September 25

Queen of Swords: Cleaning the Closet


The air is saturated with uncertainty. Seems like everybody I talk with has some sort of big, fat unknown hovering on the horizon. People are re-evaluating jobs, relationships, living arrangements and more.

Root chakra issues inflamed: security, stability, health, and physical safety. It’s like life has provided us this weird pause as this cycle plays out and people are still feeling their way ahead.

I’m blaming it on 1.) crazy-ass times; and 2.) Mars retrograde.

Personally, I’m spending a whole lot of time on the front porch, contemplating my flowers. I get the clearest ideas out there.

Cockscomb: Flowers Are My Friends
Cockscomb: Flowers Are My Friends

So many questions being asked.

What matters most? What brings happiness? What’s the signal-to-noise ratio in my life? What would work out better?

This odd space we share makes the world feel like nothing is off the table. Anything’s possible next–a thought simultaneously exhilarating and unnerving.

To move ahead, we don’t need to flowchart all the potentialities and thank the Gods for that! Instead, we do the Queen of Swords work and start cleaning out metaphorical and/or literal closets.

Decide what still works for you and what’s getting you nowhere. And next week would be a great time to kick off any purge-fests.

Next Week in the Cards

Outlook is the Queen of Swords, with advice coming as the Five of Wands + Six of Cups reversed. These images are from the mini Radiant Rider-Waite deck – one of my favorite for readings.

Expect sorting of all sorts to characterize the coming week. With the Queen of Swords, division could be a thing for sure, but she’s not prone to argue for argument’s sake. She’s much more interested in rationally pursuing her goals than she is in what anyone else is doing. To her, other people’s agendas are not relevant.

Specifically, she focuses on utilizing whatever approach or process necessary to achieve her objectives, eliminating the extraneous, whatever doesn’t align. Swords often represent mental or intellectual energy, so the process is potentially enlightening.

Just because this is a mental energy, however, don’t dismiss physical sorting. The clarity we’re talking about is rooted in the decision-making process; whatever you choose to sort will benefit.

We’re advised by the Five of Wands to fight through the process. Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting altercations.

If you get into a brawl, don’t blame me. Or do, but I still won’t take credit.

Just work it out yourself. Do not blindly trust or accept whatever you’re handed (reversed Six of Cups). Ready-made answers may be offered with best of intent, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good fit. You have to decide that on your own.

In this process, you’ll undoubtedly find some of the outfits no longer fit. The reversed Six of Cups suggests nostalgia isn’t the way to decide. Whatever we carry into the future with us needs to “earn it’s keep”  (Five of Wands) and justify a spot in our lives.

Sort, my friends, sort! If you do, I’m quite certain that you’ll end next week feeling lighter than you went in. I’m definitely going to test that theory myself.  Be well.

If you’d like to ponder your process in a private session, give me a holler and we’ll talk.

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Five of Swords, Queen of Swords, Radiant Rider Waite, Six of Cups

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