The Knight of Wands looks ready for action, even more so than most of the other Knight cards. From his clothes and helm to his horse, this lad is ready for action. He wears a yellow patterned jumper over top of his shining metal armor, and his helm has a fiery red plume coming out the back. Rather than a sword, the knight holds aloft a large wand, ready to do his own unique form of battle. The horse is also a beautiful redish hue, and the hair of his mane curls into flame-shapes. The horse and rider look ready to leap into action – the horse stands up off his two front legs, ready to spring forward.
To start with, we'll want to disambiguate court cards. They are often the most difficult to read, due to their general nature. It is easier to remember that a court card often signifies a person or entity: the sex of the person may not match that of the court card, but the attitude and persona will seem familiar. If it's clear, however, that the court card doesn't refer to a person, remember to break it down further. First, define what the suite stands for – e.x. Cups generally refers to emotion. Then take the role of that court card and apply it to the suite – e.x. A Page of Cups would be a young juvenile in the world of emotion, just as the Page of Swords is the inexperienced lad of thought. This can help you to decide what the court card is trying to tell you.
Person: The Knight of Wands isn't a Romeo by a long shot, but people will flock to him like he is. When this young guy winks, it sends girls swooning in all directions. He's also the same one that can't seem to stay in a relationship... or, when he does get in a relationship, he can't take it seriously. This knight thrives off of adventures and actions, but gets bored very easily. In fact, that may be the thing you hear out of his mouth most often - “I'm bored. Let's go do something.” He might be spending the night in his his girlfriend, eating a good home-cooked meal and snuggling in bed, but this phrase will keep pouring out of him - “I'm bored.” Lastly, it's important to note that he's extremely confident, and will jump into every project right away... but he can also be flagrantly proud and over-assertive, pushing his plans and ideas upon others until they agree to see things “his way”.
Metaphor: The Knight of Wands asks many questions of you on a personal level. Do you know anyone like this knight? What could this card be trying to tell you about that person? The card could also be telling you to assume some of the traits of the Knight of Wands, or to even keep away from them. Maybe you need more confidence in your daily dealings, but need to be wary of becoming pushy or cocky. Perhaps you need to be more adventurous, but remember to appreciate even your daily “mundane” adventures as well.
Asking yourself these questions will help you to understand what the Knight of Wands card is trying to convey. What is the Knight of Wands trying to tell you? Does this card represent a person in your life? If yes, what sort of influence has that person had on you? If this card represents traits and ideas, what skills does the Knight of Wands possess that you could aspire to? Which ones should you purge from your life? Do you need confidence? Passion? Animal attraction? Do you need to avoid pride? Boredom?
The Two of Wands shares a sense of creative energy and power with the Knight – in both cases, the cards could be telling you to look in a new, unexpected direction and boldly go where you haven't gone before. The Knight of Wands also shares some things in common with the Six of Wands, particularly the sense of pride or confidence. Both cards also share the potential for the pride to get out of hand, so be sure to keep that trait balanced and healthy.