A sharpish breeze skims your cheek. The air shifts around you with a snap, a slice. Overhead your eyes catch Eagle in full flight--wings spread drawing a clean line across the open sky. You become keenly aware of your eyes, the focused point of your gaze. You observe a sense of levitation, a lift from your feet to the crown of your head, your spine lengthens. You feel three inches taller and in that, a new perspective. The three inches might be three feet, how vastly changed the view becomes!
You have been lifted from habitual thinking, from mental imprisonment: those worn down grooves of inherited beliefs and of fixed mindset. Queen of Swords is stepping with a light footfall to the front of the pack. As a breath of fresh air, her aptitude for employing tools of intellect and logic can lift her swordarm effortlessly and cut smartly through blindfolds and the ties binding your hands and heart.
In her enlightened aspect, the snares of emotional enmeshment, tired obligation, cloudy judgement are non existent. She takes a deep breath, shoulders back, brow smooth, sword singing and simply recognizes “what is”. No problem making decisions when the way is silvery, inspired, light as a feather. But in Shadow, her judgment has none of the warm glow of soulfire engaged. Her intellect dominates the wisdom of her flesh and blood. Chilly, indeed. That cool clarity turns icy and isolating.
Her Direction: East
Her Element: Air
Medicine Totem: Eagle Vision allows a long view from a lofty vantage point at great distance to identify working systems and relationships down at ground level. Raptor talons and beak dissect, slice to the core truths.
Astrological correspondences: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Key Aspects: Perception- Communication- Reason and Logic- Intellect- Holding Sacred Vision- Cutting through illusion/confusion/disillusion- Clean boundaries through razor strokes of language, wit- Freedom of thought and action
In Shadow, cold, clinical, heartless, mind over matter, sorrowful
What do you believe? What do you perceive?
Can you see the long vision?
What are you tools for battle with mind-fuckery? From outside and inside
To Be Her: Sharpen your sword and use your powers of unfettered perception to dissect issue at hand, lifting clarity of vision on high.