Keywords for The Shadow Queen are, acquiring knowledge, insecurity and manipulation
The Shadow Queen was the card drawn today from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid. It is the 16th card in the deck.
In numerology the number 16 becomes 1 + 6 = 7. The number 7 resonates with the vibration of: Spiritual awakening and awareness, spiritual enlightenment, spiritual development, mysticism, intuition and inner-knowing, inner-wisdom, psychic abilities, the esoteric, inner-selves, deep contemplation, introspection, eccentric, religion, thoughtfulness, understanding of others, natural healer, healing.
When you see The Shadow Queen, it means that something has been holding you back. Something internal that you’ve suppressed and/or avoided for a long time. It could be something that played out in your childhood or younger years and it’s been filed away.
As a child, you were given roles that you didn’t choose yourself, with ongoing feedback that was designed to ensure that you performed in accordance with the responsibilities that were inherent in them. These roles can be a powerful corrosive force until they are brought out into the open.
This card speaks about hidden agendas, something you are not aware of but is about to be revealed. Facing things head-on with an open mind is the best approach. The information you need is about to be revealed. There is no right or wrong way to go about something but timing is of the essence.
Message from the book
The Shadow Queen tells you that too many of the details hidden behind your circumstances prevent you from moving forward quickly at this time. She has come with a lantern to help shed light on what is concealed within you or your situation. This is the time to wait for more to be revealed.
Perhaps you lack clarity and the knowledge of how to proceed with the subject of your inquiry. It’s time to educate yourself a little more about your intention and then put that information to work for you. The Shadow Queen asks that you dig deep to gain strength and that you have the courage to ask someone “in the know” to shed some light on your circumstances. She promises to send that person to you. Beware of moving too quickly in the dark, as you will probably trip and fall and have to start again.
The Shadow Queen gently asks you to address your innermost character flaws with compassion, for now its time to bring your wounded self and hidden agendas into the light. You’re seeing the tangible results of those aspects of your nature that have evolved in response to difficulties in your life: they have been a means to help you survive.
Perhaps you are falling prey to insecurity masked as elitism and arrogance, believing that you know best; to comparing yourself with others; or to being fearful and self-sabotaging. You may have been taught that manipulating others rather than being direct is the way to get your needs met. The Shadow Queen reminds you that manipulation in any form is not the best method of getting what you want. Another meaning that can also apply is the possibility that you are being affected by someone else’s wounded self. Perhaps you are the one being manipulated.
Whatever the case is, it’s time to take a fearless personal inventory and observe what part you play in the dramas and potential disasters in your life. When you come to the place of humility, forgiveness, and grace, then you may proceed again and walk into the light. There is great value and strength in facing your own shadow in the realm of The Shadow Queen. ~ by Colette Baron-Reid
I define a ‘good person’ as somebody who is fully conscious of their own limitations. They know their strengths, but they also know their ‘shadow’ – they know their weaknesses. In other words, they understand that there is no good without bad. Good and evil are really one, but we have broken them up in our consciousness. We polarize them. ~ John Bradshaw