Okay now this is more like it! Queen energy is just so resolute and exciting at the same time and The Queen of Wands is one of my favorites. This is a card drawn for the collective energies of the week so feel free to take any distinct messages you receive from what you read and apply.
In Tarot, the suite of Wands represents the element of fire, and fire is always about forward moving action and often times, luck. Queens, being a ruling party (and the female ruling party at that) are always well connected and quite powerful. This magnetic and fiery Queen knows what she wants and she usually manages to get it. The Queen already holds the power and moves forward with assuredness but unlike (for example) The Queen of Pentacles who is grounded in her approach and is quietly powerful, the Queen of Wands rules with fire and speed and yet at the same time, with discrimination. Channel this energy as you’re out in the world trying to get what you want this week.
When you look at the card, you’ll see that The Queen holds a sunflower in her hand and her wand has small leaves sprouting from it. This represents life and our natural impulse to move up and out in expansive motion (as the sunflower will always turn to face the sun).
She wears a small fox clasp around her neck; fox energy speaks to the ability to shift with your environment and manipulate your countenance (if that's what the situation calls for) to get what you want. There's not a lot of rigidity with fire, and the beauty of operating from a place of fluidity in tandem with the truth of what is, is that you can assess what’s needed and then move from that place; it’s more efficient. The message of this card isn't about going against the grain or challenging the status quo to get what you want, because Queens don't do that. Queens set their sights on something, and take action from that decision; it’s subtlety at its finest. “How can I get people to grant my desire in such a way that they will think its their own idea?”
Her chair is flanked by 2 lions and as we know in Tarot, lions represent strength. Lions (like queens) do not have to fight for power because they are power. They understand that and so do the rest of the animals in the jungle.
The black cat sitting at her feet is a symbol that this queen sometimes uses magic to get what she wants. We are all capable of magic. Whether you’ve discovered it yet or not, you have the power to use magic to get what you want and this Queen is well aware of that. There is a caveat however; magic must always be used with integrity, otherwise it will come back to burn you.
This card is about self mastery; its about deciding what you want, casting doubt aside and devising a way to get it. The can be done in any number of ways: by being cunning (fox), using magic (black cat) stepping into your power (lion), being self assured (queen) or by simply knowing which direction you want to go and shining brightly, even despite setbacks (sunflower).
As you move through this week, take notice of the things that make you feel bad, and use them as a map to help you become aware of things that make you feel good instead. What moves do you need to make in order to feel better? What do you need to do to ignite your passion? As you become aware of the answers, be like the Queen of Wands and take action from a place of decision and knowing. Remember- you already have the power, this card is about stepping into it and using it to get your needs met.