Leadership, energy, innovator
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
THE CARD’S STORY BY: CLINTON NEUHAUS
I chose Apollo as I was familiar with the myth of he and Daphne, the nymph he was forever chasing, due to a trick played by Cupid’s bow. In the end Daphne is transformed into the laurel tree, and Apollo decrees the branches of the laurel to forever represent accomplishment, as a token of his eternal love for her. As the god of the sun, with a relationship with wood, and flame, he should parallel the King of Wands. Over time, Apollo became a god of singular vision. So I chose to place the all Seeing Eye both above, in the portal of mount Olympus, and below, in the dark of the universe.
THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN
An older Apollo sits, his throne of wood aflame with passion, a salamander on his lap. The fire does not rage out of control, but forms delicate loops and infinity signs, bending to his will. He is one with the universe, at home within the stars and Olympus. You have the passion and strength you need, just keep focus and don’t allow negativity to affect you. Consult with those who share your vision, rather than naysayers who may sap your energy. The King of Wands signifies a commanding presence in your life, unafraid to stand in the spotlight and lead, confident and experienced, sure of themselves and of every decision, willing to help you succeed.
MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: APOLLO
Apollo is the god of light, oracles, music, and art of Greek mythology. He is one of the only gods to keep the same name within Roman mythology, but his Roman following worshipped him as a god of healing in the main part. He was a master of most things he set his mind to, a born leader and the intermediary between men and the gods. Given the dominant nature of Apollo, and his fiery nature as a god of the Sun, we felt he was a fantastic depiction of this passionate, independent King
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