This week our Tarot card is the Queen of Wands. When drawn, she usually represents a woman of great authority in our lives, like a family matriarch or powerful female supervisor at work. She does not always depict a woman and can also stand for anything of great significance to us like our job or an organization that we belong to albeit with a slightly feminine bent to things. In almost all circumstances, the card is a benevolent one and provides us with potential for strength and power. Drawing this little lady is rarely a sign of anything bad but can have some negative consequences when dealt upside down. Generally, the Queen of Wands is a sign of good luck. Perhaps you’ll get a promotion at work or win the lottery if you catch this queen in your next reading.
Let’s Take a Look at This Card, Shall We?
The Queen of Wands is from Tarot’s lesser arcana. It belongs to the suit of wands. This is the fire suit that is often compared to astrology’s fire signs. She’s one of the four queens found in Tarot. Depending on the deck, the Queen of Wands is usually shown seated upon her golden throne. She holds a large wand in one hand and a sunflower in the other. The wand is often shown as a large walking stick, serving as a symbol of the help this queen can give you on your journey through life. The sunflower speaks of the card’s relationship with the sun and symbolizes fertility and prosperity. The throne itself is decorated with two lions and this is the basis of thought that ties the card to the Zodiac sign Leo. These lions also symbolize fire and strength. The Queen of Wands is the fire queen after all. At the base of her throne sits a black cat, sometimes seen as a symbol for black magic or an omen of bad luck. So she has a dark side too but it is not often known to be terribly nefarious. It might be worth noting that the black cat does not always carry bad connotations. Throughout the ages, it has been seen as a symbol of both good and bad. It is thought in this case that the cat is mostly a harbinger of good luck that often awaits after receiving the card.
The Meaning of the Queen of Wands
When the Queen is Dealt Upright
When the Queen of Wands comes in the upright position, it can provide you with the assistance in your career that you seek. You should look to a powerful feminine influence in your life for guidance. And you should dedicate yourself with more voracity to your work and public service. Receiving the Queen of Wands upright in a reading can boost your confidence, generosity and self esteem. Its a great card to get and it can bring tremendously positive results along with it. The queen invites you to work harder and experience greater success in the immediate future.
When the Queen Comes Upside Down
You still get the positive effects from receiving the card reversed such as the boost of self confidence and the divine impact the queen can carry in your life. But drawing it upside down should serve as a warning to you as well. Taking a reversed Queen of Wands in a reading can mean that you are under the negative influence of another person. Simply put an upside down Queen of Wands is a wake up call. Is there a selfish individual in your life that puts their own wishes above yours and often uses you to get what they want? Perhaps a person at work or someone you date is holding you down and keeping you from the life you deserve to lead. This can be so obvious to others and directly under our own nose. Often we can’t see it for ourselves. Let a reversed queen remind you to alleviate those types of relationships and get on with your life.