Queen of Wands – Tarot card meaning

Queen of Wands - Rider Waite Minor Arcana

The Queen of Wands is the thirteenth Wands card. She is a positive card to draw. Court cards usually symbolise a person, possibly yourself.

The Queen of Wands can represent a powerful female presence in your life; likely somebody you look up to; somebody who has forged their own path and is now ready to impart their wisdom on others.

The Queen of Wands can represent the empathetic and emotional side of hard work; the side benefits that come from working towards a goal.

Generally, the Queen of Wands represents empathy, success and confidence.

Card meanings


Drawing the Queen of Wands in a past position strongly represents your childhood and mother figures of your past. You likely had the best upbringing you could have had, given the circumstances.

Your mother likely worked hard to support you in your younger years, although this may not have been immediately obvious at the time.

As a result of this, you may be more career driven than your peers, and you may have a better understanding of money and a more rounded view of other more mature aspects of life.


The Queen of Wands in the present position can show that you are happy with how life is going. Things may have reached a perceived peak, but don’t look at that the wrong way, things can still get even better! The Queen of Wands is good to see in the present position, especially if you have just started on a new venture, or have taken a new path in life.

Look to how you can help others. Life is largely symbiotic; you help others and when you need them, they will be able to help you. If you are in a position of authority, share your experience, don’t keep it precious and close to you.


The Queen of Wands is a good card to see in the future position; reflecting a cosy life of achievement. To truly succeed, we need long-term goals to work towards.

Long-term goals keep us motivated and moving. Stagnation is the enemy here. You don’t want to look back at the past few years and see that nothing has changed for you in life.

The Queen of Wands resonates the general theme of the card; aim for success, but you can measure success in many different ways. Continue improving, helping yourself and helping others.

Work, careers and education

The Queen of Wands is a very good card to draw regarding your career, or education. The Queen of Wands in this position shows that you are working on, or towards your passion. You’l likely be happy in your future career, as you’ll find something satisfying and fulfilling.

To take things at face value, the Queen of Wands can represent a female influence in your life. If you are looking for a mentor, look for somebody with the more traditionally ‘feminine’ qualities; empathy and emotion may be better for you now over logic and authority.

Love and Relationships

The Queen of Wands can represent fertility, so consider this aspect of your life if it is relevant right now. Generally within love and romance, the Queen of Wands is a positive, but mature sign.

Don’t expect a whirlwind romance when you see the Queen of Wands, but a more mature, meaningful potential relationship or connection.


The Queen of Wands is sensible with her money, but she does use it to get what she wants. Exercise moderation in the things you don’t really need; do you need the best food, clothes, etc?

Look to use your money to achieve your goals; saving for a dream holiday, for instance.

Money shouldn’t be much of a concern for you right now; focus on the parts of your life which have meaning to you.

Health and well-being

The Queen of Wands is a good card to draw for a health related reason. You should soon be feeling achieved and somewhat content in life.

One important thing to have is a strong group of friends. Being alone when things are tough can make it all much worse. You might have to work hard to find people to bond with, but potential connections will always be there.

As the general theme of the Queen of Wands suggests; be there for them and they will be there for you.

Other associations

Element: Fire

As a Yes or No question: Yes


Empathy, success, moderation, maturity, confidence, courage

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