The Queen of Swords

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The Queen of Swords


Occasionally, in this blog, I like to do mediations on a particular card.
I do not intend for these meditations to be seen as interpretations let alone THE interpretation as if such a thing even existed.

The cards are conduits or stimulants of your higher intuitive sense.
The only “correct” interpretation is the one that works in the moment even if it has nothing at all to do with what you see depicted in the card.

Typically when sharing an image of a card on this forum I used the Rider-Waite-Smith not because it is my favorite deck but because it is in the public domain.

The Hanson-Roberts is my favorite deck and, in this case, I feel I must make an exception and share a Hanson-Roberts image.

The Rider-Waite-Smith simply doesn’t capture what the Hanson-Roberts succeeds in capturing and that is generally true of every card in the deck. For me the Hanson-Roberts is elegant and beautiful beyond compare.

This is the Hanson-Roberts Queen of Swords:

The Queen of Swords is a card of the minor arcana.

In general the swords are associated with air.
Swords often but not always relate to our thoughts or intellect but they can also speak to us about choice, volition, or discernment.

The queen generally but not always stands for creativity

Hanson-Roberts uses color like no other deck I have ever seen.
The colors of the Queen of Swords are gray.
There is a cloudiness, a sadness that strikes me immediately when I look at the card like the melancholy of a cloudy quiet day.

The Queen herself is beautiful but also sad.
I find myself continually drawn to her, a resonance like that experienced with a stranger that I immediately “click” with.

She holds her sword up as if to protect herself, as if she has had horrible experiences in her past that have caused her to be remote and defensive and yet her other hand is extended as if welcoming company.

Those of us who live with hurt often stay to ourselves.
Our sword is often up to protect us and yet we too long for meaningful relationships that won’t cause us pain.

On the other hand, only those acquainted with sorrow can effectively reach out to the sorrowful and this is what our Queen is doing and this is what our Queen urges us to do.

Keep your guard up but reach out.

She is wearing a steel helmet.
She protects her thoughts and memories.
She does not cast her pearls before swine.
She does not wear her heart on her sleeve.
She is not an “open book” by any means but as a Queen her experience and wisdom is rich and if you will heed her call to come to her, she will share her wisdom with you in due time, in her time.

She is intensely private, she is immensely sad, but her hand is extended to you in love, love that was refined in the harsh furnace of a difficult life, wisdom that was refined in the furnace of sorrow.

The gleam on her sword tells me that she is in tune with the divine within her, that her wisdom comes from divine inspiration.

This Queen is an elegant and beautiful woman and the card speaks well of the unique qualities of the Hanson-Roberts Tarot.

Much love and many blessings,

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