The Harrow deck has more than its share of striking images, and few are more striking than this week’s card, The Queen Mother. The Queen herself is a formian, a race of intelligent, anthropomorphic ants. She wears a crown, and a royal robe, and she sits upon plush cushions. In one pair of pincers, she holds a bunch of grapes. She is worshipfully attended to by a trio of formian larvae.
The Queen Mother is the full embodiment of pure Wisdom; that is, the ability for us to understand the world around us and use that understanding to fuel our intuition and willpower. The Queen is possessed of a strictly-reasoned mind, and it’s no surprise that her card is aligned Lawful Neutral, the alignment of collectivism and convention above all. The Queen cares little for moral intent. To her, Wisdom itself is the be all and end all of existence.