Queen of Wands

Keywords for the Queen of Wands

OUTGOINGENERGETIC
FRIENDLYACTIVE
OPTIMISTICHONEST
CHEERFULCONFIDENT
ENTHUSIASTICSINCERE

In the image on this card, we see the Queen of Wands seated on her throne. It is the brightest of summer days out in the desert where she reigns. 

Her throne is decorated with sunflowers and lions, emblems of the fiery energy of the Sun, the element of Fire and the suit of Wands.

She is dressed in a brilliant solar yellow, a reference to her radiant optimist, bright attitude and powerful vitality.

We also see a back cat seated before her, staring directly out at us. According to Rachel Pollack, in the medieval era it was believed that black cats were given to witches by the Devil to protect them from harm. 

As a result, this black cat can be thought of as representing the good luck and protection which follows this Queen and anyone else who chooses to embody the fiery optimism and cheerful good will on display here. 

For those who love life with eager enthusiasm like our Queen of Wands, life seems to respond in equal measure, granting them good fortune and enough blessings to continue their bright and optimistic way of perceiving the world.

Queen of Wands Interpretation

Like all of the court cards, this can represent someone in our outer environment that shows the same qualities and characteristics of the Knight of Wands. Alternatively, in some instances it can also refer to how we ourselves are showing up in a given situation.

This card can refer to any person who embodies this Queen’s positive attitude and shares in her enthusiasm for life, as well as her belief in herself and her capacity to make good things happen.

First and foremost, the Queen of Wands represents a type of personality that is friendly and outgoing, one which loves to connect with people and to have a good time. Confident and self-assured, she is typically quite well-received in whatever social environment she finds herself in. 

This Queen is popular and well-liked, not only due to her warmth and friendliness, but also because of her [basic] nature that is open, honest and essentially truthful. 

She sees no need to complicate matters with falsehoods and lies, but relies instead on a direct and sincere way of relating that makes it easy for others to trust her.

This card also refers to a person who is quite active and energetic in how she lives her life. This Queen is not very concerned with taking time for quiet reflection or introspection. She views life as something meant to be lived to the fullest.

Knight of Wands

Keywords for the Knight of Wands

DARINGEXCITABLE
ADVENTUROUSRECKLESS
BOLDPASSIONATE
CONFIDENTSPONTANEOUS
COURAGEOUSIMPULSIVE

In this card, we see an arid desert landscape stretch before us in the background. The only thing visible to us is a vast expanse of dry sand and finally, three imposing pyramids to our left.

Directly in front of us, we see an attractive, brightly dressed young man. In his right hand, he holds a wand, although it seems it does not extend any further than what we can see. 

In his left hand are the reins to his handsome and noble brown steed. His horse is clearly excited and chomping at the bit, eager to move into action at the slightest command from his rider.

The Knight of Wands also wears a shining suit of armor and helmet decorated with extravagant orange feathers, although they are so vibrant and fluid they could almost be tongues of flame rising up from the shining  metal.

His yellow tunic is covered in salamanders (which, in contrast to the other court cards of the suit of Wands, do not manage to reach their tail in a complete circle). Like the feathers, this garment also possesses a flowing, fiery quality that alludes to the intensely alive energy exhibited by the Knight of Wands.

Knight of Wands Interpretation

Like all of the court cards, this can represent someone in our outer environment that shows the same qualities and characteristics of the Knight of Wands. Alternatively, in some instances it can also refer to how we ourselves are showing up in a given situation.

The Knight of Wands will likely refer to a person who is easily excitable, has a passion for action, and may even have a tendency to jump headlong into things before thinking them through.

This Knight tends to be courageous, confident and bold. While his intense and passionate nature are often part of his charm, he can also be quick to anger. You might find him overreacting at some minor perceived slight against his reputation. 

He can even be irritable or aggressive when he feels he is not being treated with the respect he believes he deserves.

This Knight’s daring and adventurous nature have the potential to bring him success and acclaim. He is more than willing to rush off to battle to defend a cause he believes in.

However, due to his easily excitable nature, he has a tendency to get distracted by another, equally appealing challenge, which can mean that he sometimes fails to follow through on what he begins. This Knight, indeed, is known for starting more than he can finish.