The Knight of Wands appears galloping on his horse wielding a wand partially in bloom.
When this Knight arrives in your life, be prepared for someone to present new concepts or ideas that will be helpful and inspiring to you. When this card is representing you, you can expect for many changes to be coming your way. He inspires your built in creativity and he asks that you put it into motion. When this card appears in a reading, there is going to be a start or a finish of something important that you have been working on or you might have a change in residence. Suddenly you will have a very a strong inclination to make decisions that have been pending for a long time. You have the ability to accomplish anything that you put your mind to in this phase of your existence therefore do not limit yourself. Push for mastery over your heart and mind.
You feel like cleaning house, with a burning desire to be hyper organized. No amount of left over clutter is going to be acceptable. You need a clean slate, so you will be inclined to improve aspects of your living situation as well as the conditions in your place of work. You are ready to try new things, experiment with different kinds of work or with different projects just for the sheer value of acquiring the experience. Try not to be too hasty however; this card encourages you to move not to destroy your life. Use caution, but get moving. The Knight of Wands channels Higher Source energy for you so that you may be inspired to accomplish a great many things.
The image that the Knight of Wands evokes is that of a handsome young person galloping across the lands. There are three pyramids in the distance, which is symbolic of adventure and experiencing unknown lands. All over his clothing you will find salamanders biting their tail; this is a long standing and ancient symbol of the circle of life, of infinity and the unknowable magic of the ages. Salamanders are known to be fire elementals because they can resist tremendous heat. The presence of the Knight evokes the fierce protection of the salamander as you go through this transit of mighty creativity. The Knight of Wands, a warrior filled with energy, rides by your side.
This time for creative introspection prompts you to ask yourself how you are growing and changing in this moment. In what ways do you process the lessons presented to you every day? Do you ignore them? Do you embrace them? Are you making changes to benefit yourself? This is a time of risk taking as well. Look inside yourself, verify whether or not you are stuck in a funk or afraid of making changes, or if you are trying to push yourself to make all that you can of your life while you live it?
If you have wondered whether or not now is the time to go back to school, or start a new trade, the Knight of Wands supports this decision. Now is the time to become a student of growth, religion, enlightenment. Spend time with enthusiastic people who will inspire you take action.
The Knight of Wands in Love
Physically this card usually represents a person who is new to puberty, often times a man, with blond hair and blue or hazel eyes. He can represent a friend or a lover, depending on the context of the reading. If he does represent a person, one might be cautious to question whether or not the timing is right for you to be romantically involved with someone who is hasty and sometimes over reactive and occasionally cruel. This person has a lot of good qualities, but one must consider what the right thing is for you while traversing this territory that the Knight of Wands has set aside for you. Adventuring outwards and finding someone new to love if you are single is an excellent way to start. Nothing will make you feel more risk taking and adventurous then the pursuit of a new love.
The Knight of Wands in Health
The Knight of Wands in health often presents itself when you are having health questions where you are stuck in a certain level of indecision. The Knight tells you that you must take action now in order to improve your health. This card signifies desire, action and forward motion. Therefore if this card shows up in your reading about health, then you must take action to get yourself out of your depressed mindset or if you have two decisions staring at you about a procedure or a way to be, the Knight tells you that any action moving forward will be the right decision for you. Stagnation is unhealthy in all forms. If you are not sure what to do, the Knight is assuring you that the answer will present itself very soon. In the mean time, ‘Act as if,’ you are healthy. Get outside, take a walk, and get your paperwork filed. The more action that you take, the sooner the right information will come to you.
The Knight of Wands in Work and Wealth
Money and new opportunities are swiftly on their way to you. The Knight brings with him change and passion. If you are in a work situation that makes you feel creatively stimulated, then you are in the right place and will financially thrive. If you are in a work situation that makes you feel unhappy and stagnate then the Knight is telling you that now is the time to consider other options. Do not just quit your job, plan for another one that will get you out of this rut that you are in. He supports you in this process.
Reversed Knight Of Wands
When the Knight of Wands is presenting itself in the reversed position in your reading this means that you are feeling very insecure with yourself. You feel as though your boundaries are being threatened, that you are living a monotonous existence that lacks in abundance and creativity. You are afraid to reveal your true feelings and are therefore stuck in a situation that you feel you are incapable of getting out of. This is a position of non-movement. What you want to happen is not happening because you have allowed yourself to get stuck thinking that you have no power and no control. The best way to get out of this is to practice coming through for yourself. Decide one thing a day that you will accomplish, and then accomplish it. This will increase desire for change and will unbury you from all that you have not accomplished. The Knight wishes to free you from all that burdens you.
The Eight of Pentacles gives you a taste of success but reminds you that you can’t have what you want overnight.
There is a goal in sight for you right now and you are on the right path – learning new tricks, creating healthy environments around you, and otherwise doing what you can to succeed. The Eight of Pentacles is a reminder not to give up and to continue on the path that you are on now.
When this card comes up in a reading it usually will accompany a daunting time in one’s life where life seems mechanical or monotonous. Consider daily tasks in which you are bored from doing the same repetitive motions. You may feel like you are caught in a rat race or that you are trying with your all but you are not getting anywhere. Often before we can advance onto higher lessons in life we have to continue taking baby steps. You may feel that you are ready for more or that you should be doing more in your life… however if you feel this way then you are probably discounting the actions you take and their importance. Right now is an important time in your life and you are on the cusp of something greater. It is important to not quit just yet and allow your actions to complete their cycle.
The man on the Eight of Pentacles card is working diligently at creating new coins out of wood and then placing them onto a tree. The background sky is white and is indicative of purity and spirituality. Often it is assumed that he is an apprentice of some sort of trade and that the coins and the wood are symbolisms of his future prosperity. Like the apprentice, you are learning skills for your life so that you can ultimately get what you want. You need to learn to take pride in your small accomplishments. Avoid downplaying your own efforts.
The card can also be a sign that you need to lighten up on someone around you. Rather than focusing on you as the apprentice, the Eight of Pentacles be showing you as the master in a relationship in your life, where you have the skills to succeed but someone around you is not quite up to par with you. In work and love both this card can indicate problems that can be easily resolved with patience and communication
The overall message of the Eight of Pentacles is that hard work and determination will allow you to succeed. Whatever your role is regarding this card, communication, building a foundation, and consistency is key to the questions that you have of life right now.
The Eight of Pentacles in Love
When dealing with other people in relationships petty arguments and bickering is bound to happen. The Eight of Pentacles comes up when there are small complaints in the relationship or insecurities about a partner. If either of these situations are you then the Eight of Pentacles is reminding you that we are not all perfect. We must all start somewhere in order to grow on your path and it is likely that you are with your partner at this time for a reason. You more than likely have some information or experiences that will prove beneficial to your partner.
Right now is a good time to think of ways in which you can offer yourself as an example, rather than a standard. Think of the ways in which you express to your partner and how the two of you work together. You may find that you are being looked to for guidance and that you are being too harsh in your own judgments.
When looking for love, the Eight of Pentacles has a different meaning entirely. In this case traditionally the card turns around and places you back as the apprentice and advises to take small steps forward right now. Focus first on ways that you are ready for love and cultivate those. Be aware that you likely still have old emotions or hang ups from a previous relationship that need to be resolved so that you do not repeat past mistakes.
The Eight of Pentacles in Health
The Eight of Pentacles is a card that represents a work in progress. The card can be somewhat concerning in health because it usually will symbolize that you have been working hard for your health goal and yet you are not seeing the desired responses. Whatever your health concern is, right now you need to take a step back and look at the process you are taking. Consider what ways you are doing counter-productive actions and which efforts are simply not enough. Do not allow yourself to become overwhelmed with the larger picture at hand. Take one step at a time and do not lose sight of your goal.
It can be a good time to ask someone else for assistance that has dealt with similar health issues before or seek the motivation of others. Because of the earthy energy of the card and the suit of pentacles in general, you may find that you are getting overwhelmed from your efforts. Try not to beat yourself up. Realizing that you are doing what you can and that questioning the reasons of your actions or making excuses are not going to get you anywhere.
The Eight of Pentacles in Work and Wealth
The Eight of Pentacles usually indicates a beginning in one way or another regarding both work and finance. Even if you are the boss of a company and know your industry like the back of your hand, there are still things that you need to learn. Allow yourself the opportunity to increase your knowledge base at this time and work on exercises that are going to grow you expertise. Now is not a good time to be making HUGE changes in your life of finance or career, rather you want to focus on the smaller changes that you can make as well as to jump on opportunities to network, learn, and grow.
The Eight of Pentacles is also a thinking card. Your focus is important right now. You may notice that you have bitten off more than you can chew in a work project or are feeling discouraged about a lack of progress in finances. Remember that even mistakes are opportunities to grow. Take what you can out of even the worst of situations and apply it to future opportunities. The loss will work out in the end and may even prove to be for the best.
Reversed Eight of Pentacles in a reading
The Eight of Pentacles reversed shows a lack of motivation, determination, and vision. It can be a detrimental card in a reading because when you are not focused on the task at hand then careless mistakes can be made. Make sure you are doing all you can to make informed decisions and to not jump to conclusions. When reversed the Eight of Pentacles tells you to stop, look, and listen before making another leap physically or spiritually.