The Dreams of Gaia Tarot- King of Fire, represents a charismatic leader. Others are inspired by his focused and grounded passion. He is a complete team leader, drawing others to him who are necessary to complete a project as every individual wants to fulfill his vision. Although he is full of ideas, he is also proactive. He digs into his projects, and is "hands-on" involved to the very end.
The Gaia King of Fire, depicts a fiery "all seeing eye" and the "Green Man" of Celtic origin. Here, instead of being shown green, he is the colors of the Sun, and beneath him is Leo, the sun sign of astrology. All implying authority, leadership, and a no nonsense persona. He represents fearlessness, lion-hearted dauntlessness. He knows he is not the whole, but just part of it, as a good king knows he is not the whole kingdom, but just a part and acts as the heartbeat of his kingdom. He knows that if his ventures fail, he can be replaced. Therefore, he works hard to fulfill his role. Some may be mislead by his gregarious ways and charismatic nature but at the core, he is unassuming and respectful and is able to call upon and make use of those around him. He understands he but one man amongst a collective of many and in order to rule well he must be willing to delegate, sharing his power and glory with others.
When the King of Fire is thrown in a divination, it implies:
- It is time to ground and focus your passion.
- Be more than an ideas person.
- Remain involved from start to finish.
- Every leader is part of a team.
- Be dauntless.
- Respect your position by respecting others.
- Show your appreciation.
- Check your temper.
The dynamic Thoth- Knight of Wands, is called the King of Wands in most other decks. Crowley wanted dynamic motion and protection applied to his Kings so they are rendered as Armored Knights on charging horses in the Thoth Deck Tarot. The Court Cards are roughly descriptive of personalities whose Sun or rising sign at their nativity, falls within the Zodiacal attribution of the card
The Knight of Wands represents the fiery part of Fire---The Lightning flash--- and he rules as an archetype from the 21st degree of Scorpio to the 20th degree of Sagittarius.
He is an image of a active personality- archetype that has been called the god Valravn by the Danes. Valravn was said to be the one that gave the secret of magic to mankind, much like the Greek god Prometheus gave fire and magic to mankind. Valravn becomes the ruling goddess of the underworld- Hel’s husband king and lord sharing her rule of the Norse underworld. The myth supports the qualities of generosity, fierceness, impetuosity, pride, impulsiveness, and swiftness in what is most often known as unpredictable actions.
Because he is "as a lightning flash”, if he fails in his first effort, he has no resource. Obviously, when needed, this Personality trait can be helpful when the goal is known, and the issue at hand is well thought out. Because of environment and abuse, this personality can be profaned. Therefore, this is not always the trait of this card, so the Querent is advised to be apprehensive, yet calm and resolute while being energetic; Beware of untimely action and go forward with aware confidence of their own ability.
The Knight of Wands represents a revolutionary personality, startling in its passion, and perilous in its charge as shown with the Dark Horse leaping. Lots of Sex Force, (represented by the flaming Ace of Wands in his hand) which is Kundalini in the lightning sense of masculine electric force. A real steady mind is needed to handle such explosive force/solar power and the only safe bet is that this force is well contained in the Magnetic Force of the Female--within or in a relationship with another individual. The Cooling forces of the "Water" (woman) aspect of magnetic female force are needed here for without this Female balance, this personality is quick to anger which easily flashes into rages and violence. If a lot of cup cards, or a Princess or Queen are thrown in this reading, the querent may rest assured that the water is there to handle and/or contain this volatile personality.
This is a great personality, bold, adventurous, and a "Proper Spear Point" in battle. When right, he is seen as a great leader, otherwise, a perfect demon. Fiery part of Fire is not easily contained and the person or querent who has this personality archetype will raise up just fine from childhood, if they have understanding parents who won't try to "drug them down" from high levels of activity but rather channel this powerful person into many activities that capture their attention. Needless to say, active parents work well with this child personality. Abusive parents will easily turn this bright flame into a horrendous monster. We have the Fire of a Dragon here! This is the fiery nature of the Yod [Spirit] which in the mind is shown as a Fiery-Will. It may help you to know that Spirit is Power and is not always friendly. Spirit is will---and sometimes great will without empathy, can cause great harm! The Knight of Fire's archetypal domain is the 2nd Sephiroth, Chokmah, who is Will to Force, a pure male essence of the One Energy. This is a necessary force to be a catalyst for creation, but as stated, he must be connected to Binah, the Female Essence of Energy (Magnetism) who is Will to Form. If this connection isn't made, he is all fiery idea, without ability to communicate the idea as understanding; instead, he communicates only rash and angry behavior.
WHEN THE KNIGHT OF WANDS IS THROWN DURING A DIVINATION:
- The Moral qualities of Activity, fierceness, impetuosity, impulsiveness, and swiftness in unpredictable actions.
- A spiritual evolutionary, who is shedding old perceptions for new spiritual insight.
- Much movement and energy while experiencing a new conviction.
- Releasing and letting go of an old identity or self-image.
- An entrepreneur who is achievement oriented, creative and self-expressive.
- Positive male power personality that has the energy to handle long term goals, and handle extremely complex situations.
- Full of wit and charm, having a warm good nature, a sense of humor and love of fun.
- A powerful person of fiery nature, energetic, hard to control, attractive and sometimes dangerous.
If ill defined, he is evil-minded, cruel, bigoted and brutal. This ill definition will be shown by the cards around him
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