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Womens Day Special: Queen Cards

Womens Day Special: Queen Cards

As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8, I take this opportunity to talk about the Tarot Court cards representing feminine personalities. The four Queen Cards- Queen of Cups, Queen of Wands, Queen of Pentacles and Queen of Swords. I will talk about each of these cards through four posts.

What is your personality or of the woman in your life.

Queen of Cups

While flipping through the entertainment channels, I came across a news about a party thrown by a very wealthy industrialist family. The news clip was about the famous people attending the party. Suddenly, the lady who was hosting the party came out and invited the paparazzi to eat dinner. This gesture of the lady is a true example of the Queen of Cups Woman.

A sensitive and caring woman, the Queen of Cups takes decisions based on her emotions and empathy. She has a great power to understand the emotions/feelings of the people around her. Her home is full of colourful and vibrant artistic pieces giving an insight into her creative side. Some professions where Queen of Cups would flourish are caretaking, social service, play schools, theatre, dance, and painting. Some of the women that I believe would be Queen of Cups are: Shabana Azmi,  Nita Ambani, Meg Ryan, and Oprah Winfrey.

Queen of Pentacles

I love drinking fresh Coconut water. It is tasty, cools the body, and is available just outside my home. Now, what is the connection between coconut water and Queen of Pentacles. It is the lady who sells the coconut water.

Here is our conversation when I went to buy it.

Me: How much is the cost of coconut?

Lady: ₹35

Me: Is it? I have bought it for ₹25 earlier.

Lady (Blank Expression) and after a pause.

Lady: Ok. I will give it for ₹25.

Me: I have ₹500 and no change. Do you have change for ₹500?

The lady gives me a blank expression and starts to cut the coconut. I am waiting anxiously.

Lady: I will give you change if you buy two.

Me (Totally shocked): Are you sure? You have the change for ₹500.

She hands me two coconuts and the change for ₹500 with a smile.

End of the conversation.

The Queen of Pentacles is practical and business minded. She is a good negotiator and knows how to come up with a win-win solution for her customers. She likes to enjoy good things in life. Her strength is in converting ideas into reality.

Queen of Swords

ख़ूब लड़ी मर्दानी , वो तो झाँसी वाली रानी थी

The above lines of a heroic poem that many of us have learned in India summarises the personality of Queen of Swords.

This heroic poem is about the courage shown by Rani Laxmibai, Queen of Jhansi. She fought fearlessly against the British Raj for independence of her city. She knew horse riding and the art of fighting with swords. She instilled courage in the people of her city and inspired them to fight for freedom.

In today’s world, Queen of Swords is an assertive person, who does not shy away from telling the truth. She is very intelligent and understands the politics around her. However, she will stay away from it until it threatens the safety and security of her and her loved ones. You will find her standing up for a social cause, being a political leader or leading a big organisation. Few woman that I believe would be  Queen of Swords are Menaka Gandhi, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Angelina Jolie and Malala Yousuf.

Queen of Wands

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I am not afraid to look behind them. ”  – Elizabeth Taylor

The above quote by Elizabeth Taylor is the true spirit of Queen of Wands. In fact, I believe Elizabeth was herself Queen of Wands.

The Queen of Wands person is energetic, creative, ambitious and adventurous. She is always on the lookout for the next challenge. She will be the life of all parties and has many many friends. She is a great at balancing her work and family. She would have an active career in the field of technology, services or education. She is tech savvy, who picks up new technologies very easily. Some of the women that I believe could be Queen of Wands are Priyanka Chopra, Melinda Gates, Lara Dutta, and Daniel Steele.

Exploring Tarot Cards: Three of Swords

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There is a person standing still in a thunderstorm with tears streaming down his/her face. There are other people running frantically for cover but this person is numb to the raindrops and chaos. This is the dramatic visual for the Three of Swords Tarot card. A ‘heartbreak’ card for me when I started learning about Tarot cards.

Over the years I have realised that yes this card is about pain but, pain that brings relief. It is like getting an injection. When the nurse prepares the injection, you cry, pray, or shout in anticipation of pain. The injection is painful till the time the needle pierces your skin and then, the pain vanishes.

The injection starts the cure and you feel relieved.

Today, I look at this card as an essential way of emotional healing. You will heal only after experiencing the pain and expressing yourself.

So, the question is:

What do you need to do to heal emotionally?

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Exploring Tarot Cards: The Chariot

Exploring Tarot Cards: The Chariot

The chariot card reminds me of the story of Lord Krishna in The Mahabharta.

The epic war of Mahabharta was fought between first cousins, Pandavas and Kauravas. Lord Krishna was Arjuna’s charioteer in the war.

 

Now, why do you think Lord Krishna became the charioteer?

Arjuna was the best warrior in the Pandavas team. However, Arjuna was also emotionally vulnerable when it came to fighting his cousins and Gurus from the Kauravas team.  Lord Krishna knew about this vulnerability and wanted to guide Arjuna in the right direction whenever Arjuna felt emotionally weak. Lord Krishna’s teachings to Arjuna on the chariot is the holy book of “Bhagwad Gita“.

The way Lord Krishna directed Arjuna to the path of victory is the essence of The Chariot tarot card. The Chariot tarot card enables you to give a new direction to your life. It encourages you to direct the horses to the path of your choice. It is not going to be easy, but with balance and wisdom you can get victory. Here is a question for you: Where do you want to go from here?

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