The Queen of Wands is a mature, practical person with a great down-to-earth wisdom. Charming. sympathetic, and graceful, she is less outgoing than her bold King, but has very strong character and self-possession. She gets things done by talking to individuals rather than groups, and thus getting below the surface of events. Often she is the real leader of a group without it being noticed.
Friendship and romance are in the air. New and profitable partnerships at work are also likely and could change the long-term direction of your life. The beginning of any relationship lays its foundations and shapes its development, so now is a time for putting aside all selfish and petty urges. Be your best self, and it will bring out the best in others.
Friendship, including possible reconciliation with an old enemy, shows the way forward. Often the most fruitful partnerships are those based on underlying conflict because that way all the angles are covered, whereas like-minded people can simply reinforce each other's prejudices and only later discover their limitations in the wider world.
There is a real danger of getting drawn into a feud now and, as a consequence, having your confidence undermined by betrayal and malicious gossip. This is a time for turning to your true friends, and accepting that sometimes everyone needs a helping hand.
Traditionally, this is a financially unlucky card, indicating problems and possible unemployment. Often these are caused simply by the fear of them happening, so you might be creating your own bad luck. By way of compensation, your love life should blossom, so try to be less materialistic. Occasionally, though, the card can signal a windfall.
Life is often unfair, and luck counts for more than we care to admit in realizing our dreams. Opposed to this, however, is the natural human thirst for fairness represented by the eighth card of the Major Arcana which recalls Themis, the ancient Greek goddess of Justice, with her scales and her sword of discernment, in this case supported by the dragon of higher wisdom. She represents an ideal that we may strive toward.
Justice reveals a judgement in your favor as you receive your just rewards. This can be uncomfortable for those who have strayed beyond morality, but usually this card signals good fortune for you and a happy outcome to current negotiations. The card signals a good time for drawing up contracts, settling outstanding debts and obligations, and laying the foundations for the future.
A fresh start leading to success is offered. Problems that have been troubling you for a while will finally be resolved, leading to a renewed sense of purpose and direction. This card can signal the birth of a new child, new love, friendship, or even career: whichever it is will lead to joy and abundance.
The Sun radiates its blessing upon the world, its benevolent dragon breathing warmth and life into nature. The garden wall by which the children happily play signifies the shelter provided by an ordered world. The card symbolizes the joys of peace and civilization that allow all things, not at least the arts, to bloom. Amid such conditions almost any new enterprise you contemplate will flourish.
There is a great and achievable ambition almost within your grasp, but obstacles block the way. Perseverance is called for, and careful planning. This no time for great leaps forward, but for concentrating on one sure step at a time and being patient about your goal.
Stagnation and discontent in love matters could open the way for a rival and lead to separation and loss. Try to inject fresh life into your romance or risk losing it and only appreciating its value too late. No one likes being taken for granted or made to feel boring, and that applies to your partner as much as yourself.
This card signifies success, completion, and an invitation to rest on your laurels - although not for too long. You have worked hard to gain your present position and you are entitled to enjoy the benefits, and not least the space, to enjoy family life. However, nothing lasts forever, so you should also start making fresh plans for the future.
Success is likely, even though all the odds appear to be stacked against you. Victory will be all the sweeter for the effort it takes you, and sweeter still if you just quietly get on with doing whatever is necessary without complaint. Others may be trying to undermine you, but just talk things through with them openly and the threat will go away.
Delays, treachery, and misunderstandings bring life to a standstill. Possible openings fail to materialize, and colleagues let you down. The only remedy for this disappointment is patience and good humor. The mood of the times will eventually change.
You face a setback to your plans and even face possible betrayal by a partner or a business colleague - however, don't allow yourself to become disheartened by this negative behavior. Seek advice from those who have been through what you are facing now.
You are likely to be tested to the very limits of your patience. Be flexible and patient - you have the resources to cope and eventually turn the situation to your advantage. Beware of rash commitments, and safeguard your health.
The Six reveals unexpected developments, possibly a journey or business opportunity that will open the way to realizing your ambitions in a surprising way. Leap at the chance whatever the immediate obstacles; this is not the time for hesitation or counting pennies. In the long term it will feel worthwhile.
Your success is limited by miscalculation, imperfections, and carelessness. Complacency and an exaggerated sense of your importance spoil what should otherwise be a time of celebration, alienating many who would otherwise support you.
The Chariot shows a young man hurtling along on a great adventure, drawn by two powerful yet quarrelsome dragons that require all his strength and determination to control. Like yin and yang, they represent qualities that are neither good nor bad in themselves, but which naturally tend to clash and get out of balance.
Discouragement, quarrels, and defeat are indicated by the card in the reversed position. The charioteer fails to control his fractious steeds and plunges to disaster. Great undertakings need loyal allies and a firm grasp of detail which, if overlooked, can bring the dream crashing down. This card can indicate a journey beset by delays, or becomes a flight from reality.
Exhaustion threatens as you try to juggle the conflicting demands of work and family. Try to step back and reorganize your life in a more practical and realistic way, rather than just struggling on hopelessly against the tide of demands. Something has to give, and it need not necessarily be you.
A possible partnership offers a way of furthering your ambitions. Unnecessary self-doubt is blocking your way, however, so you need to be decisive and trust in your instincts. Or, if this is not possible, ally yourself to someone who has that confidence. The prospects are good – just have faith.