I am Woman, Queen of Swords

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The Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr

Howdy litebeings! It has been awhile, I know. But I have been busy. I will post on this later, because there is another matter that has been simmering. It has reached the proper temperature and is ready to serve.

I typically pull a card or two with every lunation. The new moon in Gemini was an important one for me as it was close to my own moon. I was very excited to draw the Queen of Swords. I can really relate to her energy.

Here is an excerpt from www.keen.com:

Have you been direct and honest in your dealings lately? Are you quick to understand the way things are done in any new environment? Have you been there and done that? Are you happy to share your expertise but still excited to learn the new ways of doing things? The Queen of Swords is a pleasant card in the way it reveals that you have plenty of experience from which to draw, but are genuinely interested in always learning more. When this card appears in your Tarot reading, the worst that someone could say about you is that you are a bit jaded. But the positive possibilities are overwhelming in a card that tells it like it is with kindness and self-assurance.

What the queen sees, has seen and understands is vast beyond what those on the outside can comprehend. Nobody can know all of your experiences, and how you put them together to form a world-view speaks of your intellect and emotional maturity. The butterfly is a metaphor for having risen out of a cocoon to soar to heights previously unimagined and to look quite beautiful in all your freedom to explore the world from a variety of perspectives. Swords are the Tarot deck’s suit that signifies ideas and communication. The Queen of Swords is cerebral and intuitive, and exercises good judgment based on a wealth of experience and intellect: the epitome of wisdom manifest.

The same day that I pulled the Queen of Swords, I took an impromptu drive out in the country. I asked Spirit to give me some messages via the car radio. Not much was happening as I made my way past the farmland and wooded areas. As I headed towards the end of my trip, an old song came on that made quite an impact on me. I began to sing it loudly with confidence and a knowingness that it resonates strongly with my life so far. I could feel it in my bones.

The song was I am Woman by Helen Reddy. I grew up with the building momentum of the woman’s movement and really thought equality was around the corner. I was not raised to be a feminist, but nevertheless I expected to be treated equally and with dignity. I honestly couldn’t grasp why gender equality was not a foregone conclusion and I still feel this way!

In the video Helen Reddy mentions that 1975 was declared the International Year of the Woman by the United Nations. I wonder if 2016 will also be called the Year of the Woman? I am thinking of how Hillary Clinton’s role as the first Democratic nominee for President of the United States is bridging the gap between the 1960s and 1970s and the present. It is also a sign that we may finally be catching up with so many other countries such as Brazil, India, Israel, Germany, etc., that have had female leaders for decades.

These particular lyrics really hit me to my core:

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything 

When I look back on my life, particularly the last couple years, I see how much I had to endure and how these experiences changed me. Like the Queen of Swords, I have much wisdom to draw from, and yet; I am eager to learn more.

I feel that the Gemini new moon and the events that have followed were a harbinger of bringing a balance to power with the symbol of a strong,wise, seasoned, resilient, sometimes cynical Scorpio woman. This could be me, but I am talking about Hillary. She is far from perfect and not my first choice, but I admire her tenacity, intelligence, and dedication to service. She has known public humiliation and scandal. Yet she has survived and lived to tell the tale.

By Syed Atif Nazir [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

My moon is in my 4th house so it is at home in my natal chart. The world of intuition, mystery and beginnings and endings is its domain. Women who honor the moon in their lives are coming into their authentic power. The way of the soul is not weak or passive. It is natural and reveals one’s direction and destiny.

image credit ~ By Syed Atif Nazir [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html),via Wikimedia Commons
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