Princess of Wands


Princess of Wands definitions

The Princess of Wands is a younger passionate and active woman.

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Image of Page of Wands court card in Rider-Waite deck
Page of Wands

In a scene similar to the former, a young man stands in the act of proclamation. He is unknown but faithful, and his tidings are strange.

Dark young man, faithful as a lover, an envoy, a postman. Beside a man, he will bear favourable testimony concerning him.

Additional meanings: Young man of family in search of young lady.


Anecdotes, announcements, evil news. Also indecision and the instability which accompanies it.

Additional meanings: Bad news.

Book of Thoth – Princess of Wands

Image of the Princess of Wands court card - Book of Thoth
Princess of Wands – Book of Thoth

The character of the Princess is extremely individual. She is brilliant and daring. She creates her own beauty by her essential vigour and energy. The force of her character imposes the impression of beauty upon the beholder. In anger or love she is sudden, violent, and implacable. She consumes all that comes into her sphere. She is ambitious and aspiring, full of enthusiasm which is often irrational. She never forgets an injury, and the only quality of patience to be found in her is the patience with which she lies in ambush to avenge.

Such a woman, ill-dignified, shews the defects of these qualities. She is superficial and theatrical, completely shallow and false, yet without suspecting that she is anything of the sort, for she believes entirely in herself, even when it is apparent to the most ordinary observer that she is merely in the spasm of mood. She is cruel, unreliable, faithless and domineering.

The Page or Princess of Wands represents the Earthy part of Fire, and she is extremely individual, quick to anger.

Golden Dawn: Princess of the Shining Flame, The Rose of the Palace of Fire

Brilliance, courage, beauty, force, sudden in anger or love, desire of power, enthusiasms, revenge. Ill-dignified, superficial, theatrical, cruel, unstable, domineering.


A Good Stranger, Good News, Pleasure, Satisfaction.


Ill News, Displeasure, Chagrin, Worry.

Image of Etteilla Knave of Wands tarot court card
Etteilla Knave of Wands

Etteilla: Knave of Wands

Stranger, Unknown, Extraordinary. Strange, Uncommon, Unusual, Unheard Of, Surprising, Admirable, Wonderful, Marvel, Miracle. Episode, Digression, Anonymous.


Announcement, Instruction, Opinion, Warning, Admonition, Anecdotes, News, History, Stories, Fables, Postmen, Education.


Stranger, unknown man, young man in search of somebody, extraordinary or at least uncommon man; postman, envoy, dark young man, faithful lover. Further it denotes an announcement, instruction, advice, tale, lesson, advertisement, something wonderful, unexpected, admirable, unusual. A notion as well as a miracle. News.
We have to keep in mind, that the page of Air relates to the Third and to the Eleventh house both. Some of the indications show the mark of aquarian, i.e. uranian parentage, others are purely mercurial. The pages always cover the meaning of houses of Air, as we have seen the page of the airy element — wands — is the most airy of them all. The interpretation is easy enough, and the renderings are quite correct, with the exception of one item: we can never see this page as a ‘stranger’ but rather as an acquaintance, a friend, conforming to the connection with the eleventh house. That with the Third house even may bring his personal standing nearer to the querent, viz. as a brother or schoolmate.
(From the Third house): A brother, schoolmate, messenger, postman or envoy, functionary or official of subordinate position, generally a younger man, sometimes on an errand; messages, letters, communications, teaching, instruction, lesson, advertisement, advice, announcement. News. (From the eleventh house): A friend, some one in business relation with the querent, or with whom he agrees. Telegraph, telephone and wireless. Intuitive connection, telepathy, invention. Helpful influences in general, helpful people of all sorts, tradesmen, purveyors, etc.

Paul Foster-Case: Servant or Page of Wands

The cube in the triangle symbolizes the world of things or objects, and corresponds to the second Heh in IHVH. The card represents the influence of the world of ideas upon the physical body, and is also a symbol of the archetypal idea of a physical body.

Time period

The whole first quarter of the zodiac, from the beginning of Aries to the end of Genini, or from March 21st to June 20th, inclusive.


A young person, youth or girl. Brilliant mind, courageous disposition, perhaps given to sudden anger, and desirous of power. Capable of great enthusiasm.


Revengeful at the least opposition, headstrong, theatrical, unstable, domineering, and decidedly superficial.


Red-gold hair and blue eyes. Often this card is the indicator of a messenger.

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Princess of Wands or Page of Wands is a younger passionate and active woman. She is brilliant and daring. She creates her own beauty by vigour and energy.

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