Pencil drawing on 9″×11″ sketchbook paper
Inspired by The Queen of Wands in the Tarot deck but I must admit as usual I changed it a little bit. I liked the white cat more than the traditional black cat and to be honest…what cat will sit at someone’s feet if there is a pillow on the sofa?
The Queen sits upon her throne that is decorated with lions facing opposing direction, a symbol of fire and strength. In her left hand and behind her are sunflowers, symbolising life, fertility, joy and satisfaction. In her right hand is a wand which is beginning to blossom with life. In these positive aspects, the Queen of Wands represents fidelity, warmth, and sustenance. However, at her feet is a cat, a symbol of the darker, lesser known side of this Queen. Cats are typically associated with magic and occultism. The cat expresses the independent nature of this Queen and her interest in occult powers and the energy of magic. There are other theories on what the cat symbolises, but as with all symbolism, the true ‘meaning’ is up to the observer.