Sign up for our monthly email updates, and receive a free Tarot eBook!


Aeclectic Tarot Tarot Cards Tarot Forum Community Learn Tarot Tarot Readings Tarot Books
 Dedicated to the diversity and beauty of Tarot       What's New

King of Wands
by retrokat

Description
Symbolism & Card Meaning
Artistic Media
Artist's Bio

Description

A nude King draped in fine red brocade sits on a stone plinth. He holds a wand from which several leaves sprout. He wears only a heavy, ornate gold crown. A scroll flutters from his staff, bearing the title King of Wands.

Symbolism & Card Meaning

A man of many talents. A charming man, witty and enigmatic. Virile, strong and fiery in nature, with a tendancy to be a little hasty. Reversed: A crisis may be brewing, and you must keep your head. A ruthless man may try to crush your resistance.

Based on this, I went for a nude King. I was looking to have a bit of fun with this project, and thought.. a virile 'man of many talents'... I'm sure he could best show off those talents unclad! It's a pretty basic, simple layout with fairly basic symbolism as I wanted it to be uncluttered.

Artistic Media

Digital collage of (out of copyright) elements from Renaissance paintings in PaintShop Pro 7. A lot cheaper than Photoshop, and less RAM-hungry. I love PSP :)

Unlike my usual sources, I've stuck to well-known artists for this card, the "Superstars of the Renaissance" - da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bottecelli etc. I'll list all of the original sources if anyone's interested. If the nude dude looks familiar, that's because he's in the Sistine Chapel.

Artist's Bio

Kat Black likes to make perdy pictures and write stuff. Although that doesn't include bios.


Go back to the project index, read the traditional card meaning, or get a free automated reading.

Cards Home

  Tarot Decks  |  Complete List  |  Browse  |  Top Ten  |  Tarot Reviews  |  Categories  |  Sort
Explore Aeclectic Share Aeclectic
· Tarot Cards
   The Top Ten
   Browse A - Z
   List All Decks
   View by Theme
   View by Category
   Upcoming Decks
   Add Your Deck
· Learn Tarot
   Tarot FAQ
   Tarot Card Meanings
   Reversed Meanings
   How to Read Tarot
   Articles & Essays
   Artist Interviews
· Tarot eBooks
   Tarot Books
   Tarot Jewelry
   Tarot Bags
   Tarot Boxes
   Oracle Decks

· Free Readings

· About Aeclectic
   What's New
   Newsletter
   Support Us
   Write a Review
· Facebook
   Twitter
   Link to AT
   Community

· Contact Us
Aeclectic Tarot  © 2013