In reiteration, Binah is the Third 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 Will to Force of the King. The Queen is a steady, unshaken and enduring force that is not as rapid in motion, as are the Princes.
The Witches Tarot-Queen of Wands, seated and enthroned, on her stylized sunflower throne. She is smiling and dressed in the colors of flame, and holds a blooming Hawthorne wand in one hand and a bouquet of sunflowers lean against her other arm. In the language of flowers, the sunflower represents confidence and flamboyance. Upon her head is the magnificent gold and ruby studded crown and a ruby necklace around her throat. In the magic of Minerals, rubies bestow energy and passion, of which the Queen of Fire/Wands has an abundance of. On her lap the Leo the Lion of the Sun, has become a napping tabby cat as she has domesticated the Fierce Power of the Sun.
The Thoth- 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 Elemental Elohim 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 Vigor, 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.
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 Thyrsus-Wand of Dionysus. Here the leopard represents the ferocity of fire under the on-hands control of the Queen; as the leopard is symbolic combination of Dark fire/ shadow side of 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 wand is also topped with a cone, hinting at the mysteries of Bacchus/ Dionysus and the pineal gland. The Thyrsus, a fennel wand with cone tip, was also used as a weapon by the Maenads who would strike the genitals of their attendant satyrs. It was said that the touch of the Thyrsus would turn water into wine. Hence, the usual vase picture of Dionysus pissing wine into a Vase, would be the reason for genital striking.
Mythology aside, this is a picture of the Queen of fire, known as Hel, Hele, Helaine and/or Helen. She is a noteworthy beauty, of great passion and can turn a man's blood into wine. Here,the Elemental Power of Fire is a character trait.
Therefore, she has 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. She loves her independence and freedom to be what she wants to be when she wants to be it.
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.
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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