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Here we see what seems to be a Roman-style mosaic of a woman - the Sage of Orbs (Queen of Swords). She sits between two pale pillars, holding a very long sword lightly in her left hand, almost more like a sceptre than a sword. In her right she holds what appears to be a palm leaf, and she wears a white toga with a green top and a blue drape across her lap. Her head is haloed by an orb that starts out pale green, transitions to a deep blue at the outside edge, and seems to have a lilac and pale blue aura. Her feet are bare on the blue mosaic floor, and her gaze seems firm and intent on something above her to the left.
Although it is very different from the other images in the deck, which are mainly photographic, I really like this picture. The Sage of Orbs radiates an air of calm, kind determination. She is a woman who knows how to take control, even in difficult situations. She is firm and has clear opinions, yet she is also willing to listen and consider what others say.
Another thing which strikes me is the fact that she is a mosaic, made of many little tiles, yet which come together to create the whole. These are like the multitude of experiences that make up all the Sage of Orbs has lived, everything that has brought her to where she is now. She may seem a little cold, because she analyses everything, breaking it down into its constituent parts. Yet she does also create a cohesive whole, using all that past experience to colour and form her approach to what she now faces.
I need to do some editing and a bit of writing for the Celtic Lenormand today, drawing on past experience and knowledge to help me craft something for the future. I am planning to approach a few publishers, just to see what my options are. Best get all my ducks in a row, first :)
I am grateful for clarity of purpose.
From Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha, published by North Atlantic Books, copyright © 2012 by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha. Reposted by permission of publisher.