The Queen of Wands is a rather peacefully, homey card. It could have to do with the cat at the queen's feet, or it could have to do with the sunflower she holds in her hand. No matter the reason, this queen is a fount of creative beauty. Her yellow robes and white cloak are simple but elegant. Her left hand holds the sunflower, while her right hands hold a wand/staff. Her throne is a gorgeous array of colors – red and yellow wind throughout the visages of lions. Her gaze seems friendly, but almost slightly distracted, as if she were thinking of her next project or task.
To start with, we'll want to disambiguate court cards. They are often the most difficult to read, due to their general nature. It is easier to remember that a court card often signifies a person or entity: the sex of the person may not match that of the court card, but the attitude and persona will seem familiar. If it's clear, however, that the court card doesn't refer to a person, remember to break it down further. First, define what the suite stands for – e.x. Cups generally refers to emotion. Then take the role of that court card and apply it to the suite – e.x. A Page of Cups would be a young juvenile in the world of emotion, just as the Page of Swords is the inexperienced lad of thought. This can help you to decide what the court card is trying to tell you.
Person: The Queen of Wands is a friendly and sociable as any of the other wands court cards, but her energy is one of feminine comfort and warmth. Where the Knight was frequently selfish and proud, the Queen is sincere and of a giving nature. She had just as much attractive capacity as the Knight, however – men often find themselves inexplicably drawn to her. Her confidence is unassuming, but very apparent – she will let you know what she can and cannot do. Not only is she as excitable, enthusiastic, and energetic as all the other wands court cards, but she is sunny and cheerful about it as well, never pushing or shoving her desires on others. She is always honest in her feelings, but doesn't get angry if you step on the toes of her ideas or enthusiasm – she knows not everyone can share her excitement about everything. This is a beautiful mixture of the wand's creative power and a feminine style of wisdom.
Metaphor: When the Queen of Wand's appears in readings, she is often giving helpful advice on how to approach a situation. How can you use the Queen's creative wisdom in your own life? Perhaps you need to develop your self-esteem, but remember that others opinions and feels matter just as much as your own. Maybe this card is asking you to be more forthcoming and sincere. It could even be that the Queen is suggesting, in order to find her kind of happiness, you should pursue her excitement and enthusiasm over the every day, “mundane” activities. Everything can be an adventure if you put the right spin on it!
Here are a few things to ask yourself when you pull the Queen of Wands. Does this card represent a person in your life? If so, who? What message or lesson could they be trying to convey to you? Do you need more of the Queen's traits in your life? Do you need more energy, confidence, or understanding? How could you pursue those things?
There are two others cards in the Wands suite that share a lot in common with the Queen’s energy – the Two of Wands and the Four of Wands. The Two of Wands speaks of personal conviction and power, which the Queen has plenty of, and both cards have an energy of a quiet, tasteful, unobtrusive approach to that personal power. Remember that those with real, true power don't tread all over others. The Four of Wands shares the pure excitement and enthusiasm with the Queen – a simply yet positive aspect.