Like all the Court cards, the Queen of Wands tarot card can stand for a person in your life, a role you need to play, or a message. If this is an actual person, it’s someone assertive, popular, and confident.
This Queen is the boss in the corporate world, but at home, she is a gracious host and an animal lover. But even though she’s easy to be around, she has an empowered and strong presence.
This card is about chasing your dreams and committing to your passions and desires with confidence.
When you see the Queen of Wands card reversed, it can mean you feel deeply confident and secure with yourself. You know your boundaries and beliefs and are at peace with who you are.
This is a beautiful place to be, so enjoy it and don’t doubt yourself. It can also mean you feel introverted and you want to keep things to yourself.
This is perfectly fine! Just stay true to yourself and your values. You don’t always need to be the center of attention. Sometimes it’s best to stay on the sidelines and observe.
The reversed Queen of Wands can also mean there’s someone in your life who needs your help. Stay attuned to those around you because they may not be able to ask for help when they need it.
This reversed card can also show you need to focus yourself inwards to hear your thoughts and feelings. While helping others is important, don’t ignore your own needs in the process.
Reading this reversed card using the “blocked/restricted” meaning
Okay, so now let’s talk about how to read your reversed Queen of Wands card. First, you can use the “blocked/restricted” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you look for an obstacle standing in front of the card’s upright meaning.
So for the Queen of Wands, this can mean something is blocking your confidence. What’s holding you back and how can you start to love yourself again?
Say you pull the reversed Queen of Wands thinking of your body image. You had your first child six months ago, and you hate the way you look.
You have loose skin, stretch marks, and you weigh the most you ever have. Reclaiming your confidence seems impossible, and you think you’ll never feel it again.
Here, the reversed Queen of Wands card tells you to focus on your goals but also try to love yourself. You went through an incredible experience and should feel proud of what your body can do.
Your stretch marks are not something to be ashamed of, but rather something that shows how amazing you are. But it’s perfectly okay to want to look more like yourself again too.
Start exercising without putting too much pressure on yourself. Try a few new fitness routines you enjoy, like yoga or pilates. You’ll get to relax and have fun while getting back to feeling like yourself.
Reading this reversed card using the “opposite” meaning
Another way to read your reversed Queen of Wands card is using the “opposite” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you look for the opposite of the card’s upright meaning.
For the Queen of Wands, instead of feeling confident, you’re unsure of yourself.
For example, say you pull the reversed Queen of Wands thinking about an amazing opportunity. You’ve been playing clarinet all your life, and it was always a dream to be a part of a real professional orchestra.
After several auditions, you got a seat as an alternate for a quartet that plays shows all over the state. You’re thrilled with this opportunity, but with your first show coming up, you’re lacking confidence.
You’ve never played in such a professional setting and are afraid you’ll mess things up for everyone. Even though rehearsals are going well, you just don’t think you can do it.
Here, the reversed Queen of Wands tells you to look at the facts for comfort. You wouldn’t have gotten this chair if you weren’t the best candidate for it. And look at how well rehearsals are going; the concert will be just like that.
It’s normal to feel unsure before your first show, but once you get started, it will all melt away. You’re here for a reason, so don’t doubt yourself. You can do this!
Reading this reversed card using the “worse” meaning
You can also read your reversed Queen of Wands card using the “worse” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you take the card’s upright meaning and put it in a negative light.
With the Queen of Wands, this can mean you’re taking those positive qualities of leadership too far and are becoming a bully to those around you. Don’t abuse your power and be sure to lead with a firm, gentle hand.
Say you pull the reversed Queen of Wands card thinking about a new opportunity. A friend of yours runs a popular meme group online, and they offered to make you an admin.
You jumped at the chance because it’s something you’ve always wanted to do. But now that you’re in charge, you’re feeling a little drunk on power.
You started making new rules and denying posts that should be let in. You always had a vision for the group, and now you want to run with it, even though the rest of the admins don’t agree.
Here, the reversed Queen of Wands tells you not to abuse this position. Your friend gave you this job thinking you would play by the group rules.
If you can’t do that, then you shouldn’t be an admin. Remember, nothing is stopping you from starting your own group. But if you’re going to be a part of this one, you’ll have to stick with the shared vision.
Reading this reversed card using the “no/not” meaning
Finally, you can use the “no/not” meaning to read your reversed Queen of Wands card. When you read your cards like this, you put a “no” or a “not” in front of the card’s upright meaning.
So for the Queen of Wands, this can mean “not assertive.” You’re being pushed around and it’s time to stand up for yourself.
For example, say you pull the reversed Queen of Wands thinking about your job. You’re one of several office managers at a large IT firm.
You have many responsibilities and your days are completely full. But you still want to be helpful, so you often pick up extra work to make things easier for the others.
You’re the backbone of the office, and it’s exhausting. People are used to coming to you for everything, so you work long hours and have very little downtime.
It’s wearing on you, and you’re getting burnt out. Here, the reversed Queen of Wands tells you to be realistic about what you can take on. It’s okay to say “no” sometimes!
You can’t do everyone’s work all the time because you’ll run yourself into the ground. Delegate tasks to others and let people know your boundaries. The office will run even more smoothly when everyone pulls their weight.