Featured Card of the Day – King of Wands – 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space

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Artist:  Mike Tenebrae

Website:  http://www.tenebraestudios.net

Artist Interpretation 

The astral theme was very appealing to me, as I got a chance to draw up a cool robotic armor suit and indulge in my love of retro-80s futuristic themes. I wanted to create a figure that looked intimidating, but without being menacing. As he is a king, he does not engage much in manual tasks so the suit is really more about aesthetics. I drew inspiration from anime, mech design and space Lego! My original concept was to be more of a regal cloaked figure, it then went to a kind of mobile living fortress (something like the SDF 1 from Robotech) before I finally combined the two into one design. I would like to leave it ambiguous as to whether there is a person wearing the suit, driving the mech or whether it is a sentient machine. His wand is a combination of a scepter and a staff. With its galaxy globe hinting at the potential of power that is waiting to be released.

Card Meaning 

When this card appears in a reading, it is suggesting that it’s time to take charge. Do not be led by others, but instead forge forward on your own path. Your passion and originality will not steer you wrong!! You have the desire, drive and strength you need, just keep focus and don’t allow negativity to affect you. Consult with those who share your vision, work with them enthusiastically and don’t be afraid to lead them when called upon. Rather than waste your time dealing with naysayers who may sap your energy, and try to push you in a direction you’re not happy with.

The King of Wands can also signify an innovative, commanding figure that is in your life currently, or coming into it soon. A born leader, someone unafraid to stand in the spotlight and command, sure of himself and of all his actions and decisions. Offering you a chance to manifest the results you want.

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