I keep thinking this is the Queen of Coins because the card is so rich with gold and red and beautiful things before her on the table. This makes sense because a rich innner and emotional life is treasure.
She follows her feelings. When she is talking to someone she notices how what they say makes her feel. She writes her feelings down in this big book which is as red as blood, as life. The book has straps holding it shut showing that what she is writing are her deepest, most private and true feelings and thoughts.
There are two doves in a basket because two-somes are very important to her. Relationship, friendship, closeness.
The hand blown venetian glass goblet is a lovely expensive thing that shows how rich and beautiful a cultivated (meaning she works with it) emotional life is. It is also delicate and fragile, she is not a tough person but allows herself to be vulnerable.
She doesn't shut down or hide when she finds herself feeling intensities of the uglier emotions. The scorpion is right there on the table where she can see it.
The Queen of Cups glows with a rich golden light that comes from experiencing the flow of emotions, accepting her real self, and feeling compassion for herself and other people.
I sat behind a very slender young lady in McDonalds over the weekend. She had a plastic bag with a bunch of empty Little Debbie wrappers, two bottles of vitamin water and a pint container of ice cream. She would take a few bites of her burger and then a big swig of water, then a few bites of ice cream, more water.... more ice cream... more water. The water is because that way everything will sort of float up when she makes herself vomit.
This card made me think of her because she is the opposite of the Queen of Cups. She's clearly motivated by strong emotion but it isn't expressed and acknowledged, rather it is swallowed down. She can't allow herself to be delicate and vulnerable, but has to "tough it out" and maintain the facade. She will not be able to know closeness in friendship or relationship because she is hiding her real self.
Last edited by Myrrha; 25-08-2009 at 13:39.