Queen of Wands
But thy eternal summer shall not fade.
— William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII
Presiding over summer’s farewell this week, we are graced with a visit from the Queen of Wands. She is an inspiring combination of the passionate, magical fire energy of the Wands suit with the more gentle focus of a Queen. With her black cat familiar and her sunflower, she is the only Queen who sits facing forward, her legs spread apart, beneath her sunny gown.
The Queen of Wands is popular, charismatic, and adventurous. She tackles problems in a candid, straightforward manner, and she is never afraid to take a risk if it is for something or someone she is passionate about. She is incapable of deceit, cynicism, or manipulation. With her attractive good looks, warm smile and easygoing manner, she has many friends and admirers.
But she is not just empty charm. She stands in her power, and is most at home as a mover and shaker. Never one to sit on the sidelines, she is willing to give her all to the tasks at hand.
Thus, she is a natural leader, inspiring and empowering people around her to shine. She can be demanding at times, but she brings out the best in people, helping them tap into their own reserves of enthusiasm and creativity.
She is almost always upbeat and cheerful, ready to look for the positive in any situation. Although she needs to beware of vanity, the Queen of Wands is never pretentious or petty. Because she can be ambitious and results-driven, empathy is not her strong suit. However, even if she does sometimes bruise the more delicate sensitivities of some, she is usually forgiven, thanks to her sincerity and ability to get successful results.
In what ways might her qualities be important for you this week? Is she a person you know? Or perhaps you will discover her gifts of bountiful creativity and positive energy in yourself. Be on the lookout for opportunities this week for friendship and fun, perhaps hosting parties, events, or important gatherings.
You may also find yourself stepping into a leadership position. The Queen reminds us that it is the wise and successful leader who empowers others and fosters an atmosphere of cooperation.
As we cross the threshold of Equinox this week, and the dark hours now overtake the light, the Queen of Wands shines. May she teach how us how to carry Summer’s bright fire forward within us.