Tarot for the 21st Century!
This week instead of reading, we have a question: Which card is your significator and why? Which I think is a most lovely question.
My card is the Queen of Swords. I chose the Queen of Swords because she has an ice queen quality to her that I hear about myself a lot. She is a strong woman that can use that sword to cut through the foolishness to the truth of the matter, which I like to think is how my intellect serves me.
However, I don't see this Queen as an icy person. There is a certain detachment to the Queen of Swords that allows her to be able to think about and express things with no emotion attached to it. There isn't a lot of sentimentality attached to her, and I have to admit, I operate from a similar point of view. I believe that only operating from emotion is limiting and I don't like to feel like a slave to my emotions. However, that doesn't mean that I don't have any emotions either. I can often feel enflamed like the Knight of Wands, but nothing really good ever comes from that. I like to think carefully about how I feel about a situation and even more carefully about how I express myself about it. I operate from a karmic world-view and I never want for someone to stumble on their journey because I have been careless with my words. I recognize how devastating our words can be when used carelessly. It is the detachment, or seeming coldness, that allows me to be able to assess a situation as fairly as I can and to act accordingly.
I am guilty of the darker sides of this Queen. Yes, I have delighted in gossip and passed it on. I have wielded my sword with devasting effects because I was too selfish to care how it would affect others. It was a bitter little pill to swallow when I turned my attention inward to begin the work of straightening my life out. But I did it in true Queen of Swords fashion. I read the books, I wrote in my journal, discussed it with those closest to me, and I emerged a much better person for it. In recognizing that I am the Queen of Swords, I came to accept that operating more intellectually does give the effect of coldness, however, I am prooud of that about myself. I don't panic and am someone that can looked to for support and help in those types of situations. I am better able to see and judge a given situation more fairly (not always popular with my children, they want to be right not fair lol), and it makes my foundation very strong. What I am most proud of, is that I was able to turn the Sword on myself and do the work to be a better person.
The Queen of Swords is a no-nonsense kind of gal and I like her!