This weeks randomly drawn card is the Mother of Swords, which corresponds to the Queen of Swords in the Rider Waite deck. As always with the Court cards this could relate to the personality traits of someone in your life, male or female who shares these characteristics; or it could represent yourself if you identify with these qualities. Sometimes it can illuminate the best way to approach a situation which may be unfolding in your life at the moment.
So, the Mother of Swords in her most positive manifestation is intelligent, rational and an excellent communicator. If you ask for her advice be prepared for a direct and forthright opinion. She is straight to the point, honest and frank, and not prepared to sugar coat the truth as she sees it.
There is no fooling this person. She is exceptionally perceptive and can sniff out deception and subterfuge at twenty paces. Absolutely nothing gets by her!
She can be extremely quick witted and sharp, but sometimes this can tip over into sarcasm. You certainly wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a tongue lashing from this person as she can wound with her words. She doesn’t suffer fools gladly, and is nobody’s fool herself.
If you are thinking that she seems a formidable and quite scary force to be reckoned with, then remember that she has probably endured her fair share of hurts and knock backs throughout her life. This is what can give the impression that the Mother of Swords is cold and aloof. However her independence often conceals her internalised past hurts which form the basis of her experience and wisdom, and ensure that nowadays her boundaries are strong and unbreachable.
So, this week you may encounter a character who displays these kind of personality traits. Or, it may be that you need to employ something of the Mother of Swords to successfully navigate the week ahead.
Let us know in the comments if being ‘more Mother of Swords’ works for you this week!
Until next week,