The Queen of Wands upright in a reading represents an energetic and commanding approach to managing one’s life. Loaded with enthusiasm, the Queen tackles every problem with gusto. She is who many of us aspire to be — a take-charge woman who is not only passionate but also authentic.
When the Queen appears in a tarot reading, she either represents you or another important female in your life who is loving, and consistent, but not afraid to give it all she’s got. Are there areas in your life that you need to pour more into? Now is the time to tackle these tasks with total dedication.
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UNLOCKING THE KEY WORDS: QUEEN OF WANDS
Before diving deeper into the Queen of Wands tarot card description, let us have a quick overview of the most important words connected to this Minor Arcana card.
|Upright||Fiery passion, energetic, self-assured, wholehearted|
|Reversed||Jealous, hot-tempered, selfishness, insecurity|
|Yes or No||Yes|
VISUAL SYMBOLISM: THE ART OF QUEEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD
To fully understand the Queen of Wands tarot card meaning, we will first take a look at the illustration, colors, and symbolism of this court card.
Independent and proud, the Queen of Wands sits on a throne engraved with both sunflowers and lions.
These two images symbolize her unique personality. She is one who is both cheerful and vivacious, passionate and goal-oriented, and feminine yet strong.
Holding a sunflower in one hand and a wand in the other, the Queen of Wands’s direct gaze shows that she fears nothing. The black cat at her feet represents the powerful energy that the Queen possesses and birth/rebirth.
Although the King may be the figurehead, it is the Queen who has the real control.
UPRIGHT QUEEN OF WANDS TAROT MEANING
The Queen of Wands card symbolizes someone who thrives in leadership roles and isn’t afraid to take the room by storm.
When the Upright Queen of Wands makes an appearance in your reading, she is giving you a solution to your problem: be confident. Even if you have to ‘fake it until you make it.’
Because of the way our Universe is designed, our thoughts create reality. The Queen knows this and encourages us all to only focus on what we do want, not the things that are holding us back.
This doesn’t happen overnight. You may have to do some Inner Child work to heal negative programming that is stopping you from getting where you would like to be.
MONEY AND CAREER MEANING: FINANCIAL TRIUMPH
If the Queen of Wands shows up in a money or career tarot reading, you (and others) will be amazed by the number of things you can accomplish at the present time if you are able to focus your energy on your career and finance goals.
If the Queen represents you, you’ll need to pour all of your strength into whatever it takes to meet these goals. Do you need to create a better resume so you can snag a new job?
Perhaps you have the opportunity to elevate at work but need to be ‘all in’ to reach this greater height. Whatever it is, you have to ‘take the bull by the horns’ so to speak and make things happen.
If this Queen represents someone else, an older female figure wants to take you under her wing and mentor you. Taking her advice will aid you in becoming secure in many areas of your life, including finance.
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS MEANING: A BALANCING ACT
In a love tarot reading, the Queen of Wands represents the need for love and appreciation in your life. It can also be a sign of fertility, so if you want to have a child now or in the future, the likelihood is promising.
Lots of optimism and energy are connected to these types of relationships, but so is being a workaholic and not spending enough time with family and friends. Is there a way that you can focus on your passions while still keeping the spark going home? Doing so will help you thrive!
If you’re single and looking for love, the Queen suggests connecting with someone who has similar interests. Meetup groups in your area are an excellent place to start if you’re looking to date someone with similar hobbies.
HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY MEANING: A PATH TO WELLNESS
The Queen of Wands is a positive omen for those seeking answers surrounding their physical or emotional health. Renewed energy is coming your way. This will allow you to overcome any present problems that you are having with your body or mind.
Does this mean that you’ll be magically healed? Probably not. However, this boost of positive energy will help you do what it takes to get back in tip-top shape.
QUEEN OF WANDS REVERSED MEANING
As with the Queen of Pentacles and other Court cards, the ‘reversed’ representation of this Minor Arcana card represents the negative aspects of her personality.
Strong and stubborn, the Queen of Wands will defend herself and her family. When things don’t go as planned, jealousy, insecurity, and selfishness can appear.
Are these traits that represent you or someone close to you? If so, the Queen of Wands Reversed sends a warning–being hot-headed can lead to big mistakes and severe consequences.
Although jealousy and insecurity are natural feelings, it is important to ‘sit with’ them. This does not mean letting them take the wheel.
Contrary to the wands’ upright meaning, this card prompts you to be careful to use a mixture of emotion and logic when making decisions. Otherwise, you may end up with serious regrets.
QUEEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD DESCRIPTION: YES OR NO
The Queen of Wands in a Yes or No reading appears when the answer you seek is a definite yes. Be confident in your next move.
Are you wanting to move or start a new career? Go for it? Do you want to get back into the dating scene or expand your family?
You can have whatever you desire. Just make sure to take on the Queen’s positive persona when you begin your journey. It is our thoughts that shape our beliefs, which affect our reality.
QUEEN OF WANDS AND ASTROLOGY
The Queen of Wands is associated with Pisces and Aries, a water and fire sign respectively. A Pisces is a very interesting astrological sign, often guided by strong intuitions and emotions. They are ruled by the planet Neptune, which reflects their creative side. A Pisces is often a dreamer.
An Aries is another amazing Astrological sign. They are ambitious and bold, with a strong sense of leadership. They are governed by the planet Mars, which reflects their courage and infamous temper!
IMPORTANT CARD COMBINATIONS
THE QUEEN OF WANDS AND QUEEN OF CUPS
These two Queens together indicate two things: an emotional problem and a close female friend providing support. Have you been going through a trying time? Have you felt alone or stressed about what to do with a problem? Now is the time to rely on those around you.
The reverse is also true with the Queen of Wands and Queen of Cups combination. If you have a friend who is going through a rough time, be there as a shoulder to lean on. It will be good for both of you.
The Queen of Wands and Queen of Swords
The Queen of Swords is considered a supportive female that will appear in your life. This person will encourage you and uplift you to fulfill your full potential. Therefore the Queen of Wands with the Queen of Swords can signify a friend who is influenced by your ideas and is now spreading the word for you or helping you with her knowledge.
The Queen of Wands and a Page of any Suit
Prepare to learn a lesson when the Queen of Wands and any Page make an appearance. This will come from a valuable teacher and may involve classes, art, therapy, intellectual pursuits, and self-development activities.
It is essential to use what you learn to break old patterns that no longer serve you. Close your eyes and think of anything that is holding you back. What can you do to change this? Start here.
THE QUEEN OF WANDS AND THE FIVE OF CUPS
Just like the Queen of Wands and a Page, the Queen and the Five of Cups centers around learning a valuable lesson. With this combination, it is the past that comes calling, and what you need to grasp is connected to the past, not the present.
When pain or other negative feelings surround a situation, we often try to bury these emotions and move on quickly. This gives us temporary relief but not lasting peace.
The next time you feel strong emotion or get upset by a situation, try to connect it to a past slight. What can you learn from this situation that can guide your future?
THE QUEEN OF WANDS AND DEATH
Just be calm if the combination with the Death tarot card shows up. If things aren’t rocky in the present, a time is coming in which a situation will feel chaotic or out of your control. As difficult as it might seem, try to relax and let things flow naturally.
When we try to force things, there can be negative consequences that are worse than the original situation — of course, knowing this doesn’t X out the fact that change can be quite tricky. There are things that you can do to make the process easier. Meditation is an excellent tool as is focusing on self-care.
THE QUEEN OF WANDS TAROT INSPIRATION
Although I write all the descriptions based on the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, it doesn’t mean that I use other decks too. One of my favorite things is to browse the web for beautiful tarot decks and cards.
Here you can find a small selection of beautiful Queen of Wands tarot cards. Did you create a tarot card yourself and want to share this, I would love to hear from you!
THE QUEEN OF WANDS IN A READING
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