The very presence of the Witches Tarot-Queen of Wands, her cloths, hair, and fiery back ground suggest the element of Fire that rules this card.
This attractive Queen, wears a Golden Crown and necklace studded with rubies that suggest an abundance of passion, and energy.
In the language of flowers, the Sunflowers throne and flower bouquet in her left hand, suggest confidence and flamboyance. The sun flower is often used in magical herbalism in rituals for success and fame.
The yellow cat, is a domesticated lion; a symbol of the Sun.
The primary meaning of this card is of a red haired, hazel eyed, family loving, generous, nature loving, clever and charming- wise woman of a very passionate nature.
In reiteration, Binah, the power of this card, is the Third Sephira on the Tree of Life; she is called the Sanctifying Intelligence known as Understanding.
The Queens are another aspect of this Sanctifying Intelligence.
Seated and enthroned, the Queens represent the forces of Heh (meaning window or sight) in the Divine Vibration of each suit. By bringing forth a material Force of each suit, 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 which are called Knights in the Witches Tarot.
The 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.
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 counter-intuitive. This fire is Vital Life Force, passionate, extreme and often violent in Nature, as it is the Motion in the movement of all things. Hence, she has the shape of a volcanic mountain.
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. In other words, her dark side, which is usually symbolized by a black cat or Panther, is now under the control of her sanctifying intelligence.
The Wand, a Greek thrysus, isalso a symbol of Dionysian-Will. This indicates She is also able to direct the Force she has tamed. This wand is also topped with a cone, hinting at the knowledge and mysteries of Bacchus. Those Greek mysteries merit further study by the interested student.
The Queen of Wands represents the character of a powerful, sexually attractive mature woman. Great Sexual energy, means great creative potential, so this person is best off, if she pores her passion into the arts, career or family life. Devoting her life to bringing something of value into being.
As with Primordial Fire, this personality 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 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....of course, on Hel's initiative.
When the Queen of Wands is thrown during a reading, she represents:
The negative characteristics of this Queen, as shown by accompanying cards:
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