The Tarot Suit of Wands represents Power and the Masculine element of Fire.
Wand suit cards represent both the constructive aspects of power and the destructive aspects of power such as oppression and tyranny.
Corresponding aspects for the Wands Court cards are:
Heat, Determination, Aspiration, Enlightenment and The Shadow Side of Power
Queen of Wands (Queen of Thrones of Flame)
Key elements: Watery aspect of Fire: Empathy, Change, Deeper Understanding
Corresponding Aspects for the Queen of Wands:
Astrology: Sunsign: 21° Pisces to 20° Aries
Element and world: The Waters in the Fire of Atziluth
Tree of Life: Binah. Binah is the Sphere of Saturn. It harbours cognition and understanding. Binah is a centre of subterfuge and of hidden meanings and of secret things.
Rules First House: Head: The House of Self, Behaviour, Attitudes. Key word: I Am
Crystals: Amber, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Diamond Garnet, Gold, Fire Agate, Ruby, Tiger's Eye
Queen of Wands is the mistress of self awareness and knowledge. There's a legend that she once had black hair and black fur like a panther. As she evolved she transformed from a panther into a lion.
She has an inherent sense of justice for the plight of the underdog, the oppressed and compassion is for those who are still enslaved - emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Her fiery throne and the fish emblem on her breast represent the union of water and fire, the balance and harmony between intuitive understanding and emotional recognition. A reminder of our ability to transform and evolve within ourselves.
The crown on her head a symbol of her heightened perception and intelligence. The shape of her crown resembles the spokes of thorns, a sign there were once nails there. An indication of the hardship and humiliation she endured before her powerful transformation. The pine cone at the top of her wand represents spiritual growth and awareness. The pine cone is a symbolic representation of Human Enlightenment, the Third Eye and the Pineal Gland. The Third Eye's sacred symbol throughout history, in different cultures around the world, is the Pinecone and is found in ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Hindu artefacts. An Egyptian Staff of Osiris, dating back to approximately 1224 BCE, depicts two intertwining serpents rising up to meet at a pinecone, a curious and symbolic link to the connection between the Pineal gland and Kundalini. Kundalini being the primal energy located at the base of the spine which is portrayed as coiled serpents rising up from the base of the spine to the Third Eye (Pineal Gland) in the moment of enlightenment.
Our Pine-al Gland is similar in shape and is named after the Pinecone which is at the geometric centre of our brain. The Pineal gland modulates our circadian rhythms and our wake-sleep patterns. It's also intimately linked to our body's perception of light. The Pineal gland receives a higher percentage of blood flow than any other area of the body save the kidneys.
The way in which she holds the wand is a reminder that we all need to ground our self awareness and realisations IN the earth. A powerful and potent message to us, especially now, in these turbulent times of climate change.
Reflections: Acknowledge the progress you've made and share with others the realisations you've discovered about your life. Find ways to externalise your awareness in daily life/routines as it's pivotal in your journey ahead.
Knight of Wands (King of Thrones of Flame) In the Thoth deck the Knight corresponds to the King found in other Tarot decks.
Key elements: The Fiery aspect of Fire: Higher Insight, Dynamic Motion, Pending Changes
Corresponding Aspects for the Knight of Wands
Astrology: Sunsign: 21° Scorpio to 20° Sagittarius
Element and world: The Waters in the Fire of Atziluth
Tree of Life: Chokhmah. Chokhmah is the Sphere of Neptune and is associated with wisdom. Chokhmah is situated opposite Binah on the Qabalistic Tree
Rules Eighth House: Genitals/Reproductive system: The House of Death, Rebirth, Sex, Inheritance, Wills. Key word: I Desire
Colour: Red, Violet
Crystals: Agate, Boji Stone, Dioptase, Chaorite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Peridot, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Turquoise
The Knight of Wands symbolises a powerful individual with a fiery and dynamic temperament, active, reckless at times and someone who can be dangerous if crossed. Knight of Wands represents the bearer of hidden information, a person familiar with the secrets of the earth and who has much to teach others.
The flaming torch in his left hand symbolises his ability to confront and remove obstacles and negativity in his path. A reminder of his powerful ability to challenge head on any fears and doubts in order to attain self knowledge and enlightenment.
The Unicorn horn on his helmet represents the Pineal Gland or Third eye which corresponds to the 6th Chakra, signifying his ability to connect with his inner vision and to effectively express it in the material or outer world. The reptilian pattern on his armour represents the shedding of all that is no longer applicable and his ability to move forward into the new.
Reflections: Stay open and aware for new opportunities that could bring significant and powerful change in your life and spiritual evolution. Be ready for change and new experiences/gifts the Universe offers you and don't cling to them. Accept them for what they are.