Queen of Wands
Hexagram 17 is Following, and it counsels the wisdom of a leader learning to serve, and adapt to circumstances. This Queen has learned the art of transformation and camouflage from her Leopard. She has proved her dedication by her willingness to suffer the burning throne of Creativity. She is the Great Muse and the Great Artist, and like all artists she will never submit to any earthly authority. Fierce independence and a strong self motivating will are her gifts. Perhaps that is why the I Ching suggests she should moderate her pride, and learn to adapt a little to reality.