Monday, August 18, 2014

Queen of Swords - Finding clarity through language

Goddess Tarot, Queen of Swords
After  a short break from my daily draws we jump right in with yet another court card: the Queen of Swords from the Goddess Tarot. Since I have recognized my father in the King of Swords it is no surprise this is the courtcard I identify the strongest with. I love it how she is able to combine her love for truth and intellect with the nurturing aspect of all the queens. She has been through a lot and has distilled wisdom from all her experiences and she has developed empathy for her all her subjects. Some may say she is cold, but this is often more a protection for her fragile heart. Her people depend on her to make the right decisions and to clarify the situation with her favorite tool: language. She can put feelings into words and with her intellect she can word truth and decisions without room for multiple interpretations. It is what it is.  

I think today I will put this skill into use to determine my feelings about Divinity. While writing about my feelings and questions; encircling them with words and sentences, sometimes I can find more clarity than by just thinking about them. I love journaling,  making lists and mind maps. I think writing is a wonderful tool to explore my inner thoughts.
“Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind.”
Natalie Goldberg

10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful connection you made with this queen! She is intelligent and a truth-seeker, but as you said, communication is one of her skills too. Great idea to journal or use the "morning pages" to find what you're searching for. :) Hope your day went well yesterday!

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    1. It did, all together we've had a very pleasant weekend.
      I've just bought 4 journals (sale) They're moleskine duups. Recently my hand hurts less while writing so I am ready to go!!!

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  2. It's funny how many of us identify with Queen of Swords. She is very verbal, forthright and yes, she has been through a lot. :)

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    1. I suppose you recognize her in yourself too?

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  3. I love your description of her seeming cold to protect her fragile heart, definitely something I've experienced. And I love how journalling can help us tap into things in a different way - good luck with it :D

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    1. I imagine there a more Queens of Swords around then we suspect...
      Do you journal too or is that too time consuming at the moment?

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    2. For the most part, my blogs are my journal. I do have one paper journal, but only write there sporadically :) Well, I'd expect there to be quite a lot of Queen of Swords types on the blogosphere - as it is quite a swords-y pursuit, journalling and truth seeking ;)

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  4. I really enjoyed your depictions of this queen. She rarely featured in my own make up until recently, when she empowered me....and scared others!

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    1. Ha ha she is definitely something else and rarely overlooked :D

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