Queen of Wands
Function: The Will, Action, Creativity, and Initiation
The Queen of Wands is someone you want on your side. A majestic, handsome woman cloaked in yellow and white, she sits on her throne holding a wand in her right hand and a sunflower in her left hand. Yellow is the color of intellect and the higher mind, and white is the color of purity. Her crown is gold, symbolizing success, alchemy, and royalty.
The sunflower symbolizes the proliferation of life. Her wand itself is starting to grow a bud or two. The Queen of Wand has sunflowers on each side of her head, symbolizing that her thoughts proliferate. She’s creative.
Behind her embroidered on her thrown are two red lions, symbolizing passion and power. At her legs are two lions, symbolizing passion and power…but especially of her open legs. Her power is of the mind and the body, and particularly the sexual, yet she doesn’t try to seduce the viewer. She is perfectly comfortable with her own sexuality. One foot shows, showing that she’s grounded.
There’s a black cat at her feet. Now, the cat looks out at the reader, but the queen doesn’t. She looks off into the distance and up, presumably into the future and to the heavens. The cat, however, is keeping an eye on the reader and acting as a guard. Perhaps there is a euphemism there, that the cat stands guard between her open legs.
Black cats are symbols of darker magic, sexier magic, and the kind of magic that is powerful and intimidating. Yes, she is cloaked in brightness and sunshine, but she’s no stranger to the dark side. The black cat is female sexuality in a repressive society, and it’s also representative of the one’s dark side. The Queen of Wands accepts her dark side and brings it to the light of the sun.
The Queen of Wands has it all: looks and brains, charm and talent, daring and caution. She has her toe in everything and she’s staying afloat. In a sense, she’s living the dream, because she’s living life to the fullest. Whatever you need or want, she’s got it.
The Queen of Wands is winning at life. In fact, it’s as if she’s earned her throne for being awesome and was elected Queen of Wands by her peers. She’s an alpha female and the pinnacle of female power.
When the Queen of Wands is Reversed:
When The Queen of Wands is reversed, it indicates a loss of confidence in who one is. It can also mean that a querent is uncomfortable with their feminine side and with female energy.
It may also mean that the querent doesn’t have confidence in their ability to take care of business, whatever it is, or that they feel that others don’t approve of them or actively get in their way.
The querent may not feel confident that they can handle everything they have on their plates or everything that could come their way. They may be afraid to use their creativity, cunning, or charm, to get things done.
In a three-card reading, this card means…
Past: In the past, the querent was thriving, crafting a great reputation, and using their talents to get what they want.
Present: In the present, the querent is winning at life, and is everything anyone could want in a man or woman. They’re a natural.
Future: In the future, the querent is going to be a personal success, in that they’re be able to handle whatever comes their way with flourish and without breaking a sweat.