Twilight Realm (Schiffer, 2007) and the Faerie Tarot (U.S. Games, 2007), we meet the warm and passionate Queen of Wands.
The Twilight Realm’s Queen of Wands faces us calmly, her red hair shining in the light of the wand held to her right. On her left arm, a crow or raven (help me out here, folks) sits, glancing back at us over its shoulder. Her shirt is a red-brown colour that echoes her hair tone, while she wears a green cape or shawl draped over it. A grounded passion that moves her to action, bringing growth and life. The black bird suggests a connection with the divine, receiving messages from spirit, and getting perspective. It is through these that she becomes clear about her purpose, channeling her energy creatively.
To me, the Faerie rendition implies greater sensuality, and perhaps a native cunning, rather than a more spiritual bent. Still, in both cards there is the emphasis on life and new growth. I like the fact that both have the Queen accompanied by an animal guide - after all, one of the strongest qualities of faeries is their connection to nature.
I'm feeling back to my regular, sunny self again today - hurrah! This morning my Dear One and I are going to Big Boy's bi-annual school review, so I shall try to be calm and purposeful, as well creative in responding to the suggestions of the professionals involved in his care.
I am grateful for practical focus.