Sunday, March 13, 2011
Queen of Wands
Here we see mastery of the feminine creative power. Unlike the Princess who bursts forth and seeks her expression, the Queen stands in her own light and her good forms all around her. Her energy is fully centered on her acceptance of her light, her expression of her power lies in Being. I can do no better in describing this powerful being than to quote Marianne Willamson, who defines the passage from the past to power in eloquent words, quoted by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepeset fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God,. Your playing small doesn't serve the woirld, There's nothing enlightend about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you, We are meant to shine, as children to, We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us, It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others". These words, from A Return to Love, changed my life. They began my personal transformation from a being of fear to a being of light. I offer them here, not only as an apt description of the energy of this card, but as an invitation to embrace this power within you and stand in your own light, as does the Queen of Wands.
from the original website:
Queen of Wands.
"This card representing either an actual being or the way of being at the particular frame existing is *water of fire*. Therefore at once a flame of raging fire simmering down to a more calmer reflection of the cooling water it combines. This transformed person strong and fearless shows wisdom through hardship in the crown she bears and I believe the coat is different which the cat used to wear. Certainly an active yet reflective individual"
"Let's not forget that this lady has discovered her integrity through a great period of personal growth. She has broken through her past to discover her inner glory. I read somewhere that she was originally a dark haired woman, dressed in black, escorted by a black panther. As she grew in her transformation (sorry, forgot if there was a particular reason that she did) she stopped the transformation of the panther into a lion by pinching its head, thus leaving the dark spots of the leopard to remind her of where and who she'd been. She is the fulfilled manifestation of personal power, a woman who has embraced her destiny by accepting her past. When reading for women, I frequently call this the "you go, girl!" card. For men, this card, more than the other "female" cards, represents the "anima", the fulfillment and acceptance of the feminine nature and its complimentary power. In all cases, however, this card speaks of a completed growth process that is very much rooted in acceptance of the past."
"Passionate woman, sometimes a fire sign, possibly under the protection of sekhmet. Strong with strong opinions and desires. Can be a wonderful companion unless angered. Protective of her family, her love."
F. Joan Parker
"Woman who will NOT compromise herself for anyone.
Passionate and enlightened.
One who knows their integrity and will not do anything to compromise this!!
Negative side is aggresive."