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.