Tarot Challenge | Day 9

Published by Alison Cross on

She’s the gal for me!

Question: What card do I pull the most often? Why do I think that is the case?

I had a look back through the Tarot cards that I have pulled when I was selecting a Court Card’s energies to guide me from a) the dark moon to the full moon or b) the full moon to the dark moon.  The card most drawn is the Queen of Wands.

I’m quite pleased about this as I am working towards being a bit more Queen of Wandsy.

Naturally, I think I tend to live in my interior landscape, mainly inside my head, as per the suit of Swords.  I admit that I am more comfortable relying on my thought processes than, say, on my emotions.  I find my emotions unreliable and easily influenced by things like music, art and hormones. 

I went to an art exhibition in Glasgow a couple of years ago that featured the work of the Glasgow Boys. I got all weepy over a painting of poppies, their gorgeous petals scattered around their vase. I burst into tears.  Which was quite unexpected.  And hugely embarrassing.  I put it down to being Hormonal.  So, emotions are, for me, fickle things that can be influenced by a poorly-timed listen to a Leonard Cohen CD.

That said, I am quite happy to change my thoughts about things if the facts call for it!

The Queen of Wands is a Goal character for me, so maybe that’s why she appears so often?

Have you ever played the game ‘What would Jesus/Madonna/Amanda Palmer do?’  Well, I play that game with the Tarot Court.  So when I find myself sinking into a Knight of Swords moaning session, I often try the ‘What would The Queen of Wands do?’ approach and, even if I really don’t feel like it (hey, those unreliable emotions again!) I can still take the action that SHE would advocate…..  when I can bring a bit of her can-do attitude to my day, I mostly feel myself climbing up out of the Slough of Despond.  Not that I think the fine town of Slough is a place of Despond, you understand; it’s from Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.   *waits for the Slough fans to boycott the blog*

So, I’d love to know – what card tends to crop up in your Tarot work, for yourself?  What does its repeated appearance mean, for you?


Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.Β  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....


Inner Whispers · 18th April 2013 at 8:32 pm

I dug through my blog stats, and found mine (for the Courts) was the King of Cups – ack! As opposed to your goal Queen of Wands, Ali, I've never been a fan of this Court card. Still, maybe I need to be a little more emotionally detached… Anyhow, I blogged about him today, citing this post you can take a look here: http://www.innerwhisperscouk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/another-helper.html πŸ˜€

Celestia · 14th April 2013 at 10:53 pm

This was an interesting exercise for me. By a margin of 1 the Queen of Pentacles pipped past the Queens of Cups and Swords! And the Queen of Wands was just one step behind them, together with the Page of Wands, Knight of Cups and Knight of Swords. Taking into account this is a spot of the Courts over an 8 month journal of occasional readings… Interestingly, the least turned card was the Knight of Pentacles (I can dread plodding!) and only just in front of that, the King of Wands and Page of Cups, which told me a lot about fearing taking the lead – or being top dog – and sometimes struggling to get hold of that fish of inspiration in the Page's chalice! As for the ever busy and practical Queen of Pentacles, well I am pretty attached to my work and I relate to the Mother archetype, wanting to protect whatever is new and growing, as Mary Greer puts it. I felt for you around the poppy painting! Sounds like displaced emotion to me – maybe it wasn't allowed to express somewhere/when else so did so around an apparently neutral focus. Just an idea…

Vivianne · 12th April 2013 at 2:41 pm

Nah, the Knight of Cups is the whinger, to me πŸ™‚

    Alison Cross · 12th April 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Yes, he is a whinger – about 'motional stuffs πŸ™‚


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