Queen of Wands
My self-study of Tarot continues with the Queen of Wands. Or, as I just heard, “she who stands toe-to-toe with men.”
“Gaelic,” sunspotter, golden warrior, definitive, patient, purposeful, capable, intelligent, intellectual, aware, trustworthy, governance with spirituality.
Crown, wand, lions, sunflowers, throne, black cat (familiar), mountains.
What stands out to me is the crown. If you look closely, you can notice there appear to be green leaves peeking out from behind the gold. There’s something very alchemical about that. There’s more to this woman than meets the eyes.
Gold, orange, green, black, gray, brown, blue, tan, yellow.
It’s the gold of the Queen’s gown that stands out above all else, color-wise. There’s a molten fluidity to it that seems to harken back to that alchemical feeling I picked up from the crown’s green ornamentation. This Queen is a deep river… of gold.
What the Guide Says
“Throughout this suit the wands 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 or a countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honorable. 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. Reversed: Good, economical, obliging, serviceable. Also signifies opposition, jealousy, deceit, and infidelity.”
As with the King, the “dark” thing gets a big “no” from me, especially if it’s also meant to reference a person of color. The signifier aspect feels tremendously old-fashioned and “out of sorts” with what’s true now (which is what was true then, by the way).
I can definitely agree with the “more magnetic” part. I’d say this Queen has more power – within and without – than the King. The “obliging” and “serviceable” part? Not so much. Way too patronizing and patriarchal.
What the One Says
We notice the Queen sits upon a throne which represents her warrior’s spirit and yet see she is no warrior.
The Queen’s potency lies within her heart and within the secrets of her wisdom as entranced by the cat of her witchery.
The witchery descends into the woman from an ancestral and past-life lineage. Witchery, for her, is not akin to any form of treachery as her beacon is always the light; both sun and moon.
Alchemy is a strength of a woman signified by this Queen. The alchemy may as easily produce gold as it may produce insight.
There is little, if any, limitation to this Queen’s powers when she serves the light.
Barren. (This can be attributed to the inability to carry children and/or the infertility of “a life misled.”)
What came up for you around the Queen of Wands?