Queen of Wands

Alt names: Queen of Wands, Mother of Feathers
Keywords: Attention, attraction, unification, collaboration
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Range of meanings

Personality: 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.

Light: Paying close attention. Helping others focus on the issue at hand. Getting everyone to work together. Identifying common ground. Bringing people together, despite their differences. Using reverse psychology.

Shadow: Being distracted, or using your charms or skills to distract others from the goal. Calling attention to yourself with negative or unhealthy behaviors. Disrupting group activities as a means of feeding your own ego.

Questions to ask

  1. Are the sunflowers devoting exclusive attention to the Sun, or does its light and warmth merely distract them from the world around them?
  2. How attentive are you to what is really happening?
  3. How might you draw people’s attention to what you all have in common?
  4. To what extent are you able to convince people to do what you want them to do?


Personal Growth: 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.

Work: 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.

Relationships: 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.

Spirituality: 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 toward success. Take a deep breath, close your door, and invest a few minutes in calming yourself and your soul.

Fortune-Telling: This card represents a woman with an attractive, appealing personality, likely born between March 11th and April 20th, who wants to charm you into doing things her way.


Element: Water

Fool's Journey: The main character must persuade others to follow his or her lead.

Queen: Each Queen card is the emotional manifestation of the suit she rules.

Wands: One of the four suits of the tarot. Also sometimes called rods, staves, or staffs. Represents desire, inspiration, vision, creation, and invention. Many decks depict budding Wands, suggesting the potential for growth. As a suit marker, Wands suggest the power and potency of a king’s scepter. When a Magician wants something to happen, he waves his magic wand to make his intentions manifest.

Black Cat: The black cat on RWS-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 toward agreement.

Sunflower: Sunflowers turn to follow the path of the sun through the sky, modeling the sort of attention paid to any sunny personality. Their shape and color emulates the object of their attention.

Content generously licensed from Mark McElroy via TarotTools.com.