|©Shirlee at Wicca Moon|
It's an interesting perspective - perhaps suggesting that a mature approach to whatever part of self or life are represented by each suit must always be a balanced one. That balance and maturity comes from combining understanding and action, emotion and responsibility. It also means that the deck has only 74 cards ;)
Today, then, we meet the Royal Couple of Wands. I notice my gut reaction to this Royal Couple isn't as favourable as my response to the Royal Couple of Cups in yesterday's interview. For me, the fiery, dynamic suit of wands requires a somewhat younger Royal Couple.
I expected a man and woman in their forties or fifties, not these older folks. As I write this, I acknowledge that my prejudice is showing through. I know a number of older people who are still incredibly active and engaged, with the added boon of the wisdom of much life experience. Still, it's probably the fact that I think of the Wands King and Queen as being quite driven - whereas I imagine folks of this age having already achieved most things they want, especially if they started off with that wands-y drive!
Certainly, these two look quite happy, and she is radiant. However, their clothes are black and blue, also not fiery, and there are bubbles floating around them, as well as a single wand standing between them. There is also some kind of wooden structure behind them, like a gate. They seem quite calm and happy, wise and spiritual.
Today, I could do with some wands energy, both to fire me up, and give me some wise calm and focus. First, I have to go to the clinic for some follow-up on last week. Then, it's on the tube to attend a two-day workshop (part two is tomorrow) on Motivational Interviewing. I booked it before getting pregnant and the attendant medical issues, and I'm feeling rather tired and overwhelmed at the thought, yet also glad to have something different to think about...
I am grateful for the energy to get through the day.