To celebrate the Second International tarot day, an international team of sleuths specialised in the realm of Wands have been on the trail of 14 suspects chosen at random.
However, despite the efforts of the detectives, some offenders were too hot to handle and escaped!
But the good news is that some suspects were apprehended and interrogated thoroughly such as the 4 of Wands by Sarah Marshall, 9 of Wands by Sam’s Republic and Queen of Wands by Sarah Davenport.
However, some other suspects (5, 6 and 8 of Wands) were proven too hot to handle and the detectives gave up.
The officers had a list of questions to follow in order to build a forensic profile of their culprit.
Here are (hot off the press) the confessions of some of the suspects from the realms of Wands.
4 of Wands by Sarah Marshall
My initial thought on this card on first sight that it was a happy card, a card of celebration of some type, joining together in good times having fun.
Upright (possible meaning)
Four of Wands is a positive card which indicates general good fortune. It is a card that celebrates good news, good times, and a happy home. The four wands are standing by themselves and not having to be held up which symbolises strong foundations, happy and stable times which can come after a challenging time.
It shows a perfect time for get together with family and friends and to enjoy and celebrate time in each other’s company and to remember wonderful times you have with each other either on a grand scale or intimate occasion.
It can point to a milestone celebration like engagement, marriage, birth or new home or job.
A pat on the back for a long term project which has been successfully completed and reasons to be proud of that.
Also associated with the home environment either with purchasing a new home, settling down in a new home, and completing home improvements. A peaceful and happy environment.
Time to make peace and find tranquillity in life, home, romance and work.
Well done for what you have accomplished in life in general, moving on and learning from the past and following new paths in life, love and home. It is showing life can be good even if you have made bad choices and the transformation will be wonderful and exciting just like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.
Meaning of the symbolism found in the 4 of Wands
Four upright wands self-supporting (four wands appear to be stable on their own and do not need to be held up) with flower and summer fruit garlands with grapes and peaches and tied with red ribbons. Two people holding up flowers possible marriage with a crowd of people in front of what looks like a castle. Sky is coloured yellow to suggest sunshine.
Wands are energetic, spiritual, inspirational, determined, strong, creative and ambitious.
Reversed (Shadow side)
It is showing a lack of harmony and peace. A breakdown and tension at home and in love. Getting caught up in problems and feelings of uncertainty and confusion.
Home life is unstable, not peaceful feeling of being unsafe. Could be a time to move on and let things settle down.
Bonds need to be broken as feelings of entrapment physically or mentally.
You know that life is unsettled and things need to change that could be a job, relationships or home. It’s not easy to accept this but you know it has to happen to make it better.
In relationships it shows a person is not committed long term and not looking to a future.
Warnings of not paying attention to what’s important in life. Making you aware that things need to change which won’t be easy and things will get in the way of that. Look for ways of turning negatives into positives
Numerology connection – Number 4
4 signifies stability, endurance, simplicity, humility, achievement, physicality and practicality
Element of Wands and Astrological association
The element of Wands is fire. Fire is hot, wild, energetic and unpredictable. Fire is also a symbol of passion, enthusiasm and sexuality.
Venus in Aries. Venus is feminine she is beautiful, enticing and seductive with love, desire, beauty and sexuality.
Aries first fire sign of the calendar.
Venus and Aries have a fun loving manner in love and very childlike.
Crystals and herbs
Malachite is the crystal for Fours and it signifies to let rich greens guide you through your journeys.
Fennel seeds are connected with this card, they are aromatic, a mild stimulate and a carminative.
The investigator has not completed their case
The sleuth had to call it a day.
The inspector probably gave up.
9 of Wands blog by Sam’s Republic
Queen of Wands by Sarah Davenport
The Queen of Wands as represented in The Mary-El sketch deck
Possible meaning of the Queen of Wands.
The Queen of Wands on Facade.com is quoted as “The essence of fire behaving as water, such as a rainbow”
I just loved this analogy. Often we find that fire is intimidating and well it can be but we don’t have to forget that fire can also very well be our friend, keeps us warm in winter from the hearth and with the view of passion can warm our hearts though love, fire doesn’t have to hurt or be destructive it can shine a light and illuminate.
Mary’s key word for this sketch is ‘supporter’
Now what I see when I pull up the queen of wands is a woman who has it all.
An earthy sort of grounded lady that is comfortable in her own skin, knows her power and more important how to use it.
She is unapologetic about her presence. If she chooses to aid you, you have some serious fire power.
She’s also not to be underestimated if she is taking up a stance against you. She been around and seen it all, it is hard to surprise this queen. To me she is a sort of raw power.
She is a mature (not necessarily old) woman. She doesn’t need any more friends but she isn’t against new possibilities. She doesn’t leave much room for negotiations, very take it or leave it attitude, after all she has what she needs.
She is not unsympathetic towards the hurts of others though and if approached with respect and dealt with honestly will be keener on lending her influence towards a resolution to your worries. Likes children and the innocent.
Numerology connection with the Queen of Wands
Queens are the twelfth card in a suit some like 12 to stand alone in numbers and some only like 1 thru 9 so that would make it a 3. Either way she has a complexity and completeness to her essence.
She is referenced to Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
She is kind and firm. You will be hard pressed to take advantage of this queen’s generosity. To me she is not trying to be sensual or sexy, yet that comes off of her naturally and she doesn’t apologize for it, same as she isn’t trying to be that she’s also not trying to change your perception of her, or ‘tone it down’. It is her throne and if you don’t like the way she sits on it, leave!
Enjoy and Happy International Tarot day 🙂