In the Qabalisitic Tarot, Binah is the Third Sephira on the Tree of Life; she is called the Sanctifying Intelligence known as Understanding. The four Queens are another aspect of this Sanctifying Intelligence.
Seated and enthroned, the Queens represent the forces of Heh (meaning window or sight)
the Divine Vibration of each suit. By bringing forth a material Force
of each suit, like the window in a home bring in the Sun light, the
Queens , develop and realize the Force of the King. The Queens are a steady,
unshaken and enduring force that is not as rapid in motion, as are the
The Queen of Wands is Queen of the Thrones
of Flame. Queen of the Salamanders, or Salamandrines. The astrological
attribution is the last Decan of Pisces--the first two Decans of Aries.
the Queens are about Materialized Force, there are no Angels
represented here, rather the Elementals are conscious force here.
Queen of Wands is Water (Pisces) of Fire (Aries), which would seem rather silly to
mundane understanding; However, if we understood Water to be
consciousness and Fire to be Primal Spirit, than this is less counter-intuitive. This spirit-fire is Vital Life Force, sexual,
passionate, extreme and often violent in Nature, as it is the Motion in
the movement of all things.
To show her great control over this
Primeval Fire, the Queen of Wands sits on a Throne of flames, one hand
resting on a leopard and one hand holding the Wand of Fire. Here the
leopard represents the ferocity of fire under the on-hands control of
the Queen. The Wand, also a symbol of Will, indicates She is also able
to direct the Force she has tamed. This wand is also topped with a
cone, hinting at the mysteries of Bacchus and the pineal gland. Those
mysteries merit further study by the interested student.
The Thoth Queen of Wands: Represents the spiritual self-discoverer/ the know-er of self. "Above all things, know thyself" is the axiom of the Cabala/kabalah/Qabalah and the Qabalisitic tarot cards.
card symbolizes the Specific Water in the World of Fire. The symbol of
Pisces , on the Thoth Card, is a clasp on her chest, symbolizes the fluidity and the
aspiration that is required to attain self-knowledge.
In one hand she has
the fire wand, while the other rests on the head of a Leopard. The
Leopard represents the extreme ferocity of Fiery Spirit tamed by the Queen.
pine cone on the wand tip, is a ancient symbol for Will (and the modern pineal gland). She represents
willful control of the Fiery Nature of Creation. Passion, intensity of
purpose, and charismatic sensuality. She is very attractive to men, as
the magnetic force that receives the fiery male electric force and
controls it to create all living forms.
If this card is thrown for a
man, it represents the magnetic side of his nature; the anima that is
committed to trusting both internal and external experiences that lead
to self-knowledge. Self Knowledge is represented by the radiant crown on
When this card is thrown for a woman
, it usually means that
she is skillful, sexually attractive, mature woman who has routed the
"fiery sexual energy" into creative self-expressive work such as
art,music, or into a career that encompasses a lifetime dedicated to
bringing something of value into being.
The Elemental Tarot-Mother of Fire, depicts the majesty of the Queen as a large blue lady of elegant, comfortable and self confident pose. Following the Egyptian motif of previous cards, this card depicts a large red pyramid in the background, serving as a representation of the element of Fire. Four Palms waving in a Sunny sky, and the solar collar around her neck imply, authority and power.
Inside the box being borne by the children, is the symbols of the red crescent moon and the sun, declaring the harmonious combination of the Divine Feminine and The Divine Masculine. The three pronged symbol, superimposed over this communion, is representative of birth and creation. In the ancient world, three pronged symbols for birth and creation are often shown as tridents.
The astrological signs, upper left of the card, are of Pluto/node which according to the authors means the seeking of public office, but that would be meaningless to us since the elliptical orbit of Pluto is completed every 248 years or thereabouts. Scorpio which is ruled by Pluto is the 8th house, where one could place the lunar-north node in Scorpio, this could loosely mean strong powers of fascination, sometimes painful transformations with one's shadow that prove to be helpful, if not essential in one's life. Planets show up in houses, as do nodes, so this is all very confusing as nodes do not with planets abide.
If Pluto is in Pisces and Pluto is in Aries(Node makes no sense here) which are two different things. This is a long stretch of the dissimilar, but with some mental gymnastics the placements could make one's character capable of mobilizing enormous powers of the soul (fiery spirit) and thereby guiding, controlling or influencing other people. due to their fantastic ability to ignore reality. They would be very fanciful but convincing due to their charisma. It's anyone's guess here.
The Egyptian glyphs for this card are shown in the lower left. The name, Festativi
, implies the earth in summer.
When the Queen of Wands or the Mother of Fire is thrown during a reading, she represents:
- Persistent energy
- A mature woman who uses calm authority which often adds to her attractiveness.
- Kind and generous to those who don't oppose her.
- Hates opposition.
- Powerfully gracious in love and friendship, all of which is on her own terms.
- Her passionate emotion creates a Tendency to be side tracked from goals.
- A deep desire to understand the deeper aspects of herself.
- Hot passion and sharp wit.
The negative characteristics of this Queen, as shown by accompanying cards:
- Vanity and snobbery
- A tendency to brood, thereby, making wrong decisions that promote acting in great violence.
- Her great passion makes her easy to deceive, causing her to react stupidly, tyrannically and obstinately.
- One may be quick to take offense, harboring revenge without good cause.
is the character of a powerful, sexually attractive mature woman.
Sexual energy, means great creative potential, so this person is best
off, if she pores her passion into the arts and/or career.
- Devoting her
life to bringing something of value into being.
- Being of Primordial
Fire, this person must practice focus and willful control of her Fiery
nature, or all Hell will break lose!
- Oh, did I mention that the figure
on the Throne of the Thoth Card is that of the Goddess Hel who rules the underworld of
deep dark emotions? And in Mythology, the underworld is where
mundane souls go to be cleansed of memories of past life and cleansed
for a ritual rebirth, as in the "rising of the Phoenix" from its own
ashes....of course this rising is done on Hel's initiative.
Thank you for your interest, comments and supportive donations. May you live long and prosper!