The Queen of WANDS

 

All things bright and beautiful!

 

The Queen of Wands combines the properties of the Suit of Wands, associated with elemental fire, with the figure of the Queen, which embodies nurturing, feminine, inwardly-focused and embracing personality.

 

This combination results in a card which represents a vivacious and warm personality, full of a fiery passion put to the service of encouragement, assurement, attraction, esteem, and enthusiasm. The back of her throne doesn't have a top, indicating endless possibilities. The lions on the back of her throne are associated with the element fire. Her golden attire shows that she is strong and her fire is burning with great intensity. The desert behind her is another indicator of fire. The rocks on the right side of her throne can show toughness, a hard soul, her independence.

 

The sign of Leo is strongly associated with this card due to the lions adorning her throne. She is holding a sunflower, which may represent a fertile and joyous life, but may also further suggest a connection to Leo.  The black cat at her feet shows that luck favors her, as black cats are viewed as bringers of good or bad luck. The nature of cats may also show that she has tamed her darker impulses yet understands and follows her own instincts, thus representing her self-aware and independent nature.

 

The Queen of Wands is said by some to represent one's basic instinct. Her strength and task are providing initial inputs. She says to you that you must think of the consequences of what you do, but that you must be sure to focus on what will get you moving and how to do it.

 

Directness, spontaneity and independence are very special talents that others admire, as long as you accept that others may be your polar opposite. Don't get tricked into becoming impatient. If the sun "shines" in your heart, you can overcome your fears and walk your own path. "Approach your tasks as steps and take every one of them with assurance." (quote of Evelin Burger and Johannes Fiebag)

 

The card reversed could represent  opposition, jealousy, and even deceit and infidelity.

 

This painting was part of my original idea to create a pack as a homage to Artist Pamela Coleman Smith who's creative skill and interpretation of Arthur Waite's ideas, made the RWS pack what it has become today.....the most popular tarot pack in the world. I have included a few mock-ups of the print framed at different sizes and in various situations.

 

This work as created with Bombay Inks on H40 x W30 cm Ampersand Claybord. Both these materials are sublime to work with and after layer upon layer of painting they have a jewel, stained glass clarity to them.


I will be uploading all 12 images from my initial venture with the RWS homage. The original drawings will also be available to buy shortly. Read more about downloads below. I will be uploading a first work from my own ideas and interpretations of the cards soon

 

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My favorite tarot books etc.

 

Rachel Pollock: 78 Degrees of Wisdom and Tarot Wisdom

Sally Nichols: Jung and Tarot

www.biddytarot.com

Aleister Crowley: The Book of Thoth

www.marykgreer.com

A. E. Waite's 1910 Pictorial Key to the Tarot

Most works of Joseph Campbell.

Juliette Wood, Folklore (1998):The Celtic Tarot and the Secret Tradition: A Study in Modern Legend Making (1998)

Gray, Eden. "Complete Guide to the Tarot." 

     

    Please note that all images are upheld under UK copywrite and remain property of Artist Sand Laurenson. For personal use of buyer only. No Resale, duplicating, publication, etc. without permission from Artist. All images contain traceable digimarc.

    Queen of WANDS

    £10.00Price
    • About this download

      About this digital download:

      A link to the image (Max size H48 W28cms H19x W11" ) will be sent immediately upon payment.

      This is a large file at 300dpi /36apx MB which can print sharp up to H48 x W28cms H19 x W11" so will fit fine inside most standard paper sizes and frames with a border.

      Although you can print on to any paper, I recommend an archival fine art paper if you intend to use as an art print. An excellent choice would be Hahnemeuhle rag paper in a satin or vellum finish. https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/digital-fineart.html

      Printing on paper between 200 and 300gms will work in most home printers and will give your print a firm place to fix. You can also use the image for a canvas, aluminium or other print.

      The image is set at the ratio of a generic tarot card size apx H12 x 7cm H5 x W3" and keeps this ratio up to the largest size so there will always be a border to your print which you can crop as you wish. Please see image of print with border.

      Any problems with your download or any questions....just ask via chat on webpage or email sand451@hotmail.com

      Please note that all images are upheld under UK copywrite and remain property of Artist Sand Laurenson. For personal use of buyer only. No Resale, duplicating, publication, etc. without permission from Artist. All images contain traceable digimarc.


       

       


       


       


       

       

    • Need a larger size or different aspect?

      Please contact me via contact page or chat on website if you would like a lager print size than H 48 x W28 cms H19 x W11"

      It is possible to printe very large and in different aspects etc.

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