May 26

Everyday Tarot, 05/26/11: Queen of Swords Gets Critical

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daily-tarot-forecast-queen-swords-osho-zenSeems 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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  1. “I am just not up for a spiritual dick-measuring contest, man.”

    ROTFLMAO, Dixie!!!

    “I am instead looking for MY truth.”

    Amen, sister. I’m with you!

    You’re right on the mark. Have a great day, Dixie!

  2. “I am just not up for a spiritual dick-measuring contest, man.”

    ROTFLMAO, Dixie!!!

    “I am instead looking for MY truth.”

    Amen, sister. I’m with you!

    You’re right on the mark. Have a great day, Dixie!

  3. It’s funny that she’s a Queen, because recently I was thinking about a few of the women I know who are this way. It’s like they assault you with their opinions, even if you haven’t asked them for it. In fact, I used to have a very hard time with people like this (and in my case, it was mostly women), because I would listen to them. And I would always always get bit in the ass. I was thinking that next time I encounter this, I’m going to say, My life is not a democracy. It’s a dictatorship and I’m in charge.

    I always think about the Yiddish saying about marriage: It’s like a shoe, only you know when it fits.

    I’ve had a very long struggle with finding and then listening to my own inner voice, which is why I’m so open about Tarot. It’s helped in finding and, ultimately, actually paying attention to my inner knowledge. And, weirdly, recently I posted on my blog about the idea of making your own Tarot deck as a fun, artistic project. Then yesterday, I thought, Man, why a whole deck, how about just ONE card I really dig?

  4. It’s funny that she’s a Queen, because recently I was thinking about a few of the women I know who are this way. It’s like they assault you with their opinions, even if you haven’t asked them for it. In fact, I used to have a very hard time with people like this (and in my case, it was mostly women), because I would listen to them. And I would always always get bit in the ass. I was thinking that next time I encounter this, I’m going to say, My life is not a democracy. It’s a dictatorship and I’m in charge.

    I always think about the Yiddish saying about marriage: It’s like a shoe, only you know when it fits.

    I’ve had a very long struggle with finding and then listening to my own inner voice, which is why I’m so open about Tarot. It’s helped in finding and, ultimately, actually paying attention to my inner knowledge. And, weirdly, recently I posted on my blog about the idea of making your own Tarot deck as a fun, artistic project. Then yesterday, I thought, Man, why a whole deck, how about just ONE card I really dig?

  5. I feel very unfairly criticized by queens on a daily basis. They’re everywhere. I just try to be accepting of everyone and their opinions, but they are so aggressive and hostile. All I can try to do is set my own goals and create protective light around myself and my family.

    I’m still following the warm waves of emotions as a guide… I have been pondering that one because it is so nice, and it totally resonated. I had the greatest conversation with a mom who is a sociology professor, and I kept thinking, ok, this is a valid path. She is so NOT shallow.

  6. I feel very unfairly criticized by queens on a daily basis. They’re everywhere. I just try to be accepting of everyone and their opinions, but they are so aggressive and hostile. All I can try to do is set my own goals and create protective light around myself and my family.

    I’m still following the warm waves of emotions as a guide… I have been pondering that one because it is so nice, and it totally resonated. I had the greatest conversation with a mom who is a sociology professor, and I kept thinking, ok, this is a valid path. She is so NOT shallow.

  7. I consider myself a Pagan-Christian. When I first accepted that I am both, I had joined a message board and decided to participate in a thread titled Pagan-Christian.

    I had read through it, and put my voice in. Within a half hour, I had someone ringing my bell that you CANNOT be Pagan Christian, because they are opposite sides of a coin. I responded that early Christianity – the Gnostic Christians, the Essenes – were more Pagan than modern day Christianity would have us know.

    She wouldn’t let up, and I thanked her profusely for showing me that there are judgmental Pagans out there, apologized in general to the board for stirring up her hornets nest, and removed myself.

    I’ve never run across that anywhere else, altho I have participated in other boards with no problem. I simply was not created with the ability to fit into anyone’s personal opinion of category. I yam what I yam. Pass the Spinach!

  8. I consider myself a Pagan-Christian. When I first accepted that I am both, I had joined a message board and decided to participate in a thread titled Pagan-Christian.

    I had read through it, and put my voice in. Within a half hour, I had someone ringing my bell that you CANNOT be Pagan Christian, because they are opposite sides of a coin. I responded that early Christianity – the Gnostic Christians, the Essenes – were more Pagan than modern day Christianity would have us know.

    She wouldn’t let up, and I thanked her profusely for showing me that there are judgmental Pagans out there, apologized in general to the board for stirring up her hornets nest, and removed myself.

    I’ve never run across that anywhere else, altho I have participated in other boards with no problem. I simply was not created with the ability to fit into anyone’s personal opinion of category. I yam what I yam. Pass the Spinach!

  9. Just found this blog….so love your wit , style , and humor. Can’t wait to fully explore this blog…Yeah…Dat ole Queen of Swords….can dish out criticism until you feel…like a gut shot bear.

  10. Just found this blog….so love your wit , style , and humor. Can’t wait to fully explore this blog…Yeah…Dat ole Queen of Swords….can dish out criticism until you feel…like a gut shot bear.

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