by Angela Kaufman
Gotta love the Queen of Swords.
This Kickass Warrior Woman personifies courage and motivation as well as the power of sexuality, discernment, and focus.
Part Madonna, part Judge Judy.
If this fierce archetypal mama sounds intense, well… there’s a good reason for that.
The Queen of Swords embodies the energy of motivation, passion, and courage. She is the personification of all that we associate with fire.
Both the productive and destructive. Whether we are comfortable with our fiery Queen of Swords nature or not, she exists within us and her power can help us achieve our goals, but take note- this is a challenging energy that we should handle with care.
Here are a few tips to help you honor the energy of your fiery inner Queen of Swords, without getting burned out.
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Queen of Swords Meditation to Recharge Your Energy:
Whether you have a Tarot deck, Queen Up! Cards, or simply wish to draw on the power of your imagination, choose a quiet space and set the intention of connecting with your Inner Queen of Swords.
Visualize the Warrior energy depicted in a chosen card, or in your imagination.
After you have taken a few relaxing breaths, imagine a candle flame in center of your being.
With every breath feel the flame becomes stronger and brighter
Feel the fire energy circulating through your body.
Notice the feeling of stagnant energy and resistance being burned away by this warm, invigorating flame.
Imagine this light coming in from the world around you, connecting to your Solar Plexus, and circulating throughout your body.
Repeat this visualization whenever you feel the need to recharge.
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Queen of Swords Releasing/Boundaries Visualization:
An important part of avoiding burnout is setting boundaries and clearing old attachments and patterns.
Whether you know what you need to release specifically or not, the following exercise can help you get clarity from your Inner Queen of Swords.
Find a quiet place to get comfortable and take a few centering relaxing breaths.
Visualize the Queen of Swords from your favorite deck or invite the energy of your Higher Self personified as this archetype to guide you.
See the Queen of Swords with as much detail as possible.
As you continue to breathe and relax deeper, imagine that you are merging with the image in your mind of this Queen.
Continue to breathe feeling Her energy become your energy. Imagine yourself as this Queen.
Ask your Higher Self for guidance regarding a situation that requires clearing and releasing. Be open to receiving guidance through any of your senses including sight, sound, smell, touch, taste or even just knowing.
As you are guided to do so, feel and /or see yourself using the sword to clear away situations, relationships, obligations and anything that binds you to what is no longer serving progress on your mission. Be sure to state the intention that this clearing is for your highest good and the highest good of all involved.
Take a few moments to breathe in strength, power, motivation and passion, filling the space you have cleared with whatever qualities you need to take the next steps on your journey.
Use these visualizations when you need an energy boost. Remember that you can embody the drive, passion and energy of the Queen of Swords through the power of visualization and focused intent.
Although the Queen of Swords within represents the active, passionate vital force, her energy is not easily contained.
When we try to suppress our truth, or when we stray from our integrity, this fiery energy has a way of commanding our attention. Be it through anger, illness, burnout, or power struggles, one way or another this Queen will be heard.
So it is best to welcome and make peace with this aspect of yourself.
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About the Author:
Angela Kaufman is an Intuitive Empowerment Coach, and author of the upcoming book, Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down- Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen (2018, Conari Press). She specializes in blending the mystical and mundane to help women at the crossroads connect with their core sources of power to overcome obstacles. For more information visit her website. Follow Angela on Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram.
Queen image: artwork by Shaheen Miro