Kate (Daily Tarot Girl)

Queen of Wands – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive

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Welcome to part 4 of my 16 part series Meet the Court Cards – each week we will hang out with ONE court card and dive deeply into the symbols, personality traits, talents and dark side. This is similar to my Major Arcana Meanings Deep Dive series, but we’ll also explore how each court card acts in the context of love, work and money.

I’ll give you specific ways to embody this card as well as some journalling questions to help you connect with this card on a more personal level 🙂

Today we’re diving into the Queen of Wands – fiery and passionate, she’s a creative dynamo and outside-the-box thinker who lives her life on her own terms.

Sit back, relax and discover the secrets, surprises and shocking truths of this Queen…

Element: fire!

Keywords/personality traits:

Energetic, lively, spiritual spark, creative, action oriented, passionate, intense, inspired, outside the box thinker, eccentric, entrepreneurial spirit, visionary, doesn’t care what others think, independent, bold and brave, adventurous.

Symbols:

Lions = powerful, regal, majestic

Cat = graceful, elegant, mysterious

Sunflowers = shine, extroverted, flowering/in bloom – respond the the Sun (attention)

Wand/staff = ability to direct energy and will

Yellow = 3rd chakra (willpower)

Orange = 2nd chakra (creativity)

pyramids = ancient power, mystery, energy directing and alignment with the stars

Leaves (on wand and crown) = new growth, aliveness

Talents:

The Queen of Wands knows how to tap into her creativity and passions, put it into action and really make things happen! She is a true visionary who is highly creative and knows how to grab people’s attention and hold it – the trait of a real entertainer.

She loves to explore the unusual side of things and come up with creative solutions to tricky dilemmas. While she is very spiritually connected and holds all kinds of mystical qualities, she would never describe herself as “spiritual”.

At a party…

She’s the life of the party! In fact, without the Queen of Wands, it isn’t a party at all but a gathering. You will often find her at the centre of a large group as she is highly entertaining and a master storyteller with an electric sense of humour!

She knows how to draw people in and have them hanging on her every word. She’s especially talented at hosting parties as she keeps the drinks flowing, the music blaring and the energy high. No one throws a party like the Queen of Wands!

In love…

this is the area where she doesn’t exactly excel. She gets bored easily and so she ends up having many short lived relationships. Because she seeks passion, excitement and fire in her romantic connections, she loses interest as soon as that initial spark begins to fade.

She’s more into passionate affairs and flings with unavailable partners than serious, long term commitments. But if she does settle down, it will be with someone who is conventional and boring, who will let her shine and be the star. She doesn’t want anyone stealing her spotlight. Her relationship will rarely be her focus because her career and artistic journey come first, adding yet another layer of challenge to her romantic life. Plus, she hates the idea of being trapped by the institution of marriage.

The good news is, she gains a ton of inspiration and energy from her brief yet passionate affairs – while others may get distracted by a tumultuous love life, this Queen feeds on it and let’s if fuel her creative fire!

In money…

She’s great at making lots of money but is equally good at spending it, often on silly stuff like overpriced “spiritual” retreats, expensive crystals and pricey shoes and makeup. She is, after all, the most fashion forward of all the Queens!

But despite her reckless spending, she always bounces back. She never hoards money and often completely forgets to save it, mainly because making it is just so darn easy for her. She has absolutely no blocks to making money and is great at negotiating contracts and demanding what she’s worth. She isn’t really materialistic though – making money feels fun and exciting to her, but spending money feels as mundane as sneezing!

In work…

She’s a natural problem solver, creative thinker and entertainer so any profession where she can be creative and expressive is best. However, she often gravitates to the unconventional professions and her independent streak makes her the perfect entrepreneur. She usually has her own business or does freelance, not wanting to be tied down or beholden to anyone in any way.

This Queen makes a wonderful actress, artist, or performer of any kind. She is a great event planner – creating amazing festivals, concerts and retreats. She’s the kind of gal who gets wild, out-there ideas that other people may raise an eyebrow at, but they actually end up working most of the time.

She’s a hippy dippy artist/mystic who has her shit together and knows how to make things happen in a BIG way. You won’t find her thriving in a “safe”, conventional job as she longs to get out there and do daring new things – busting stereotypes and expectations!

This Queen thrives on…

Being onstage, in front of an audience and being challenged both creatively and spiritually. She loves environments full of open minded people with few rules and regulations and feels very much at home at festivals, parties and events.

She can’t stand…

Rules, regulations, institutions and “the man”. She can’t stand being labelled or put in a box or feeling over-committed or burdened in any way. Feeling stagnant, stuck or uninspired are her worst fears. Group think and herd mentality disgust her.

She does not enjoy care-giving and motherhood just simply isn’t her thing. She’ll often forego motherhood altogether or leave most of the child raising to others like nannies and other family members.

Dark Side of the Queen of Wands

She can be a bit of an attention whore and needs a high level of excitement in order to feel inspired and energetic. She has a tendency to be narcissistic and self centred, with a penchant for getting high on her own supply!

Sometimes she tries really hard to get reactions out of people, being controversial just for the sake of stirring the pot since she thrives on attention. The worst part is, she might discard someone like they’re yesterdays trash if they fail to worship her adequately and lavish her with enough adulation.

Practices to embody this card:

-perform in front of an audience (bonus if it’s something unconventional and a bit out-there)
-paint a mural on your bedroom wall
-throw a themed costume party!
-go clothes shopping at the thrift store
-write a zany stage play and cast your friends as the main characters

Journalling Questions:

♥ What part of her to do you relate to?

♥ Who do you know like this?

♥ Which of her qualities would you like to cultivate in your own life?

♥ Which of her traits do you want to minimize? Or watch out for?

Tell me your thoughts!

Did you enjoy this deep dive? What aspect of the Queen of Wands do you most relate to?  Let me know in the comments below…

♥ Join me next time as I dive into the Knight of Pentacles – he’s very different from all the other Knights in the Tarot…can you guess why? Hop on my mailing list so you won’t miss out!

***Grab your FREE Court Card Cheatsheet right HERE!***

You may also enjoy…

Court Card Tarot Meanings
Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series (Major Arcana)

2023 Tarot Forecast Reading

I have to be honest – for the past few years, I’ve approached the New Year with a sense of jaded cynicism. I’ve even avoided setting goals or making “resolutions” because in the past, this has led me to feel disappointed in myself.

But then I sat down to do this reading and as I turned over each card, I was pleasantly surprised. I can actually say I feel optimistic, hopeful and excited about 2023 and I hope you will too!!!

I’m using the Light Seer’s Tarot by Chris-Anne for this reading and I used my Calling In 2023 Tarot spread…

♥ Leave me a comment below and let me know what card you were most excited to see and what you’re most looking forward to in the New Year…

Wishing you all the love, hugs and Tarot magic for 2023!!!!
xoxo
Kate

New Years 2023 Tarot Spread!

New year, new spread! Here’s my Tarot spread for the year ahead….

The start of a new year is always a special time to do a reading (it’s up there with Halloween and Birthday readings!) and it’s a great time to get clear on what you want to focus on, change, create, release and explore in the upcoming year.

So make a pot of tea, give your deck a shuffle and let’s get to it!

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There are
two ways to use this spread:

Method #1 

Do the spread as is and after you’ve turned all the cards over and read them, go through your deck and consciously choose a Tarot card that you’d like to embody throughout the year.

You can place this card (or images of this card) around your living and working space and it will act as a reminder of what you’d like to focus on this year.

Method #2 

Instead of pulling a card for the first card position what will I create this year?, ask yourself what do I want to create this year? and journal about it.

Once you’re clear on it, ask your deck what will help me do this? Draw one card. Then, ask what could get in the way? Draw a second card. Move on to the next one – ask what do I want to explore this year? and repeat the same process.

*You will do this for all the card positions in the spread except for these two: what will help me the most? and what could get in the way? – for these you can just draw one card to answer the question.

At the end, consciously choose a Tarot card that you’d like to embody throughout the year. This card will represent your ideal self in 2023.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2023
xoxo
Kate

Tarot Reading for Dec 26 – Jan 1

What a powerful week! We begin with Boxing Day and end with New Years Day! I love spending this week getting organized and planning the year ahead. My year NEVER goes as planned and I usually don’t achieve most of the goals I set, BUT….I love making them, lol!

I’m using The Druidcraft Tarot for this reading…

Happy New Year! Stay tuned for my 2023 Tarot Forecast reading 🙂
xoxo
Kate

Queen of Cups – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive

***Pssst! I made something for you 🙂 Grab your FREE Court Card Cheatsheet right HERE!***

Welcome to part 3 of my 16 part series Meet the Court Cards – each week we will hang out with ONE court card and dive deeply into the symbols, personality traits, talents and dark side. This is similar to my Major Arcana Meanings Deep Dive series, but we’ll also explore how each court card acts in the context of love, work and money.

I’ll give you specific ways to embody this card as well as some journalling questions to help you connect with this card on a more personal level 🙂

Today we’re diving into the Queen of Cups – intuitive, empathetic and deeply compassionate, would you ever guess this Queen has a dark side that rivals all other courts?

Sit back, relax and discover the secrets, surprises and shocking truths of this Queen…

Element – Water (emotion, feeling, relationships)

Keywords/traits:

Emotional intelligence, healing, creativity, depth, intuitive, empathetic, compassionate, sensitive, in touch with emotions, holding a space, heart-centred, calm, receptive.

Symbols:

Water = emotional realm

Fish and mermaids = creatures who can dive deep below the surface and survive in the watery realms

Shell clasp and shell on back of throne = she can penetrate the hard protective shell and get to the gooey, vulnerable centre

Throne = she’s a Queen, meaning she’s attained a certain level of experience and mastery in the realm of feeling/emotion/intuition

weird cup = holding a space

Talents:

The Queen of Cups knows how to work with the emotions – how to process them, tap into their power and use them to heal. She’s fluent in the language of emotions and feelings, is a good listener and can help others tap into their emotions and intuition – holding a space for them by simply being present.  She always honours her feelings and intuition and emanates calmness wherever she goes.

At a party…

You’ll find her sitting in a corner, consoling someone who just broke up with their boyfriend. She’s more of a listener than a talker and her calm demeanour often draws in people who need to unload their emotional baggage. Complete strangers love opening up to her and telling her all about their problems! Secretly, she loves this as she’s not a fan of small talk. The deeper the conversation goes, the better.

In love…

She loves romance and having a deep emotional connection with someone special is very important to her. The sharing of feelings is a top priority for her but ironically she tends to attract partners who are cut off from their emotions and struggle with sharing openly. She loves the challenge of penetrating their defensive outer shell to get to their ooey gooey, vulnerable centre.

A lot of healing takes place in her relationships and for her, sex is a healing act where emotional connection is a must. However, she often finds herself stuck in the role of healer or always being the one who is emotionally proficient while her partners struggle with emotional disconnect.

In work…

Whatever profession the Queen of Cups chooses, she needs to feel a certain sense of creative freedom and to feel like she’s diving deep into something and not just scratching the surface.

She makes a great counsellor or therapist, mediator, healer, intuitive reader or teacher. Any job where she is helping people get in touch with their emotional side – like an acting coach or drama teacher – is well suited for her.

In money….

Since the Queen of Cups isn’t very materialistic and isn’t that interested in money, she tends to need a bit of help and guidance in this area. Her business senses aren’t great and her finances can be a bit of a mess unless she gets the assistance of someone whose more proficient in this area, like the Queen of Pentacles.

If she has the right kind of support and guidance, she actually has a very strong ability to manifest money out of thin air, especially if her emotions are aligned with her actions and intentions.

This Queen thrives on…

Going into tumultuous and emotionally messy situations and creating calmness and healing. She gets bored if everything is perfect and calm and needs a bit of drama in order to feel useful.

She also loves being around people who want to dive beneath the surface of things and explore the depths of their experiences. Deep conversations that lead to emotional healing are totally her thing.

She can’t stand…

Constant busy-ness and hectic activity! She appreciates having the time and space to get in touch with her feelings and doesn’t want to feel crowded or rushed.

Tasks that are repetitive and dull tend to sap her energy, as do shallow, materialistic people who just want to engage in small talk all day long.

She hates having to think about money or spending too much time tending to physical needs like cooking, vacuuming and getting her car fixed. If too much of her day consists of stuff like that, she gets snippy snappy.

Dark side of the Queen of Cups

Oh boy! This Queen, if denied all the things she needs to thrive and/or is pushed to extremes, she has a tendency to be emotionally manipulative.

She may get addicted to others emotional displays because when others lose control emotionally, she feels more powerful and in control. This can lead her to “stir the pot” and try to whip others up into an emotional frenzy. Her emotional expertise means she knows how to push people’s buttons and so her healing gifts can be used as weapons if she isn’t careful. She may not always be aware she’s doing this.

On the darker end of her dark side, she may even view other’s willingness to open up to her as a source of power, collecting secrets like trophies and using her position of trust in a destructive and abusive way.

Practices to embody this card:

feel your feelings, let them flow, don’t attach, resist attaching a story to a feeling

express yourself emotionally through journalling, writing a poem, acting, singing, etc

share how you feel with someone

– practice active listening

-try listening more than you talk next time your with a friend (hold a space)

Journalling Questions:

♥ What part of her to do you relate to?

♥ Who do you know like this?

♥ Which of her qualities would you like to cultivate in your own life?

♥ Which of her traits do you want to minimize? Or watch out for?

Tell me your thoughts!

Did you enjoy this deep dive? What aspect of the Queen of Cups do you most relate to?  Let me know in the comments below…

♥ Join me next time as I dive into the Queen of Wands – she’s fiery, passionate and wild! The most creative and “out there” of all the Queens, she adores the spotlight and knows how to create a stir! Hop on my mailing list so you won’t miss out!

***Grab your FREE Court Card Cheatsheet right HERE!***

You may also enjoy…

Court Card Tarot Meanings
Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series (Major Arcana)

 

Tarot Reading for Dec 19 – 25

It’s that festive time of year again! Time to cozy up to the fire with peppermint hot chocolate and dose yourself with edibles so you can handle the in-laws – you know the drill!

For this week’s reading I’m using the Dark Mansion Tarot for this reading…

Join me on Dec 23 @ 12 Noon PST for a fun, X-mas Tarot reading party! I’ll be doing free, one card Tarot readings and chatting Tarot with you 🙂
YouTube live link: https://youtu.be/mzARA_mM2P0

Merry Christmas ♥♥♥
xoxo
Kate