Well. That’s quite the combination.
The Queen of Swords is a complex figure and a beautiful one, if we give her lessons the space they deserve. She has, in the most vernacular sense, seen some shit. She has been through the fire, learned a lot of uncomfortable truths and become stronger as a result. True, she can be icy-cold and angry if provoked, but she is also a source of deep clarity and compassion. She contains multitudes.
We are invited, I think, to reflect on how to embody our own hard lessons in order to gain similar clarity this week. The Chariot offers us hope of a significant push forward if – and this bit is important – if we use our learning to determine where we’re going next. No charioteer ever arrived at the intended destination by being sloppy in charge of the reins.
And there is another caveat in the form of the Eight of Cups. In this deck particularly, this is a sign of emotional energy that is sluggish, at least for now: we need to pause, take time and collect ourselves while we are lacking the stamina to drive on. It will come, says the Chariot: but hold fire until you feel ready. Concentrate on assimilating those tough lessons, recover yourself and when it’s time, you’ll know.
Have a good week and stay safe x