The Erotic Tarot-Queen of Fire, is the Ruling force of Ardor. Here, she is all about sex, desire, provocation, disturbance. The assignation of Aries, provides her with abundance of sexual energy, restlessness, and perspicacity. The crescent moon in the window, and the 2 other female forms, in silhouette, show this to be the Trinity Goddess of Maid, Mother and Crone. The Queen of Wands, is mature sexual force. She is not ashamed of or afraid of her passions, and is one who won't accept interference. She owns her brain, and the instinctual mind, is under her control, rather than being controlled by it as the indoctrinated are. She has sanctified sexual desire, as a force of transformation and diversity and is the power of Lust; the love of Vigor. Spiritual will is to be, and sexual ardor, is the power that causes being and the Queen rules this ardor.
In reiteration, Binah is the 3rd Sephira on the Tree of Life; she is called the Sanctifying Intelligence known as Understanding. The 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 Queens, develop and realize the Force of the King. This is a steady, unshaken and enduring force that is not as rapid in motion, as are the Princes. However, it is much more in depth. Here, Milo Manara, made sure that the Trinity of Wombs was represented here. The Mouth, is the womb of the Maid, the Vagina is the Womb of the Mother and the Anus is the Womb of the Crone. Hence, woman has thrice the sexual power of the male. This may be the reason why the female develops sexually sooner than the male.
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.
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 Primal Will, than this is less counterintuitive. 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 and the origin of land.
To show her great control over this Primeval Fire, the Queen of Wands of the Thoth deck, sits on a Throne of flames, one hand resting on a leopard and one hand holding the Wand of Fire; the Dionysian Thyrsus. Here the leopard represents the ferocity of fire and the instinctual mind, 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 Sensual Will, indicates that she is also able to direct the Force she has tamed. This wand is also topped with a cone, hinting at the mysteries of Bacchus and the pineal gland. The Thyrsus, was supposed to "turn water into Wine", the same power that the later Christianity gave to their dying god. Those ancient Greek mysteries merit further study by the interested student.
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.
As with Primordial Fire, this person must practice focus and willful control of her fiery nature, or all Hell will break lose! Oh, did I mention that the figure on the Throne is that of the 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 sexual character of this Queen, is to mate with the Sexual Fire that is the Primordial phallus, which in itself has no form but is made manifest in the male. Hence, one sexual partner is not her consideration. She will find many in her lifetime as a female of earth as she knows the phallus belongs to her and is of her creation. As the ancient Greeks were quoted in saying about Hera, their Isis, "There was no Father until she called him Father." Which means, there was no phallus until she created it and called it her "lover". Since the Original Womb, is the Divine Hermaphrodite. From herself did she create him, her most beloved.
Another interesting twist to the Isis-Osiris myth is the fact that Set, the "dark brother" of Osiris, was jealous of Osiris (Later became the Cain and Able story) and killed him, scattering his parts all over the earth. Isis went about reassembling, resurrecting Osiris, but couldn't find his phallus, so she made him one out of Nile Clay. This is a simile of the Annunaki (Those who from the sky came) who came to earth and spliced their DNA with that of the hominids on earth ("...and the Angels found the women of men attractive and lay down with them"). Thus making their "phallus" of earth. It is no secret that women invoke the male phallus. Sexuality is her invention, and the phallus is her Thyrsus that turns water into blood/wine. Why do you think women wear make-up, high heals and sexy clothing? To invoke her "most beloved"!
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 emotion creates a Tendency to be side tracked from goals.
- A deep desire to understand the deeper aspects of herself.
- Hot passion and sharp wit.
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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