Queens cards generally signify the creative force, the feminine, and that which nurtures. As such, a Queen signals upcoming growth or development, a time when things come to fruition and become real.
The Queen of Wands is a card of energy, happiness, and self-confidence. In the Rider Waite deck, this card shows an enthroned woman holding a sunflower with a black cat at her feet. Because of the cat, she almost appears to be a witch — but she’s a good witch, and one who is healthy, radiant, and physically fit.
As a court card, the Queen of Wands may represent the qualities the card symbolises, or it may stand for an actual person. If she’s a person, she is likely to be a woman, someone with reddish or light brown hair, blue or green eyes, rosy cheeks, and perhaps freckles. She may be athletic, enthusiastic, and self-assured but not arrogant. She’s also likely to befall under the star signs of Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
If the card instead stands for its qualities, it may mean you need to enhance your own fitness, self-confidence, independence, and leadership ability — for you have the potential for these things. If the card is reversed, you may need to be less arrogant and demanding, or to rein in your anxieties.
This Queen brings success in competitive endeavours, whether at work, in sports, or in social or romantic competitiveness. The appearance of this card is a good omen for a relationship, as long as you’re able to exude confidence and trust the universe to deliver love and supportiveness.
Quite interestingly for me, when I first read the Tarot for my partner, this card appeared as his ex-wife! Now, I haven’t met the woman, but I understand from other people that this description is quite a good reflection of her. (Personally, I think the reversed version may be more appropriate…)
If you’re interested, I can help you learn more about this and other powerful Tarot cards. We can even investigate your other half’s ex – in a very lighthearted way, of course…!
The perfect Tarot card for the holiday season (or any season!), the Star is a card of generosity and gift giving. In the Rider Waite deck, a beautiful naked woman kneels beside a pool. Behind her an eight-pointed star dominates the sky.
This card looks towards the future and foreshadows good things – including, perhaps, an unexpected offer of help, or a much-appreciated gift to you from a stranger or anonymous benefactor.
It also relates to inner gifts, such as your talents and abilities or your innate creativity. In addition, it represents idealism and prosperity.
A Major Arcana card, the Star is one of the calmest in the Tarot. (In the Rider Waite card the woman’s eyes are downcast and her expression is serene.) As such, it is associated with peace of mind.
When the Star is there for you, there’s no reason to be agitated or to fear shortages or insufficiencies.
However, keep in mind that the Star is otherworldly. So don’t take your hopes, creativity, idealism, and your generosity too far.
Stay grounded: note that the woman on the card has one foot on the water (on, not in, representing spirituality, as Jesus Christ is said to have walked on water), but her knee is planted firmly on the earth.
So, access your practical side in addition to your creative side. Trust in the Star, and in your own talents and abilities – but stay down-to-earth. You’ll have what you need when you need it, if you don’t become unreasonable with your resources and unrealistic in your expectations.
Finally, as a symbol of new beginnings, the Star portends the new year. Make plans (practical plans, of course) for tapping into and using your talents in new ways. This bright Star suggests it may be time for you to step into the spotlight and shine!
Would you like more information about this and other powerful Tarot cards? I offer single-card, three-card, and Celtic Cross ten-card readings, via email. You’ll receive a high-resolution photo of your card layout plus a detailed written report summarising your bespoke reading and explaining each expressive card. To book your Tarot by Email reading with me, the Weekend Witch, click here. I look forward to helping you access your inner Star.