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Knight of Wands Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

He is shewn as if upon a journey, armed with a short wand, and although mailed is not on a warlike errand. He is passing mounds or pyramids. The motion of the horse is a key to the character of its rider, and suggests the precipitate mood, or things connected therewith.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Knight of Wands from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence.

Reversed

Rupture, division, interruption, discord.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A dark young man. A friend.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A bad card; according to some readings, alienation.

Reversed

For a woman, marriage, but probably frustrated.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Departure, Separation, Disunion

Reversed

Rupture, Discord, Quarrel.