Tarot from Conscience (or the Traveling Moth)
A space for tarot reflection for the day, week, or moment it comes across your screen. Each of these is reworked intentionally for The Edge, from the egregore of GroupTarot’s Card of the Week, to center education, diversity, and intuition.
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Today’s card comes from Cirque du Tarot. This deck is different from others I have shared here, in a myriad of ways. Most obviously, rather than being illustrated by one artist all the way through, each card is illustrated by a different artist. In some ways, reading with it is less cohesive in feel, in other ways it’s a celebration of individuality creating beautiful constellations.
Today’s card is The Queen of Swords illustrated by Everette Hartsoe.
Cut away what is not needed and what does not serve our vision and path, as well as the vision for our shared, co-created queendom. Let’s change up that kingdom, shall we?
Fighting battles has consequences. People get hurt, people can and have died. Originally, this card was pulled for the week leading up to Samhain 2020. As we rounded towards Samhain, Halloween, All Soul’s and Dia de los Muertos, with the thinning of the veil between the Dead and the Living, the Witch’s New year…
Remember them, those who walked on…
Which is still so appropriate now, as the world opens up thanks to vaccinations. Remember.
In the Reclaiming Community we have a saying, “what is remembered lives.” However folks have walked on in our lives, when they are remembered. They live. Have you inherited a literal or metaphorical throne? Which Mighty Dead are at y/our backs? Are they there by conscious or unconscious choice?
I am struck by the combination of the bright reds and greens and golds, as well as Her severity and seemingly lifeless eyes. There’s a question, does our exterior mirror or mask our inner reality?
Swords are of Air, so it is an excellent time to write, think, philosophize, read, communicate – even with Mercury being in retrograde (interesting this overlap) or maybe precisely because of: Mercury retrogrades are an excellent time to reflect.
We always have a choice. And we get to look at what we’ve inherited, claimed, and are seated upon, before deciding how we use their lessons and our own to forge our path forward and clarify, distill, and/or hone our vision/imagining of the world.
More about the deck’s creator – and in this case illustrator! https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3240120/exclusive-interview-everette-hartsoe-re-launches-razor-with-kickstarter/
To purchase this deck: https://www.78tarot.cards/
By Kate Mura, Owner of Group Tarot and Creator of Conscience (or the Traveling Moth)
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