Queen of Wands Tarot Card Meaning - Upright, Reversed & More

Queen of Wands upright

Queen of Wands At A Glance

Keywords: Creative, emotionally mature, direct, confident, passionate, sulky, unwilling to compromise, demanding, jealous
Season: Summer
Element: Fire (creativity, passion and will power)

Queen of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Queen of Wands is a court card within the suit of wands. The original artwork in the Rider Waite Smith deck shows a Queen sitting atop a throne that is elaborately carved with lions and sunflowers.

The lions represent strength, confidence and power and the sunflowers symbolize happiness and creativity. She holds a sunflower in one hand and her wand in the other.

This suggests she is able to manifest happiness and joy by having total confidence in her actions.

At her feet sits a black cat. Black cats are symbolic of witchcraft and magic and this hints at the queen’s ability to trust her intuition to guide her throughout life and rule her kingdom from the heart.

Queen of Wands Upright Meaning

When upright the Queen of Wands is a very positive and uplifting card to receive. All court cards in tarot have an additional feature. Like all the other cards they hint at traits within ourselves but where the court cards differ is by also having the ability to represent real people in our lives.

The Queen of Wands represents someone who is creative and passionate with very high energy and are naturally positive and optimistic. They often cheer everyone up simply by being around and are very curious about life and all it has to offer.

When we receive the Queen of Wands in a reading it can be a sign that now might be a good time to explore our creative side. This could look like trying new hobbies, picking up old ones or thinking creatively about the areas of our lives that require an energy boost.

We are being asked how we can inject more fun into the mundane tasks and responsibilities we encounter.

“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought.” - Albert Einstein

Queen of Wands Reversed Meaning

Queen of Wands reversed

When we are met with the artwork upside down the Queen of Wands is reversed. In this aspect she may be someone who demands a lot from us. They could be bossy, stubborn or unwilling to compromise.

The energy and creativity that the upright card brings is warped in the reversed to highlight jealous tendencies in the person this court card might represent. When the Queen of Wands is reversed it speaks of a lack of confidence we may feel.

We feel stifled creatively, bored and unable to see an answer to the issues we are having. There could be feelings of helplessness and fear too.

The advice from the Queen of Wands reversed is to not allow our feelings to control us. They may be very strong in the moment but they will pass in time and we should refrain from action until they subside.

“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” - Oscar Wilde

Queen of Wands: Yes or No

The Queen of Wands is definitely a yes card. There is so much positive energy and creative passion in this card that receiving it is a confirmation that we are able to achieve anything we set our minds too.

When reversed the Queen of Wands could possibly still be a yes but we may have to take more precautions to keep our energy aligned and available throughout the duration of this project or opportunity.

Let’s Break Down the Queen of Wands In Our Lives

How the Queen of Wands changes as it answers more specific questions about different areas of our lives.

Queen of Wands In Love

The Queen of Wands foretells of us meeting a passionate and creative person if we are single. If we are in a relationship then we feel gratitude for the very warm and supportive relationship we find ourselves in.

We feel an urge to spend more time with our lover and it could be fun to do something creative together.

Reversed we could be faced with a jealous and demanding partner. Or we could find ourselves expressing these attributes more than usual.

The Queen of Wands reversed may also point to someone with narcissistic tendencies: selfish and uncaring for others. If this applies we should put distance between us and them.

Queen of Wands With Money

The Queen of Wands in regards to financial questions could be suggesting that now is a good time to use creative thinking in our business and financial plans.

We may also use all the passion we have for our ideas to generate a new approach to solve any issues that arise.

Reversed the Queen of Wands is implying we may be creatively blocked and feeling trapped. It is also possible that we have too many choices and we are unable to think clearly to make the best decision.

We should confide in someone we trust and ask them for a second opinion.

Queen of Wands At Work

When we receive the Queen of Wands for work related questions it foretells of a new role or task at work will spark more creativity within us. This will impact not only how we handle work matters but will spill over to multiple facets of our lives for the better.

Reversed the Queen of Wands suggests we are suffering from a creative block and mental tiredness in general. We might find we have no desire or drive to work and are temporarily unable to shake this off.

The Queen of Wands reminds us to rest and find time to seek activities and experiences that inspire our creativity until this feeling passes.

Queen of Wands With Others

We feel inspired by a creative and passionate friend and are energetically reset when we are in their company. Many of the people we socialize with have warm and creative Queen of Wands energy and it is evoked in us when we see them.

Reversed we may feel drained by certain social events. We also find we are feeling heightened jealousy towards our friends and loved ones. Envy is a normal emotion and we all feel this from time to time. However it seems to be much more than usual for us.

The silver lining of envy is that it shows us something we would like or is missing from our lives. So we can thank the emotion for communicating this to us and set about acquiring it.

Queen of Wands With Self

We feel a deep sense of joy and gratitude for the ways we express our creativity. We feel inspired to create not for product or profit but just for the joy of the process itself. We also feel inspired to take our craft to the next level.

Reversed the Queen of Wands discusses themes of feeling intense insecurity and self-doubt within us. We have been through a hard time recently and it has knocked our confidence.

We are advised to get back up and try again. Once we are progressing using the knowledge our mistakes taught us we will succeed and this will rebuild our self-esteem.

Queen of Wands As Feelings

The Queen of Wands is the feeling of being lost in the creative process.Whether this is painting, dance or other creative avenues it is the moment where we are calm and focused only on the task itself.

It feels peaceful and joyful.