The Queen of Wands represents the force of the Wands element as applied to the realm of feelings and instinct. This means radiant generosity, faith in humanity and deeply passionate love. Sunflowers and plants burst out of her crown and hands, and felines voluntarily guard her on all sides, as though nature itself is blessing and protecting her. The Queen of Wands signifies encouragement, devotion, appreciation, admiration and passion. Unlike the other three Queens of the Tarot deck, the Queen of Wands sits with her legs open, symbolizing erotic power and sensual appetite— which of course predominate in the Wands suit generally. This card symbolizes a love of life and warm-hearted, generous appreciation of other people. The Queen of Wands nurtures and promotes creativity, adventure, philosophical exploration and joyful, active pursuit of destiny.

The card can stand for a literal person in an individual’s life who embodies these qualities— Queens often represent the literal mother, but not always— or the card may be advising or indicating such attitudes in the querent himself. Be enthusiastic and encouraging to others now, especially in creative or romantic pursuits. Take time to feel wonder and awe at the beauty of nature, art and all creation. Be generous, compassionate, optimistic and honest. Choose to see the best in others and look for the positive aspects of all situations, even uncomfortable ones.

We all have the power to shape our own destinies, but it all begins with a hopeful, generous outlook on life and its potentials. The energy that you put out into the world is the energy that you will receive back from it. Secure this optimistic certainty within yourself, indulge in the pleasures of life’s bounty and project these warm, passionate feelings radiantly to others, and you will see sunflowers blossom around the throne of your success.

Astrological Association:

The Queen of Wands card is connected to the Moon in Leo as a symbol of the joy of life, the hot temperament, the indomitable pride and self-confidence.

Card meanings upright:

The Queen of Wands card may represent warmth, kindness, and passion in your life. You are likely very determined and goal-oriented, and can use the power of your mind for both harmony and havoc. You likely have a quick temper and seem very mysterious to others in your life.

Card meanings reversed:

When the Queen of Wands card is reversed, it can indicate intimidation or domination in your life. You may be lacking faith or become drawn to black magic and darkness. You may have trouble making and keeping friends due to issues with jealousy and infidelity. You may desperately seek renewal and change during this time.


The Queen of Wands card may mean that you are going to successfully accomplish a great deal at work, in a short amount of time. If you are looking for work, a woman with light hair may be instrumental in helping you find employment.


The Queen of Wands card can represent positive things happening in your love life. If you are looking for love, you may meet someone new through a light-haired friend. You are likely not in the mood to be alone right now, and you can trust the universe to bring you needed love and support soon.


The Queen of Wands card can indicate that you may be tempted to get carried away in your financial spending. You will likely benefit most by exercising moderation and thinking before you spend. Now may be a good time to invest creatively in home improvements.


The Queen of Wands card can indicate that you are feeling spiritually hungry. You will likely want to spend time reading, reflecting, and speaking to others about spirituality before changing or altering your beliefs.


Customized to your exact birth date and name, this personalized numerology report will shed light on your core numbers and life.

The Gilded Tarot Deck by Ciro Marchetti © 2004 Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125.  All rights reserved, used by permission.