had a few sleepless nights because it is difficult for you to make a decision.

What you are missing is just a tiny spark to finally shout out a yes into the world. Trust in your inner fire, which will show your further way through its light.

Reversed Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Knight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Knight of Wands Reversed card warns you not to be too hasty in your undertakings. There is a danger that you could run blindly into a great misfortune.

Inwardly, you feel the urge to carry out a certain project as quickly as possible because you have been wishing for it for a long time.

However, too much haste will prevent you from being well prepared for unexpected challenges. With all your drive, it makes sense to think carefully about the consequences of your actions before you act.

So keep a cool head and take three deep breaths before making a hasty decision that you will regret afterward.

At the same time, the Knight of Wands Reversed can indicate that there will be delays in achieving important goals for you.

Especially if you are close to completing one of your plans and are set back again by an unexpected event, you get frustrated.

But such delays are the rule rather than the exception. No plan, no matter how elaborate, can consider all the contingencies that may arise.

From the very beginning of your project, plan for possible obstacles and the associated time constraints. Then you will be able to face unexpected postponements with more composure and be less frustrated.

Another aspect of the Knight of Wands Reversed is an increasing restlessness that afflicts you. You have been feeling a growing inner nervousness for quite some time.

That leads to the fact that you constantly rush back and forth between different tasks in everyday life without finishing one thing properly.

On the contrary, you burden yourself with even more work than you already have to get rid of your excess energy. But your attempts to find peace are not crowned with success so far but rather strengthen your restlessness.

Try to listen to yourself, where your inner restlessness comes from. It is advisable to disconnect from everyday life and the tasks associated with it and consciously take more time for yourself to come down and relax.

Reversed Knight of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


In a love Tarot session, the Knight of Wands Reversed stands for an unexpected delay in your efforts to find a partner. You may be very busy at work at the moment or have health problems that make it difficult for you to find a partner.

But don’t let such obstacles stop you from finding the love of your life in the long run. On the contrary, such delays can be helpful for you to take another look at yourself and see what you expect from a future partnership.

As a single person, the Knight of Wands Reversed also symbolizes great frustration in you, as you are still alone despite your efforts to find a partner.

Unlike the scenes in romantic movies, True Love does not just walk in the door one day. Often it takes a lot of patience and some effort until your dream partner in life reveals himself.

Do not give up and remain persistent in your search for a partner. Look at the small successes you make on your way, such as nice conversations or affections, then the time until you find True Love will fly by.


In a relationship, the Knight of Wands Reversed reveals that you are rushing through life too much. You’ve accomplished a lot together, but you don’t have time to enjoy your successes.

You rush from one project to another, so you run the risk of losing your connection to each other.

Allow yourselves a time-out and enjoy your life together again. Deceleration is a precious good in our time, allowing you to perceive the really important things in life more consciously, such as love, trust or security.

Another meaning of the Knight of Wands Reversed is an increased restlessness in your life together.

You feel a great disharmony in your relationship, which leaves you no peace. You are constantly circling around yourselves and can’t find the cause of your disagreements.

A good way to bring more peace back into your relationship is to consciously take time for your partner. Take a short vacation together or just go for a walk and your relationship will calm down.

In addition, you will finally be able to get to the bottom of the restlessness in your life together.

Reversed Knight of Wands Health Meaning

The Knight of Wands Reversed is a sign of increased restlessness in your everyday life. You are rushing from one appointment to another without taking necessary breaks.

That quickly pushes your immune system to its limits and makes you more susceptible to illness. Therefore, consciously take a time out during the day, where you simply relax for yourself.

Another aspect of the Knight of Wands Reversed is a delayed recovery from illness. Despite initial progress in treatment, things are not really going well at the moment. Be sure to give your body enough time to regenerate and avoid too early stress in your daily life.

Reversed Knight of Wands Career Meaning

The Knight of Wands Reversed stands for frustration at work. Lately, your plans have been delayed or even failed. You have more and more the feeling to be stuck on the spot and not getting ahead professionally.

Take a moment to analyze the causes of your frustration. Sometimes it is our own expectations getting in the way of our satisfaction.

Another characteristic of the Knight of Wands Reversed is that you often overshoot your goal on the job. You often lack patience, so you often approach your professional projects in a hurry.

As a result, many mistakes happen that could have been avoided by prior consideration. There is often no reason to hurry, which is why you should take the time for thorough preparations.

Reversed Knight of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

The Knight of Wands Reversed shows that you spend a lot of time chasing material wealth. Often we are not even aware of how much power and energy we invest in order to become even wealthier.

Use your time rather for the care of social contacts or create you beautiful experiences, which you still remember years later gladly.

In addition, the Knight of Wands Reversed represents a delay in your financial plans. Your goals suddenly move into the far distance due to unexpected expenses or not granted financial means.

You have to reorganize yourself and adjust your plans to the changed conditions. You still have the chance to realize your goals if you remain patient and determined.

Reversed Knight of Wands Destiny Meaning

The Knight of Wands Reversed indicates for your destiny that there will be delays in your life goals. That often leads to frustration, so that in the worst case, you abandon your dreams.

Continue to believe in the success of your plans and practice patience. Only in this way will you be able to realize your life’s dreams in the long term.

Reversed Knight of Wands Personality

In the reversed position, the Knight of Wands reveals a restless trait. He always has to have something to do and hardly allows himself phases of regeneration.

In addition, a person who is easily frustrated is portrayed here. Even at the smallest obstacles, he would like to throw the whole thing away and feel sorry for himself.

Reversed Knight of Wands Tarot Past/Future


In the past months you have had to endure a high degree of frustration. But through this, you have been able to determine which goals are really important to you.

Lately, you have been very restless and have had little peace of mind. The reason for this lies in your own biography.


Soon, there may be several delays in important projects. Take them as a chance to recharge your batteries.

Soon you will be forced to make a quick decision. However, do not be rushed in your choice, but keep calm.

Reversed Knight of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

An overly impulsive approach to your question can get you into quite a bit of trouble. With a clear and objective consideration, the advantages of a “no” decision clearly outweigh the disadvantages.

That way you can invest your energy in other projects and move forward more quickly.

The Wands Tarot Card Meanings