A red-headed woman stands in the foreground of a desolate scene. All around her, the earth is blackened, the trees are burnt and flames still flicker in small patches, as though hungrily waiting for more fuel. In the midst of one flaming patch, the Queen of Wands stands, wearing a dusky pink dress and a necklace set with red stones. In her right hand she holds a spear-pointed wand taller than herself, and her left hand crosses her body to join the right on the staff of the wand. It is a hard, closed position.
I normally associate this card with someone who has great strength of will, which I see here. But also with warmth, sensuality and generosity, a nature that encourages enthusiasm and nurtures creativity. Not something I see in this bleak and lifeless landscape. Perhaps, though, this is a case of tough love, or of seeds which need fire and fresh earth in order to germinate... In which case, part of her strength would reside in having the ability to wait out the storm, strong in her resolve and her faith that something new and creative will blossom after this wildfire has burnt itself out.
After doing some more advertising yesterday for my Lenormand Workshop, today I really want to finish off the last few slides for my presentations. I need to get organised, as next week I have another business trip, and so little time for these "outside pursuits" :)
I am grateful for strength of resolve to channel my creativity.