Seems no matter what you do, there’s somebody always waiting in the wings, more than happy to enlighten you with their blessed gift of insight that you’re wrong! Is it any wonder so many of us are tempted to just keep our mouths shut?
Today’s Tarot forecast is “Morality,” better known as the Queen of Swords or “Queen of the Thrones of Air,” associated with Water (emotion) in Air (reason). We saw her appear recently as as “Misunderstood Strength,” not so much like this version. “Morality” is one of the most unsympathetic renderings I’ve ever seen for the Queen of Swords.
But yeah, she’s got the capacity for both types of expression. She can be inflexible as well as fair, unyielding when unnecessary as well as when it is helpful. She doesn’t have to be a bitch–but I’d be a liar if I said she never was. I just prefer to focus on the other expression of her energies.
I joined this little Tarot group on LinkedIn. Looking for a sense of community, you know? Answered one question and within minutes, was told my answer was wrong, but what I really meant to say was right. Huh? Read more to see a woman catching Hell for having an avatar of herself wearing a witch hat; someone else discussing antagonism from Christian groups was told she was the problem—so obviously being “judgmental,” a near unforgivable sin for new age folks.
I unsubbed within minutes. I am just not up for a spiritual dick-measuring contest, man. It’s not only Bible-slingers who are more than happy to tell you they have the one, true way. I wasn’t drawn to Tarot to find someone else’s ultimate truth. I’ve run across countless people who were all too happy to hand theirs over—usually without invitation. I am instead looking for MY truth. I’m convinced my personal truth will continue in flux as long as I draw breath. Anything short of that is not being fully alive to me.
Now, there is tons of wonderful wisdom out there for the taking. That’s why I look to connect with like-minded people to begin with! I learn so much from others, and hope they can find insight from my contributions as well. That’s win-win. That’s growth. But I have no patience for the Tarot police, or the Spirituality police, or the Morality police or whomever it is chomping at the bit to set the rest of us straight.
Today, the Queen of Swords shows up in her Morality outfit to remind us not to take criticism too seriously. If you’re the one criticizing, you might want to rethink the need. And if you’re getting it, rethink the validity. Either way, realize there are as many potential perspectives are there are individuals. Find what’s comfortable for you here and now, remaining ready to adopt something that fits better when you run across it. In the meantime, leave others to their own work.
How are you doing with criticism lately?
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