Queen of Wands

Queen of Wands

Known also as the Queen of the Thrones of Flame, the Queen of Wands represents warmth, pleasure and loyalty and is depicted in antiquity as the fiery goddesses of old, whose chariots were drawn by lions. Ruled by the Element of Fire, she represents the life-giving properties of the Sun in her benevolent aspect, and the destructive power of flame when in her detriment. She also represents the loyalty of the heart and the power of the imagination, when in its creative and artistic aspect. She is capable of holding a spiritual vision to its fulfillment and she does this with her strength of will and ability to hold fast to her values. This Queen has boundless reserves of energy, and she will be found running errands for the family or multitasking and juggling her career or organising her friends’ love lives – she is tireless. If she cannot find an outlet for her energy she will likely be causing trouble and strife so it is best to have a goal to direct this energy towards. If you were to observe her from a distance without knowing her, you would conclude that her life is one big chaotic drama, but she knows the order of things and can multitask like nobody else, so keep your opinions to yourself if you please! However, the chaotic energy can sometimes take its toll and attention to detail may be lacking somewhat – and who can blame her, she is Fire and this element will not be delayed and has no patience for pernickity-ness. To avoid any problems however where attention to detail...
Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords

Known also as the Queen of the Thrones of Air, the Queen of Swords represents mental development, cool precision of thought and independent logic. She is sometimes seen as detached, devoid of emotion, yet she is not so. She has mastered her inner strength and this has often come at the cost of personal suffering. She has just learnt not to display her emotions indiscriminately as she understands the power of internalising one’s strength and determination. This Queen is a mistress of organisation, common sense and fast action. If you need a decision quickly and without fuss, then she is the one to approach. She has an admirable toughness and lack of sentiment that you would have to get up pretty early in the morning to go around, so my advice is not to even try. For all of that mental toughness she has a great sense of humour and is quick witted and can be a lot of fun, when the mood is right. She will dazzle you with flashes of verbal brilliance and can hold her own in any debate. When you have the Queen of Swords in your corner, you are assured of a strong chance at success. She is independent but also committed to a cause if she so chooses, and she will bring many skills of negotiation and diplomacy to the table if that is what is required. As a partner she is mercurial, she can be moody and sullen, or full of laughter and jokes. One thing is for sure and that is she will never be found with dull routines or partners, so...
Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords

For today’s card we have the Queen of the Thrones of Air, the Queen of Swords, who represents the qualities of clarity, logic and objectivity. She is most often aligned with the Air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – she is quick, funny, enigmatic and clever. This Queen is idealistic and values fairness and the right way. Not for her the messy details of the physicality of life and what that means, she looks for meaning and truth and justice in all  her dealings. As such she may experience problems by expecting perfection from herself and others while refusing to tolerate mistakes and character flaws. On an abstract level she represents success in business and intellectual pursuits, especially where there is a need to use one’s wit and cleverness. She is a cool customer and a good ally to have on one’s side in negotiations, because she can use her logic and intuition equally well and may have insights that others have not even guessed at. She is invaluable as a mentor when you need to bounce ideas off someone, and she will match your own ideas with surprising insights and really helpful advice that inspires and motivates. Easily bored, she needs a lot of mental stimulus to keep her interested and engaged – she is driven by variety and needs excitement and change. She appreciates the elements of surprise and inventiveness. She is organised, efficient and can be seen as a CEO or a leader in the legal or caring professions. She is no-nonsense and able to cut through red tape, delays or other obstructions to her objectives....
Queen of Pentacles

Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of the Thrones of Earth is the Queen of Pentacles, who is aligned with the Earth signs of Taurus, VIrgo and Capricorn. She represents fulfillment, nurturing and patience. The Earth signs are involved in the material plane, and rule all sorts of practical and mundane matters such as finances, career, property and anything that requires growth, nurturing and loving attention and care. The Queen of Pentacles is a good person to have on your side when looking for security, advice, or practical information, She is the custodian of commonsense and will give you much assistance in how to achieve your goals especially as they relate to your own security and growth. She is dependable, and steady and will be there in bad times as well as good, and she is not afraid of hard work. She is strong, sensual and self-sufficient, and generous to a fault. If you need her help you only have to ask, but be prepared to take note of what assistance she brings you and to take care of it as she is a priceless source of practicality. The Queen of Cups loves her luxuries, and tactile enjoyments. Perfumes, beautiful clothing, jewels and elegant surroundings please her, since she is in alignment with her sensual nature and those things that please the senses will please her. The Court Cards often represent people of influence coming into our lives, and this Queen is a welcome visitor. She represents steadiness, practical help and skills, abundance and future prosperity. She is kind and patient, steady and sensible. Her advice should be heeded, especially if you are...
Queen of Cups

Queen of Cups

Of all the court cards, the Queens bring maturity, composure and understanding to the table. The Queen of Cups can be a psychic sponge, and the danger for her is taking on the feelings and emotional burdens of others without a clear way to delineate what she can  keep and make use of and what she should shed for her own balance and state of mind. It may be difficult for her to draw boundaries so she ends up drained and often lacking energy, and as a compensation she may withdraw or allow some annoyance or irritability to surface in order to gather some space around her to recapture her emotional equilibrium. This is because she can allow others to take advantage of her kind heart and as a Queen she feels her responsibilities keenly and it takes a lot for her to say no. Still, there are those who would take advantage of her good nature, and she needs to firm up her fluid boundaries to keep this from happening so frequently. She is similar in some ways to The High Priestess, but the difference between the two is that the energy of the Priestess is that of a Goddess, somewhat remote and at the same time daunting, where the experience of the Queen of Cups is more human and therefore more fallible and prone to error or being misused by self or others. The key for this Queen is to remain centred by allowing herself small indulgences to rebuild her delicate nerves and sensibilities. If she would only gift herself with a little “me” time, the batteries...
Queen of Cups

Queen of Cups

Known also as the Queen of the Thrones of Water and representing emotional integrity and the expression of authentic emotions, this Queen is concerned with maternal issues, and your ability to trust your intuitive guidance and your ability to embrace the deeper meaning of life. This Queen is connected – deeply, emotionally, instinctually – to the base material of life and the drive towards creation and co-creation. She is kindness and compassion and the essence of the calm sea that soothes and caresses one’s cares and woes. When you are troubled and everyone around you tries to fix you or tells you to get over it or that you are imagining your troubles, she is the one that just listens and is with you to let you feel what you are feeling without making your feel wrong or broken. She helps you to connect to the depths of your own emotions and validates them, and so ultimately leads you to your healing and back out towards your life=force again. This Queen may be detached from her feelings – her sensitivity to others’ pain and suffering often causes her to numb her feelings because she does feel it all so deeply. It is just self-preservation, and who can blame her? She still has a warm heart that can be reached by those who are genuine. She can represent the personification of fantasy – if you have a creative project that is based in fantasy or fiction or magic, then this Queen will help you to connect to the deep undercurrent that energises and brings to life these concepts. The Queen...