Tarot of the Silicon Dawn (Lo Scarabeo 2011, by Egypt Urnash), I received the Queen of Pentacles. Of course, because Egypt has swapped the associations of Wands and Pentacles, this woman may be more like traditional notions of the Queen of Wands.
I have always had a fondness for the Queen of Wands. In the Rider-Waite-Smith, she appears with a black cat, a sunflower, and butterflies. I like the idea of a woman who is passionate in her beliefs and her loves, a bit witchy, warm and gregarious. On the other hand, a few weeks back Prince Le Normand discussed his view of the Queen of Wands, which involved rather more ego and less enthusiasm. The Queen of Pentacles, on the other hand, I associate with making the most of what you have, being creative and crafty, practical and generous.
This Silicon Dawn Queen of Pentacles seems rather closer to Prince Le Normand's Queen of Wands. She sits in a cave, with a dragon seeming to be melded to her spine, tail curving down her leg, head poking out through her red hair. She gazes at herself in her dark, pentacle-etched mirror. Outside we see a palm tree, hinting at warm breezes, and certainly she doesn't seem cold as she sits naked within a stalagtite-filled cave. I see in her a certain fieriness and vanity, and can imagine her "burning" someone if they offend her, or "flaming" them on-line.
Or is the mirror a dark mirror for scrying? Does she draw on the dragon's energy to feed her vision? Is she alone to better focus? If so, then I imagine she is showing those fiery traits I admire - a belief in something and a willingness to put energy into it, to try to create what she wants.
I have been meditating daily all this week, trying to find more equanimity (and better sleep). It's something I've wanted to be more regular with for a while, but finally I seem to have found the impetus to do so. Today I see my therapist, and I wonder if we will again tap into raw emotions, anger and will. If so, perhaps my meditating will help balance these out, make me able to use them rather than be dragged along by them. We shall see...
I am grateful for the enthusiasm to put my beliefs into action.