Last weekend I took a trip to Amsterdam. It’s always a treat to spend time wandering around its canals and relaxing in a cafe. On one of my excursions I came across a shop selling a selection of spiritual books and paraphernalia. To my delight, at the back of the store was a tarot selection. Naturally, I couldn’t resist going over to have a look.
It had a very good selection and one deck in particular caught my eye – the Gill Tarot. As far as I’m aware, this deck is out of print and asking prices on Ebay tend to be quite high. Yet here it was on a shop shelf right in front me! It’s a deck I’ve wanted for a while but could never really justify paying the high prices for. It goes without saying that I bought it. 🙂
Queen of Swords – 4 of Cups -2 of Disks
The Queen is facing forward, holding her sword aloft. Her sword is one of reason, discrimination and truth. I need to use my intelligence to tackle what lies directly in front of me – the 4 of Cups. The 4 of Cups as a central card indicates that at the moment there is a feeling of ‘enough’. The liquid is pouring down, filling the cups to overflowing and collecting in a pool at the bottom. Satisfaction in life circumstances is not achieved and there is instead a feeling of stagnation. The Queen needs to analyse and cut through these feelings in order to get to the harmony of the 2 of Disks. The unity depicted is the union of spirit and matter. My emotional malaise needs to be tackled before I can feel in harmony again.