In the Rider Waite Smith tarot, each of the queens has an animal with her. You can click on each image below to see a larger version.
The Queen of Swords has a bird flying high over head. There is also the butterfly on her throne.
She is a lady of mental acuity and focused thoughts. Her animals are messengers in many world mythologies.
What bird do you think is flying over her head?
The fiery Queen of Wands has a small black cat at her feet. there are also a number of lions on her throne. Why do you think cats are associate with this Queen of getting things done?
She is a passionate woman who acts on impulse. She understands her own power. This lady can light up your world if you let her.
The contemplative Queen of Cups has fish as well as mermaids for her companion. She is the queen who others come to for comfort in emotional times.
This lady knows the value of a good cry as well as a belly laugh. She encourages you to dive deep into your own emotional self to find the rewards of being you.
The Queen of Coins has three animals. Look at her throne. You will see a goat as well as a bull. In the far right corner, you will also see the rabbit.
She is the queen of fertility and growing things. Her message is to do the work to gain the reward. This lady is the most determined of the four Queens of the Tarot. She knows the value of honest, hard work.
What questions would you ask of these queens if you could sit down with them?
Rider Waite Smith Tarot
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Thank you for joining us on our Beltane or May Day 2014 Tarot Blog Hop. To navigate, just click previous or next to go to the next blog post.
Our blog hop wrangler this time is Aisling from Utah. She tasked us with discussing The Union of Opposites. She wanted to see our own take about how combining two dissimilar things which may seem to be in opposition to one another can produce an harmonious whole.
We decided to show you two sets of opposites from five different decks.
The Empress is the embodiment of life and abundance whereas Death is about embracing that final change. See how these five decks interpret this particular dance of opposites.
Do you think Death yearns for what the Empress offers? Or is it the other way around?
Deviant Moon | Death vs. The Empress
Cat’s Eye | Death vs. The Empress
Thoth | Death vs. The Empress
Rider Waite Smith | Death vs. The Empress
Joie de Vivre | Death vs the Empress
Next we offer the delicate dance of opposites between the Devil and Strength. Is it sometimes stronger to give into temptation?
Deviant Moon | Strength vs The Devil
Cat’s Eye | Strength vs The Devil
Thoth | Strength vs The Devil
Rider Waite Smith | Strength vs. Devil
Joie de Vivre | Strength vs The Devil
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