today's card gave me the courage to finally do what i've been talking about for weeks - post about my (bi)sexuality on facebook. and while it is just the start (and in many ways the easiest step of project: finish coming out), i'm hopeful that this will give me courage and strength to take on what's next. thank you, mother of wands.
fiery, proud, vibrant, determined, courageous, independent, strong, charismatic, and inspiring. this queen is a force of nature, fierce and self-assured. she is not afraid to fight for what she believes in, is confident in who she is and what she stands for, and is deeply grateful for the people around her. i love these lines from carrie mallon: "she holds her values dear to her heart and isn’t afraid to live in a way that lines up with her moral code. she doesn’t do anything halfway – she’s in it to win it. she pours all of her love, originality and unique energy into everything she does."
i so often talk about the court of cups and the high priestess, but i deeply admire the mother of wands. she's so brave, so bold, so fearless - not reckless or inconsiderate, but sure of herself in a way that gives her power and strength in the face of adversity. and of course she's not perfect - she can be prone to stubbornness, and her intensity and determination can be off-putting sometimes. but that's the kind of fire i need right now, and i'm grateful for the positive energy and the mentorship of this beautiful woman. i'm also thankful for this powerful piece on queering the queen of fire.
this is a step that's just for me. i don't anticipate hundreds of comments or thousands of likes - as of right now, my little status only has about 20 likes, and that is completely okay. i needed to know that i was strong enough to stand alone, to speak my truth, and to own my identity.
and i am.