Card Meaning: Queen Of Wands

Queen of Wands

Element: Fire
Astrology: Leo, Aries and Sagittarius
Age: young man less than 35 years of age
Appearance: fair hair, grey or blue eyes


  Feminine side of the Queen with fiery character of the Wands suit offer very magnetic, happy and charming energy. The problem is that the clash of fire and water produces a fog. Indeed, this energy is somewhat elusive and unclear in its nature. While she is warm, communicative and open, she can also be very shy and passive. We can see the sunflower in her hand, we can assume it is directed towards the Sun, the same direction where the Queen is looking. It is possible that this person tends to look only to the positive, sunny side of the situations. Maybe sometimes she is avoiding to see the situations thoroughly. Two lions on her throne further emphasize the importance of the fire element, the Sun and the astrological sign of Leo, we can almost feel her radiance as we see her golden clothes. This kind of person will always go after her goals with great enthusiasm no matter what circumstances are in the play and how strong opposition is. We can also see that her throne doesn't have a top, a sign of endless possibilites. On the right side of the throne we can see a barren rock, indicating that this person is tougher than she looks. On the left hand side we see the possible outlines of the Egyptian pyramids, the motif we already saw in the Knight of Wands, indicating the passion for adventures. Probably the most intriguing motif on the card is somewhat disturbing black cat sitting right next to the throne. Traditionally it is not considered a very good omen, it shows a glimpse of the dark side of this card. Black cat is also a symbol of Venus, the planet that bring sensual and carnal aspect to this card.


Positive: open, sensual, loving, magnetic personality, wise, happy and positive, sincere, passionate and enthusiastic, spontaneity, independent.

Negative: domineering, jelous, overbearing, vindictive, narrow-minded, possesive.

   The Wands throughout this suit are always in leaf, as it is a suit of life and animation. Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen's personality corresponds to that of the King, but is more magnetic. Divinatory Meanings: A dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honourable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed towards him; if a woman, she is interested in the Querent. Also, love of money, or a certain success in business. Reversed: Good, economical, obliging, serviceable. Signifies also--but in certain positions and in the neighbourhood of other cards tending in such directions--opposition, jealousy, even deceit and infidelity.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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