Knight of Wands (Fire)
Aleister Crowley Thoth Deck
This Knight has so much intense energy! His sword is nearly a club of flame, his cape is an inferno, his beard is fire, fire even spews from under his helmet, his horse has fire in place of a mane or tail! His horse is leaping into battle, rearing up but the night has a tight grip on the reins.
On one hand, you have tremendous creative force and energy, a burst of inspiration, quick generosity. On the other, you have a fierce temper, impulsiveness, a tendency to overreact and to try tightly control everything.
Here, you have the best and the worst of extremes! The energy of fire can seem boundless, but without the other elements to temper or fuel it, fire can be destructive or flash and go out quickly!
This card can represent the force and energy needed to get a project moving. The Knight gets you off your duff, out of the dream and into action, but he doesn't think things through to the long term or see the consequences of charging in. He is aggressive, has too much hubris and ambition, and can't stand challenges or criticism. The knight can represent these traits in you or someone close to you. He may represent a sudden or urgent situation in your life that you need to pay attention to at once! An unexpected change may take you by surprise.
Some important things to remember when this knight comes charging into your life:
Don't procrastinate, give whatever he drops in your lap the attention it deserves. Deal with it promptly!
Make sure to temper the knights enthusiasm with balanced planning. What are the consequences of this action near and long term? How can this energy and creativity be maintained? Calculate your risks!
If you hit an obstacle or a slow down, remember to breathe. Don't waste energy fuming. Think it through.
Try to listen to criticism as constructive. Don't take it personally. Take it as a positive challenge to be more effective.
Remind yourself that you can't control everything!