Represents the spiritual self-discoverer/ the knower of self.
This Queenly Archetype, is a personality that lives the axiom of the Cabalah (dictionary spelling) and its' tarot cards, "Above all things, know thyself".
The Queen of Wands card symbolizes the Specific Water in the World of Fire (Consciousness in Spirit).
The Thoth card shows a symbol of Pisces as a clasp on her chest, symbolizing the fluidity and the aspiration that is required to attain self-knowledge.
In one hand she has the Thyrsus wand of the Greek God Bacchus/Dionysus, while the other rests on the head of a Leopard. The Leopard represents the extreme ferocity of Fire tamed by the Queen.
The pine cone on the wand, is a ancient symbol for Will/Authority, first seen on the Greek- Thyrsus.This Thoth wand is fashioned after the Greek Wand of Dionysus, the Thyrsus topped with a cone, hinting at the mysteries of Bacchus and the pineal gland. Those mysteries merit further study by the interested student.
Hence,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 active magnetic force that receives the fiery male electric force and controls it to create all living forms.
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 (Consciousness of Passion/ Spirit). What can be simply said here, is that Fire is Spirit and the Watery part of Spirit is "spiritual intelligence" or the Conscious Spirit which is both fluid as fire and colored ( here,colors are not reflections of the force--but the actual force itself) and is often mundanely called "Emotions".
The SpellCaster's Tarot, also displays this Fiery Queen, much like the SpellCaster's Tarot's King of Wands. Same throne of a tree, that form serpent spiral throne arms that resemble flames. Around her head, as if exiting the crown chakra, are autumnal colored leaves, as if flames. This card is also painted in the seasonal forest colors of Autumn. All of this showing that she, just as the King, is a passionate thinker. Her Staff, is of the forest and shows leaves at the top, resembling flames, stressing the fire element of this card.
If one could see the Aura and Chakras, as I do, one would know that the 8 conscious-states of Energy (some say 7 bodies, for they forget the physical form is also a "light body"), called auric bodies, that are made of "Spiritual matter/invisible and visible light". This is "living light" and therefore a Photonic- Solar-Conscious-energy and which is formed into an Entity of multiple dimensions. An entity in Physics is a "point-in-time". Therefore, the Human being is a Psychosomatic collection of the Psyche's/Soul's self-simulation. An intelligent multi-layered copy; a Microcosm of the Divine Creative's Collective Unconscious that those who study metaphysics name a Macrocosm. The whole combination of 8 forms of intelligent light, both visible and invisible is called the Soul...which includes the physical body (animal soul), for it to is made of light! Therefore, the human body, is also an entity/simulation of the Soul! The Queen of Wands knows this, and she is unashamed of her body, mind and spirit, in fact she revels in manifestation. Such a personality can be devastating to the "divided" who believe the body and soul are separated by an ignorant "good/bad" value system of division-ism perspective!
The Queen of Wands represents this mystery of the Maternal Solar- Mother of the Spiritual forms.
On the Thoth Queen of wands, her head is adorned with the winged globed-flame-rayed crown, of Ra (Egyptian Sun god) and the wings of Horus (resurrected Osiris), in her left hand is the cone topped wand of Bacchanalian mysteries; the thysus, (Sacred Sensuality) 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 represents the Dark Energy/Matter 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 who has been domesticated by her love.
Everything about both these Tarot cards seems to shout solar fire, but if you've noticed, the Thoth Tarot card depicts this fire as a controlled force. For even her fiery throne is formed in geometric shapes suggesting "controlled"or purposely directed Passions of a fiery 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 also an immense capacity for friendship and love in this person, 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, and that is why she is often compared to the ancient goddess Hel, who ruled the fiery underworld, as shown on the Barbara Walker Tarot Card (past blogs).
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; her wrath is "World famous". When not opposed, she can be kind and generous...but when opposed "there is no hell likened to her wrath"!
Being that She is spontaneous in nature, she can be compared to the Greek demi-goddess, Empusa. Hence, she may enjoy young men more than the "'older, wiser Man", and find that she is unable to apply herself to "long term"relationships.
The Greek myth of Empusa goes; As a demigoddess
Empusa was the beautiful daughter of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo. She feasted on blood by seducing young men as they slept (see sleep paralysis), before drinking their blood and eating their flesh. When she spotted a man sleeping on the road, she attacked him, little knowing he was Zeus, king of the gods. Zeus woke and visited his wrath on her and Empusa was killed. Empusa is pictured as wearing brazen slippers and bearing flaming hair. By folk etymology, her name was said to mean "one-footed" (from Greek *έμπούς, *empous: en-, one + pous, foot). This gave rise to the iconography of a one-legged hybrid, with a donkey's leg and a brass prosthetic leg. [ From Wikipedia-the free encyclopedia]
Therefore, this myth shows us that this Queen card represents lots of emotional/spiritual/physical sexual power, but she definitely will need an "opposite" to help steady her, which because of her great reservoir of passion, balance 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 who loves the heat and a strong man, who is able to feel unthreatened by her exuberance.
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 (Crowley gematric-spelling) in this card by studying the "Scarlett Woman" the student may find further insight into this card.
Since the Mundane aspect of each court card symbolizes a specific person and the events surrounding them, this card would represent a mature, red/gold haired woman with blue or brown eyes who is both steady and resolute with great attractive powers, who is coming into, or is already in the querent's life.
In reiteration, Binah whose aspects manifest in the Queen's of Tarot, is the Third Sephira on the Tree of Life; she is called the Sanctifying Intelligence known as Understanding.
Seated and enthroned, the Queens represent the forces of Heh (meaning window or sight) in the Divine Vibration of the element 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. This is a steady, unshaken and enduring force that is not as rapid in motion, as are the Princes. Hence, steady and enduring.
The Tarot Queen of Wands is Queen of the Thrones of Flame. Queen of the Salamanders, or Slamandrines. The astrological attribution is the last Decan of Pisces--the first two Decans of Aries.
Because the Queens are about Materialized Force, there are no Angels represented here, rather the Elementals are conscious force here.
As previously stated,The Queen of Wands is Water of Fire, which would seem rather silly to mundane understanding; However, if we understood Water to be emotional- consciousness and Fire to be Primal Spirit, than this is less confusing. This spirit-fire is Vital Life Force, sexual, passionate, extreme and often violent in Nature, such as the Hindu Kundalini. However, it is the Solar Motion in the movement of all planetary things.
When the Queen of Wands is thrown during a reading, she represents:
The negative characteristics of this Queen, as shown by accompanying cards:
The Wand represents Will, showing that She has complete control and is able to direct this force.
If this card is thrown for a man, it represents the magnetic side of his nature; the fiery anima (spirit/muse) that is committed to trusting both internal and external experiences that lead to self-knowledge. Self Knowledge is represented by the radiant or thorn crown on her head.Therefore, he is always stimulated to connect with the muse.
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, dance or into a career that encompasses a lifetime dedicated to bringing something of value into being. She also loves to engage in sexual intimacy.
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