Now: Two of Swords
The pip cards are simple patterns of circles, enveloped by a larger line of the same colour. The colour scheme throughout is red for Stones (Pentacles), blue for Cups, yellow for Rods (Wands) and green for Swords. Unusual colour choices, I'll be interested to hear what inspired them...
Seems like a bit of a stalemate - two ideas, but no clear choice between them at the moment. Quite a tension, as the two try to split, yet are also held together. Or, I could see this like a cell dividing: new ideas are opening up opportunities, but these are not yet ready to go!
Don't: Queen of Rods (Wands)
The Queens are all this tripartite white shape, with little black circles in their dips, on a background of their suit colour. I like the three-ness for the Queen, echoing ideas of the Goddess. As what not to do, the Queen of Rods says not to get mixed up in other people's projects, perhaps thinking I know what's best.
Do: Three of Swords
Once again, three green circles, enveloped by a green wavy line. Nothing obvious here to suggest heartache or the ideas that jab around at our emotions. I'm reminded of Rachel Pollack's take on the Three of Swords in the Shining Tribe Tarot, and the idea that sometimes it is necessary to sit with uncomfortable thoughts, to hold on through the pain, so as to make it out the other side. Mixing with the other two cards, one talking of tension and the other of not butting in, it sounds like I should hold off on trying to release the tension of differing ideas, even if it seems painful not to do something. This one is always tough for me. I have a strong Queen of Wands streak, but I shall try to rein her in!
Overarching Message: The Sun
I'm really curious to hear how Mike decided on the colour scheme and layouts for the Majors, too. They all have a black background, and a combination of black and coloured circles, with at least one large, coloured circle...
What I see here is a big green circle, with a little mustard circle off to one side. A base of Air/Swords, with a little Fire/Rods thrown in? The mind giving birth to a new spark of passion?
Seems like sitting with uncertainty may not be easy, but it is the way forward to a sense of renewal and joy!