Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Well, Kirk does mean 'church'...
I'm a bit nervous about the dentist, not because I'm afraid of needles (though I don't love them) but because it hurts to hold my jaws open for a long time. Oh well, the King of Wands tells me to buck up.
There's something very Shroud-of-Turin-esque about this King of Wands! He's got the flattened nose and prominent cheekbones, beard, mustache and long hair. He's even got the crown, though the King of Wands seems to have a crown of feathers instead of thorns. Still, very Christlike. I've never really seen a Christlike King of Wands. It's an interesting concept, and also a bit unexpected in a faery tarot. The King of Wands here has flaming wings, the truffula tree staff seen in all the wands cards in this deck, and walks through a rather bleak landscape, accompanied by a boar. The boar stands for courage. I like the king's green robes, decorated with gold swirls, and his blue mantle, though I would have thought such garb might be more befitting a King of Pentacles. I think the three red diamond shapes hanging from his belt are just embellishments - I can't think of any symbolic significance to them.
Overall, he's no James T Kirk, my go-to character for a quick guide to King of Wands qualities. Still, I hope I deal with my dental visit and my first day of using technology to work from home with his fortitude and creative problem-solving!