What should I know about today?
Choosing the Queen of Swords in this position suggests you may be experiencing an injustice today. This may be perpetrated against you, or perhaps you are the one acting unfairly. It may however represent you behaving unjustly to yourself—for instance, if you continually put others' rights above your own. This is a time for a large dose of truth and honesty to help you see things clearly and move forward with integrity. You will therefore need to redress the balance by adopting the spirit of the Queen of Swords.
Few of us have the courage and integrity to stand up for what we truly believe in. The Queen of Swords, however, is such a person. She has the bravery to say how she feels and to call attention to injustice she sees. The Queen of Swords is a woman of the world. She has seen every trick in the book, so it is not easy to pull the wool over her eyes. She is the people's champion and a powerful force for good in the world. Choosing this card can be a call to us to look at where deceptions or injustices are occurring around us or even within our own psyches, and fight them with all our strength.
How should I approach this day?
The Queen of Coins advises you to take an honest look at your circumstances and ask yourself 'What can I do on my own?' and 'What do I need from others?' in order to achieve what you want in life. It can be deeply satisfying to achieve things on one's own, but it can tempt us into mistakenly thinking that we are completely self-sufficient and don't need the help of others. Admitting that we need help is rarely easy, but to struggle alone is worse. Whenever you can, try also to offer unconditional support to those around you who need it. That way you are creating an environment in which people feel free to give what they can to each other and do not feel reluctant or resentful that they put in more than they get out. If you can co-create this atmosphere around you, you will be setting up a strong and reliable support network, as well as hopefully some friends for life!
The Queen of Coins is the card representing the wonderful mother. She is the sort of person who is always there for you. In times of need, insecurity and distress, she is always ready with a shoulder for you to cry on and offering a non-judgmental ear. For the Queen of Coins, love, support and practical common-sense are the most important qualities a person can possess. She would drop everything for those who seek her support—never questioning, never watching the clock, never resenting—just simply being there. The Queen of Coins speaks of reliability and of making others more important than yourself, and we know in what short supply these qualities are!
What is the true potential of this day?
The Three of Cups suggests you will find great fellowship and companionship today. A sense of community can be a rare thing for many people and for those that can find it, it should be treasured. You may find this team spirit in many areas of your life, and may even see the seeds of these bonds flowering now. Nurture those bonds and celebrate the joy and peace they can bring.
Greater connections coming
The Three of Cups is the card of community and its celebration. In cultures which advocate the philosophy that we live to work it can be hard to take seriously our deep need as human beings to bond with one another and celebrate our togetherness. After all, what is the point? What does it achieve? But celebration is an end in itself. We could equally ask 'What is the point in just living to work? Where is the joy in that?' but also 'What greater joy and safety is there than in knowing that one is both loved and able to love?'