Crystal Visions Tarot offers us a Fairy Queen, the Queen of Swords.
I love this version of the Queen of Swords! Probably because I often associate myself with the Queen of Swords, being a double Gemini woman. And some versions show her as a bitter, old harridan, which of course she can be: with a sharp wit and sharper tongue, and not being one to suffer fools gladly. However, on the more positive side we see here her potential for transformation, for following ideas as they lead her towards brighter paths, and her willingness to leave behind pain and allow her spirit to soar on the breath of life. Having experienced some of the pain of life, we can allow it to turn us sour or we can allow it to open our hearts to ourselves and others. In this I see the shadow and the light side of the Queen of Swords.
Today we have a very mellow day planned. Eating left-overs from yesterday, going for a walk on the local heath, playing with Big Boy's new toys. I'm also hoping for some time to read and, if I'm lucky, write up a tarot reading for a querent. I guess where I see the Queen of Swords energy is in the fact I may have to do some moderating between Big Boy and his dad, and perhaps in myself letting go of some of the pain of this year to be able to just enjoy where we are now...
Wishing those who celebrate today a wonderful, happy, festive time with loved ones!
I am grateful for all I have learned this year, and for the ability to empathise that suffering can bring.