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Queen of the Thrones of Flame
Queen of the Thrones of Flame
This, of course, is from Crowley's Thoth deck, and the card I use for meditation. I always carry it with me; Rider Waite is better for reads but the Thoth has more punch, particularly if you do as I did and cut the borders away from the cards to free them.
Within the suit of Wands, this card belongs to the Court Cards of the Tarot and is held to be The Seer. It's the watery aspect of fire; symbolising fire's receptivity, movement and colour. The Queen of Wands expresses self-knowledge, compassion and change, illustrating the traits of adaptability, energy and authority. This is the most perceptive of the Court Cards: an individual who has undergone complete self-transformation and is committed to truth, which can instantly be perceived. Through deep meditation the Queen of Wands has achieved an emotional aspect which is portrayed by way of this card's compassion for all creatures who are still enslaved by their emotions. The Queen of Wands radiates an inner authority which comes from self-awareness, and possesses a calm and commanding presence. The Queen of Wands is stubborn with regard to personal beliefs and cannot bear to be contradicted. This card is indicative of an individual who will be a magnificent friend and wonderful partner but only if the relationship is initiated by such an individual. The Queen of Wands refuses to be forced; she knows exactly what she wants out of life and aims at goals with great dedication. Independent, forthright and self-motivated, this card indicates an individual who will be loyal and honest with loved ones but will make for a formidable enemy. The crown depicted on this card symbolises enlightenment and remembrance of pain experienced in the achievement of such. The dark spots on the leopard represent the darkness in human life which must be overcome prior to attaining self-realisation. The fish symbol on the chest of the figure is symbolic of the union of water and fire, of emotion and intuition. It is also representative of compassion and sensitivity. The staff (which often extends beyond the border of this card) is indicative of the need to remain grounded in search for self-actualisation whilst the pine cone represents spiritual growth and enlightenment. The fiery hue of this card is symbolic of strength, energy and passion whilst the hand of the figure resting upon the leopard represents a protective nature toward all non self-actualised creatures.In a Tarot reading, this card indicates a high degree of personal integrity and maturity, self-knowledge and self-confidence. It also suggests the successful attaining of a goal and sound judgment. Reversed, it indicates a loner. Whilst self-assurance and self-confidence is evident, these traits may not be recognised by others. It is also indicative of restlessness, rigidity, jealousy, a domineering nature and disregard for the feelings of others.
Am I like the above? With certain minor exceptions, (if you knew me), pretty much