Queen of WandsToday, I pulled the Queen of Wands from the Druidcraft Tarot, illustrated by Will Worthington.

The Queen of Wands is a passionate, confident, powerful woman. She’s full of life and expects to achieve anything she desires. The fires in the background remind us that her energy can become destructive, if unchecked. Beneath her throne, the cat waits to pounce. She is completely connected to her animal instincts.

The lesson of this card is to engage life directly, and not worry so much about polish and subtlety. This can be a little frightening for those of us with a more introverted nature; we tend to mistrust our instincts and prefer to work out our plans in advance, before acting. The Queen of Wands reminds us that too much deliberation can be a trap, as we censor ourselves and close off possibilities before they are even tried.

Be yourself. Say what you mean. Kindle the fires. Become your own power.