EXPLORING THE QUEEN OF SWORDS
The Thoth Tarot:
Rider/Waite/Smith deck (RWS):
I use "she" and "her" below in addressing this card, but any of the Courts can be read in a contra-sexual way, and not even as people but as issues and situations.
DIFFERENT OR LESS COMMON, EVEN QUIRKY MEANINGS FOR AND INSIGHTS ABOUT THE QUEEN OF SWORDS (Please note: The below is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of this card; a quick google will produce a wider variety of takes should you not be familiar with it.):
An extremely sensitive type who approaches the world from a sad and defensive stance. Her loneliness mostly coming from an inability to believe others don't carry the same sorts of hurts and vulnerabilities that she does. Therefore she can't trust in anyone's ability to be genuinely sympathetic and forgiving.
A lonely battle between the habit of tearing one's self down, and trying to cut out that sort of behavior, to "behead it."
It's like "being the car and driving the car" but think about the possibility that your thoughts are off the mark on this; that they may even be causing the troubles. Then go do something totally silly, or that requires you to focus on someone else. Put more succinctly, use your thinking to deal with the inaccurate use of your thoughts.
Someone who's liberated herself through a lot of lonely struggle. I.e., she did not get much support from outside herself, even as she fought inner demons. Her proud solitary stance has been well-earned.
She can freeze an over-heated situation with a single sharp remark, and sometimes just a frigid glance. Is she freezing some hot situation in you? If so, it will give you the time and space to more thoroughly examine it.
Someone whose intense reactions can be misinterpreted as anger, when they are really just rushing out on the excitement of discovery.
Her deep desire to communicate honestly and fully can lead her to be a bit verbose.
Because of her strong incisive mind she can tend to deny her own deep emotions when they are troubling or inconvenient. Conversely, she can put aside her own deep feelings when necessary during times of crisis better than just about anyone.
Someone who's often puzzled by others who exhibit little concern for careful and precise use of language, especially in intimate relationships. She's not being a royal pain with all those words, rather she's respecting that the tongue has a very sharp edge and should be wielded with care.
Surprisingly, she can be very motherly, if a bit distant. And she's more likely to be someone to work for a children's charity raising funds or doing office work, say, than with children themselves.
The mother inside us who's capable of cutting off overly rational, rigid, stultifying thinking, in defense of the whole, more fluid and creative self.
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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