So I don’t send you all off into the week ahead without the weekly draw, here she is. This week’s card is from The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, illustrated by Will Worthington. Our lovely card for the week is the Queen of Arrows:
Her position on the Wheel of the Year is entering the Spring Equinox. Arrows correspond to Air/Swords, the mind, the intellect, thoughts, creative tendencies. This is the watery part of air, lots of emotion caught up in these thoughts. This card tells of feeling alone, having to go through something by yourself. The Queen of Arrows is solitary, but she’s one of those women who is often alone by choice, and strong enough to survive on her own. From the book:
“A state of separation may exist, bringing with it sorrows, privation and misfortune. You may need to break old bonds and find new rivers in which to swim if you are to move beyond this place of darkness and loss.”
Well, not exactly cheery, but totally where my head is right now. I’ve been home from work while sick for a few days, tomorrow will be my first day back in a week. I’m not looking forward to it, and am doing everything I can to find another job and carve out a different way to live. I’ve been on about this for a long time, I’ve never been happy at this job, and am finally seeing some possibilities for getting out of there. The lovely, graceful swan is a strong and regal protector.
Perhaps others need the encouragement that things can change? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming… Hope you find some inspiration.