This card represents warmth, passion, and honesty; the Queen of Wands has an open heart and values this in others: she has no desire to exert control over the people around her, but instead approaches life, and those she encounters, with curiosity and a willingness to love and be loved. She also symbolizes sexual energy and the beauty that can be inherent in this: she denotes the physical aspect of romantic love as well as its compassionate element.
In a reading, this card can serve as a reminder to allow others to see our authentic selves and to channel our innate power and strength into the projects or challenges that form part of our lives. The Queen is determined and courageous, and assures us that we are more than up to the tasks before us; our self-belief and beautiful spirit have the potential to be a wonderful influence on others around us, and the card advocates that we embrace this.
Similar to the Knight, the reversed Queen advises us that we not allow opposition and challenges to overwhelm us and beat down our good nature: bitterness and cynicism are anathemas to the Queen of Wands and she should take steps to psychically shield herself from these things as much as possible.
The reversed card can also sometimes indicate a feeling that we need to withdraw for a time, to be with our thoughts and contemplate the message of our inner voice. This is often a good thing, although care should be taken if this desire stems from a lack of self-confidence and belief: the reversed Queen assures us that we are more powerful, magnetic, and radiant than we may be aware of.
Whether upright or reversed, the Queen of Wands is a card that speaks of great inner resources and the potential to bring forth the best in others. The black cat at her feet is suggestive of mystery, and a sense that, often, when we have an open and warm heart and approach the world with love, the universe responds in kind.