Queen of Coins with Knight of Swords

Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti
Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Ah, Manifestation… must you be riddled with contrast?

Manifestation: If I wasn’t riddled with contrast I could not do my manifesting thing.

Once again we have two aspects represented here that seem to be at odds. We have nurturing, caregiving, patience, and appreciation in contrast with quick decision making, singular thought and opinion, and a silver sharp tongue. Wherein lies the marriage of these aspects?

That was a rhetorical question, as I’m about to drop an analogy to answer that question. Let’s use, I don’t know… gardening for our analogy. For our gardening analogy the Queen of Coins pictured above is the one who waters the garden, ensures the plants are fertilized, who allows the right amount of sunlight to reach all the leaves. She’s our nurturer, she’s the one who provides loving attention to these plants, seeing the potential of the realized plant from the seeds in her hands. She acknowledges the leisurely trickle of time that needs to pass between burying the seeds and when she will see the matured plant bearing fruit.

So if we take the Knight of Swords out of the picture altogether, here’s what we get:

As the Queen lavishes her nurturing onto the plants, they flourish along with weeds that threaten to choke out the sun and steal water and nutrients. Then here come the bugs and slugs to devour the tiny and tender leaves. Harsh winds and heavy rains arrive as nature’s schoolyard bullies and beat the plants senseless. But without the contrast of the Knight’s energy the Queen simply believes she need to love the plants more to help them be strong enough to survive the adversities. More water, more fertilizer, more sun until they are drowned and burned.

The Knight is the discernment between what is a good plant and a bad plant. He evicts predator pests with extreme prejudice. Storm’s a-coming? No time to deliberate over what type or how severe, it’s time for decisive action. Take cover and protect the units.

I have no intention of overselling the importance of the Knight, though. This Knight does not have the prerequisite patience to nurture the plants. As far as he’s concerned if they don’t go from seed to fruit in a day then the whole project is an abject failure. He would set fire to the entire garden and ride off toward his next endeavor.

Okay, putting the garden analogy to bed, we can simply say: Perhaps love is all you need, but love without discernment is merely a boy band crush.

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David Dear

David Dear suddenly became interested in the exploration of metaphysics shortly after the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. Over the next 25 years he became proficient in reading Tarot and astrological natal charts, learned past life regression and Thought Field Therapy, and became attuned in Chios and is a Usui Reiki master. David has the innate ability to perceive aspects of reality on a multidimensional level and is naturally telepathic. He has a bachelor's degree in metaphysical theology and is an ordained metaphysical minister and licensed metaphysical practitioner. David currently lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife/best friend, two dogs and one cat.

8 thoughts on “Queen of Coins with Knight of Swords”

  1. Hi David… queen of wands? queen of coins? the image and the text subject of the blog not in harmony… or do i need more coffee? or perhaps getting queens confused… but that’s me all over. LOL

    1. Haha! No, that’s all me, Joy! Apparently I need to learn to juggle two cards now… perhaps I should have drawn the Two of Coins, huh?
      Thanks for catching that… I truly appreciate it! Gonna fix that post-haste!

  2. I like where you went with the contrast there between nurture and discernment… good points in understanding these two archetypes…. my humble opinion bowing to your more advanced knowledge of the cards. 🙂

  3. No wonder your called dear, David Dear! 🙂 what a gracious reply. Actually, the little queen discrepancy got me to thinking about the similarities and the difference between the Q of Pentacles and Q of Wands. It’s all good. 🙂

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