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Sunday, August 6th, 2017 ~ Deck: Rider/Waite
Love is always on the way in or out of someone's life. It's a constant flow of come and go. I know, there are those "soul mate" connections that never seem to break and go on forever, and ever, and ever. But it doesn't work that way for all of us, myself included. Relationships come and they go. And the reversed nature of this card is just affirming what I already know...I'm stuck in a solitary point of time right now, and there may be good reasons for this. Perhaps I'm suppose to concentrate more on some aspect of me, my life, my family, or a project that would not get the attention it deserves if I were involved with someone. Relationships, after all, seem to swallow up your time and attention, your energy and your thoughts.
Other messages: don't let an important opportunity slip through your fingers; on the other hand, don't hold on to something that is outdated or no longer of use, it's futile and unnecessary.
"Ding-dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead..." as the lyrics to this well-known old song go. Once upon a time the Queen of Wands represented a mother-in-law; a wicked woman with a black heart, a sword for a tongue, who wielded an iron-fisted control over her grown children and their lives. She's gone. For me, she is totally removed from my world, but that is the first thing that popped into my head when I turned this card over on this day.
On further reflection, getting past an old association, this Queen is telling me that there's something in my own life, or something coming up, that I will not have total control over. At first thought, it might make me cringe, but then that little voice in my head says, "It's okay, you can handle it, whatever "it" will be". There's an eerie calmness about this card, on this day, that's usually not associated with a loss of control. (Most of us like to be in control, desire to be in control, fight to remain in control of our life and our destiny.)
There is the idea of patience and waiting, or "waiting something out"; there is the idea of lazy mid-summer days filled with heat, thunderstorms, lightening bugs, iced tea, and a doorway to memories of many a lazy summer in the past. And along with it comes the feeling of life slowing, pausing, giving a sigh. Things will resume their normal speed, at the end of this summer, says this card, to me, today.