Queen of Wands

Queen of Wands definitions

The Queen of Wands is an older, very active woman.

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Image of Queen of Wands court card in Rider-Waite deck
Queen of Wands – Rider-Waite

The Wands throughout this suit are always in leaf, as it is a suit of life and animation. Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen’s personality corresponds to that of the King, but is more magnetic.

Dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honourable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed towards him; if a woman, she is interested in the Querent. Also, love of money, or a certain success in business.

Additional meaning: A good harvest, which may be taken in several senses.


Good, economical, obliging, serviceable. Signifies also—but in certain positions and the neighbourhood of other cards tending in such directions—opposition, jealousy, even deceit and infidelity.

Additional meaning: Good will toward the Querent, but without the opportunity to exercise it.

Book of Thoth

Image of The Queen of Wands court card in Book of Thoth
Queen of Wands – Book of Thoth

The characteristics of the Queen are adaptability, persistent energy, calm authority which she knows how to use to enhance her attractiveness. She is kindly and generous, but impatient of opposition. She has immense capacity for friendship and for love, but always on her own initiative.

There is as much pride in this card as in the Knight, but it lacks the spontaneous nobility which excuses that error. It is not true pride, but self-complacent vanity and even snobbery.

The other side of her character is that she may have a tendency to brood, come to a wrong decision thereon, and react with great savagery. She may be easily deceived; then she is likely to shew herself stupid, obstinate, tyrannical. She may be quick to take offence, and harbour revenge without good cause. She might turn and snap at her best friends without intelligible excuse. Also, when she misses her bite, she breaks her jaw!

The Queen of Wands is passionate and attractive.

Golden Dawn – Queen of the Thrones of Flame

Adaptability, steady force applied to an object. Steady rule; great attractive power, power of command, yet liked notwithstanding. Kind and generous when not opposed. If ill-dignified, obstinate, revengeful, domineering, tyrannical and apt to turn suddenly against another without cause.


Woman living in the country, Lady of the Manor, Love of Money, Avarice, Usury.


A good and virtuous Woman, but strict and economical; Obstacles, Resistance, opposition.

Image of Etteilla Queen of Wands
Etteilla Queen of Wands


Woman of the Country, Housewife, Economy, Honesty, Politeness. Gentleness, Virtue. Honor, Chastity.


Good Woman, Kindness, Excellence. Obliging, Officious, Helpful. Favor, Service, Duty.


Country woman, honest, economical woman, honourable and loving, virtuous, chaste, good and inclined to be friendly and interest herself in the querent. The card may also indicate love of money, economy and gifts.
Queen of Air on the Second house of economy, money, country life and art. Some of the traditional renderings certify this remarkably well. Now what does a queen in general mean? In divination a woman simply, but in general, as the king is the head of the hierarchy or suit as the spiritual synthesis and masculine representative, so the queen may be said to be the material synthesis and the chief female representative. So the queen of wands must be, apart from all personality, the representative of banking, exchange, agriculture and of the arts in general, painting, music and dancing in particular. In W.’s picture of this card, a cat is seen before the feet of this queen: a remarkable indication of the house in which, as astrology teaches, the moon is exalted. It indicates rightly, that in weak cases there may be some falsehood in the nature of persons indicated by it. Cajolery, but apt to turn into peevishness. Taurus-people are generally good-humoured and good-natured, patient, benefic for their surroundings in material things, but also desirous of luxury and possessions, wealth, riches.
A woman of economical habits, wealthy or desiring wealth, steadily resolved to get at riches, certainly not ‘cheap’; more or less artistic, may be a painter, dancer or musician; she is faithful, but may be subject to moods and changes of taste. Honesty may be certified, but not without a certain amount of egotism, e.g. materialism. She is very passive and cool, phlegmatic and not easily to be roused to passion, if ever. This of course makes the impression of ‘chaste.’ There is, however, a solid sort of sensuality. In strong cases there is real virtue. Banking, agriculture, art, capital, money. The latter more to be seen as ‘money-matters’ than as ‘ready money,’ and rather papers of value, shares, bonds, banknotes, than coined money.

Paul Foster-Case

The vesica pisces in the triangle represents spiritual substance, and is closely allied to the first letter Heh in IHVH. The card represents the operation of the human soul in the world of ideas.

Time period

From the beginning of the third decanate of Cancer to the end of the second decanate of Leo, July 13th to August 11th, symbolizing the influence of Jupiter-Neptune in Cancer, Sun in Leo, and Jupiter in Leo. A card of adaptability, attractive power, and power of command.


A kind and generous woman, but resolute in the face of opposition. Strongly psychic and intuitive, but practical in applying her psychic gifts. Intense, magnetic, friendly to the Querent, and favorable to the success and business of the Querent.


Inimical to the Querent, obstinate, dangerous to the Querent’s affairs, revengeful and tyrannical.


Red-gold hair. Blue or brown eyes.

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The Queen of Wands is an older, very active woman. Adaptability, persistent energy, calm authority which she knows how to use to enhance her attractiveness

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