I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Friday, June 13, 2014

Reality Plus a Spoonful of Sugar

From the Golden Tarot, the Queen of Swords; from the Yantra Deck, "Devotion:"
This queen's sword serves a second purpose as a BS detector. Bring on the victims, the blamers and the manipulators. She'll shred their illusions and delusions in seconds. Her right hand touching the stone makes me think of the Buddha's "earth touching" mudra. While this hand gesture represented his moment of enlightenment, it also symbolized the union of practice with wisdom. Who cares how much knowledge you have if it can't be applied in the real world? Insights aren't for intellectual rumination only, they're to be put to use. With the Queen of Swords' habit of being blunt, it's not surprising that the Devotion card showed up. A dose of affection or compassion might help her message be better received. As Mary Poppins would say, "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down."


  1. Although she is often strict and to the point, she is also a queen which makes her caring and nurturing. Yes even this queen has her soft spot. Only it is hidden somewhat deeper than with the other queens. I think because she has been through a lot her harshness will be toned down by her wisdom and she will be careful not to hurt you to much when you'll hear her verdict.
    Perhaps it is obvious I adore this queen :)

    1. I adore her too! How can you not like a friend who will be completely honest with you, and expects you to be the same with her. :)