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Darshanie’s Tarot

Eight of Disks

eight_of_disks_smallAs sovereign Beings on a planet that allows free will, we have the special ability to create reality. The powers of our mind, emotion and imagination, harnessed through the will are powerful enough to create reality.

The architects of society know this amazing ability of the human will in unifying the creative forces and bringing reality into form. They understand this power of free will and have mastered the art of creating consensus, and manipulating humanities emotions to create their version of reality. They have created systems which we enter and unknowingly consent to. When enough people agree on certain beliefs, their creative forces unite and make it real.

The living environments and social structures are designed specifically to harness every aspect of our free will to create a collective ideology. Before we are even born, our life trajectory is already set by virtue of the system we enter.As a baby, our parents are custodians of our free will and they, being already conditioned, give our rights over to the system.

We come into a world that is predesigned with its city walls, building structures, city plans, hospitals, healthcare systems, money systems, government systems, military systems and school systems. Within these structures we have to find our place and find success. In becoming successful we learn how to play the game.

In this card, the master architect is designing and creating the game board for everyone to play in. Through the layout of the roads and sections of the city, he sets up areas of association and areas of distance. He uses the energy of the lay lines of the land to create centers of power for leadership and areas of productivity for the workers. He sections off areas of beauty for the wealthy and areas of degeneration for the servants. In this way the societal hierarchy is built into the map. Generations of families will live and work out the scenarios of this orchestration. The inhabitants will be born into this schemata, grow up into it, play out their role and also die in it until they learn to master the energies of the game. When they do, they will then be able to pull their vested energies out of the systems of the game and form their own system; one that is in alliance with their Soul’s expression and earth’s energies.

We are ultimately meant to create our own version of reality and share it with those who belong to it. But before you discover your own roots, you learn to live, grow and thrive using the roots given to you by society.

In this card you have reached a certain level of mastery on which you can rely on. You have found your place in society. You have mastered your craft and have found stability through it.

This card represents masculine power that structures the world, and creates boundaries, rules and laws.

When you pick this card, look at your environment and see how it influences you. Acknowledge your level of mastery in the game of society. See where you benefit from it and where you would like to reclaim your power. Learn about your environment and make it work for you.

Seven of Disks

Seven of Disks

seven_of_disks_smallYou have undertaken the massive task of restructuring the earth. In this card a farmer looks over his land and sees all the work he has done. He has cleared the earth of her many grasses, shrubs, trees and wildlife.  He has arranged the land according to his needs. Crops are planted in neat rows for easy sowing and harvesting. Fruit trees are clustered together on the hill. There is even an area for the farm animals to graze and get milked. The natural environments are broken, tamed and put to use.

Rewriting the land is no small task. The earth and vegetation have a history that is millions of years older than ours. Within the ancient thick woods and deep forests are the hidden dimensions of fairies, nature beings, tree spirits and elementals.

The ancient trees  were the original gods and alters of worship. They are the living witnesses of life and the keepers of  history.To sit and melt with an old tree is to become still and enter the library of time. A tree can share with you its wisdom if you are receptive.

When you clear the land, you take from it the multitude of beings, both physical and astral. You clear away the magic, the mystery and the wisdom. You level the dimensions down to the surface.

Man is a young species. He is still learning about himself and battling with his fears. The world that he carves out for himself is based on his survival. He is afraid of the wild mysterious, powerful life force of mother nature and so he creates a tame version that he can manage.

Man does not realize that in doing this, he is cutting himself off from his greater spirit, his subtle levels and from his history. The elements of the earth are the elements that make up his very body. They are part of his inner world and the doorway to his spirit.

So the poor farmer works hard. He has removed all that he is afraid of and created a domain of comfort and safety where he can feel secure.

When you pull this card, understand that it is your limitations that you are catering to. The obstacles that you are facing is that of cultivating the rawness of nature into your vision of utility.

After a period of hard work, it is time to pause, reflect and assess your progress. You might be feeling tired, you might be feeling discouraged. Progress seems slow and patience is required to see your project through to completion. You are making the world a place that is friendly for you. Remember though, that nature is the greater Being in which we live in and so it is difficult to go against her. See where there might be room for corporation. It is easier to accomplish your goals by working within her flow.

Six of Disks

six_of_disks_smallThe number 6 has a physical focus. Its energy pools down into the lower realm of the figure. Consciousness slides down the tree of duality into the physical dimension and its perception becomes limited. Perception is from the physical senses and cut off from the subtle senses. It’s like scoping the landscape from the valley. There is only so much you can see. When you look at consciousness, there are various levels of unity and various levels of separation.

The Garden of Eden is where there is still the awareness of interconnectedness because there is still perception of the fluid and vaporous realities. Within the garden, the tree of Knowledge gave the Knowing of good and evil. Not an intellectual understanding, but a knowing through living and experiencing this duality.

As the serpent descends down the Tree of Knowledge it becomes dormant in Mooladhara, reality shifted and become solid. Perception separates from spirit and consciousness moves to the surface and you believe when the body dies that you also die. Your whole reality arranges itself to accommodate this shift.

Being bound to matter in this way creates a state separation. In this state there is loneliness and longing, there is lack and need, there is hunger and emptiness. A new perception of self is birthed to respond to this new paradigm. This is the birth of the ego self.

When you are connected to the subtle layers of yourself you know that what you seek is within you and nature. In the six of disks, you are now matter-based and in your separateness you believe that everything you need is outside. You become dependent on the charity of others, you become subject to the systems of power; you become a beggar in your own kingdom.

Looking outside creates desire which is an expression of the Kundalini force at the frequency of lust. This sacred energy when expressed from the levels of unity is love and when expressed through the screens of duality, is lust. Lust is a powerful force that solidifies and reinforces the ego self and separates us further from the higher realms. Through lust the sexual energy has a downward flow that nourishes the ego and makes man strong in the world of forms.

The feminine principle is wild and vibrant. It wants to experience and explore every dark corner of reality. It was not only the serpent that tempted Eve, but also Eve who lured the serpent down into the adventure of matter, down into creation, down into the play of the world.

Here in the six of disks, consciousness has scaled itself down the rainbow ladder of frequencies and presents itself as beggars to the moneylender.
The boy and girl are no longer aware of their connection to nature and the higher realms and are like lost children seeking shelter, guidance and protection. The money lender represents Maya, and is an invitation into the game of the material world. He represents the power of the outer world. He holds the scales which represent the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the tree of duality. On it is the snake, the symbol of consciousness, twining itself down the central staff.
Here the individual has entered the game of life and taken on the veils of Maya, the illusory reality of separation. It is a whole new world of exploration; a new adventure. The ego must be built up so the game can be played. Ahead is the city walls and gate. The boy and girl ready themselves to take on the world. Let the games begin.

Five of Disks

five-of-disksNo man stands alone. Our roots intertwine with others. Our basic needs for survival and belonging keep us together. We are social beings. Our sense of self first begins with family, then extends to friends and then further into community, religion and nationality. These are relationships that root us into the world. Through interaction and belonging we get to understand who we are and where we fit in.

Disks speak of the earth, the realm of Mooladhara. In the five of disks the fears of this chakra are confronted. The structures that support the physical dimension are breaking. The body is frail and has many needs without which it would fold back into the elements. This is a moment of panic and desperation.

In this card an old couple makes their way out of a frozen forest, looking for refuge from the cold. They are weary and have no more resources to draw upon. In the deep of winter not all survive. There is scarcity and life is bleak. The colors of the year are gone and life’s energies want to turn inwards. Night descends to allow the inner dimensions to come out. In this darkness ghosts and demons take form and have a voice. They are the voice of fears and insecurities, our shadow side that waited quietly during the summer months. This is the dark night of the soul. It is an initiation through the first chakra. Death is knocking. What are you going to do?

Five is a halfway point. You have started down a path where there is enough history and investment that you cannot go back. The question is how to go forward. The stars in the heaven form a downward pointing pentagram which narrows the focus to physical needs. The couple is walking out of the dark forest which represents their personal landscape of fears. They look to the church and city for community and support.

Five is a balance point between the inner and outer worlds. Here choices can be made with a window into both these dimensions of self. The two travelers, because of their weakened state are tempted to give up their freedom and personal power to the big institutions of society in exchange for safety and security. During times of loss you try to restructure, regroup and redefine your situation. What are you willing to trade for your survival?

When a tree is young it needs support against the wind and protection from wild animals. But once it is established and strong it can rely on itself. Likewise, in the beginning you need the support from society and its institutions, but as you grow, you begin to understand your own personal strength.

Winter is not a surprise as it happens every year. After living through a few, you learn how to prepare for it and enjoy its place within the year. The dark nights of the soul also come. It is part of life. You eventually learn that these dark winters are actually moments of opportunity to discover untapped strength. You learn to dig deep and a new wisdom emerges; the wisdom within darkness.

The five of disks asks you to move smoothly into the darkness, to get to know it as your friend. The lotus originates in the darkness before it knows the light. Life starts deep in the earth, deep in the womb, and in darkness. Embrace the fears that Mooladhara brings up. Let the monsters out of the closet. They are your friends. In the closet they are your fears. Let them out so they can find their naturalness again. Make them part of you, part of your Being – this is the secret of wholeness. There is no split between light and dark. They are both within, both part of your being.

Five is a pivotal number and determines the direction of the rest of the suit. When you get this card, there are issues that require inner and outer balance. Take time to reflect inside and embrace the darkness that is surfacing. Allow it a safe expression. Hear what it has to say. At the same time, find community in your outer world that supports the development of the person you want to become. Decisions at this point of your journey solidify your alliance with your world around you and your world within you.

Four of Disks

four-of-disks-darshanieThe wisdom of the earth is organized within the cyclical revolution of the seasons. Every process has its place, its time and its importance. There is value in youth and old age, in becoming and releasing, in birth and death. This is the wisdom of nature. There is no fight between light and dark, they both exist side by side to support and replenish the other. Each season is distinct with its own theme, set of colors, issues and experience of the life force. As the earth spirals through space, the rhythm of 4 creates the grounding structure for life to play out its dance.

Spring is the morning of the year. The life force is strong and fresh. Life is expressed with a palette that is bursting with color. It is full of vigor and vitality. Spring is a creative period. Life is young and filled with ideas, ideals, promises, hopes and expectations. The energy of spring carries our hopes, desires and inspirations. The gushing waters of freshly molten snow, the cacophony of songbirds and the shower of petals against the bright blue sky creates the mood for this season of beauty, innocence and first love.

And as things all do flow, spring gives way to the beautiful season of summer. Youth matures into adulthood. The projects started in spring are actualized and the flowers become fruit. Summer is a season of accomplishment. It is a peak time of the year; the sun is at its strongest and bathes the earth with its brilliant light. It celebrates the intensely creative element of fire. In summer the trees are laden, there is plenty, the days are long and the life force is established.

After the glorious days of summer when the life energies are spent, the beautiful season of autumn begins. It is time to move toward the internal dimensions. The experiences of summer are reflected upon, preparations are made to let go and move into the profound state of winter. Animals are storing their food, trees are pulling in and days are becoming shorter. It is a time to let go. There is the truth that nothing is permanent. In the end the essence of the experiences, the internal components are extracted, and the forms are discarded. The trees will carry the memory and record of the year, but the physical expression within the fruits and leaves are released. Autumn is well represented by the sunset; a dazzling brief moment sent off in celebration of a day well spent. It is the period of old age, where one reflects upon life, love, joy, and sorrow. He reflects upon his life and comes to a place of understanding, insight and wisdom. Like the waning moon, the nights become longer and darker and the world prepares itself for deep slumber.

Now begins the beautiful season of winter, the season of night. Winter is a season of rest, sleep, death and hibernation. It creates space to recharge, rejuvenate, reinvent and to connect once again to the deep layers of the soul. Without this phase, we would quickly burn out from the fires of summer. Life has a chance to inhale and receive. The earth takes in its experiences. It processes all the material of the year. The leaves, seeds, sticks and plants that have fallen are buried under the snow and they slowly decompose and merge back into the earth. There is connection and access to soul levels where you can experience and communicate with other dimensions of yourself. This is the dark time of year, ruled by the mystical new moon. The days are short, life is withdrawn and the element of earth presides. It is time to close the eyes and open to the vision of the soul, to move into no time and dream within the infinite realms of the cosmic mind. The energy and inspiration that is gathered in this season is what is expressed when life starts again in spring.

This perfect cyclic rhythm is carried out every day; morning, day, evening and night. . .in every moon cycle; waxing, full, waning and new. . .in every year; spring, summer, fall, winter. . .in the directions; east, south, west and north. . .in the elements; air, fire, water and earth. . .and in the stages of life; youth, adulthood, old age and death.

Deep within the crystal caverns of the earth, in her akashic storehouse, are recorded the laws of nature. A wise dwarf who is a keeper of this realm presents an ancient scroll where these laws can be read.

When you get this card, reflect on your activities and harmonize them with the natural rhythms of nature. This card asks you to join into the cosmic pulse of life. Your world needs grounding and support which the universe can provide once you follow its wisdom logic where everything has a time and a place. Connect to this natural rhythm and you will get plugged into the funky groove of our spiraling spaceship earth.

Three of Disks

three-of-disks-darshanieWithin the secret doorways of nature there exists a fascinating realm of brilliant colors, dazzling lights, shimmering geometry and eternal archetypes. This is the realm of eternal truths from which nature creates. The truth of a rock, a pearl and a lion are found here. The essence of blue, wet, infinity, a triangle and a circle are found here. The structure of whirlwinds, trees, starfish and a rainbow are found here. The blueprints for prosperity, harmony, beauty, distress, and hunger are found here. This is the realm of forms that Plato spoke of in the Allegory of the Cave. A rose is a rose because it expresses the essence of what a rose is within this realm of perfect forms. Nature is the expressive ground for these eternal truths. She expresses these perfect truths in unending variety.

As creative beings we can also manifest using this realm. As a human you carry within the subtle body access to a wide range of forms. This means that you have the flexibility to choose what you connect to. It’s not like the case of an apple that must carry the essence of an apple. It’s more like an apple that can carry the essence of pears and cherries and plums. We can choose the true forms we connect to and bring through. This is the power of our free will and the gift of the human template.

Through the power of imagination, identification and association you can connect to and conjure into your reality the vibration of different forms. By surrounding yourself with forms of divinity such as flowers, nature and sacred mantras, you can become divine. By surrounding yourself with forms of degradation such as violence, drugs, meat and porn you can become demonic.

In this card three flower fairies are creating a beautiful field, one flower at a time. They are filling in the blueprint for a wild rose, a flower of great beauty and a gift from Venus. The rose carries within it many inspiring codes from the realm of forms. It carries the five pointed geometry of nature in its structure, the blueprint of innocence in its delicate petals, the essence of femininity in its soft pink, the rapture of love in its intoxicating fragrance, and the power of creation in its central bindu. The flower fairies are master craftsmen and they weave these eternal truths into the flowers so that their qualities can manifest and become available on the material plane.

With the three of disks you already understand the direction of your project. Now is the time to establish beneficial connections and partnerships. This card indicates the need for a strong support system. Reach out and network. You cannot do this alone. You need the help of the universe, nature and your community.

Two of Disks

two-of-disks-darshanieA sapling emerges from the ground and begins its journey to becoming a tree. This card heralds change and growth from one form to another.

A seed begins to sprout and shows itself above the surface of the earth. This seed carries potential form and life. As it sprouts, that possibility can begins to actualize. At this early stage it is very delicate and it relies heavily on the grace of the sun, wind, rain and seasons.

This card is about manifesting into the physical world. Within the earth the seed is still in an internal state and it has not yet been presented to the world. But when the seed breaks through the earth, its potential is activated and its vision is articulated and communicated. It begins to face the world and if it is nurtured by the elements it will grow. The beginnings of a great tree is often humble and small. But with time, patience and support, it can huge, strong and rooted.

Any undertaking needs to have deep roots in the internal dimensions of your heart and imagination to weather itself through storms. A tree needs to be rooted. Roots and branches must grow in balance with each other. A tree should not extend itself beyond what its roots can support.If its roots are too shallow then it will depend on the support of society and circumstances which are always fluctuating and it might not have the strength to become a great tree. It is easiest to manifest what you are passionate about.

In the Two of Disks your endeavor has met its first step in establishing itself. It still needs a lot of planning, time and support to reach its potential. At this stage it is important to pace yourself and utilize what you have. It is important to carefully juggle resources in order not to over extend yourself. Jupiter is in Capricorn which is favorable for growth and expansion if hard and consistent work is applied. Growth takes time and resources. You have to budget your time, energy and money to make it through the long haul. Come up with your financial plan, communicate your mission statement and proclaim your direction. Your project is young and its well-being will fluctuate according to the outer influences of sunlight, rain, wind and seasons. You are reliant on and need the support of your community.You might need help from your neighbors and friends to get by. Keep your vision strong and keep your roots nourished by staying in touch with your passion. Keep your body strong for all the hard work ahead. This is just the beginning.

Prince of Disks

prince-of-disks-darshanieThe Prince of Disks comes from a stream of consciousness that belongs to the inner realms of earth. He is connected to her vast intelligence which is comprised of millions of beings, great and small, that all weave into seamless powerful consciousness. This is the same type of intelligence within our bodies.

The Prince of Disks knows the landscape of his body. He is attuned to its language and powerful instinctual nature. He understands his body as the subconscious. The intelligence of the body is difficult for us to grasp. Just as we live on the surface of the earth, we live on the surface of our bodies. Although our bodies belong to us, it is largely unknown. It is a realm of darkness and fear.

Our body is an ecosystem like the earth. It is a conglomerate consciousness. Within our bodies are worlds of specialized cells and colonies of fungi, bacteria and parasites. All these entities influence our behaviors as we influence their presence. Some of them are necessary and some are harmful. When our internal environment is in balance, we have wonderful digestion and overall health. But when we are operating out of shame, guild and fear, our bodies become acidic and the harmful organism flourish. Certain fungi and parasites like sugar and junk food. They hook into the nervous system and cause you to crave the foods they want. They latch into you on an emotional level and embed states of anxiety and fear. If you are living in unawareness with your body then it feels like your body is behaving against you and that you are helpless.

Culture and religion has had a strong impact on how we relate to our bodies. Pagan and shamanistic cultures greatly appreciated the divinity of the body. They used the dimensional technologies within the body to access various spiritual states. Spirit and matter was an overlapped through the body.

In many religions, especially Christianity the body along with its urges and impulses was rejected as sinful and a vehicle for the devil. Here is a paradigm that could make you absolutely terrified of your body. There was a time of witch hunts. This is an example of what extreme fear of the body looks like.

With the industrial revolution and the advancement of science, the body became parts and pieces like a machine and was valued for its functionality. Sickness and disease could be solved through pharmaceuticals and repaired through surgery. The body started morphing into a ‘thing’ to be pushed and bullied into service.

With consumerism the body is objectified as a commodity, a sex symbol, a product, your own arm candy. You dress it, groom it, nip and tuck it. You use it to create a front to hide behind. The shadow parts are ruthlessly denied.

In the computer age, we are entering a virtual world that is more exciting than the body. Even while eating, driving, socializing, adventuring, vacationing, relaxing we are busy with our cell phone and computer. This takes us away from the spontaneous in-the-body nature of these experiences.

The body is so amazing. It is your home. It is your vehicle for expression and your doorway to experiencing the world. You carry within your cellular memory, the history of all your past lifetimes. It is your history, your story, your hopes and fears, your joys and sorrows. The soul history that is buried within your flesh carries your signature. It is you, your spirit grounded. There is no other body quite like yours.

The Prince of Disks asks you to look at your body with a soft and accepting awareness. To sink into the body wisdom and let its various structures speak to you. As we work out the issues within our bodies, we create a more positive and healthy interaction with the world. By taking care of your body you are inviting in more of your Being. By taking care of your body you are taking care of your home.

The body is you, spirit, mind, emotions; the whole package manifested in this world. This body is the original technology. It can reach states of consciousness without drugs, communicate telepathically without telephones, know without google, and heal without pharmaceuticals.

The Prince of Disks is half man and half animal. He has empirical intelligence as well as instinctual and body intelligence. He can traverse the inroads of his body and read its stories. He plays his lute in a sacred grove of trees on the night of a new moon. The forest spirits and devas dance around him. He communicates to them through a sense of oneness, acceptance, inclusion, music and presence. It’s an intuitive language that the body understands as well.

When you get the Prince of Disks, you need to relax, slow down and take time to listen to your body. It wants to tell you something. . . Your body is your temple, blessed by the great Mother Earth. Every line, lump and knot tells a story. If you can treat it with extreme love and respect you will initiate a fantastic journey of self-recovery and healing.

Queen of Disks

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queen_of_disks_darshanieThe ancient element of earth is a place of powerful magic. It is the realm of Mooladhara, the final doorway through which spirit is birthed into matter. There is no physical existence without this element. The great magic of life happens constantly and abundantly within nature. The Queen of Disks rules this domain. From a handful of seeds, she can create a thriving forest. She grants support, structure, comfort, security, value, money and health. Her gifts operate in a healthy Mooladhara chakra.

Through connection to the earth element we have connection to abundance, growth, life, magic and sacredness. Being in nature lets you experience this. Even a single blade of grass carries earth’s sacred wisdom. It is tiny, small, one of zillions, yet it is honored and can drink deep of the earth. Its roots are intertwined with the roots of other grasses, flowers trees. It knows the cycles of seasons; it participates in the yearly process of death and rebirth. It knows how to live simply and take in the sunshine. At the same time it is a vast expression through the collective plant awareness. As part of a collective, it holds the soil together, allows the earth to breath and keeps in her moisture. There is nothing insignificant within the matrix of earth. Alone the blade of grass is small, but plugged into earth, it carries the message of wholeness and oneness. When you experience oneness you are no longer ONE. When you experience wholeness there is no longer a HOLE.

There was a time when people were connected to nature. Their life and time cycles flowed in harmony with the seasons. They understood and participated in the story of their food. By eating healthy and listening to the body, you tap into the intuitive healing wisdom of nature. You feel where and when something gets out of balance and how to heal it. Health is a natural state. The health problems we have today are a result of nature being pulled out of balance on a global scale.

The story lines of countless species are held within the earth. All Beings that have lived here, in the end have rested their bodies into the earth and contributed to the richness of her soil. When a tree, a bird, an animal or person dies, its body along with its cellular memory goes into the earth, is decomposed, broken down, absorbed and becomes the fertile ground that supports life. In nature everything that dies is recycled into life giving soil. Earth contains the distillation of our lives, our experiences, our hopes and fears, our joys and sorrow, our intrigues and drama. It is all absorbed into a collective wisdom that feeds and supports new life. Within her crystalline caverns, all experiences are stored. All life is held sacred. Life builds itself upon life. One generation builds upon the next. There is continuity and a growing of wisdom. Through this natural cycling, nature remains ever fresh, ever clean and ever in the service of life. Soil is the soul of earth; it cannot soil, it is only our alienation from earth that interprets it so.

Mooladhara has become dysfunctional because we have uprooted it from its natural element of earth and are trying to grow it hydroponically. We are replacing nature’s wholesome bounty with dead environments and artificial substitutes. This only alienates us from our ancestral wisdom and interconnectedness.

There are two directions for energy to flow. One that creates life and one that creates chaos and destruction. In the quest for individuality, humans have forgotten the beauty of interdependence. Because of our disrespect and abuse of earth, we have driven the Fairy Kingdom along with its magic into other dimensions. The life and magic of nature has fled and left us with a contorted and angry form of nature. The imbalance in nature is reflected in our reality as disease, poverty and emptiness.

The denial of earth’s magic has left humanity with a spiritual void. We try hard to fill it with food, drugs, sex and materialism. But it is a hunger of the soul that cannot be satisfied by the outer world.

When we exploit the earth we lose the connection to the sacredness of life and its cycles. We become afraid of death, disease and dirt because we turn our energies into the direction of chaos and imbalance. We create a reality which produces fear.

Getting back to nature is a conscious effort. It starts by honoring your body through dance, yoga, exercise, eating healthy non-violent food and getting lots of regular sleep. Its about reclaiming the magic within our Beings; the power to create your life and manifest a reality that is wholesome, interconnected and supportive to life. We need to becomty that is wholesome, interconnected and supportive to life. We need to become dreamers of our own earth connected reality rather than puppets in society’s materialistic machine. We need to reclaim the energies of Mooladhara so that it can grow deep roots and become empowered.

Magic is an awareness of the inner worlds that allow us to dream our dreams into earth reality. It is the knowledge that we are Beings of great manifesting power, imbued with a life giving force from a loving breathing earth. When we create in harmony with her laws, we are automatically connected to her power. When we harm and exploit the earth, we defile the sacredness of life and become a separate entity that moves in the direction of chaos and destruction.

The Queen of Disks sits under a forest cathedral with light streaming through its leaves. Her altar is laden with fruits and vegetables. Her staff has a crystal that holds the wisdom of generations past. Her horns represent her intuition which is instinctive, cyclic and bound to the earth. She is about life and for life.

Princess of Swords

Princess of SwordsThe Princess of Swords is a court card of the ancient element of Air. This element is about the mind and its powers of thinking, reasoning, logic and comprehension. This mind is a powerful instrument as it gauges the scope of one’s reality. It allows in what it can accept and filters out what it cannot believe. It creates the blinders that determines the parameters of our reality. From the Infinite Allness, the mind selects an intersection of time, place and belief and brings to us a version of reality that we can accept. It decides how big or small our world is and all that it will include and exclude. If we expand our minds, we automatically expand our reality.

The Princess of Swords is a young woman, curious and intelligent. She is hungry for knowledge. She is feeling the restrictions of her intellectual parameters and wants to expand them. She knows there is much more. She might be found in activities that engage and sharpen the mind such as: reading, thinking, meditating, reflecting, debating, researching, studying, going to school and taking classes.

The Princess of Swords can often be spotted as a rebel. She most likely has the T-shirt and bumper sticker that reads, ‘Question Authority’. She is motivated by the simple proddings of a big ‘Why?’. Her spirit is defiant like that of a warrior. She wants to understand the rules of culture and society so that she can break them. She wants to understand the laws of nature so that she can govern them. She wants to understand the beliefs within religion so that she can challenge them.

In this card we see a young woman in a frigid landscape. She is moving away from the intelligence of her heart and replacing it with the intelligence of her mind. She is leaving behind a lake which represents her emotional realm. This lake was once warm and sensual but now is cold and frozen. She steps onto the snowy-lands which presents the element of water in a safe and solid form. She will no longer drown in it or be torn by its treacherous currents. In this solid state it is more manageable. She can safely walk on it and analyze its beautiful intricate patterns.

The Princess of Swords is still young and at the beginning of her quest. Her mind is still struggling with its limitations. She wears a crown of sharp ice crystals that sometimes break through her delicate skin. Ahead she sees her goal; the high mountain peaks. When she reaches them she will be able to have a higher perspective. She will be able to see the governing patterns and behave from the sane mandates of logic and reason. She must pass through the dense forest ahead which represents her fears and the dark unknowns within her nature. The thick mist represents her mental barriers which restrict her vision. She must sharpen her mind and pierce through its thickness to get to the mountain peaks where she hopes to find profound peace and clarity.

When you get this card, question your reality. Stop and look at things logically. You might be trapped in an emotional drama that requires analysis from a different perspective. Learn more. Move out of the emotions and look at the clear facts. With effort and discipline your answers can be known.