Deck of the Bastard (Tarot by Seven, 2013) before we finish our week, as they are another of the more interesting features of the deck.
Here we have the Queen of Cups. A woman with softly-curling blonde hair stands holding a large golden cup, into the depths of which she gazes. She wears a golden crown and a green dress with red trim and underside, as well as a red and gold necklace. While red and green aren't traditional Cups colours, I still think this works well. Her underlying passion leads to the possibility of growth, all of this guided by her intuition and empathic understanding.
In the RWS Queen of Cups, the Queen has a lid on her cup. She harnesses her emotions, and can access them at will, but does not have to show them to the world. Here, there is a different feel. Her gaze is so soft, it feels like she is deeply accepting of emotion, unafraid of its potential tumultuousness.
I see my therapist today, which is always an opportunity to gaze into that cup with a little less fear and a little more clarity. I hope that these sessions allow me to use my emotions for growth, use them productively, rather than being overwhelmed by them.
I am grateful for a space to assess in kindness and without judgement.