Queen of Wands’
Ideas: Insincerity, low self-esteem, undeservedness
Traits: False, frivolous, hesitant, indecisive, paranoid, shallow, superficial, suspicious
Emotions: Disappointment, embarrassment, guilt, humiliation, insecurity, shame, uneasiness
- Building loyalty
- Developing your authenticity
- Discovering your true self
- Healing yourself from disappointment
- Improving your self-esteem
- Learning from negative experiences
Ideas: Appeal, attention, collaboration, unification
Traits: Attractive, confident, genuine, honorable, idiosyncratic, lovable, loyal, maternal, mature, proud
Emotions: Caring, cheerfulness, contentment, optimism, relief, satisfaction
- Bringing people together despite their differences
- Getting everyone to work together
- Helping others focus on the issue at hand
- Identifying common ground
- Paying close attention
- Respecting yourself and others
Ideas: Attention seeker, blind faith, reverse psychology
Traits: Conceited, distractible, egocentric, flamboyant, pompous, pretentious, selfish
Emotions: Annoyance, envy, frustration, irritation, jealousy, pride
- Calling attention to yourself with negative or unhealthy behaviors
- Disrupting group activities as a means of feeding your own ego
- Having blind faith
- Thinking you will not make bad decisions again
- Using reverse psychology
- Using your charms or skills to distract others from the goal
Queen of Wands’
When you give someone your full and undivided attention, you give a rare and amazing gift. If you cultivate an ability to truly listen and respond, others will identify you as an intelligent, sensitive person they can trust with matters of real importance.
Pull together a group of friends and organize a group date. If in an argument, make a special effort to see all sides. Refrain from thinking the issue at hand is “all about you.” Understand the motives of everyone involved, then go for common ground.
Progress is complicated by a lack of attention to details. Start from square one. Ask everyone involved to give a stamp of approval to the parts of a project they control. Get more people involved, and more people will be invested in the success of your project.
A quiet mind is a sign of a focused spirit. When you’re feeling distracted, your spirit is pulled in every direction; when you’re focused, your energies flow naturally towards success. Take a deep breath, close your door, and invest a few minutes in calming yourself and your soul.
Queen of Wands’
The Black Cat
The black cat on Rider–Waite–Smith-inspired versions of this card is a familiar, an animal helper sent to guard, assist, and protect. Having a “familiar”—an aide or openly or covertly embraces your ideology—in a group can help you steer participants towards agreement.
Sunflowers twist on their stems, following the course of the Sun through the sky. Are they devoting exclusive attention to the Sun, or does its light and warmth merely distract them from the world around them?
Biases and Agendas
When pushed to cast your vote, be sure to know the biases and agendas of those who guide your collaborative efforts.
The Marseilles Image
The Marseilles Queen of Wands looks sharply away, slouching in her throne—the picture of pure distraction. Still, her Wand is held at the ready. Should our attention wander from her, she’s liable to offer a gentle tap of correction.
- This card represents a woman with an attractive, appealing personality, likely born between March 11 and April 20, who wants to charm you into doing things her way.
- Between March 11 and April 20
- “I use my influence to promote unity.”
- Classical Element
- Water of Fire
- The Queen of Wands can represent anyone who wants to convince others (Queen) to pursue a common goal (Wands), especially in academic, romantic, and professional areas of life. The Queen may also represent the tendency to be more manipulative than direct or the need to capture the attention of others.
- Story Character
- The main character must persuade others to follow his or her lead.
- Questions to Ask
- How attentive am I?
- How can I draw people’s attention to what we have in common?
- To what extent am I able to convince people to do what I want them to do?