Sign: 21° Cancer to 20° Leo 

Element: Air of Fire

Planet: Sun

Tree of Life: Tiphareth

Keywords: swift, strength, brilliance, impatience, ego, pride, recklessness, manifest, magic, harmony, beauty

Prince of the Chariot of Fire

The Prince of Wands in Thoth Tarot is often called the Prince of the Chariot of Fire because he combines the energies of the Knight of Wands and the Queen of Wands. The Prince’s chariot represents how the Knight’s energy and the Queen’s stability come together to create something new. 

The Knight’s horse and the Queen’s throne combine to form the Prince’s chariot, which hints at reason and intellect that guides the journey. This chariot symbolizes the Prince’s ability to control and direct his fiery inspiration in a focused and purposeful way.

Joe’s Guidance - Prince of Wands - Thoth


When the Prince of Wands (Thoth Tarot) appears upright in a reading, it advises you to reflect on your attitude towards the ego. Take a moment to consider the present moment and what truly matters to you in life. The ego is a faculty of the self. It needs to be taken care of like everything else. 


Embrace the drive and enthusiasm of the Prince to accomplish what needs to be done. Believe in yourself and approach challenges with open and warm arms, knowing that you have the strength and wit to achieve your desires. 


This may indicate a proud, creative, and persuasive person who is the life of the party. 


When the Prince of Wands appears reversed in a reading, it signals a need to reassess your relationship with your ego. Be cautious of impulsive and reckless behavior that can lead to negative consequences. Be careful what you say. 


It may indicate an unapologetic person that causes some tension or disruption. Don’t take things personally.

Mystical Symbolism - Prince of Wands in Thoth Tarot

Inspired by the mystical teachings of Aleister Crowley, the creator of the Thoth Tarot deck, the Prince of Wands in Thoth Tarot represents Crowley’s rising sign (Leo). 

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

Eyes have pupils: one of 2 court card figures with this detail added, the other being the Queen of Swords which represents the first 2 decans of Libra (Crowley’s Sun Sign).

Crown: The golden sunbeams on the crown correspond to the number 11, which signifies magic. 

No armor: The absence of armor on the Prince’s arms signifies his active and creative nature, reflecting his openness to new experiences and ideas

Phoenix Wand in right hand: this represents his power and creativity. It is used in rituals of the Golden Dawn.

Reigns draped over his left hand: The reigns symbolize his free reign over his creative endeavors.

Lion pulling chariot: The lion represents the astrological sign Leo, symbolizing confidence, outgoing nature, passion, creativity, loyalty, and ego. 

Elemental Nature of the Prince of Wands

The Prince is associated with the element of Air. Wands are associated with fire. This represents intelligence and problem-solving in a mode of enthusiasm and creativity. He bridges the gap between the excitement and creativity of the Knight and the balanced form of the Queen, seeking to transform these energies into conceptual thoughts and theories.

Tree of Life: Tiphareth and the Prince of Wands

The Prince of Wands in the Thoth Tarot is attributed to the sphere of Tiphareth on the Tree of Life. Tiphareth, located in the middle pillar of the tree, represents the harmonious balance of opposing forces. It teaches us to respond rather than react, accepting both the positive and negative aspects of life as valuable learning experiences.


This point symbolizes harmony, beauty, and universal love, reminding us to find beauty in everything and remain humble without looking down on others.

Astrology Insights

The Prince of Wands is a warrior, full of vigor and activity, and his astrological attributes reflect this. He rules from the 21st degree of Cancer to the 20th degree of Leo. 


The influence of Cancer brings a certain depth of emotion and intuition, while Leo adds a fiery, dynamic, and ambitious aspect to his personality. This combination results in a character that is not only driven and determined but also deeply emotional and intuitive.