King (Knight) of Wands – Fire of Fire
Astrology: Jupiter in Leo
Time: 23 July – 22 August
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Ace of Clubs
Jupiter in Leo attracts luck when they are generous and inspire others around them. They need to present themselves with dignity and sincerity, and try very hard to not let their ego get in the way. They prosper when they can be creative, such as in the entertainment field, or working with children or recreation.
Jupiter in Leo has strong opinions and beliefs. They can take it personally when others disagree with them. They are good at making their own opportunities and they do best when taking calculated risks confidently. They are drawn to interesting people, and can be quite memorable themselves.
Leo Jupiter must have a way to play. Holidays, romance and celebrations renew their spirit. They may have talents in the arts, drama, teaching or as a community leader. They shine when they are the center of attention, and come across as confident and cultivated. They are optimistic and enjoy a healthy constitution. They love to show off their status and wealth. People trust them.
Leo Jupiter may gamble too much, or be offended if they are not automatically accorded the respect and admiration which they feel they deserve. They can be a bit melodramatic and play to the audience a bit much, but this is why so many people love them. Their charisma brings them good fortune. The enthusiasm they show attracts success and attention wherever they go. Rejection just rolls off of them. They may tend to exaggerate.
Dignified and honest, Jupiter in Leo needs honor and social status to feel self-worth. Social importance means a lot to them. They have a good sense of humor. They are open to exploring new things. They are self-reliant, courageous and full of vitality. On the other hand, they may become extravagant, ostentatious and self-centered. They may make rash judgments. If they don’t watch their weight, they may have issues with the heart. (Source: alwaysastrology.com) See also 6 of Wands.
The number 3 – Jupiter, Reconciling/Intuitive (Fire)
– Strong sense of order and values, balanced, dynamic, struggle against limits, accurate impressions and insights, an arbiter or mediator, never-ending optimism, happy and fun-loving, enjoys life fully, independent.
– Scattered energies, exaggeration, unfinished projects, lack of direction, moodiness, self-centeredness, unemotional.
Crowley: Knight of Wands. The Knight of Wands represents the fiery part of Fire; he rules from the 21St degree of Scorpio to the 20th degree of Sagittarius. He is a warrior in complete armour. On his helmet for a crest he wears a black horse. In his hand he bears a flaming torch; a flame also in his mantle; and upon the flames does he ride. His steed is a black horse leaping.
The moral qualities appropriate to this figure are activity, generosity, fierceness, impetuosity, pride, impulsiveness, swiftness in unpredictable actions. If wrongly energized, he is evil-minded, cruel, bigoted and brutal. He is in either case ill-fitted to carry on his action; he has no means of modifying it according to circumstances. If he fails in his first effort, he has no resource.
In the Yi King, the fiery part of Fire is represented by the 51st hexagram, Kan. The signification there given is entirely in accordance with the doctrine of the Tarot, but great emphasis is laid on the startling, perilous, and revolutionary character of the events cognate. The Querent is advised to be apprehensive, yet cool, resolute and energetic: to beware of untimely action, but to go forward with tense confidence in his own ability.
All these correspondences of the Yi King are to be studied in that book (S.B.E. vol. XVI) and reference is here made to the text when important passages are too long to be conveniently quoted.
Waite: The physical and emotional nature to which this card is attributed is dark, ardent, lithe, animated, impassioned, noble. The King uplifts a flowering wand, and wears, like his three correspondences in the remaining suits, what is called a cap of maintenance beneath his crown. He connects with the symbol of the lion, which is emblazoned on the back of his throne.
Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. The card always signifies honesty, and may mean news concerning an unexpected heritage to fall in before very long. Reversed: Good, but severe; austere, yet tolerant.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Ace of Clubs – Wealth, prosperity, unexpected money/gain. However, in a difficult spread, this money may disappear almost as quickly as it appears.