December 2022

2023 Tarot Forecast Reading

I have to be honest – for the past few years, I’ve approached the New Year with a sense of jaded cynicism. I’ve even avoided setting goals or making “resolutions” because in the past, this has led me to feel disappointed in myself.

But then I sat down to do this reading and as I turned over each card, I was pleasantly surprised. I can actually say I feel optimistic, hopeful and excited about 2023 and I hope you will too!!!

I’m using the Light Seer’s Tarot by Chris-Anne for this reading and I used my Calling In 2023 Tarot spread…

♥ Leave me a comment below and let me know what card you were most excited to see and what you’re most looking forward to in the New Year…

Wishing you all the love, hugs and Tarot magic for 2023!!!!
xoxo
Kate

New Years 2023 Tarot Spread!

New year, new spread! Here’s my Tarot spread for the year ahead….

The start of a new year is always a special time to do a reading (it’s up there with Halloween and Birthday readings!) and it’s a great time to get clear on what you want to focus on, change, create, release and explore in the upcoming year.

So make a pot of tea, give your deck a shuffle and let’s get to it!

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There are
two ways to use this spread:

Method #1 

Do the spread as is and after you’ve turned all the cards over and read them, go through your deck and consciously choose a Tarot card that you’d like to embody throughout the year.

You can place this card (or images of this card) around your living and working space and it will act as a reminder of what you’d like to focus on this year.

Method #2 

Instead of pulling a card for the first card position what will I create this year?, ask yourself what do I want to create this year? and journal about it.

Once you’re clear on it, ask your deck what will help me do this? Draw one card. Then, ask what could get in the way? Draw a second card. Move on to the next one – ask what do I want to explore this year? and repeat the same process.

*You will do this for all the card positions in the spread except for these two: what will help me the most? and what could get in the way? – for these you can just draw one card to answer the question.

At the end, consciously choose a Tarot card that you’d like to embody throughout the year. This card will represent your ideal self in 2023.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2023
xoxo
Kate

Tarot Reading for Dec 26 – Jan 1

What a powerful week! We begin with Boxing Day and end with New Years Day! I love spending this week getting organized and planning the year ahead. My year NEVER goes as planned and I usually don’t achieve most of the goals I set, BUT….I love making them, lol!

I’m using The Druidcraft Tarot for this reading…

Happy New Year! Stay tuned for my 2023 Tarot Forecast reading 🙂
xoxo
Kate

Queen of Cups – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive

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Welcome to part 3 of my 16 part series Meet the Court Cards – each week we will hang out with ONE court card and dive deeply into the symbols, personality traits, talents and dark side. This is similar to my Major Arcana Meanings Deep Dive series, but we’ll also explore how each court card acts in the context of love, work and money.

I’ll give you specific ways to embody this card as well as some journalling questions to help you connect with this card on a more personal level 🙂

Today we’re diving into the Queen of Cups – intuitive, empathetic and deeply compassionate, would you ever guess this Queen has a dark side that rivals all other courts?

Sit back, relax and discover the secrets, surprises and shocking truths of this Queen…

Element – Water (emotion, feeling, relationships)

Keywords/traits:

Emotional intelligence, healing, creativity, depth, intuitive, empathetic, compassionate, sensitive, in touch with emotions, holding a space, heart-centred, calm, receptive.

Symbols:

Water = emotional realm

Fish and mermaids = creatures who can dive deep below the surface and survive in the watery realms

Shell clasp and shell on back of throne = she can penetrate the hard protective shell and get to the gooey, vulnerable centre

Throne = she’s a Queen, meaning she’s attained a certain level of experience and mastery in the realm of feeling/emotion/intuition

weird cup = holding a space

Talents:

The Queen of Cups knows how to work with the emotions – how to process them, tap into their power and use them to heal. She’s fluent in the language of emotions and feelings, is a good listener and can help others tap into their emotions and intuition – holding a space for them by simply being present.  She always honours her feelings and intuition and emanates calmness wherever she goes.

At a party…

You’ll find her sitting in a corner, consoling someone who just broke up with their boyfriend. She’s more of a listener than a talker and her calm demeanour often draws in people who need to unload their emotional baggage. Complete strangers love opening up to her and telling her all about their problems! Secretly, she loves this as she’s not a fan of small talk. The deeper the conversation goes, the better.

In love…

She loves romance and having a deep emotional connection with someone special is very important to her. The sharing of feelings is a top priority for her but ironically she tends to attract partners who are cut off from their emotions and struggle with sharing openly. She loves the challenge of penetrating their defensive outer shell to get to their ooey gooey, vulnerable centre.

A lot of healing takes place in her relationships and for her, sex is a healing act where emotional connection is a must. However, she often finds herself stuck in the role of healer or always being the one who is emotionally proficient while her partners struggle with emotional disconnect.

In work…

Whatever profession the Queen of Cups chooses, she needs to feel a certain sense of creative freedom and to feel like she’s diving deep into something and not just scratching the surface.

She makes a great counsellor or therapist, mediator, healer, intuitive reader or teacher. Any job where she is helping people get in touch with their emotional side – like an acting coach or drama teacher – is well suited for her.

In money….

Since the Queen of Cups isn’t very materialistic and isn’t that interested in money, she tends to need a bit of help and guidance in this area. Her business senses aren’t great and her finances can be a bit of a mess unless she gets the assistance of someone whose more proficient in this area, like the Queen of Pentacles.

If she has the right kind of support and guidance, she actually has a very strong ability to manifest money out of thin air, especially if her emotions are aligned with her actions and intentions.

This Queen thrives on…

Going into tumultuous and emotionally messy situations and creating calmness and healing. She gets bored if everything is perfect and calm and needs a bit of drama in order to feel useful.

She also loves being around people who want to dive beneath the surface of things and explore the depths of their experiences. Deep conversations that lead to emotional healing are totally her thing.

She can’t stand…

Constant busy-ness and hectic activity! She appreciates having the time and space to get in touch with her feelings and doesn’t want to feel crowded or rushed.

Tasks that are repetitive and dull tend to sap her energy, as do shallow, materialistic people who just want to engage in small talk all day long.

She hates having to think about money or spending too much time tending to physical needs like cooking, vacuuming and getting her car fixed. If too much of her day consists of stuff like that, she gets snippy snappy.

Dark side of the Queen of Cups

Oh boy! This Queen, if denied all the things she needs to thrive and/or is pushed to extremes, she has a tendency to be emotionally manipulative.

She may get addicted to others emotional displays because when others lose control emotionally, she feels more powerful and in control. This can lead her to “stir the pot” and try to whip others up into an emotional frenzy. Her emotional expertise means she knows how to push people’s buttons and so her healing gifts can be used as weapons if she isn’t careful. She may not always be aware she’s doing this.

On the darker end of her dark side, she may even view other’s willingness to open up to her as a source of power, collecting secrets like trophies and using her position of trust in a destructive and abusive way.

Practices to embody this card:

feel your feelings, let them flow, don’t attach, resist attaching a story to a feeling

express yourself emotionally through journalling, writing a poem, acting, singing, etc

share how you feel with someone

– practice active listening

-try listening more than you talk next time your with a friend (hold a space)

Journalling Questions:

♥ What part of her to do you relate to?

♥ Who do you know like this?

♥ Which of her qualities would you like to cultivate in your own life?

♥ Which of her traits do you want to minimize? Or watch out for?

Tell me your thoughts!

Did you enjoy this deep dive? What aspect of the Queen of Cups do you most relate to?  Let me know in the comments below…

♥ Join me next time as I dive into the Queen of Wands – she’s fiery, passionate and wild! The most creative and “out there” of all the Queens, she adores the spotlight and knows how to create a stir! Hop on my mailing list so you won’t miss out!

***Grab your FREE Court Card Cheatsheet right HERE!***

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Queen of Swords – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive

Welcome to part 2 of my 16 part series Meet the Court Cards – each week we will hang out with ONE court card and dive deeply into the symbols, personality traits, talents and dark side. This will be similar to my Major Arcana Meanings Deep Dive series, but we’ll also explore how each court card acts in the context of love, work and money.

I’ll give you specific ways to embody this card as well as some journalling questions to help you connect with this card on a more personal level 🙂

Today we’re diving into the Queen of Swords – she’s chilly, she’s whip-smart and let’s be honest, she’s a total bitch! And this is why she’s my favourite.

Sit back, relax and discover who this Queen really is…

Element: Air (thoughts, intellect, focus, communication)

Keywords/personality traits:

Intellectual, smart and witty, very observant, well read and  knowledgeable, a clear and direct communicator, brings clarity to a situation, focused, truth seeker, honest, organized, intentional and focused.

Symbols:

straight sword = straight laced, straight shooter, straightforward

sword = cuts through confusion and distractions to get to the heart of things / pointy = focus

butterflies (on crown and throne) = transformation

angel face (on throne) = purity and innocence

outstretched hand = perceptiveness (taking the temperature of the day, feeling what direction the wind blows)

blue sky & clouds = head above the clouds, clarity

Special Talents…

The Queen of Swords has a way with words (both spoken and written) and this is the medium through which she captivates and enchants her audience. She is a wonderful speaker and an eloquent writer whose words cut to the heart of the matter, transmitting a searing truth that sheds light on all the dark places.

Whether she is an investigative journalist hellbent on exposing the truth or a teacher dedicated to helping her students understand complex concepts, she brings the illuminating light of truth to whatever she focuses on.

She has a desire to dig into things, like a cat who hears a mouse in some far off corner of the house. She is tireless when it comes to doing research and her incredible organizational skills will leave most people in the dust.

At a Party…

You’ll spot her over in the corner, all alone and looking bored while she nosily eyes up the host’s bookshelf. It’s packed with Danielle Steele and Tom Clancy novels – she’s not impressed.

You may not connect with her right away as she can come across as a cold and distant weirdo who lacks a decent sense of humour…at first. She won’t laugh at your fart jokes and your intimate knowledge of Love Island (seasons 1 – 8) doesn’t impress her. But get to know her and you’ll find she is deep, bizarrely observant and a true treasure trove of nichey knowledge.

She’s up on all the trends but appears un-hip because she just doesn’t give a fuck, which actually makes her truly cool. She’s well read, has a ton of interesting opinions and just may be the perfect person to critique that smutty werewolf novella you just finished writing.

In love…

The Queen of Swords’ heart (and other parts) won’t throb until a prospective lover has proven their superior conversation skills. Being locked in a tense and breathless intellectual discussion is what gets this Queen all fired up! An intellectual bond must happen before any kind of romantic or sexual bond is even considered.

When this Queen is in love all she wants to do is talk, talk, talk! Erotic literature is her porn of preference, although she would never call it porn. She hates that word. So if you want in her bed, you must first get in her head!

In work…

The Queen of Swords is focused, determined and a bit of a perfectionist. She’s often a typical Virgo, sometimes paying a bit too much attention to detail!

She’s the kind of person you both love and hate to work with because she’s hard working and brilliant but is kind of a bitch and makes everyone look lazy. She often doesn’t have much of a life outside of work and she can be quite critical of others, although never as critical as she is with herself.

You’re most likely to find this Queen working as a lawyer, writer, speaker, teacher, researcher, data analyst, or a film or book critic.

In money…

While you’d expect the Queen of Swords to be rich, she really isn’t. Not because she’s incapable of making lots of money but because that isn’t where her deepest interests lay.

If you gave her $100 million dollars she’d still drive the same crappy car, wear the same frumpy clothes and eat out at the same hole-in-the-wall restaurants. The biggest change would be that she’d start buying hardcover books instead of using the library.

In order to thrive, the Queen of Swords needs…

A good book! If she doesn’t have a good book on the go, she just feels out of sorts. She needs to feel intellectually stimulated and for people to think she’s smart and capable. She likes to pretend she doesn’t care what others think, which is mostly true, just as long as they think she’s smart.

The Queen of Swords thrives when she’s able to organize, prioritize and make sense of things. And most important of all, she needs to be able to speak her truth at all times. If she feels she cannot do this, she will either begin to crumble or feel an explosive energy begin to build within her.

She can’t stand…

Dishonesty, superficiality, messiness & disorganization and above all else….idiots!

Dark side of the Queen of Swords

She can come across as cold, critical and overly intellectual. At her worst, she appears to lack emotion, creativity and spiritual connection, although what you see is not necessarily what you get with this Queen. Just because she seems emotionally cold, doesn’t mean there isn’t a fire of emotions burning beneath her cool, calm exterior.

This Queen can sometimes be too blunt and direct (she’s just speaking her truth!) and while she overflows with intelligence galore, social intelligence is the one thing she often lacks, making her the most socially awkward of all the court cards.

And let’s be honest – while there’s plenty to like about the Queen of Swords, she’s kind of a bitch and often comes across as being a bit too straight and uptight. She could really benefit from smoking a joint in the bath while reading some trashy romance novel, but you know she never will.

Embody this Queen:

-Write a letter, speech or lecture

-Make a to-do list

-Get into a good book

-Join a debate club, book club or philosophy group

-Practice speaking your truth

-Critique something (like a book, movie or play)

Journalling questions:

♥ What part of the Queen of Swords do you relate to?

♥ Who do you know like her?

♥ Which of her qualities would you like to cultivate in your own life?

♥ Which of her traits do you want to minimize? Or watch out for?

Tell me your thoughts!

Did you enjoy this deep dive? What aspect of the Queen of Swords do you most relate to?  Let me know in the comments below…

♥ Join me next week as I dive into the Queen of Cups – compassionate and kind, she’s also a good listener with a psychic streak  – she’s basically the perfect therapist or best friend! Hop on my mailing list so you don’t miss it!

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