Card of the Day – Queen of Wands

I'm going to write about the meaning of the Tarot cards in my deck, but rather than doing it in some dull old logical order I thought I'd just cut one out of the deck when I have the time and see which one turned up.  With time this may even turn into a complete, if slightly eccentric, guide to how to read the Tarot.  I'll also try to figure out if they are turning up randomly or if there's some meaning in which card turns up at which time.

Card of the Day – The Queen of Wands

Queen of WandsAs with the other court cards, the Queen of Wands often represents a person in a spread.  The Wands are the suit of Fire, whilst the Queens correspond to Water – this suggests a person who embodies the more watery, emotional and changeable, aspects of fire.  As such it is often a person of short temper, prone to confrontation, perhaps tending towards over-confidence and arrogance.

The card won't always be a person, however – more generally it represents to me confrontation, arguments and having to stand up for yourself.  It can represent the positive concepts of fighting your corner and making sure you are heard, or the negative aspects of being overly argumentative, petty or short tempered.  As with most passionate cards the key is balance – if the power and passion of fire is well integrated (as is represented by the Queens hand resting comfortably on a calm leopard) then there is a great deal of strength, self possession and confidence.  If the passion comes out of balance, and the flames run out of control, then there can be excessive anger and destructive emotions.

As a card of the day this would represent that it's a day for dealing well with confrontation.  Be ready to stand up for yourself, but be careful about losing your temper.  Check that you aren't arguing for arguments sake, but it's also a good day to stand up for yourself and make sure you're not used as a doormat.  The passions of this card can lead to excitement and energy, but they must be used wisely.

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