Tarot for Creative Writing
King of Wands as an Example
I love your website.
I was wondering about your description of the King of Wands. It does not mention his relationship with his wife like the descriptions of the other Kings do. But you have a reference to Alexander the Great; is he gay or confused?
I'm asking for a reason. I'm a writer and I have a story idea, an erotic fantasy idea that takes place in the Emperor and Empress' castle. I'm reading descriptions of the court cards to get an idea of what kind of lovers they would be.
Thanks for your help,
More than any of my other websites or writing, I really "went native" with my Tarot site. Most of the writings were done completely from "The Dreamtime" (a crazy-keen state of consciousness). As a writer, I'm sure you can relate to that "zone."
The occasional downside to this is that sometimes vitals get left out. Sorry, my bad. :)
King of Wands (or Rods if you prefer) actually has the most voracious sexual appetite than any other of the Kings. I giggled a little at Alexander the Great's rumored homosexual propensities...but really, it's not too far off the mark.
The Wand King will assert is amorous appetite on just about anything. His sexual verve is mammoth (and seemingly unquenchable if not recognized and maturely tempered). Men, women, goats - it's all fair game for this King.
Consider the suit in which he rules....Wands/Rods are ancient symbols of assertion, initiation...and yes, even symbolic of the phallus.
This ancient history behind the Rods goes a long way in our understanding this Kings compulsion to engage, insert, assert, and drive on. From the beginning of time our ancestors have assigned one line (a stick, a stave, thrusting protrusions) as a male (drive/phallus) symbol (whereas "o's" round orifices designate female openness).
As a lover, the King of Wands could go one of two ways:
1) He could be completely sex-obsessed which may take on a selfish nature in the role of his partnering with the Queen.
2) He could channel his natural need for sexual assertion, and be the most attentive, doting, satisfying love partner the Queen could hope to have.
This is where interpretations of the Tarotist, and the querent (one receiving a Tarot interpretation) comes into play. Depending on whom the reading is given will indicate the flavor of sexual tendency (whether selfish or tempered).
The Kings represent seasoned maturity, and so we would hope in older years this King would have mastered his sexual appetite and channeled his passion into a "slow burn" in the winter of his years. However, if he (namely the querent) has not learned vital lessons in the prior seasons of his life, a less healthful approach to sex/loving relationships will remain - even in old age.
Hope this helps with your creative process!
Happy creative writing to you!
Thank you!! That was very helpful. And it gives me some insight into the Knight of Wands as a lover.
Thanks again and I love your ALL your websites!!
If the cards say he's your future man, & your intuition is saying the same thing. Then it should not matter what type of woman he likes. The cards would never advise you to change yourself for anyone, the cards only advise us to change ourselves for the better of ourselves. Everything we read in the cards are but a reflection of ourselves. If you feel as though you're confused in understanding your reading, there may be more to your spread then you're willing to see. I know this is an older post, but I hope all went well for you Jen....Remember, just be you!!
Thank you for writing the lovely message and replying to the question. Funny still in waiting room. I just wanted to know more about the personality of the king of wands is he a nice type of guy etc. He comes up a lot for me but then again may not come to be so wouldn't get hopes up.
Diane from San Diego
I always figured the king of rods as a determined type. Granted, I'm new at the Tarot, but Avia's website has helped alot. Especially how she lines up images of three different types of Tarot cards for each card. If you look at the image Avia has posted, you'll see in all versions the king of wands is determined. He looks purposeful. He also looks stern. I also get the impression that he is not big on communication. Just thoughts. But thanks for this post, because I too am a writer. I often use the characters in Tarot to help me with my creative writing projects. So thanks for this post on Tarot for creative writing.
The Tarot has gotten me through a lot of dry spells when it comes to creative writing. I'm thrilled this post has been helpful to some of you. Thanks so much for all your comments and contributions!
Happy reading and writing,
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