Authority figure · Financial gain · Honest and trustworthy · Mediation · Professional
When the King of Wands appears in a reading, it may be an indication that someone with the relating attributes will have a strong influence in your life. This may be through meeting a fiery, impulsive, enthusiastic person, or it may mean that you yourself will have to develop some of the optimism and exuberance that the King of Wands possesses.
The meaning of the upright position of the King of Wands represents pure energy. Unlike the other wands cards in the deck however, this particular one is not focused on pure creativity. Instead, this king is actually way more likely to take an idea and to decisively implement it himself. The King of Wands is a natural born leader of people, and he is also extremely capable. Once the king sets for himself a certain aim or a goal, he is going to conveniently stick to it in order to ensure that it becomes a reality.
Unpredictability - Contradictory behaviour - Intolerance - Narrow-mindedness
In general the King of Wands reversed is a positive card. People around you are likely to be kind, tolerant, and understanding. You should have more than enough energy to get what you need to do accomplished.
The King of Wands , whether reversed or upright, is a sign that you are already well on your way with regard to spiritual exploration. Know that you don't have to deny yourself the entire world in order to grow spiritually; we are put here on this abundant planet, with other people, for a reason. Plenty and Joy can be spiritual experiences just as surely as denial and austerity can be. And the first two are certainly much more fun! Relax a little, and you may find your spiritual growth happening faster.
When the King of Wands appears reversed in a spread, it is an indication that it is not an auspicious time to make demands or to use manipulation to get your own way, as it will be to the detriment of others, and ultimately, yourself.