In the zodiac, the Queen of Wands rules from 21st degree of Pisces
to the 20th degree of Aries and represents the mysteries of the Watery
part of Fire. What can be simply said here, is that Fire is Spirit and
the Watery part of Spirit is "spiritual matter" or the Conscious Spirit
which is both fluid and colored (colors are not reflections of the
force--but the actual force itself) and is often shallowly called
"Emotions". If you could see the Aura and Chakras, as I do, you would
know that the 8 conscious-states of Energy, called auric bodies
are made of "Spiritual matter" or Bio-Protons....Solar-Conscious-energy.
The Thoth Queen of
Wands represents this mystery of the Maternal Solar- Mother of the
Spiritual forms. Upon her head is the winged globed-flame-ray crown,
in her left hand is the cone topped wand of Bacchanalian mysteries which is a symbol of the pineal gland and
her left hand is placed on the sitting leopard. The Black Panther is (or
black cat) is usually associated with the Dark Goddess, who is the Dark
Matter (womb) of quantum physics fame; However, this is the Solar Goddess, and
the leopard is used to symbolize her power in repose since it is both
black spotted and lion- tawny, as the lion is representative of the Sun.
Everything about this card seems to shout "fire", but if you've
noticed, it is a controlled force here, as even her fiery thrown is
formed in geometric shapes suggesting "controlled"or purposely directed
Passions of a fiery spiritual nature.
As an Archetype personality, this
would be a red or golden haired woman who is adaptable (spontaneous) ,
persistent in her energy but of calm authority which she knowingly uses
to enhance her attractiveness.
Such a woman of passion can be vane, but
that is because she knows that passion is attractive in its own rite.
She is often kind and generous but will not tolerate opposition. There
is an immense capacity for friendship and love , as that is the nature
of fiery passion, however, it is always done on her own initiative where
she can not be talked into it or out of it..The tyrannical tendency is
very present here.
When ill defined The Queen of Wands personality
can be snobbish, vane, brooding which invariably leads to the negative
decisions that cause her to fiercely attack. Some might call this a
"Fiery Latin" type of personality. Her Passion can be stunning whether
it is a sexual relationship or a vendetta.....so as the Leopard in her
hand, she must be treated with respect, and remember that to play on Her
terms, may be beyond the capacity of a less passionate mate.
The Rider-Waite deck is again of a mundane nature. The Queen is stoic, holding a leaf sprouting phallic shaped wand implying her fertile and sexually passionate or expressive nature. The Black Cat is still used rather than a leopard to imply her dark energy side. Her solar-fiery nature is implied in the Sun flower she holds and the ones on the tapestry, as well as, the Lions, both red and gold; Lions being the symbol of Leo and the Sun. The Red lions on the Tapestry also symbolized medieval royalty and a "Lion hearted" nature.
that She is spontaneous in nature, she may enjoy young men more than
the "'older, wiser Man", and find that she is unable to apply herself to
"long term" relationships. Lots of power here, but she definitely will
need an intelligent "opposite" to help steady her, which because of her great
reservoir of passion, will help her utilize her great capacity for
lucid perception and steady prosecution of work; How this will only be
under the guidance of a very creative mind. With the fiery emotions of
this Queen, there is a liability of fits of depression, that can lead to
Tantrums and intoxication or fiery outbursts of panic stricken burst of
fury. As in all powerful things, when well guided, there is great fun,
joy and Bacchic- satisfaction here, but ill guided, great destruction is
released. The surrounding cards in a reading will tell the able Tarot
Reader what is guiding this great passionate personality and there is a
whiff of Babalon in this card (That is how Crowley spells it) by
studying the "Scarlett Woman" the student will find further insight into
Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long