I gracefully take center stage.
The Starman Tarot-Queen of Wands, stands as a bold, courageous, daring, a bit over the top and extremely vivacious Power of the Divine Feminine. She is surrounded by Minoan Mother Goddess images, while standing on high platform shoes decorated with serpents; serpents being frequency and/or vibrations that usually symbolize the male force of electricity that the Creatrix shapes into forms. Hence, the serpent also can represent organic material. Beside her, just above the panther on the right, is the fiery bristle cone pine branch that serves as the wand. The Panthers have been a constant symbol of the Dark Side of The Moon, ever-sense the Mother Goddess has been imagined. They symbolize that ancient instinctual predator that is Mother Nature's creations. If you think you don't have the instinct of a master predator, rethink yourself. You do. Mankind has proven that by nearly wiping out any perceived threat , real or imagined, throughout recorded history. Even each other. There is no greater predatory monster than mankind, nor any greater love of life, than mankind. We are the combination of Demon and Angel, how we wish to proceed in life is our own design. Therefore, to be the Great-Self that you are, let your Sun/Son shine, walking hand in hand with your shadow-Moon. The combination of opposites makes the most power in this universe. Hence, the great Sun Flower, whose center is sacred geometry, that stands above the Queen of Wands solar head-gear.
The image of Easter/Ishtar is also one who holds snakes/frequencies of life, in her hands and stands on the backs of great cats. Owls, stand at her side, as they represent Wisdom and life's dark side, as they are nocturnal hunters. With bird feet and wings, for she is one of the Annuaki (Sumerian for; "Those who from the Sky came".) , one of the creators of the homo-sapiens. Hence, you have the Creatrix who is the "center stage" of Archetypal persona. Later on the Jews, symbolized Ishtar (pronounced-Easter) as "Lilith, the first Wife", who rebelled against being "on the bottom" during the act of copulation. She preferred "being on top", as the first text of Genesis so explained. Therefore, she was banished to a kingdom of demons, where she gave birth to a "hundred demons" a day. This obvious attempt at besmirching the power of Women to give life, is part of the Patriarchs propaganda campaign against woman's power that has created the prolific dispensation of misogynistic religions and the torture of woman of wisdom. Anthropologist, Chris Knight, has put forth the powerful argument that women were the key to our homo-sapiens-sapiens, mastery of complex languages. Let's face it, all the images that represent the Mother Goddess, including the art of the Starman Tarot and Thoth Tarot, depict a beautiful, if not intriguing, image of the mastery of "head and heart" that is the Deva- Woman.
Sometimes, the image of Ishtar (Easter) was used as Lilith; at other times she was with "Lord Python" the first Husband/Frequency of Life Force.
However, the horrid history of mankind aside, the Queen of Wands is the symbol of Woman's great power to give life. To her wealth, is the cornucopia of lush fertile earth and people, rather than the dead minted coin with a man's face on it and enslaved people. Hence, the use of rabbit and egg, as Ishtar's symbols of fertility and fecundness. She is a fiery spirited mother, that encourages her children to speak up, to be bold and ambitious individuals, who are discerning but not afraid to act out their feelings. We be dragons, in hominid clothing.
The Qabalistic Great Mother- Binah is the Third Sephiroth on the Tree of Life; she is called the Sanctifying Intelligence known as Understanding. The Tarot Queens are another aspect of this Sanctifying Intelligence.
Seated and enthroned, the Queens represent the forces of Heh (meaning window or sight) in the Divine Vibration of each suit. By bringing forth a material Force of each suit, the Magnetic Queens, develop and realize the Electric Force of the King. The King is a steady, unshaken and enduring force that is not as rapid in motion, as are the Princes.
The Queen of Wands is Queen of the Thrones of Flame. Queen of the Salamanders, or Slamandrines. The astrological attribution is the last Decan of Pisces--the first two Decans of Aries.
Because the Queens are about Materialized Force, there are no Angels represented here, rather the Elementals are the conscious force here. On her crown is the hawk, the image of Horus the Son/Sun god who is the child of the Great Mother. We are Horus.
The Queen of Wands is Water of Fire, which would seem rather silly to mundane understanding; However, if we understood Water to be self-consciousness and Fire to be Primal Spirit, than this is less counterintuitive. However, you will notice that she is shaped as if a volcanic mountain. Definitely Pele' the Hawaiian Goddess is hinted at here.
This fire is Vital Life Force, passionate, extreme and often violent in Nature, as it is the Motion in the movement of all things of Water. Hey, we are of fire and water!
To show her great control over this Primeval Fire, the Queen of Wands of the Thoth Tarot, sits on a Throne of flames, one hand resting on a leopard and one hand holding the Wand of Fire and/or the Thyrsus of Dionysus , that was often shown used as a weapon by the Maenads. On the Thoth card the leopard represents the ferocity of fire under the on-hands control of the Queen; as the leopard is symbolic combination of Dark fire and light fire, the dark fire (energy) showing through the light fire as dark spots. The Wand, also a symbol of Will, indicates that she is also able to direct the Force she has tamed. This Thyrsus wand is also topped with a cone, hinting at the mysteries of Bacchus and the pineal gland. Those mysteries merit further study by the interested student who seeks "magic abilities".
Maenads are the immortal female followers of Dionysus, the god of ritual madness and ecstasy. Their name literally translates as "Raving ones". Often, the Maenads were portrayed as inspired by Dionysus into a state of ecstatic frenzy through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication.Maenad | True Blood Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia
No mater the history of this Archetypal Woman persona, this is the character of a powerful, sexually attractive mature woman. Great Sexual energy, means great creative potential, so this person is best off, if she pores her passion into the arts and/or career. Devoting her life to bringing something of value into being. However, one must understand, that She is a core persona, and that all of us have this character deep within our souls. For Souls, must manifest and perfect a personality with the characteristics of the entire Zodiac, one personality at a time. Each Soul, will manifest many "lives" to do so.
As with Primordial Fire, this person born in this decan as shown on the above Qabalistic Tarot Chart, must practice focus and willful control of her fiery nature, or all Hel (l) will break lose! Oh, did I mention that the figure on the Queen of Wands-Throne is also that of the Goddess Hel, the Norse Goddess who rules the underworld of deep dark emotions? And in Mythology, the underworld is where mundane souls go to be cleansed of memories of past life and cleansed for a ritual rebirth...of course, on Hel's initiative. The serpent in the picture is Zeus/Odin.
When the Queen of Wands is thrown during a reading, she represents:
- Persistent energy.
- Calm authority that she often uses to add to her attractiveness.
- Kind and generous to those who don't oppose her.
- Hates opposition.
- Powerfully gracious in love and friendship, all of which is on her own terms.
- Her passionate and bold emotion creates a tendency to be side tracked from goals.
- A deep desire to understand the deeper aspects of herself.
- Hot passion, sharp wit, independence, ambitious and daring.
The negative characteristics of this Queen, as shown by accompanying cards:
- Vanity and snobbery
- A tendency to brood, thereby, making wrong decisions that promote acting in great violence.
- Her great passion makes her easy to deceive, causing her to react stupidly, tyrannically and obstinately.
- May be quick to take offense, harboring revenge without good cause.
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