Salty tears of grief fall to the earth providing nourishment for new life. The imagery in the Queen of Disks makes me think of the 3 of Air from the Osho Zen deck. In that card, a character is frozen in ice, which has only melted around his face because of his flowing tears. It tells us that crying allows us let go of pain and begin to heal. Here in the Queen of Disks, crying is the lubricant that allows movement of souls on their journey to the underworld.
Originally Posted by Bat Chicken
There are roses in full bloom and a dry creek bed.
Ah, ok. I was seeing it as a path and kept thinking about being 'led down the garden path'. I was trying to figure out what the deception was about. I much prefer the idea of it being a dry creek bed. The Queen (Hathor) with her tears fills the creek bed allowing it to flow again. It becomes a conduit for the journey. Without the Queen and her tears, nothing can move, nothing can grow.