Breasts, Cauldrons & Swords

Today’s card is one of the cards that I tend to look at when I am first reviewing a deck. I need to feel some connection to this particular regent in this suit. And this one is a great reminder of guarding my precious emotions.

Here lounges the Queen of Cups from Luis Royo’s Labyrinth Tarot (Fournier 2005, Lo Scarebo/Lwellelyn 2012). She has her hand on a cauldron while the other holds a sword. She is richly dressed but also bare-breasted. I see the bare breasts as her nurturing self but she’s definitely not going to make it easy–not this particular Queen of Cups.

Her message to me today is to not say things just to be kind. She would rather be cautious and reserved in matters of the heart for now. It serves her best to seem a bit daunting.

So I will allow real relationships that understand the need to have come guarded pieces of ourselves. That understands Queens (and Kings) don’t divulge all in the first two hours. Better to be the Queen of Cups of the Labryinth Tarot who doesn’t deny emotional relationships as long as they understand why she has to carry a sword to protect her nurturing heart.

Queen of Cups, Labyrinth Tarot,Fournier 2005 OOP. Re-released Lo Scarebo/Lwelleyn 2012

8 thoughts on “Breasts, Cauldrons & Swords”

  1. Interesting card..all red…I thought it was the Queen of Wands at first, and with the Cup and Sword I wasn’t sure then who she was. I’m not sure about the bare breasts either. Do all Queens in this deck have bare breasts? Thanks for introducing the Labyrinth Tarot πŸ˜‰

    1. Christiane, I’ll flip through to see if they are all bare breasted. πŸ˜€ Royo is a famous fantasy artist and you may recognize his style if you read a lot of sword & sorcery type books. πŸ˜€ She is a very fiery queen, isn’t she!

  2. She is very regal, isn’t she? I see her as a woman preparing to scry – she has the cauldron and her athame to hand. She looks deep into the light, and sees to the heart of relationships and other mysteries πŸ™‚ But she won’t reveal all she sees, like she doesn’t reveal her whole body…
    Interesting card, thanks, Arwen. Not sure I like the pips on this deck, though.

  3. Wow, such a fiery, assertive lady for “water of water” energy! Like a boiling lake. But very sensual, which water energy can be in a way. Makes me wonder what secrets she’s keeping.

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