The Queens of Shoes
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!
|Yes, she would rather be wearing flip flops – but one needs to SUFFER for one’s high heel|
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 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 😀 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 😀
Inner Whispers · 26th May 2014 at 9:24 am
Well, for sheer beauty I'd definitely go for those Queen of Swords butterflies! 🙂
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 😀
Ellen · 22nd May 2014 at 12:17 pm
Or wooden clogs!!!
Great Idea. I love the Queen of wands her high heels 😀
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 😀
Alison Cross · 22nd May 2014 at 11:23 am
They b'aint Heel Highs either, so she wasn't allowed them 😀 She would be barefoot by choice. But given this weather, her footwear of choice would be a welly, I think 😀