Tarot of the Masters.
lady seems more of a ruler than a mother, despite her costume which
imitates pendulous breasts. She sits on an ostentatious throne holding a
sceptre across her lap. As for her clothes, she wears armour under her
dress, and a red cape over the top. Yet, despite all these trappings
of power, her gaze seems pensive, almost sad. Perhaps her
responsibilities weigh heavily on her...
In The Soul's Journey James states: "The Queen of Wands indicates the attributes of being open and warm, giving and supportive, cheerful and gregarious. But more than just advocating that we cultivate these traits for our own sake, this card says that we can create a better world by manifesting them and thereby being an inspiration to others." For me, this is the true power of rulership, setting a good example and encouraging the same behaviour in others.
It's funny to get this
card today, as the Queen of Coins would have fit my morning better, with
a meeting at Big Boy's school. Yet later, it's true, I'll have some
decisions to make, so maybe that's when I'll need this Queen's
determination and focus. And while I may not be the ruler of anything, I can still try to set a good example, both at the school and at work, being supportive and giving...
I am grateful for the reminder that we help create the world we live in.