Stars + Cards: King of Wands

This week's card is the daring and dramatic King of Wands. His astrological counterpart is Leo, the fifth zodiac sign of creativity.

The element of fire perfects suits this charismatic king, though you may find him to be more reserved than your typical Leo. The Kings of the Tarot are associated with the element of air, which is intellectual and detached. Still, this doesn't make the King of Wands any less passionate. To the contrary, the King of Wands is more concerned with feeding his mental flame with new ideas and inspiration. Leo also rules romantic affairs, so you may find the King of Wands to be quite amorous. You might find this King head over heels for a new lover or a budding enterprise, since the wands suit signals business.

The lion's appearance in the Major Arcana reveals another aspect of the King of Wands. Strength is also associated with Leo. This connection highlights the bravery and fortitude of the King of Wands. He's fearless in the face of danger, just like the woman closing the lion's mouth. The lemniscate (or infinity symbol) over the woman's head hints that magic and creativity are also this King's domain. As a person, King of Wands people are magnetic performers, like Leo Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones fame. He embodies the King's energy and love of the spotlight. He's comfortable at the center of attention, and his “moves” are mesmerizing.

When the King of Wands comes up in a reading, fan the inner flame of your creativity. Feed it with fresh stimuli and pure desire. In the comments, share one way you plan to honor your creativity this week. Maybe it's time to let those “moves like Jagger” loose!