The Queens are one of the sovereigns of their suits. They are the manifestation of the emotional traits of each element, and therefore represent four different archetypes of women.
The suit of Wands is associated with the element of Fire. This means that the Queen of Wands is a woman who is creative, ambitious, and motivated — someone who is accustomed to getting her way, knows her worth, and is able to achieve her desires.
She also embodies the gentler side of this element, so she’s warm, charming, and vivacious.
About Queen of Wands
- Keywords: Warmth, passion, creativity, optimism, fertility
- Keywords (Reversed): Manipulation, bullying, a hot temper, insecurity
- Yes or No: Yes
- Yes or No (Reversed): No
- Element: Fire
- Zodiac Signs: Leo, Aries, Sagittarius
As one of the sovereigns of Fire, the Queen of Wands is given lots of fiery imagery in the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot. She’s seated on a golden throne adorned with a pair of lions befitting a ruler of her stature. The back of her throne has a lion rampant and sunflower motif. Sunflowers are ruled by the sun, which is the ruling plant of the astrological sign Leo.
The King and Queen of each suit are less extreme than the Knights, and more mature than the Pages. Leo has a fixed modality, which underlines the Queen’s focus and stability.
The Queen’s attire also reflects her solar and Leonine associations. Her gown is yellow, and she wears a white cloak fastened with a lion-headed clasp. On her head, she wears a crown set with leaves and sunflowers. In one hand, she holds a wand. In the other, she holds a fresh sunflower.
Behind her, you can see the same barren desert depicted in the Page and Knight cards. In front of her, there’s a small black cat. This can be interpreted in one of many ways.
To some, the cat’s a sign that the Queen has mastered the art of making her own luck — black cats are regarded as either lucky or unlucky, but she has nothing to fear from it. The cat may also represent the “shadow self” of the lion.
Queen of Wands Meaning (Upright)
When the Queen of Wands appears in a general reading, you’re likely to be feeling confident, outgoing, and motivated. You’re probably full of ideas, and have all of the energy you need to turn them into reality.
As a wise, mature figure, the Queen also comes with a warning: Even if you feel up to it right now, don’t take on too much. It’s better to do a few things well than many things poorly. It might be tempting to jump headfirst into lots of new adventures, but it’s important to consider the consequences.
Since the Queen of Wands is a face card, she can also signify a person. This is most likely an older woman (or someone with a lot of feminine energy) who was born under a Fire sign. She’s also independent, friendly, charming, active, and passionate about what she does.
Queen of Wands Meaning (Reversed)
When reversed, the Queen of Wands’ authority is subverted. Rather than being a mature, effective ruler, she’s overwhelmed and chaotic.
You may be feeling like you’ve taken on too much, and are getting burnt out. On the other hand, this card can also represent being detached from what’s important because you’re too disorganized.
This card asks you an important question: Do you need to be involved in everything you’re trying to do right now? Remember, there’s no sense complaining about anything you didn’t need to subject yourself to.
As a signifier, the Queen of Wands may represent an older women with a Fire sun sign. She is most likely disorganized, nosy, pushy, or hotheaded, but might also be a overwhelmed and exhausted.
Queen of Wands Meaning – Love & Relationships (Upright)
In love and relationship readings, the Queen of Wands is a good card to see. She can represent a partnership that’s warm and passionate. You or your partner might be showing some of her characteristics right now, too. Things are likely to be very exciting for you both!
If you’re trying to conceive, this card is an omen of pregnancy. If you aren’t, take some extra precautions — all of that extra passion might lead to trouble.
For single people, the Queen of Wands indicates that you’re likely feeling very warm and outgoing right now. You might also meet a prospective romantic partner who’s feminine, a Fire sign, and ambitious, energetic, and charming.
Queen of Wands Meaning – Love & Relationships (Reversed)
If the Queen of Wands is reversed in a relationship reading, things are probably going to be tough for a while. Your partnership may be chaotic or overwhelming right now, and you may end up having more arguments.
In her most negative aspect, this Queen can also represent deceitfulness or disloyalty. You or your partner may lack self-confidence, which could potentially lead to manipulation or infidelity.
As a pregnancy omen, this card hints at fertility struggles.
If you’re single, the Queen of Wands may indicate that you’re not feeling confident enough to meet new people. Alternatively, this card can represent a potential romantic partner who is feminine, a Fire sign, and petty, jealous, or mean.
Be careful — if your self-esteem is low, you might fall under the spell of a manipulative partner.
Queen of Wands Meaning – Careers, Business & Money (Upright)
For career and business readings, the Queen of Wands represents feeling ambitious, capable, and on top of things. You might be taking on a lot of tasks at work — especially creative ones — and doing a great job. Since the Queen is a ruler, you may be in a managerial position.
Overall, this card indicates that you’re full of ideas, energy, and capability.
As a financial omen, the Queen of Wands suggests that you’re doing a good job managing your money. You’re making smart investments, not spending recklessly, and things are going well. Keep it up — now isn’t a good time to slack off if you want to continue to enjoy a healthy cash flow.
Queen of Wands Meaning – Careers, Business & Money (Reversed)
Reversed, the Queen of Wands is a pretty bad sign for career and business readings. You might be feeling burned out, bogged down, or uninspired. Part of this may be because you have a very long “to do” list, but part of it may be a desire for control and perfectionism.
Now is the time to loosen up and delegate a little — a Queen doesn’t rule a kingdom by doing everything herself.
For money readings, the Queen of Wands reversed warns that you’re not managing things very well. You might be ignoring your cash flow, or feel overwhelmed by trying to balance your income and expenses.
It’s time to take a breath and figure out what you need to do to bring things back into balance. Don’t spend recklessly, but don’t deny yourself the things you need, either.
Queen of Wands: Yes or No?
The Queen of Wands is a card with a lot of very positive energy. She’s brave, optimistic, warm, and passionate. In “Yes or No” readings, she pretty much always indicates a “Yes.” Things will turn out well.
On the other hand, if the Queen of Wands is reversed, her negative traits come into play. She represents being overbearing, insecure, and spiteful. Your answer is a “No,” and you most likely won’t receive your desired results.
The Queen of Wands can be a tempestuous figure. On one hand, she’s emotionally mature, passionate, wise, and ambitious. When reversed, she tends to be catty, manipulative, bossy, and nosy.
In either case, she has excellent advice to offer. Prioritize and spend your energy wisely, and you’ll succeed at whatever you desire.
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