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Thoth- Queen of Wands
The Tarot Apokalypsis-Queen of Wands
Thoth-Queen of Wands
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. 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:
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 (reflected light energy) as dark spots. Some call this Shadow and Light.
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.
Dionysus and his Thyrsus.
This wand is also 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 made 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 clairsentience.
Maenad and Thyrsus used to fend off Satyrs.
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.
The Tarot Personality Birth-Wheel
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. The Swedish actress Ursula Andress was also such a strong personality.
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]
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.
Albert Einstein-March 14, 1879
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 sex 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 44 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.
Tarot Personality Birth Wheel.
The Tarot Apokalypsis- Queen of Wands
The Tarot Apokalypsis -Queen of Wands, is comparable to the Thoth-Queen of Wands., although she is a shown as an artistic version the Egyptian *Goddess Hathor. This Goddess 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.
*Hathor, in ancient Egyptian religion, goddess of the sky, of women, and of fertility and love. Hathor’s worship originated in early dynastic times (3rd millennium BCE). The name Hathor means “estate of Horus” and may not be her original name. Her principal animal form was that of a cow, and she was strongly associated with motherhood. Hathor was intricately connected with the sun god Re of Heliopolis, whose “eye” or daughter she was said to be. In her cult center at Dandarah in Upper Egypt, she was worshipped with Horus. [From the Encyclopedia Britannica]
The Queen of Wands 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-radiant, representing solar flames and between the horns is the "eye of Horus", it represents her Element of Water of Fire, and her royal power over it and a glowing, bright, and warm intelligence. Also represented here is a mature, experienced, and practical woman who has taken her place in life She is independent, strong willed and fair.
Her staff is an ornate representation of a water Lilly. Water Lilly holds a significant place in Egyptian mythology and is regarded as a symbol of the sun and a sign of rebirth. The flower has psychoactive properties. There are also a few cats depicted on this Queen card because Egyptians believed cats were magical creatures, capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them. In the foreground is a dragon fly that represented fertility or new beginnings.
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. 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. 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 is thrown during a reading, she/he represents:
- 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.
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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