The Queens in the Tarot are the mothers of the court card family.
They often represent women, but they can also relate to men, who display feminine traits (e.g. nurturing and caring) or need to get more in touch with their feminine side.
Together with the Kings, the Queens in the Tarot have authority and lead by example.
They are the ones, who take care of the emotional and nurturing aspect of their leadership, as they are linked to the element Water.
Other characteristics include maturity, experience, stability, confidence.
In a reading, the Queens may indicate people, such as a person surrounding the querent or the querent him/herself.
They can also suggest an energy surrounding the querent or character traits that need to be developed or avoided.
Queen of Wands
Esoteric Title: The Queen of the Thrones of Flame
Astrological attribution: Aries
Elemental association: Water of Fire
Characteristics and personality traits: passionate, enthusiastic, exuberant, creative, energetic, active, extrovert, fun-loving, sociable, generous
Negative traits include vanity, tyranny, jealousy, egotism, domineering, catty, pushy
Queen of Cups
Esoteric Title: The Queen of the Thrones of the Waters
Astrological attribution: Cancer
Elemental association: Water of Water
Characteristics and personality traits: sensitive, compassionate, imaginative, intuitive, reflective, introvert, quiet, observant, artistic, calm, receptive, emotional
Negative traits include depressive, emotional overwhelm, irrational, fearful, apathy, inertia, smothering, impractical, clingy
Queen of Swords
Esoteric Title: The Queen of the Thrones of Air
Astrological attribution: Libra
Elemental association: Water of Air
Characteristics and personality traits: witty, clever, diplomatic, firm but fair, objective, stoic, stiff upper lip, sensible, perceptive, independent, outspoken
Negative traits include coldness, deceitful, impatience, bluntness, heartless, bitterness, calculating, devious, lonely, vindictive, unapproachable
Queen of Pentacles
Esoteric Title: The Queen of the Thrones of Earth
Astrological attribution: Capricorn
Elemental association: Water of Earth
Characteristics and personality traits: practical, down-to-earth, crafty, sensual, homely, resourceful, industrious, striving, health-conscious, nature-loving, frugal, thrifty, conservative
Negative traits include miserliness, stinginess, neglectful, sluggishness, dullness, greediness, overbearing, timid, possessive
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