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Thoth- Queen of Wands

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The Astromatrix Tarot-Queen of Wands

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Thoth-Queen of Wands

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Medieval Salamander

The Queen of Wands is Queen of the Thrones of Flame, Queen of the Salamanders, or Salamandines;  Salamanders or Salamandines, are medieval terms used for the Elementals of Fire. 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 active force here.  

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The Queen of Wands is Water of Fire, which would seem rather silly to mundane understanding; However, if we understood Water to be consciousness and Fire to be Willed Primal Energy/ Spirit than this is less counterintuitive, and it becomes consciously aware energy. This fire is Vital Life Force, passionate, extreme, willed, sexual and often violent in Nature, as it is the motion in the movement of all things of Water and Fire.  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   Dionysus (Thyrsus). Here the leopard represents 2 things:

  1. The ferocity of fire under the on-hands controls of the Queen; as the leopard is symbolic combination of Dark fire and Light fire, the dark fire (energy) showing through the light fire (reflected light energy) as dark spots. Some call this Shadow and Light of Self.

  2. The Wand, also a symbol of Will, indicates that she is also able to direct the Force she has tamed, also symbolized by the leopard, who is both shadow and light; both dark animal-subconscious and awake consciousness, where she controls the animal nature rather than being controlled by it. One could say that the Volcano Goddess of Polynesia, Pele, is a perfect Queen of Wands personality.

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Dionysus and his Thyrsus.

The Thyrsus is a symbol of Dionysian rituals and is often depicted as a staff or wand topped with a pinecone, ivy leaves, and sometimes grapevines. Here's a brief overview:

  1. Symbolism: The Thyrsus is a symbol of fertility, abundance, and the revelry associated with Dionysus. It represents the lush and wild aspects of nature.

  2. Components:

    • Pine Cone: The pine cone atop the Thyrsus is believed to represent the evergreen nature of the pine tree, symbolizing immortality and the cycle of life and death.
    • Ivy Leaves: Ivy is often intertwined with the Thyrsus, symbolizing the clinging, persistent nature of life. Ivy is also associated with Dionysus due to its connection with wine and wine culture.
    • Grapevines: Grapes and vine leaves are also common additions to the Thyrsus, underscoring Dionysus's association with wine, celebration, and the grape harvest.
  3. Use in Rituals: The Thyrsus played a significant role in Dionysian rituals. It was used by the followers of Dionysus, known as Bacchants or Maenads, during ecstatic celebrations and orgiastic rites. It was often used to strike the ground, causing water to flow, symbolizing the rejuvenation of the earth.

  4. Spiritual Significance: In your practice of Western Hermetic Qabalah and High Magick, you might find the Thyrsus to be a symbol of the divine connection between the earthly and spiritual realms. It can be used as a tool for channeling energy and intention.

  5. Modern Interpretations: In contemporary spirituality, the Thyrsus can be seen as a symbol of transformation, the union of opposites, and the power of ecstasy and altered states of consciousness.

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Therefore, the wand is topped with a cone and resembles the Greek-Thyrsus hinting at the mysteries of Bacchus/Dionysus and the pineal gland. Those mysteries merit further study by the interested student, for this Wand of Dionysus, which traditionally was said to make water into wine, and was also considered a weapon used by the Maenads; in ancient Greece, a Maenad was a female follower of the Roman god of wine Bacchus, and/or the Greek- Dionysus who was traditionally associated with divine possession and frenzied rites. When the pineal gland is "intoxicated" by the Kundalini...inner solar energy stimulates a form of energy intoxication and clairsentience.

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Maenad and Thyrsus used to fend off Satyrs.

The pineal gland, often referred to as the "third eye," is a small endocrine gland located deep within the brain, in the epithalamus, near the center of the brain. Despite its small size (typically around the size of a grain of rice), the pineal gland plays a crucial role in various physiological functions and has been associated with numerous mystical and spiritual beliefs throughout history.

Here are some characteristics and mysteries associated with the pineal gland:

  1. Endocrine Function: The pineal gland primarily functions as an endocrine gland, secreting the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is involved in regulating the body's sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm) and is synthesized and released in response to darkness, helping to promote sleep. It also plays a role in various other physiological processes, including reproductive function and immune system modulation.

  2. Third Eye: Across various spiritual and mystical traditions, the pineal gland is often symbolically referred to as the "third eye" due to its association with intuition, insight, and higher consciousness. This symbolism stems from the gland's location in the center of the brain and its role in regulating circadian rhythms, which are linked to cycles of light and darkness.

  3. Mystical and Esoteric Beliefs: In ancient cultures such as those of the Egyptians and Hindus, the pineal gland was revered as a spiritual organ with connections to higher consciousness and enlightenment. Some theories suggest that the pineal gland may act as a biological interface between the physical and spiritual realms, facilitating experiences of altered states of consciousness, mystical experiences, and spiritual awakening.

  4. Calcification: The pineal gland can become calcified over time, particularly with age, exposure to fluoride, and certain lifestyle factors. Calcification of the pineal gland has been associated with decreased melatonin production and has raised concerns in some circles regarding its potential impact on spiritual and cognitive functioning.

  5. Scientific Research: While much of the pineal gland's mystical significance remains speculative, scientific research continues to uncover its physiological functions and potential roles in health and disease. Studies have investigated its involvement in circadian rhythm regulation, sleep disorders, mood regulation, and its interactions with other hormones and neurotransmitters.

  6. Duality of Perception: Some philosophical and esoteric perspectives suggest that the pineal gland may serve as a physical counterpart to the concept of duality in perception, bridging the gap between physical and spiritual realms, or serving as a gateway to expanded consciousness.

Overall, the pineal gland remains a subject of fascination and mystery, with its physiological functions intertwined with spiritual and metaphysical beliefs throughout history. While scientific understanding of the pineal gland continues to evolve, its significance in both physiological and mystical contexts invites further exploration and inquiry.

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The Qabalistic Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, is called the Sanctifying Intelligence known as Understanding. The Queens are another aspect of this Sanctifying Intelligence. Shown seated and enthroned, the Queens represent the forces of Heh (meaning window or sight) the willful force of the Divine Feminine of each suit. By bringing forth a material and/or Maternal Force of each suit, the Queens develop and realize the Will-to-Force of the King. This is a steady, unshaken, and enduring-Creatrix Force that is not as rapid in motion, as are the princes and/or Sons.

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The Tarot Personality Birth-Wheel

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Joan Crawford · Born-March 23rd, 1904

This is the character of a powerful, sexually attractive mature woman, such as Joan Crawford who was of the Queen of Wands personality and the strong woman portrayal that the Queen of Wands represents.

Great Sexual energy means great creative potential, so this person performs her best, if she pours her passion into the arts and/or career. Devoting her life to bringing something of value into being. As with Primordial Fire, this person must practice focus and willful control of her fiery nature, or all Hell will break loose for she won't stand for opposition! Oh, did I mention that the figure on the Thoth Card Throne is that of the Norse Goddess Hel 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.

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Hel in Helheim.

In Norse mythology, Hel is depicted as ruling over the realm of the dead, which is often described as a cold and dark place rather than a fiery one. Her realm, known as Helheim, is typically portrayed as a cold and gloomy underworld, where the souls of those who did not die in battle reside after death.

Hel herself is described as being half alive and half dead, with one side of her body appearing normal while the other side is rotting or skeletal. This duality reflects her role as the ruler of both the living and the dead.

While Norse mythology does contain references to fiery places such as Muspelheim, the realm of fire, these are associated with other beings and concepts, such as the fire giants or the fiery apocalypse of Ragnarok. Hel's domain, however, is commonly depicted as a cold and icy realm, consistent with her role as the goddess of the underworld and the dead.

The Swedish actress Ursula Andress was also such a strong personality.

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Ursula Andress · Born

Mar 19, 1936

The characteristics of the Queen are adaptability, persistent energy, and calm authority which she knows how to use to enhance her attractiveness. She is kind, generous, but impatient with opposition. She has an immense capacity for friendship and for love, but always on her own initiative. [The Book of Thoth, p.,152]

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Albert Einstein-March 14, 1879

The Queen of Wands personality can also be that of a male, for example, especially if the man is more intuitive than rational, as she is Intuition, Imagination, Empathy, etc. Albert Einstein was such a man.

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Wyatt Earp-March 18, 1848

Therefore, one can see that the Queen like personality of "one who must be obeyed" (From H. Rider Haggard's science fiction story of She), does not pertain to a gender of the individual, but rather a birthdate that forms the core personality. Wyatt Earp is an example of this Queen of Wands personalities non-gender. I Am also sure that if anyone called gun toting Marshal-Wyatt Earp a "Queen" to his face, they expired in a rapid 45 caliber-manner. Therefore, there is a violent downside to this wonderful personality, for this one can take offense easily, and in a selfish sort of way, loves "their" people but is often so self-absorbed that when the opportunity for personal love presents itself, they may become cruel, tyrannical, and savage. Resulting in the person's unhappiness and eventual destruction. Crowley described this personality in his Book of Thoth, on Page 153, as one who "when she misses her bite, she breaks her jaw!" But this is the shadow side of such a one. This Queen can be everything the world needs in a strong woman and/or man.

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Tarot Personality Birth Wheel.

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The Astromatrix Tarot-Queen of Wands.

The Astromatrix Tarot- Queen of Wands depicts a fiery Queen with her fire topped wand and black cat at her booted feet. This image also displays lions on her throne which represent the sign of Leo the Sun and infuses one with dynamic and active fiery energy capable of elevating one to the greatness of higher vibratory planes by giving one a clearer and more rational vision in which to act. She is also known as the Goddess of Joy. However, she is shown here with a determined stare that shouts, "I Will Be Obeyed"!

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Medieval knight riding a Salamander.

The Queen of Wands with her salamander cape represents the ultimate feminine authority, who subtlety or powerfully demonstrates the Creatrix-Understanding in all Suits of Tarot that she is representing. "Understanding" (Binah) is the English name of the 3rd Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. Upon her head is a crown- of radiant flames, representing solar flames, and with Sun flowers growing, held in her hand, and decorating her girdle represent her Element of Water of Fire, and her royal power over it. She is a glowing, bright, and warm intelligence standing in front of a red curtain, the color of Geburah, an aspect of the Severe Goddess and fire. Also represented here is a mature, experienced, and practical woman who has taken her place in life who is sexually attractive, independent, self-confident, strong willed and fair.

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The black panther or black cat is often associated with various goddess figures in different cultures and mythologies. Here are some common interpretations and symbology associated with this imagery:

  1. Feminine Power: The black panther or black cat is frequently linked with feminine energy and power. In many cultures, the feline form is associated with qualities such as grace, agility, mystery, and independence, all of which are often attributed to goddess figures.

  2. Mystery and Magic: Black cats and panthers are often associated with mystery and magic due to their nocturnal nature and their ability to move silently and stealthily. This association with the mystical and mysterious aligns with the roles of many goddesses who are associated with magic, the unseen realms, and hidden knowledge.

  3. Guardianship and Protection: In some cultures, the black panther or black cat is seen as a guardian or protector, particularly of sacred spaces, homes, or individuals. This protective aspect can be linked to the role of goddesses as protectors of their devotees or guardians of specific domains.

  4. Transformation and Rebirth: The imagery of the black panther or black cat can also symbolize themes of transformation and rebirth. In many mythologies, felines are associated with cycles of death and rebirth, as seen in their nocturnal activities and their association with the underworld or the night sky. Goddesses often embody these themes of transformation and renewal, guiding individuals through cycles of growth and change.

  5. Connection to the Divine Feminine: Black panthers or black cats are sometimes seen as symbols of the divine feminine, representing aspects of the primal, instinctual, and nurturing aspects of femininity. As companions or symbols of goddess figures, they serve as reminders of the power and presence of the feminine in the natural world and in spiritual realms.

Overall, the imagery of the black panther or black cat alongside goddess figures represents a complex interplay of symbolism, encompassing themes of feminine power, mystery, protection, transformation, and connection to the divine. These symbols invite contemplation and reflection on the multifaceted nature of the feminine and its role in the human experience.

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  1. The flaming wand, also a symbol of Will, indicates that she is also able to direct the Force she has tamed, also symbolized by the black cat, who is both shadow and light; both dark animal-subconscious and awake consciousness, where she controls the animal nature rather than being controlled by it. One could say that the Volcano Goddess of Polynesia, Pele, is a perfect Queen of Wands personality. You may notice that Lady Frieda Harris the artist of the Thoth Deck created the Queen of Wands in the shape of a mountain, wide at the base and narrowing towards the top. 

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Thoth-Queen of Wands

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Yin Yang: 0=2

The Queen is the female counterpart to the King of Wands. She is the Yin to his Yang. Therefore, she is Queen, medicine woman, an earth Mother, and the magnetic polarity opposite to his positive electric pole. She is often symbolized as the Moon and He is often symbolized as the Sun.

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In our modern day, she is the Right side of the Brain and He is the Left side. Being the Ultimate Feminine Power, she offers all the Feminine powers, expressed in Myth as Archetypal role models, as well as the power of "Will to Form" and/or Magnetism. Hence, the union of King and Queen produces "electromagnetic "/Light children. She is now appearing in the great cycle of Yin vibration, as an expression of Gaia's rebirthing into her Higher Self-Reflection.

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Military Industrial Complex.

The She also symbolizes that the days of the Patriarchy/Military Industrial Complex are on the wane. If your core personality is that of the Queen of Wands, life is giving it all to you, good friends, good luck, ideas, and even promotions, so channel this energy into confidence and go after your goals.

When the Queen of Wands card is thrown during a reading, she/he represents:

  • Adaptability.
  • Persistent energy.
  • Calm authority that s/he often uses to add to her/his attractiveness.
  • Kind and generous to those who don't oppose her/him.
  • Hates opposition.
  • Powerfully gracious in love and friendship, all of which is on her/his own terms.
  • Such passionate emotion can create a tendency to be sidetracked from goals.
  • A deep desire to understand the deeper aspects of self.
  • Fiery passion and sharp wit.
  • A social dynamo.
  • Dangerous. 

The negative characteristics of this Queen, as shown by accompanying cards, it implies:

  • Vanity and snobbery.
  • A tendency to brood, thereby, making wrong decisions that promote acting in great violence.
  • Her/his great passion makes her/him easy to deceive, causing a reaction that is both tyrannical and obstinate.
  • May be quick to take offense, harboring revenge, often without worthy cause, destructiveness that outweighs joy and love.

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