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The “court cards” of the Wild Unknown bare the titles Daughter (equivalent to Pages in the Rider Waite tradition), Son (Knight), Mother (Queen) and Father (King). These titles are more in line with the natural world theme of the Wild Unknown, and I like that they are less hierarchal than the traditional titles.
I’ve had some difficulty making sense of the choice to use snakes in the suit of wands. However, as I pondered this further, I began to look into snakes in the Chinese zodiac. In this system, snakes are associated with the fire element, which is in turn associated with the suit of wands. Snakes also seem powerful, forward-oriented and independent. Perhaps this is how the connection was drawn.
The Daughter of Wands is a sweetly charming character. She is coiled around a blossoming wand, her body forming a figure 8, or the lemniscate symbol (representing infinity). She looks graceful and flexible, ready to incorporate into her environment whatever suits her fancy.
She is colored with red and yellow, making her stand out from the harsh black background. The tip of her tail curves gracefully, giving her an artistic flair. She is a creative and original character, someone with an infinite imagination. She lives life in her own fresh, original way – she is not bound by the status quo.
There’s an innocent confidence to this card. The Daughter of Wands moves not with a cocky arrogance, but with a quiet assurance. She has sweet faith that things will work out for the best.
The wand around which she is coiled is white and bursts forth with pink flowers. This adds to my view of the daughter of wands as an artist – everything she touches bursts forth with beauty.
In a reading, this card can remind you of your own artistic potential. Your very life is a work of art. You are being asked to step forward into something that resonates with your authentic self. You have the ability to make the world a more beautiful place. Use your charm to your advantage and cultivate a belief that you’ve got what it takes to succeed.