He is active, generous, fierce, sudden and contemptuous.
Father in the Court Cards
Father is the family term for the older male court cards, known as the King or Knight. Father relates to the Yod of YHVH or the Fire element.
Names of the Father in the Court Cards
- Book of Thoth – Knight
- Rider-Waite – Knight
- Paul Foster-Case – Knight
- Golden Dawn King
Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence. Additional meaning: A bad card; according to some readings, alienation.
Graceful, poetic, venusian, indolent, but enthusiastic if roused.
Arrival, approach — sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanor, invitation, incitement.
He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skilful, bit inclined to domineer. Also to overvalue small things, unless well-dignified.
Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality.
Unless very well dignified, he is heavy, dull and material. Laborious, clever and patient in material matters.
Utility, serviceableness, interest, responsibility, rectitude—all on the normal and external plane.
The Knight of Wands is an older man, very active, powerful.
Enthusiastic but lacks endurance.
Activity, skill, subtlety
The Knight of Disks is a practical, hard working man. A business man.