In Focus: Queen of Wands

Wands 13 SThe Queen of Wands stands with a burst of sunlight behind her. Is it coming up or is it going down? With her is her cat, which I believe links her to the Major card Strength. This woman is strong, charismatic, and has the vitality and warmth of that burning sun within her.

You probably already know a Queen of Wands. You’ll find her in most communities and she’ll stick out from a group because of her organisation, social skills and strong will. She’s the one who has her work diary organised, her night out with the girls planned, the kids clothes ready for school, and a twinkle in her eye, especially for her lover. Because she comes from the family of Wands, she has a masculine edge to her personality. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

Many women associate them self with the Queen of Wands. She holds their drive, sexual confidence, artistic ability and social skills. However, when ill-dignified or in reverse, she becomes the kind of person who people would rather take a step back from. This lady can become bossy, vindictive and a busy-body. In extremes, her warm glow of inspiration can raise temperatures high enough to burn and cause social scarring. Cross her and she’ll lash out, just like her cat.

queen wands 3 cupsWhen the Queen of Wands sits with the 3 of Cupswe see someone at the hub of their social group. This queen loves to be around people, to organise events, and like the others in her family, be on the move. The 3 of Cups represents our social community, so it is highly likely that she is the one who her friends look to for guidance, inspiration and an itinerary.

The 3 of Cups is also associated with celebration. If the celebration does not directly include this lady, then it might concern her natural skills within a reading. Might she make a good wedding planner or events organiser for charity? Is she in human resources? If a person has come to ask about their career, these might be attributes they could make use of.

queen wands 5 swordsIf the Queen of Wands sits with the 5 of Swordswe might have a situation of conflict on our hands. Sometimes, when out of balance, she can become a bully, since her nurturing element (Water) is motivated by her natural element (Fire). People will find her overbearing or pushy, which may lead to arguments, power-struggles and squabbles.

When this card comes into play, we might be seeing the darker side of this queen, so watch out! This is where she is responsible for the defeat or others and has used her skill-set to play dirty. If she feels that her family or reputation are under threat, she will use every trick in the book to bring her opponent to their knees. As someone who understands her community well, she might spread gossip and slander, trying her best to turn others against them and exert her place of authority in the group.




© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2014

Illustrations by Steven Bright


5 thoughts on “In Focus: Queen of Wands

    • Thank you! It is great to know that people find new understanding and insight in these posts. It’s why I began writing them. Thanks also for dropping by and commenting. I hope to see you here again!

      I have often seen a link between the two cards. I think the cat is an element of the queen which she can tame at times but release when crossed.


  1. Interesting, as I identify with this Queen, I don like to think about her negative traits. Still, it’s good to take a balanced view, and I’ll confess I can slide into bossiness if I don’t watch out. Another gorgeous card and thought-provoking post, Steve! 🙂


    • Thanks Chloe. I think we’ve chatted about this queen before with Carla.

      I am actually appreciating her a lot more than I used to. I have met a few too many ‘Queen of Wands’ in their reversed position. I think I get her more these days because I see some traits (good and bad) in myself.

      I’m glad you like the cards. I think the silhouette allows us to see her in both guises.


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