The King of Cups, Ace of Wands Combination

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When doing a tarot reading, it can get overwhelming to interpret the cards and how they interact with one another. With 78 cards in a traditional tarot deck, each card is rich in meaning. How the tarot cards interact with one another can help you more accurately determine their meaning.

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The emotionally stable King of Cups paired with the enthusiastic Ace of Wands creates an interesting and powerful pair. A sign of encouragement, this tarot pair suggests the need to approach new paths, purposes, and relationships with emotional maturity and not letting your emotions get the better of you. 

The King of Cups Meaning

The King of Cups is rich in emotional maturity, stability, and compassion. Below is a guide to interpreting the card.

King of Cups Key Facts

Upright Meaning: emotional security, emotional maturity, being patient, the balance of heart and mind, compassion

Reversed Meaning: moody, emotionally immature, emotionally insecure, troubles with self-expression

Yes or No: Yes

Element: Water

Astrological Sign: Pisces

Planet: Neptune

The King of Cups Upright Meaning

When you pull the King of Cups in the upright position, it represents mastery over your emotions, inner security, and higher consciousness. This tarot card suggests that you don’t let your emotions take control over you.

As a Person

As a person, the King of Cups could be someone in their thirties or older who is mature and financially stable. They are most likely diplomatic, fair, and compassionate. This person doesn’t get overly emotional about things because they have learned to regulate their reactions. They are protective, loyal, and family-oriented. The King of Cups is someone you can rely on to have your back.


In matters of the heart, the King of Cups can suggest that a connection is emotionally balanced. It is harmonious and conflict is resolved calmly and rationally. You both work together to handle situations with maturity and grace. 

How Someone Feels

If you are asking how someone feels about you, the King of Cups can denote that this person is hiding the depth of their emotions. They may be trying to put a lid on how they feel. They may want to take care of and protect you.

The Ace of Wands Meaning

The enthusiastic energy of the Ace of Wands can denote a new creative project, sexual attraction, and taking action. Below is a more detailed guide to this tarot card.

Ace of Wands Key Facts

Upright Meaning: Taking action, new passion, the beginning of a creative project, enthusiasm, the will to take action, sexual attraction, sexual intimacy, taking a risk, growth

Reversed Meaning: lack of direction, delays, lack of purpose, lack of planning, frustration

Yes or No: Yes

Element: Fire

Astrological Sign: Aries

Planet: Mars

Ace of Wands Upright Meaning

The Ace of Wands is the first in the suit of wands and marks the beginning of an exciting new venture. It carries the energy of new beginnings, enthusiasm, and attraction.


In an existing relationship, the Ace of Wands can reflect renewed passion. You may be rekindling the flame in your connection and planning a trip or activity together. 

The physical passion has been ignited with the Ace of Wands. If single, you may be desiring a sexual partner. You may have your eyes on someone and feel drawn to them. 

How Someone Feels

You have sparked someone’s interest when you pull the Ace of Wands for how someone feels about you. More than likely, they have a strong sexual attraction to you and may fantasize about you. They may be working up the courage to ask you out on a date or go on an adventure together.

King of Cups, Ace of Wands Combination

The King of Cups paired with the Ace of Wands can have varying interpretations. The energy of the King of Cups concerns having a strong emotional center and not letting your feelings get the better of you. The Ace of Wands is about taking action. Together, this tarot pair can suggest that you need to make decisions from a place of emotional maturity.

There may be a new path or relationship that has sparked your interest. You have a rush of excitement to pursue this, but the King of Cups can be suggesting that you need to not let your emotions get the better of you. Be sure to balance your heart and mind and develop a clear plan of action. The headstrong energy of wanting to dive into a new path that comes from the Ace of Wands complements the King of Cups, which is the perfect harmony between thoughts and emotions.
Expand your spiritual practice through tarot. At KEEN, we understand that interpreting the 78 tarot cards, which are all rich in meanings can be overwhelming. Review some of our guides including animal symbolism in tarot and how to predict time. These guides can help you better familiarize yourself with the messages trying to come through to you.

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