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Sasha Graham's Tarot Card a Day Blog – The Knight of Wands

Swapping Spit with the Knight of Wands


The Knight of Wands is so ferociously delicious, so wildly elusive. Why do we yearn for what we can’t have? If someone runs, why are we compelled to chase or worse, lie down and let them run/walk/stomp all over us?

It is helpful to look at the Court Cards as people you know – makes them so much easier to grasp . . .

The Knight of Wands is fast – think James Dean on a motorcycle – Wands represent fire, the fastest moving element. The Knight of Wands is sexy – think Brad Pitt a la “Thelma and Louise” – cause Wands represent passion, sex drive and sensual energy. Knights are unpredictable because they embody “teenager” energy.

Think of your teen dream that got away . . .

The Knight of Wands will pin you under the stairwell after school, plant hot wet kisses on your mouth or take you into an empty classroom and slide his hands under your green Catholic uniform while you pray a nun doesn’t walk in to discover you both.

The Knight of Wands brings another girl to his formal, asks you for a slow dance, and presses his body so close to yours that you can feel every jocular muscle under his cheap, rented polyester tuxedo. Meanwhile, his date, pouts across the room, pretending not to notice.

The Knight of Wands plays sports, shows up at every party and laughs from his spot in Prom court because Wands love to be the center of attention.

The Knight of Wands tussles with you in cornfields, sneaks into your sleepover parties and unexpectedly shows up looking drop dead gorgeous. He shares warm beer, cold whiskey and fast rides in his Daddy’s caddy.

The Knight of Wands repays your love and devotion by systematically seducing each and every one of your girlfriends in the same exact way.

The Knight of Wands is a most dangerous aphrodisiac. You see, the Knight of Wands is always moving, never to be depended upon – is the essence of unpredictable Fire. When he has you in locked his sights, or in his arms your mind spins out of control, you lose yourself and become a quivering mass of flesh and blood.

The Knight of Wands can be the worst thing for a person who has an underdeveloped sense of who they are and what they deserve out of a relationship.

Perhaps, the Knight of Wands holds a valuable lesson to all those who date him?

But when I think back to my years in high school, and while I do not condone or advocate such behavior, I think the Knight of Wands can be like a snuck cigarette, shoplifted lip-gloss or stolen kiss.

Sometimes, being bad feels pretty good . . .

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