Queen of Wands Tarot Card

The Tarot Suit of Wands

The Tarot Suit of Wands is associated with the suit of Clubs in standard playing cards. The tarot suit of wands is also known by other names, such as staffs or as staves in some decks.

There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card - and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads. The suit of wands is associated with the element of fire. It is also associated with the season of summer, i.e. of the sun, which is a 'fire', and with the direction South.

The suit of wands may be thought of as concerning personal growth and the expression of our 'inner fire', through work, intellect, or creativity.

The 'Queens' in the tarot deck are also known by other names which vary between decks. For example, the Shapeshifter's Tarot includes 'Goddesses' in place of the 'Queens' in the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood tarot decks.

All court cards can be interpreted as referring to a person with the card providing information to identify the individual. Alternatively they may be interpreted symbolically, in which case Queens represent new levels of awareness or understanding and also the mother-child relationship.

The element of the Queens is 'Water'. This is the element that is associated with emotions and with the tarot suit of Cups. Each of the four Queens in the tarot deck is a subtly different reflectios of the Empress. In general, when Queens appear in a spread they indicate a period of growth and development.

The Queen of Wands has attained mental and possibly academic success and conveys the theme of manifesting one's spiritual potential.

When the Queen of Wands appears a person the characteristics she conveys include:

  • a married or mature woman
  • blond or red hair
  • brown or blue eyes
  • the astrological sign of Aries, particularly a girl or woman born under the sign of Aries.

Note that this is not always the purpose of the appearance of a court card in a spread and that not all of the above characteristics need apply. The readers intuition will guide him or her to mention only any that are relevant.

The Queen of Wands tarot card may appear to encourage the querent to be more aware of his or her influence on others and on situations in order to encourage and empower, but not to overwhelm, others.


Keywords and phrases for possible interpretations of the Queen of Wands Tarot Card include:

  • Active woman
  • Confidence
  • Energetic woman
  • Generosity
  • Practicality
  • Passionate female
  • Sexuality

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What about the Queen of Wands Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the Queen of Wands reversed include:

  • Bitterness, self-focus, emotional blackmail
  • Beware of an over-confident intransigent woman who may be ruthlessly ambitious.
  • Risk of overwhelming others. Treat people kindly. Unrequested help or advice may be percieved as interference.



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