Tarot Cards Meaning: Queen of Wands, King of Wands, Ace of Pentacles, Two of Pentacles, Three of Pentacles, Four of Pentacles, Five of Pentacles
The queen of wands is the 13th card in the 14 card set that makes up the suit of wands, a suit within the minor arcana. The card is unnumbered. In the Rider-Waite deck the depiction on the card is that of a woman sitting on a throne. The queen holds a staff in her right hand and in her left hand she holds a short stalk sunflower. At the foot of the throne rests a black cat which stares outward. On either side of the thrown are stone lions carved into the chair, and in the background are yellow mountains.
The king of wands card is a tarot card which immediately supersedes the queen of wands in the progression of tarot cards. It is one of the minor arcana, and it is last in the set of 14 cards that make up the suit of wands. Like the page, knight, and queen of wands, it is unnumbered. The depiction on the card in the Rider-Waite version of the tarot deck shows a man with a staff in his right hand sitting at a throne. On the back area of the throne is printed a picture of a lion, and at his feet next to the throne is a small salamander.
The ace of pentacles, also known as the ace of coins, is the 15th card of the minor arcana in tarot, and is also the first of the suit of pentacles, the second of four suits in the game of tarot. The picture as shown in the Rider-Waite version of the deck is that of a hand holding a large coin in its palm. The hand is not connected to a body and sits above an intricately detailed flower garden. There is a cloud that the hand sprouts out of and it gives off a faint glow. The coin displays the image of a star (also called a pentacle by tarot readers) on it.
The two of pentacles has quite an interesting interpretation in tarot readings that none of the other cards quite covers. The two of pentacles is the second card in the second suit of minor arcana in tarot. According to the description of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, the picture on the card features a youth that seems to be juggling. He has a long hat and dress that makes him seem to be a jester. The two things that he is juggling are two large yellow balls that have pentacles on them. There is a rope joining the two pentacles that makes an infinity symbol or a sideways number 8 when one is in each hand.
The three of pentacles is the third card in the suit of pentacles and is one of the minor arcana in tarot. Unlike other Rider-Waite depictions of the different pentacle cards, the depiction for this card does not feature the traditional golden coins with pentacle signs on them. Instead the picture for this card depicts two people, one man and one woman standing under a pillar which has three pentacles etched into it at the top. Across from them a man stands on a work bench and is lifting a weight. The two stare on in amazement.
The four of pentacles is the fourth card in the suit of pentacles, which itself, is the second suit out of all of the minor arcana. The Rider-Waite depiction of the art on this card shows someone crouched down and clad in expensive red robes. There is a crown on their head, above which is a gold pentacle coin. The person is holding a gold pentacle coin close to their chest and beneath each of their feet is another gold pentacle coin for each one. In the background is a wealthy looking and well developed city.
The five of pentacles is the fifth card in the suit of pentacles. The suit of pentacles is the second suit out of the four suits of the minor arcana, which with the set of 22 major arcana make up the game and divinatory practice of tarot. The picture on the Rider-Waite version of the card shows two people that are crippled and seem to be stricken with disease. They trudge through a harsh blizzard despite their ailments. In the background, the stained glass windows of a church loom overhead. In the stained glass is the image of five pentacles.
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