Interesting. The first reaction I had to these cards was that I’m haunted by my lack of a social life and it causes me to wail in sorrow. Okay, that’s a bit melodramatic but not necessarily inaccurate. I have friends but with the way my life is right now I don’t have much opportunity for socializing. This does cause me to gnash my teeth in frustration. I feel so isolated and out of the loop that I’m starting to avoid people because I’m insecure and feeling as thought my social skills are atrophying.
Taking a peek at the LWB I see that Lisa Hunt interprets this card as symbolizing harmony and abundance. That also fits into some of what haunts me right now – my life is not exactly overflowing with harmony and abundance. In fact quite often I feel very much like the banshee on the Queen of Swords – shrieking and wailing in sorrow.
However I cannot focus on the darkness for very long. I know it exists and I do enjoy the occasional wallow in it but (much to my surprise) I seem to have a very strong optimistic streak in my makeup. That means I try to put the most positive spin on things I can. Looking at these cards I can see their message can also be telling me that if I want to bring abundance and harmony into my life (so that it will stop haunting me) I need to use my wits and listen to the truth. It’s time to stop hoping and dreaming and face the harsh truth.
The Banshee/Queen of Swords speak the truth and cuts through the bullshit no matter how painful that might prove. There are several areas in my life right now that I know are not going to play out the way I would like. If that’s the case then I need to make alternative plans otherwise I’ll continue to be haunted while harmony and abundance elude me.