Sign: 21° Scorpio to 20° Sagittarius

Element: Fire of Fire

Planet: Jupiter

Tree of Life: Chokmah

Light: active, generous, fierce, impulsive, proud, sudden, assertive

Shadow: evil-minded, cruel, bigoted, brutal

Lord of Flame and Lightning

The Knight of Wands in the Thoth Tarot represents the fiery aspect of fire, symbolizing the very beginning of creation. It embodies divine inspiration that can be seen as chaotic and uncontrolled, yet undeniably beautiful. 

Some see the Knight and the Yod as expressions of the primum mobile, the first cause, of the universe. They represent the source from which everything originates, like the initial motion of the big bang. In Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot deck, the Knight of Wands represents something emerging from a state of divine emptiness, giving it a carefree and impulsive nature.

Fiery Creativity to Material Manifestation

The Queen of Wands takes the chaotic energy of the Knight and gives it form, establishing a steady and sustainable expression of creativity.

The Prince of Wands transforms the Knight’s creativity and the Queen’s balance into theoretical concepts. He shapes and structures fiery inspiration through abstract thinking.

Finally, the Princess of Wands materializes as the physical manifestation of the mental processes initiated by the Prince. The Princess is the tangible expression of the fiery energy, bringing its transformative power into the realm of personal and physical existence.

Joe’s Guidance - Knight of Wands - Thoth


When the Knight of Wands appears in a Thoth Tarot reading, it signifies a period of fiery energy and passionate pursuits. This card advises you to embrace the adventurous spirit within you and approach your endeavors with enthusiasm and courage. Brave, daring, kind but reckless behavior may take form in a friend or foe. 


Be mindful of maintaining balance and tempering your enthusiasm with practicality, as the Knight’s energy can be intense and impulsive.


In the reversed position, the Knight of Wands cautions against recklessness and impatience. It suggests a need to slow down and carefully assess the situation before taking action. The knight only gets one shot. Don’t miss!


Focus on channeling your fiery energy in a more controlled manner, allowing for a more balanced and sustainable approach.

Mystical Symbolism - Knight of Wands in Thoth Tarot

Image of the Knight of Wands in the Thoth tarot deck.

Crest: The black horse crest on the Knight’s helmet symbolizes his untamed and powerful energy. 


4 Swirling Flames: The knight rides over theses swirling flames which could represent his fiery energy over the four letters of the holy Tetragrammaton.


Flaming torch: This torch shows a resemblance to the ace of wands and suggest that the knight is the potential of the ace in action.


Wind: The forward-blowing wind symbolizes the Knight’s unwavering focus and determination. Similar to the Fool card, he boldly initiates his journey with a single-minded purpose. The Knight charges forward with full force, giving his all in one direction. He is well known for his swiftness in unpredictable actions.

Black horse: The black horse that the Knight rides represents his energetic and untamed spirit. It acts as a symbol of the Hebrew letter Yod.

Tree of Life: Chokmah and the Knight of Wands

The Knight of Wands in the Thoth Tarot is associated with the sphere of Chokmah on the Tree of Life. Chokmah represents the divine masculine principle, embodying creative and dynamic energy. The suit of wands is located in the realm of fire, the archetypal world, symbolizing passion, inspiration, and spiritual will.


Just as Chokmah is the first spark of manifestation, the Knight embodies the initial movement and impulse that sets things in motion. He represents the raw, untamed energy that propels us forward and fuels our ambitions.

Astrology Insights

The Knight of Wands in astrology rules from 21° Scorpio to 20° Sagittarius. Scorpio brings depth, intensity, and passion to the Knight of Wands. Sagittarius, on the other hand, adds enthusiasm, optimism, and a thirst for adventure to the Knight’s fiery nature.


Together, Scorpio and Sagittarius create a dynamic blend of passion, courage, and a quest for truth and meaning. This card encourages us to tap into our inner strength, follow our passions, and embrace an adventurous spirit with fierceness and impetuosity.