The Queen in Charge: Tarot for Sunday, 9 October 2016
I love Court cards, particularly the Queens. Court cards either represent an individual or qualities thereof. For example, the Queen of Swords in the Thoth deck I’m using today depicts the Queen reclining on her crystalline throne surrounded by clouds, sword in her right hand, a head in the other. See what I mean? There’s nothing like a Queen.
In today’s three-card spread, Elemental energies of Fire and Earth are present in the 2 of Disks, 9 of Wands, and the Queen of Disks. Our catalytic presence is balanced by the more practical aspects of our life. The numerology is interesting in that 2 added to 9 equals 11, the Master number for illumination. Master numbers are not reduced further.
Combined with the Queen’s presence, change and strength suggested by the 2 and 9 cards appear to indicate that we may have the genesis of something profound occurring. The Queen is many things. She takes charge with indifference. She’s in control, always. Her ram looks at us while standing guard on what appears to be a globe of some kind, as if defying us to interrupt his Queen’s thoughts. She looks out over a barren expanse, trees dotting the landscape,holding a globe in one hand, a scepter in the other. The browns and greens bring an earthy presence to this card of Elemental Earth. The Queen rules with a guarded presence, practicality and sensibility guiding her path.
Looking at the 2 of Disks, we see a snake, in oroborus fashion, coiled around in a figure eight, or in the shape of infinity, with its tail in its mouth. This is the card Aleister Crowley calls, Change. A yin/yang symbol sits within each circle suggesting balance and movement that is cyclical in nature. Change is a given.
The 9 of Wands shows layered wands depicting strength and protection. A single wand presents in front of the others, the sun at the top, the moon at the bottom. Although we may not realize everything about the change in store for us, we possess the inner strength and integrity to meet any challenges and the catalytic energy to create anew.
The barren expanse just beyond the Queen of Disks is her canvas. She will create as she sees fit, in balance, standing in her own power. She is Mother Earth, the Goddess of Creation, and she looks to the future, ready to embrace new endeavors with dignity and grace. The 11, our Master number for illumination, reinforces her power. From Hans Decoz:
The 11 symbolizes the potential to push the limitations of the human experience into the stratosphere of the highest spiritual perception; the link between the mortal and the immortal; between man and spirit; between darkness and light; ignorance and enlightenment. This is the ultimate symbolic power of the 11.¹
It’s this potential, this link between physical and nonphysical aspects of Self, that supports the Queen’s creative efforts. We are at our most intuitive when this number is present. The numerology of the reading actually provides the catalytic impetus to achieve our goals. And it’s interesting that if we did reduce the 11 to a 2, it brings us back to balance and change, a little synchronicity perhaps in play.
So as we go forward, blessings to all as we each stand in our own power, trust our intuition and embrace change with grace and dignity knowing that we have the strength and clarity to accomplish anything we choose.
Originally published at www.imsteppingaside.com on October 9, 2016.