Wednesday, 20 June 2012
In the Royale, a woman's face emerges from clouds above a bright, full moon over which two swords cross. Two feathered wings cover her eyes like a blindfold, joined at the third eye by a blue, diamond-shaped jewel and two smaller stones. The sky around her is tinged with purple, and even her hair and skin tone seem to reflect it.
The feathered blindfold reminds me of Maat weighing up people's hearts against a feather, suggesting karmic justice. The fact that the blindfold is connected with a blue stone at the third eye point speaks of seeing with truthful clarity that pierces the superficial, perceiving through psychic vision. The moon emphasises this connection with the deeper flow of reality and with psychic understanding. The purple tone of the card suggests that this way lies wisdom.
The main message, then, might be one of taking time to assess the situation from all angles, looking beyond the obvious, before trying to make a decision.
The moon is less obvious in this version, not being picked out with reflected light at the top as in the Royale. Also, the overall tinge of the card is turquoise, more suggestive of healing than of wisdom. Here, then, I get the message that time is needed to heal before a decision can be made.
For me, the Royale's message feels more relevant today. I have several business meetings to attend, based on which I need to make some investment recommendations. Tough choices in these hard times. So, I shall try to look beyond the posturing and the numbers, and sense the emotions of the main players...
I am grateful not to be alone in these decisions.