Tarot Queens | Mothers’ Day

Published by Alison Cross on

Last year’s Mother’s Day Tokens
Still unspent!

Originally Mothers’ Day was when people returned to their Mother Church.  These days, Mothers’ Day has become a Hallmark schmaltz-fest directed at Mothers everywhere.  In the UK we have Mothering Sunday on the 6th.

Yes, we know that it’s all a big commercial CON, but woe betide the child who fails to proffer up SOMETHING.

Sonshine is very partial to buying me mugs.  And the odd musical teddy-bear.  I am hopeful this year of a scented candle πŸ™‚

The tarot’s Queens are nurturers, guardians and teachers, but how do they mother!?

Queen of Cups

Loving. Verily, even in the face of slammed doors and crispy sports socks discovered beneath the bed.  The Queen of Cups represents those times when the temperature of your relationship with your offspring is in the desirable range – loving, caring, empathetic, understanding, friendly. BUT she can also be an emotionally manipulative Quine* if she doesn’t get her own way.

Mother most likely to:  Keep every scrappily-coloured in heart and crayoned card you ever made for her.

Queen of Swords

This is Mrs Sensible Head.  She’s not terribly happy about going along with the Tooth Fairy DECEPTION and if you have a Queen of Swords mother, you will probably be the first in your group to find out that Santa Claus IS NOT REAL. Keen to engage you in philosophical conversation, questions such as ‘Where do dogs go when they die?’ and ‘Was Jesus a real person?’ are the stuff of LIFE to this Queen!!

Mother most likely to:  Tell you that it’s ‘for your own good’, no matter what.  Bad Cop is a role she is prepared to embrace.  For your own good. Of course.

Queen of Pentacles

This Queen is everyone’s favourite aunty – she’s the BEST gift-giver and the comfort-food queen.  When you are ill, she makes you chicken soup and ensures that your pillows are plumped and your bedding is fresh.

Mother most likely to:  Make you a Tracey Island Thunderbirds birthday cake. Even though you’re 40.  Because she knows that you’ve always wanted one.

Queen of Wands

This is the most conflicted Queen – her fiery and watery natures do not sit comfortably together and she can struggle to keep it all together.

Too much emotional luffy-wuffy neediness seeping her way and she feels dragged down and restricted.  But too much fiery assertiveness can burn out any emotional connection to a frazzled shadow and she can seem like an emotionally cool or unavailable mother.

The mother most likely to:  Not be able to articulate how much she loves you.  Even though she does.  Also, she may fail to kiss your knee to make it ‘all better’.  But she will take you on the most amazing adventures.

Which one represents your style of mothering? Or your mother’s style of mothering?

Morgan Greer Tarot – Amazon uk
*Quine – Aberdonian word, queen
 – when referring to any woman, not an actual queen.
Short-lived (but much-loved) Scottish Magazine
was called Harpies and Quines πŸ˜€ 

Alison Cross

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


Bonnie Cehovet · 5th March 2016 at 2:18 pm

How cool is this! I never knew the origiins or Mother's Day involved the church! Very much a Pentacle Queen here. πŸ˜‰

Inner Whispers · 5th March 2016 at 6:29 am

Hmm, at the moment my basic Gemini Queen of Swords nature definitely seems to be coming to the fore… On the other hand, what about these ladies reversed or ill-dignified? Queen of Cups becomes an emotional blackmailer, Queen of Pentacles might over-stuff you with food or put you on a diet because you HAVE to take care of your body πŸ˜€

Katalin Patnaik · 4th March 2016 at 6:07 pm

One more QoP+C here! πŸ™‚ I love this post, if I had the time I'd ask your permission to translate it… Too much mothering to do though…. Maybe for next year!

Woodwitch · 4th March 2016 at 4:09 pm

I think I'm a mix of cups/ pentacles. I spend my life concocting soups and obsessing over whether bedding is crisp and fresh enough… And am an emotional wreck as an added bonus. πŸ™‚ however I do see little bits of wands and swords too.

    Alison Cross · 4th March 2016 at 4:19 pm

    ooooh I must remember to press you for soup recipes! <3

Ellen · 4th March 2016 at 2:02 pm

Lovely Post Allison! I suspect I am a perfect copycat of my mother because we are both mainly Queens of Cups and Pentacles. πŸ™‚ What about you?

    Alison Cross · 4th March 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I think that I'm bits of all of them πŸ˜€

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