Tarot of the Hidden Realm (Llewellyn, 2013): the Queen of Swords.
Not that there's that much difference between her and some of our previous cards: we still have a close-up of a single figure. In this case, a woman sits with a sword on her lap. She appears to have unwrapped it from its silken cover. Her dress is lacy at the edges, and blends and tones with the pale lilac of the background, which has an organic feel to it, without any obvious objects in it. The woman has dark hair, and wears a stone on a chain at her forehead, pointing to her clarity of understanding. She also appears to have an owl-face necklace on over her throat chakra, suggesting the wisdom of her speech.
There is symbolims here aplenty, then, simply quite subtle and muted. This Queen is calm, yet she has sharp wits at her disposal, even if she often keeps them under wraps. She is wise, with clear insight, and can express that when she so chooses.
After yesterday's flurry of activity, and busy to-do list, I see in this Queen the need to step back today and assess what I've achieved, what still needs doing, and how best to do it. There is a suggestion that subtlety, rather than action, is what is called for today: listening well and assessing the information I get. While I still feel the drive to tick off more items from my to-do list, perhaps I need to be wise about how I prioritise them...
I am grateful for the reminder to look before I leap.