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The figure in the Queen of Wands from the SLB is youthful looking, reminding me of a young Brooke Shields. She stares directly out at us from the card, her tousled hair framing her face. In front of her lie a family of cats, the kittens suckling from their mother. Over her head, two skylarks fly, exuberant and full of life like the Queen herself. The background is orange and red, full of fire, and warmth rather than heat. She is sensual and charming, fiery and passionate, yet also nurturing and spiritual. The cats link her to traditional RWS Queen of Wands imagery, and she just doesn't seem to have the innocence or curiosity of the Page/Princess, seeming "her own woman".
Both cards, then, give a sense of passion and sensuality as well as spirituality. Whether this is expressed in a direct and forthright manner, or a more shy and playful one, could be a matter of culture or a question of individual preference.
It's interesting how often the Queen of Wands has come up lately: six times in the last nine weeks! Makes me wonder what part of her message I'm not getting... Or maybe that it's just a good time to express this energy - full of hospitality, passion, enthusiasm, enjoyment of life, and a searching for the music of our soul :)
Today, I'm back at college for my penultimate week. I've finished my last piece of written work, so I can focus more on spending time with a friend over lunch, listening and joining in with supervision, and then going to my placement for supervision there (also a group thing). I hope to take the time to meditate, too, connecting with spirit. Sounds like a fairly Queen of Wands-y day ;)
I am grateful for a time of warmth, friendship and passion.