Fire

The element Fire is associated with Netzach on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Fire is Wands in the Rider-Waite deck and the Book of Thoth. The Knights (Book of Thoth) and Kings (Rider-Waite) court cards relate to Fire and Yod.

Knight of Wands – Rider-Waite

Knight of Wands – Rider-Waite

Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence. Additional meaning: A bad card; according to some readings, alienation.

Princess of Wands – Golden Dawn

Princess of Wands – Golden Dawn

Brilliance, courage, beauty, force, sudden in anger or love, desire of power, enthusiasms, revenge. Ill-dignified, superficial, theatrical, cruel, unstable, domineering.

Page of Wands – Rider-Waite

Page of Wands – Rider-Waite

Dark young man, faithful as a lover, an envoy, a postman. Beside a man, he will bear favourable testimony concerning him.

8 Strength – Golden Dawn

8 Strength – Golden Dawn

Courage, strength, fortitude. Power not arrested in the act of judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinacy.

2 of Wands – Rider-Waite

2 of Wands – Rider-Waite

On the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification

Lord of Perfected Work – 4 of Wands – Golden Dawn

Lord of Perfected Work – 4 of Wands – Golden Dawn

Union of opposites, which may express itself as a marriage; the quiet before the storm; the unexpected (as in fire and water giving rise to air); shifting emotions; unexpected shifts, safe haven constructed with much labour.