The Queens of Shoes

Published by Alison Cross on

If a picture is worth a thousand words, why not use images to help secure the meanings of the court cards in your head? To this end, I thought we could KICK off today (see what I did there?!) with an exploration of the Tarot Queens through the medium of HIGH-HEELED SHOES!

*very scholarly face on*

The Queen of Swords

Clever, sharp, possessed of a razor wit and allergic to all sorts of flattery or bullshit, the Queen of Swords needs something suitably spiky as her footwear.  I picked this because of the fantastic spiked heel, airy cut-out feel and butterfly motif!

The Electra by Sophia Webster
The Queen of Wands
She helps us handle everything in our lives with passion – if you’re not going to do it REALLY WELL, why bother? says the Queen of Wands.  Mediocre isn’t a word in her vocabulary and she likes to see every challenge as an opportunity.  She can be relentlessly upbeat – very tiring for the rest of us! She is also passionate about passion, hence I chose something really stand-out-sexy for her – tadaaaaah!
Leopard-print Louboutins, of course!
The Queen of Cups
This Queen is focussed on relationships and is very much in touch with her emotions – and helps you get in touch with yours too.  The power of emotions help us to create  – and experience – our inner world, regardless of whether we make love, make oil paintings, make music, make friends or make peace.
I wanted to find something that was ‘of the sea’ so chose shoes with pearls!  And since she is all about relationships, what better than a pair of lacy wedding shoes?
Yes, she would rather be wearing flip flops – but one needs to SUFFER for one’s high heel
Queen of Pentacles

This Queen’s power is related to home, health and wealth.  She appears if we need to ground ourselves  – a spot of gardening, meditation, physical activity, care of your health, redecorating the spare room etc. But if any Queen was going to extoll the virtues of a the wellington boot, it would the the Queen of Pentacles.  But since there’s no such thing as a practical high heel….. I had to do a powerful lot of googling. Googling shoes.  What hardship.  But the struggle was worth it, for I found this: 
Grrrr – have lost the source link for this image, sorry!

But shhhhhh, don’t tell the other Queens or they’ll want them too!

Alison Cross

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


Alison Wild · 3rd June 2014 at 4:26 am

This is perfect, alison, well done! Especially q of s…..

    Alison Cross · 3rd June 2014 at 6:22 pm

    They are pretty stunning heel highs, aren't they?!

Inner Whispers · 23rd May 2014 at 1:54 pm

Hmm, perhaps there's more Queen of Pents in me than I thought, cos hers are the only one's I'd wear by choice πŸ˜€ Fun post, Ali, thanks!

    Alison Cross · 24th May 2014 at 10:20 am

    Glad you enjoyed it. Like you I prefer flats for comfort, but for BEAUTY I'd rather google pictures of high heels πŸ˜€

    Inner Whispers · 26th May 2014 at 9:24 am

    Well, for sheer beauty I'd definitely go for those Queen of Swords butterflies! πŸ™‚

Joanne Sprott · 22nd May 2014 at 2:14 pm

Totally perfect, Alison. And I understand the compromises, particularly for Q of P who likely wouldn't be caught dead in anything but 'sensible' shoes. Those butterfly spikes, though, sooo perfect for Q of S. Ah, I get it. We could have a shoe-themed Tarot! It could work!

    Alison Cross · 22nd May 2014 at 3:57 pm

    A Shoe Themed Tarot! Now you're TALKING!!! We could have a lot of fun with that πŸ˜€

Ellen · 22nd May 2014 at 12:17 pm

Or wooden clogs!!!
Great Idea. I love the Queen of wands her high heels πŸ˜€

    Alison Cross · 22nd May 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Clogs! Interesting idea, Ellen! I have a Dutch friend who does actually wear clogs around the house. I feel for her neighbours in the flat upstairs lol!


Vivianne · 22nd May 2014 at 11:21 am

Queen of Pentacles wears Birkenstocks. Google 'ugly shoes' – I dare you πŸ˜€

    Alison Cross · 22nd May 2014 at 11:23 am

    They b'aint Heel Highs either, so she wasn't allowed them πŸ˜€ She would be barefoot by choice. But given this weather, her footwear of choice would be a welly, I think πŸ˜€

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