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I am Woman, Queen of Swords


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

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 ( or CC-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 (,via Wikimedia Commons

18 comments on “I am Woman, Queen of Swords

  1. Yay: “I took an impromptu drive out in the country.”… much fun! Happy Summer, Linda, and soon to be summer solstice! We are really busy here, too! ❤ Here's to women rising! ❤
    Aloha, Ka

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    1. litebeing says:

      hi Ka, happy eventual solstice and full moon. This year is flying by and we all are busy it seems. Woman rising, why not? Hillary may not be the best manifestation of the archetype, but she is very bright and tough. It will work.

      aloha, Linda


    2. litebeing says:

      hi Ka, happy eventual solstice and full moon. This year is flying by and we all are busy it seems. Woman rising, why not? Hillary may not be the best manifestation of the archetype, but she is very bright and tough. It will work.

      aloha, Linda


  2. cynt5525 says:

    Hi Linda, It has been a while for the both of us. Thank you for Liking my post!!! 🙂 * Cynthia


    1. litebeing says:

      Great to see you back Cynthia. Where is your exhibit located?


  3. Such a great card, full of wisdom, and I loved how it all came together Linda with the car journey and the radio song.. Yes I hope that Change comes to the USA.. Women are in need of a voice, and so many over the years get surpressed..
    I hope you also are well and look forward to the connection between you and the Queen of Swords ..
    Wishing you a peaceful weekend..
    Love Sue xxx

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    1. litebeing says:

      Hi Sue,

      It is a great card. Since I am new to the Goddess tarot, I take my interpretations from published material. My intuition knows that this card is right for me at this time. I wish that we had more women in leadership roles, especially those that are not overly combative, trying to be male to succeed. The US is supposedly a world leader, but we are so behind in many ways. But slowly the tide is changing. More citizens are progressive and embracing socialist values.

      I will reveal more soon, waiting on the right time 🙂

      love ya,

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      1. I will await with patience dear Linda.. and Know all will be revealed at just the perfect time.. ❤ xxx

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  4. Karin says:

    It is amazing to see how the communication with the universe works, via Tarot cards and songs in the radio. The communication is everywhere. I like your stories. Congratulations to the amazing card you drew!
    The lyrics you quoted hit me to the core, too. Wisdomw born of pain, ouch. Currently, I am having a hard time making peace with the fact that there had so be so much pain and struggle. My ego is having temper tantrums over this and it thinks that the pain and struggle sucks. But spirit probably thinks it has been a good bargain.

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    1. litebeing says:

      Yes Karin, I am loving this card. The swords represents air signs, and the new moon was in Gemini ( an air sign and my moon sign also).

      I do not know how good of a bargain it is. I am so tired of physical pain and my heart goes out to all who suffer. I keep listening to my body, trying to figure out what it needs. And I will be seeking help with this.

      I am so glad you enjoy my stories. The radio is a great oracle for me. Lately I have noticed that I am picking up more on global impressions. Perhaps I have been doing so all along, but was not aware of it.

      My info came before Hillary won the nomination. Years ago I had a dream with Hillary ( wonder if I recorded it) in which she was considering running again. I told her to go to California. Turns out that California cemented the deal for her nomination 🙂

      Hope I can find the dream somewhere.

      Also hope you are feeling better.

      hugs, Linda

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      1. Karin says:

        That is cool. You dream a lot about celebrities. To me, that never happens.

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      2. litebeing says:

        guess what? I did record the dream form July 2013. I will post it soon. It is not exactly precognitive, but does have merit. I wonder if I dream about many celebrities because I watch so much TV? Start watching more and see what happens.

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  5. I enjoyed this, Linda. I’m proud to have been born in the year of the woman.:) About Hillary, I actually admire her a lot and she would be my first choice if I lived in the US.

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    1. litebeing says:

      So glad to hear from you Monika. Maybe you like Hillary because of all that Pluto and Scorpio 🙂 I will support her, but I like her more before she became so rich and powerful. She started out as a brilliant, savvy idealist who was tenacious and ambitious. But she seems less passionate about policy and lacks charisma.

      1975 was a great year for me as well. My progresses Sun entered Sag around that time and I made more friends and became more part of the greater culture. It was an exciting creative time! No wonder you were born then 🙂

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  6. Grandtrines says:

    Reblogged this on Lost Dudeist Astrology.

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      1. Grandtrines says:

        You are welcome!


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