The Queens

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Queen of Wands is like that creative spark of energy. Your summer bonfire. Fireworks on the Fourth of July. She’s full of passion, energy and sparkle. Warm, friendly, and has the ability to charm her way. She’s also fiercely loyal. Sociable. She’s the best friend you know you can confide in and she will just hug you so tight while making plans in her head to either cheer you up or go after the boy who made you cry.

She is a force to be reckoned with. She is the lioness who will always protect her cubs. She will defend the underdog. She’s like a field of wildflowers and dancing in the rain. She’s like the scent of sweet amber and sandalwood musk; sensual and romantic.

Astrologically speaking, she represents the Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

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Queen of Cups is like the perfect temperature of pool water. It’s not too hot or too cold, it’s comfortable. She’s like… that like feeling you have when walking into your grandmother’s house and smelling fresh baked cookies. She is the mom of the group. Her friends are her family, and her family is everything. She is homelike and nurturing. She’s like that feeling you get after you walk in the door from a long day at work and you take off your heels and bra. It’s like total comfort. She’s the care package your mom sent when you moved away for college. She’s like a vase of beautiful roses.

She is the sound and tranquility of a quiet babbling brook, but her emotions can be dark and strong like a raging river. She’s beautiful and compassionate. 

Astrologically speaking, she represents the Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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Queen of Swords is like that quick-witted girl you wish you could be more like. Have you ever played a scenario in your head over and over about what you should have said? Or like 3 hours later, you come up with a brilliant comeback? She already thought of those brilliant words, said them, and walked away. She’s like the sharp-tongued Great Aunt who cuts through the BS and won’t put up with it. She’s also quite clever, bit quirky, always thinking, and figuring things out. While the Queen of Wands can put on the charm to get her way, the Queen of Swords uses intellect and reason.

She is a woman of her word. She means what she says, and says what she means. She has a good heart and has the best intentions, but would rather not sugarcoat things. She’s like the cool, crisp air in the early morning.

Astrologically speaking, she represents the Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

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Queen of Pentacles is like walking into an old library and breathing in that familiar scent of books. Or a stack of money. She’s the boss lady. She has great work ethic and incredible dedication. She is seen as the “roots” of the family. The Matriarch. Where the Queen of Cups is the mother, this is the grandmother. The top lady that everyone respects and values. Someone who is grounded, stable. She’s the valedictorian at your high school and voted most likely to succeed. She is practical. She’s the foundation of the strongest building. She can be stubborn and set in her ways, but she can see what others cannot. She is down to earth, wise beyond her years, and very responsible. She is like the root of the strongest oak tree.

It’s possible that she’s not wealthy in a monetary sense, but her wisdom and life experiences make her the richest woman in the world.

Astrologically speaking, she represents the Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.

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I love these descriptions of the Queens’ personifications. They’re so vivid and yet relatable.

Impromptu Relationship Reading 24 Jan 2019

This reading actually came out as I was shuffling to clean my cards after finishing up the reading I originally sat down to do. The first out were the King of Cups, Ace of Swords reversed, and King of Pentacles. Oh boy.

I asked for clarity on both Kings. To be fair, I was 90% certain who the Cups was though I do have a couple of Pisces in my life. But the Earth Sign could be so many different people. That’s always been an interesting thing: I draw in (or am attracted to?) a lot of Earth Energy from friends to lovers. Big surprise the Scorpio comes up with the Death Card. I so love Nakisha’s Rabbit Tarot for many reasons, but especially this card. Not going to lie, I had a bit of heartache seeing it and the Eight of Cups together. Sigh. I hear you.

When it comes to readings about love and relationships, I look at tarot reversals with cups as an emptying out of emotions — the person can’t be in denial or keep them contained any longer in contrast to say the Ace of Cups which is positive and jubilant and overflowing happily. In a situation like this where it clearly is in reference to a particular person or energy, I look at this and see an Earth sign with either heavy water placements or presenting as if they are very watery, which may be temporary and only in this situation. I have an ex who is a Taurus Sun with a Scorpio Moon and he is notorious for bottling up his emotions and turning them inward. Could it be him? I wouldn’t be surprised.

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Expectations and Invites

Today was an angry day. I didn’t realise it until I let myself get pulled into my feelings with a stranger over somebody else’s business. Then I saw how angry I was and that that anger was sourced in several different issues.

I went to a relative with whom I’m trying to repair/build a relationship and they kinda confirmed they haven’t changed. Or rather I had an expectation about something and they showed they didn’t share that expectation. I tend to come away from interactions with them feeling like an employee rather than a family member.

We were supposed to go to an event tomorrow together. I am doing her hair, makeup, and costume. This whole week she has dodged getting together to go over things and she just told me she’s going to be busy all day tomorrow and will be available two hours before the event so that I can make her up and dress her.

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Skulls and Pentacles

She’s called Moonlit Manor and I found her in the clearance Halloween section of the art store.

Personally, I think she embodies my two favourite cards in tarot: the Death card and the Queen of Pentacles. Her body itself is woody like a tree with rose vines complete with a moss-like texture.

Her face is beautiful and serene. She holds a skull in one hand and the other is outstretched almost like the Queen of Swords. The roses are big and beautiful. Life and death in one lovely piece.

I can’t help but also think of Persephone, half in the underworld and half amongst the living. Those roses are as red as pomegranate.

Unboxing: Osho Zen Tarot

… and when we come to know from experience that the dark and the difficult are needed as much as the light and easy, then we begin to have a very different perspective on the world. By allowing all of life’s colors to penetrate us, we become more integrated.

Commentary for “New Vision” (Major Arcana #12 The Hanged Man), Osho Zen Tarot.

Here is the newest addition to my tarot deck collection, The Osho Zen Tarot.

I picked this deck because I feel like there’s a lot of transformation I still need to navigate. Perfect time for this in Scorpio season, no? It’s very specialized if you read through the contents page. The book by the way is quite thick and lovely. The reviews also played a part in swaying me to buy it as it was mentioned quite a bit that the feel and connection with the deck was a very fresh and different experience. Similar to the Lovers Path Tarot that I posted recently, it’s designed for something beyond what I would call a typical tarot reading.

The book with notes and explanations will be put to good use. It’s easy to recognize a fair amount of the traditional card symbolism in this deck. But, there are many layers to the imagery that really transforms these cards into a differently tuned instrument of divination for me. When I shuffled through the cards, I knew instantly this deck was a tool I needed to aid me in my personal growth and buying it was the right decision for me.

The Fool (Major Arcana #0), and the Aces, Osho Zen Tarot.
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Unboxing: The Lover’s Path Tarot

When I first saw photos online of The Lovers Path Tarot by Kris Waldherr, I felt emotional. It was more than being moved. It was stronger, deeper. I love tarot decks and there are dozens I’d love to have. But there was this pull to have it. Like my heart ached for it. The booklet I will definitely use as the Major Arcana are connected to different couples.

This second photo gives examples of the High Priestess (Shahrazade and Shahriyar), the Empress (Cleopatra and Caesar), the Emperor (Arthur and Guinevere), the Hierophant (Romeo and Juliet), and the Lovers (Isis and Osiris) cards. There’s a lot of opportunity to do extra research into the history of the personalities of these couples and how they connect to the archetypes of their traditional Tarot card counterparts.

So, so beautiful. And they feel great in the hands.

Aces of Suits, The Death Card, and Queen of Coins
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Follow Up Spread to Big Changes Post.

This spread was done to investigate the sadness and down energy I had been experiencing earlier today.

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I had the Tower Moment as I was dictating my notes on the cards. I cried. A lot. Sigh. Well, truthfully, I started crying when the Strength card fell out. It’s not that I consciously feel weak, but rather it’s nice to see/hear that I can “do this”.

Everything here are concepts I am very familiar with for this particular dynamic. It is both reinforcement and encouragement. I need to refocus. If I’m gonna be successful in manifesting I must unblock my energy and let the creativity flow. I gotta let go of what isn’t, move forward toward what will be, and transform.

Bottom of the deck: Eight of Cups. Damn.

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Artwork: Queen of Pentacles

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❧ The Queen of Earth in the tarot is also known as the Queen of Pentacles or discs. She is the embodiment of earthy sensuality and nurturing love. She is practical and grounded yet also appreciates comforts and luxury. Her joy is to take care of others and to share her abundance, as well as to show the seeker who has met her how to manifest their own earthly joys. She is representative of the earth signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. ❧

She is now listed in the shop:

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Tarot Illuminati: Queen of Pentacles

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22 May 2018

QUEEN OF PENTACLES

  • Practical, down-to-earth and caring person.
  • Strong focus on health, diet, nutrition, exercise and body.
  • Yoga, massage, physical therapy, breastfeeding, cookery.
  • Watch your weight, access your diet, stick to exercise plan.
  • Motherhood. Possibility of pregnancy. Fertility.

Life is providing you with an abundance of nourishing goodness and richness, and many resources. Missing resource can be created from another source.

  • Everyday realities of relationship, home environment.
  • Budget and money issues. 

The relationship must gave some grounding in everyday world.

Some practicality may be required for any future relationship decisions.

  • Work/career: abundance of results, rich harvest due to hard work and efforts.

I’ve seen a lot of Queen of Pentacles (my favourite card), but this is just stunning. From the Tarot Illuminati (Lo Scarabeo) deck created by Kim Huggens and Erik C. Dunne.