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

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sharp Swords

From the Bonefire Tarot, the Queen of Swords; from the Day of the Dead Lenormand, the 'Moon:'
          This Queen is often called a bitch (or worse) because her confidence, intelligence, and honesty threaten others. She 'calls them as she sees them', and she has an excellent inner bullshit detector. But she might have a few more close friends if she could learn to speak the truth with a little more kindness and a little less fiery judgment. Blunt honesty is often used as a bludgeon when it comes to relating to others. The Moon represents desires - those feelings that pull us in a certain direction. What does this Queen desire? Is she concerned with having control or making sure people know how smart she is? Perhaps she needs to plumb the depths of her own mind and see what she finds.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
~ Lao Tzu


  1. Although I don't identify so so much with this Queen, she's admirable in many ways. She's a real warrior, and I do identify with her as Atlanta, rejected but her father, who wanted her to be a male and he left on the hillside to die. I love the idea of the moon-goddess Artemis-Hecate sending her a bear who suckled her, and she was raised by a clan of hunters. The original kind of hard core feminist who has an immovable faith is those higher ideals. But she needs to lighten up, she's not a super human!

    1. I don't think I've ever read anything about Atlanta, so thank you for sharing that piece of mythology. She does seem to be a good fit for these cards!

  2. blunt honesty. followed by 'can't you take a joke?'