Today’s card comes from the Tarot Illuminati deck, created by Erik C. Dunne, and published by Lo Scarabeo. The card pulled is the Queen of Swords.
When the Queen of Swords glances your way, her message is to check the words you are speaking (whereas the last card I posted, the 9 of Swords, was a message to check your thinking). She builds bridges with words and ideas, helping you to communicate more effectively.
For today, consider the words you are speaking. Are you talking positively–or negatively–about your life experiences? She will tell you this truth: The words you use are connected to the thoughts and beliefs you have about yourself and Life itself.
And she would know: in more traditional circles, this Queen is known as the Queen of Sorrows; she can represent a person who has been divorced, widowed, or separated. If this Queen were a parent, she would be the one who is estranged from her children. As a result of having such negative life experiences, she can come across as being very difficult (you know, that word that starts with a “b” and rhymes with witch). This approach (Court cards in Tarot–the Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages–can also be considered “approach cards,” and as such, ask us to consider how we approach the people and situations in our lives) stemmed from her belief that Life–and the people in it–were out to hurt her and bring her nothing but pain; and she, in turn, would do the same thing to others (Swords in Tarot are double-edged, which means we can be “cut” in direct proportion to how we “cut” others; and we can just as easily harm another with a “sharp” tongue).
But this Queen has learned from these experiences and changed her ways; the butterflies on the card symbolize her transformation process. She knows the power to change her life is in her hands, symbolized by the butterfly emerging from her open palm. And this is her urging for you today. In order to transform your life, you first must transform your thinking and speaking. There is a spiritual saying that the power of life and death is in the tongue. I will add this to that thought: it is also in the mind. So, for today, be mindful.
Your partner in shifting your thinking, and flipping your scripts,