|Knight of Wands - Daniloff Tarot|
Last night I started a new evening class, the first formal class I've taken since I earned my degree in 1989. I'm preparing for my assessment to become Area Librarian, which would see me in charge of five libraries. And this morning I woke up feeling like it was a good day to finally address all this junk food eating I've been doing for the last couple of years which has led to a weight gain of 30 pounds! (Maybe that's why the Knight of Wands is carrying broccoli and has a skirt of leafy greens...)
I've been a lot more Knight of Wandsy lately than is my usual MO. He has determination and commitment and a lot of passion. He charges forward toward his goal. He has no clear plan how he's going to get there, trusting that he can make it up as he goes along, 'monitoring and adjusting' as we used to say in the teaching game--in other words, trusting that he can deal effectively with any obstacles or challenges that cross his path. He is youthful, confident and outgoing. He's sort of like the high school football hero -- young, popular, confident, with his whole life ahead of him. Possibly arrogant, swaggering and full of hubris, but on the whole a good-natured and pleasant chap. This is the sort of character I think of when I typecast the Knight of Wands, and the character who comes to mind for me personally is from a little-known film from 20 or 30 years ago called 'Everybody's All-American.' The character is the young Gavin Grey:
Over the course of the film, Gavin is taken down a peg or two (or three!) but he's certainly Knight of Wandsy while he's in university and a few years thereafter. 'Golden Boy,' they called him.
I don't know how many touchdowns I'll score today but I feel like I might be able to make it over the goal line a few times before I'm done. :)