To all the ladies in South Africa, my wish for you this Women’s Day, may you be radiant, compassionate, sensuous and intuitive in all that you do, today and every day.
Queen of Assegai – Air
Queen Nandi: (the sweet one) kaBhebhe eLangeni (c.1760 – 1827) Daughter of Bhebhe, a chief of the Langeni tribe, and the mother of Shaka, King of the Zulu and the third wife of Senzangakhona.
With your intellectual maturity comes knowledge by perception. Express you philosophy with wit and laughter. Be honest and direct in all your communications and get to the heart of the matter with realistic expectations. Your insight into matters at times are prophetic.
The focus is to bring our emotional self in line with our intellect. To learn to trust our intuition and get down to the heart of the matter with realistic expectations.
Telling it like it is! You will find the Queen guides you in being highly perceptive and quick thinking, helping you to cut through all the internal noise and confusion. She is a straight talker with no hidden agendas. Become impartial and present your thoughts and ideas openly, concisely and with honesty. You may want to share your particular philosophy – do it lightly and with humour, this is not the time to bang on about what you believe is right, rather find that middle ground of balance.
We need to consider what fascinates and puzzles us, about ourselves as well as others. How we think determines where we land up. Be careful what you are wishing for. The Queen of Swords is also a card about wealth – not necessarily about money, but about bringing wealth into your consciousness – sometimes its called abundance. Brainstorm ideas with colleagues, take the sword and cut deep into the heart of the matter, face the truth, even if it is unpleasant, pure honesty is the way. Abide by the rules of engagement, size up the situation quickly, look for hidden agendas and motives and don’t ‘try one on’ this week, it will come back and bite you…
However this is also a time to bring out that natural wit and humour. You will find yourself quick on the uptake and delight others with your point of view, don’t harm with your words just be as candid as possible. No need to be self righteous or abrasive in your judgments.
The power and energy of this Queen is not to be taken lightly, rather let her serve you well, you already know what you want and need just trust your instincts and go after it. Pick your battles wisely and reduce your stress levels by staying in truth and the moment. Judge impartially without emotional or sentimental influences.
Time to stand up and be counted. Its time to ‘walk the talk’.
Queen of iSibane – Fire
Queen Suthu: was the youngest wife of Chief Ngqika.
Let your light shine, radiate with self confidence, be warm and outgoing. The energy of this card is vigorous and strong and truly the feminine power in action. We need to manifest our passions in a practical way – be spontaneous and gracious whilst maintaining personal integrity and show a maturity in our self assurance.
The main energy of the Queen of Wands is water and fire (our emotions and the formative power of creating) and fire brings the ability to bring about the changes and using our creative tools. She is also about manifesting spiritual potential. We need to open our hearts to be in touch with our feelings, and learn to balance between our own aspects of light and shade.
This mother of light can be impatient and will not suffer fools – when we are confronted with people who either annoy us or block our progress, we will need a firm compassionate hand. The Queen of Wands is warm hearted – she feels the pain of others. Our role is to understand their perspective, we should guide and help where we can. We need to be empathic to their pain and suffering, and where able show them the way – raise up the torch and be a leader. We do not have to take responsibility for the choices of others. Our responsibility is to teach, guide and gently push.
You may find that you have boundless energy, feeling healthy and vital, cash in on these urges and start a new health and fitness regime. Your mood is optimistic and upbeat so make the most of it and shake off those blues.
Be gracious in defeat, sometimes what we want now is not the right time. Sometimes others achieve what we want – just know that you have your own passion, and when we keep pushing forward we see results. The energy of the Fire Queen makes us shine bright – creating great first impressions, so if you are interviewing or meeting people for the first time, let your radiance show.
Queen of MORITSŎANA – Water
Queen maMohato maBela – Great wife of Moshoeshoe I (born Seepheephe).
The element of Water represents our emotions, feelings, hope, intuition, dreams and visions. Time to get in touch with your feelings? Be the woman who manifests her passions in a practical way. Be gracious and spontaneous and trust in your abilities, if you do that your self-assurance will be vigorous and strong. All actions should be carried out with integrity and maturity.
Compassion is the feeling of empathy for others, the emotion that we feel in response to the suffering of others. The etymology of “compassion” is Latin, meaning “co-suffering.” More involved than simple empathy, compassion commonly gives rise to an active desire to alleviate another’s suffering.
Compassion is often regarded as having an emotional aspect to it, though when based on cerebral notions such as fairness, justice and interdependence, it may be considered rational in nature and its application understood as an activity based on sound judgment.
We need a strong sense of our individuality to manifest our passions in a practical way. Ego should not be about the idealisation of self, but rather a consciousness of our characteristics and powers. We need to use all that we are for the greater good.
We determine the quality of our experiences. When we are warm and outgoing with a solid faith in our abilities, expressing self assurance we find that our thoughts, ideas and wishes are positively received and responded to. When we disengage with ourselves, our truth and our essence then we may find that life is difficult. Opportunities seem to pass us by and the people we interact with seem to be closed to our needs and desires.
Our personal integrity should not allow us to stand back and do nothing when a woman is abused. We should not turn away, because we ‘don’t want to get involved’. We need to be there as support, to comfort and to protect our women.
Only when we have truly become strong within ourselves, have absolute faith in our abilities and live with vigour and strength – then we can ‘Run with the Wolves, and shop with the poodles.’ live our lives with grace and compassion. When we are able to nurture and create life within us and around us can we stand up and shout – I am Woman, Hear me Roar!
Queen of Mavhele – Earth
Modjadji – The Rain QueenThe land of Modjadji is known as LoBedu (land of offerings) and her people as the BaLoBedu.
You are invited by the Queen of Mavhele to get our ‘Earth Mother” on. To live a loving sensuous and open hearted life. To create growth and harmony within our community. To take responsibility of our position and to protect the earth and all her treasures.
She also reminds us about the rhythm and timing of life, indicating that we need to practice generosity with patience. Creating a positive atmosphere around us. Its time to unleash the divine feminine within.
Appreciate the material world we have created. Enjoy the comforts of your home. Experience the sensuality of all your senses, touch, taste, sight, sound and smell. The Queen of Earth is the ultimate woman. She has ambition and aspirations. She is self reliant and resilient. She is intuitive and able to identify strengths and weaknesses. She steps in and helps when it is needed most. Do you recognise yourself or someone else in these characteristics?
Have a luxurious and sensuous day. The closer we are to our inner earth mother, the closer we are to our divine.
Awaken your senses and …
Touch – give someone a massage. Reach out and touch a child or a grandma. Stroke a pet. Feel the sensuality in satin or velvet.
Taste – try something you have never eaten before. Share a bowl of Strawberries and cream, or dip fruit into hot chocolate.
Sight – Truly ‘see’ your partner/loved one. Climb a mountain and gain perspective. Look at yourself with love, wisdom and compassion.
Sound – Listen to the world around you, find the rhythm in nature. Listen to the ocean and be at peace. Listen to others with an open heart.
Smell – take time to smell the coffee. Take a walk through a Pine Forest. Breathe in deep the smells of your home and environment.