Shadowscapes Tarot – King of Wands

The first thing to notice about this card is the strong warm light coming out from the back of the male character seen in the center of the card.

Remember that the wands represent the hot summer. The colors on this card really point to this aspect.

Lions surround him. There are 2 lions in the air representing his inner power. His wand is actually a staff with a lion head at the top.

He also has a sphinx at his feet which seems to offer support or protection. This lion appears to be made of stone, as opposed to the ones in the air.

This king has his feet well on the ground. His legs are apart, for a more stable stance.

His mind is very active, he’s quick in thinking, and he might think well out of the box. His opinions are strong. He could make you think like him, if he really tries. His head is full of bold ideas, represented by the orange ball.

Another orange (energy?) ball already flew out and the highest lion is jumping towards it, as if he would like to eat it. We know these lions are males because all of them have manes.

He has impressive stag horns – an indication he is out of this world. He is quite majestic, just like a stag.

These elements really point to a person who takes command and likes to lead others.

I can’t stop seeing similarities in imagery with the knight of wands card: strong light, strong men, lions, long staffs, and horns.

It seems as if the knight finally matured into a king, but still keeps a wild side – since lions are wild animals. Whatever adventures the knight was searching for, helped him become stronger than he anticipated: he seems to be able to control the nature with his very presence.

That’s also suggested bu the bright light coming out of his back and seen behind the lion head on his staff.

This is suggested by the tattoos on his side and arm, and also by the stag horns.

Other horned characters in this deck are:

There is also a Fibonacci symbol on the card. It can be seen on the sphynx, as its tail is curved like that. It also has some longer hairs that curl in the same pattern.

This king is rather young looking. A bit too young. Perhaps he had an early start in life with hardships that made him mature faster than what’s considered normal.

This also made him very strong and fierce. He also has very strong allies that will back him up if needed.

The belt around his trousers is red. Could this be the red ribbon we see in many other cards? Could seem that way, in any case, unlike in most other cards, it doesn’t hang, there’s nothing dangling from it. Perhaps it points to the fact that the character in the image fulfilled his destiny and he’s where he is supposed to be.

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