Happy Tarot Tuesday!
my recent deck Black Cat Tarot has been so much fun to create. I wanted to deep dive into how to connect deeper with the cards. Often when I go to get into my tarot practice. I often start with the majors. Which is a great place to start but I think more impactfully for me its better to get into the meanings of the court cards. All four Queens in the Tarot represent and embody four different types of women, and are classified by the four elements: the Queen of Wands (Fire), Pentacles (Earth), Swords (Air), and Cups (Water). They represent the doer, the provider, the intellect, and the nurturer, respectively
What does it mean to be a queen? I often call women I am inspired by “QUEEN” It is like the ultimate compliment! The aspiration of every young princess is to grow up to be adored as the epitome of grace and elegance. The Tarot deck has four suits that are ruled by a royal court. There are Swords, Pentacles, Cups and Wands and each of these suits has a King, Queen, Knight and Page as its ruling class.
The Pages are the future of the court and the Knights are the messengers and defenders of their suit. The King is the ruler and the Queen is the heart of the nation. Each Queen card is the emotional manifestation of the suit she rules. I think of this as an easy way to remember and connect with the queen card.
When a Queen of any suit appears in your Tarot reading, emotional maturity, composure and control are at the front of the conversation. The Queen card represents these qualities regardless of its appearance in the past, present or future position of a reading. The Tarot deck is dealt out in a spread and cards land in a position representing one of these time frames.
When a Queen appears in the past position, the reference is inevitably to your mother or a strong woman in your past. Your own emotional strength from years gone by may be illustrated here. Is the foundation of your current existence dependent on an emotionally poignant past?
In the present position, a Queen asserts that you have mastered your feelings regarding a current situation. If you are in the middle of a seduction, the Queen card here confirms that your hunches about love are spot on. A difficult real estate transaction might be consuming your life but when you see any of the four Queens of the Tarot land in the present position, your desires toward a business deal are on track no matter what obstacles may appear.
Queen of Coins
The Queen of Pentacles represents prosperity and security. Pentacles or coins are all about material possessions and often wealth! You have worked hard to generate a level of financial or physical security, which in turn gives you the ability to be generous with others and to share your wealth and abundance with those you love. You have used your financial prosperity to build a comfortable home environment and are as focused on investing in your family as your personal wealth. If you don’t feel fincially secure in this moment, think of a time when you were, or think about what you need to get to a place where you feel secure. often seeing truth in the ability to manifest wealth is where that wealth starts to build from. plant your seed and boss up.
Queen of Swords
Swords are logical. The Queen of Swords notes that you are a truth-seeker. You are open to hearing the thoughts and opinions of others, but ultimately, you filter that information to decipher what is true and what is not. When interacting with others, you will not tolerate mistruths or excessive ‘fluff’. You prefer to get to the heart of the matter without engaging in too much chit-chat or gossip. Where can you boss up in your life and be the queen above the drama? Perhaps you already are and this card is acknowledging that, or perhaps you know how to get to a place of truth.
Queen of Wands
Wands are the action cards! The Queen of Wands reminds you that you are upbeat, courageous, and determined. Be a do-er! You are here to see through your creative visions and life purpose, even in the face of adversity and challenge. Highly self-actualized and self-aware, you know how to best channel your strengths and weaknesses to achieve your goals. You are optimistic and full of ideas to share with others. You know what you want and how to get it, and are masterful at engaging with others to achieve your goals. Stay fiercely determined and focused on your goals while being friendly and optimistic with those around you.
Queen of Cups
cups are the cups filling up with love. We’ve heard the saying cant pour from an empty cup. Here the queen of cups has a super full cup, so much so her love is pouring out. The Queen of Cups says you are highly intuitive, creative, and in flow with the surrounding energies. In your interactions with others, you can easily read other people to get a sense of how to communicate effectively, enabling you both to feel heard and understood. Others may come to you to confide their personal issues regarding relationships, emotions and feelings. They trust you and know that you always have the right solution. You can instantly tune in to what others are going through and can help them make sense of it. You may be a healer, counselor or intuitive coach; or maybe just a good friend. You recognize the Divine in everyone you meet. Her feet do not touch the water; they rest on colorful pebbles on the shore. It is as if she is connected to her emotions (as represented by the water), but not overwhelmed by them.
Queens are a big deal in the tarot. They are a symbol of leadership, reaching that stage in life when you’re happy in your own skin, finding your ~niche~, becoming a person others look up to and follow—a boss, basically. Where do queens fit in your life? How can you use them to reflect?