The Tarot Companion
Chapter 1 – Introducing the Tarot
|Tarot is a system of archetypes, a picture-book of the human condition, reflecting our states of mind and stages of life. Over the past six hundred years, people have consulted the cards for religious instruction, spiritual insight, self-knowledge, and divining the future. The ancient symbols we see on the cards are designed to stimulate our intuition, connecting us with our higher selves or our divine or spiritual aspect.|
Chapter 2 – Card Interpretations: The Major Arcana
|A standard tarot deck has seventy-eight cards, divided into two groups: twenty-two major arcana cards and fifty-six minor arcana cards. The word arcana means secret. The major arcana denote important life events or shifts, while the minor arcana cards reflect day-to-day events. The minor arcana cards can be seen as being more detailed aspects of the major arcana cards.|
Chapter 3 – Card Interpretations: The Minor Arcana
|The remaining fifty-six cards are known collectively as the minor arcana, and they are arranged into four suits: Wands, Pentacles, Cups, and Swords. Each suit has fourteen cards, from Ace to Ten, plus four court cards: Page, Knight, Queen, and King.|
Queen Of Wands
Key meanings: creativity and focus
Upright Meaning as A Person:
This Queen is often the card of the artisan, entrepreneur, counselor, organizer, or leader—the writer, producer, marketer, or business administrator: whatever relies upon spark and communication for success. Sociable and supportive, she is intensely loyal, just like her associated sign of Aries. This self-aware Queen is also in touch with her intuition, so she makes good choices in relationships. The Queen of Wands often loves nature and animals, too.
Upright Meaning As An Influence:
Ideas flourish, and you can now show others what you can do. This is no time for reticence; fire up your enthusiasm and express yourself. Reflect, also, on how you are managing your life just now, to make sure you have the time to make space for the opportunities coming your way. Overall, though, the Queen of Wands shows you will have the strength you need, and your relationships, too, are energized romance, friendships, family ties, and professional contacts.
As The ‘you’ Card In A Reading: Step in to your power.
You may feel controlled when the Queen of Wands reverses due to others’ pointless interference. There is a great need for organization but disorder rules. This may be because you, or someone close, has taken on too much and cannot admit it. Consider if this is a pattern a way of avoiding being who you are, due to fear of rejection.
As a person, the reversed Queen of Wands breaks promises. She can be envious and does not want anyone around her to shine more brightly.
As An Influence: If two or more Queens fall close together
- Two Queens: Rivalry
- Three Queens: Helpful friends
- Four Queens: Women meeting up