Oracle of the Day: Queen of Swords

You have a sharp mind! Photo credit: Meli Halstead

You have a sharp mind!
Photo credit: Meli Halstead

Positive Affirmation of the Day:

I will gather all necessary information before I make a judgment.


Central theme of your writing piece for the day:


The Queen of Swords warns you not to judge to quickly and finding fault in a person or situation without knowing all of the facts.  The blade she holds in her hands allow her to slice through the information that comes her way.  Then it will fall into two categories — fact and fiction.


Writing Focus:


Analytical thinking…


The Queen of Swords is an excellent thinker, great listener, and has sound logic and reasoning.  You can step into the qualities of the Queen of Swords and practice your ability to tune out the extra noise and listen to your intuition.  If you ask yourself a question, then you will hear the answer if you are able to align with your highest self.


For example, many years ago a friend of mine was approached to sell a certain brand of beauty product.  She wanted to do something that would allow her some financial freedom and still had time to be with her young children.  Rather than jump into the situation as soon as she heard about it, she went home and slept on the decision.  When she woke up, her intuition spoke to her and gave her a resounding “No”.


At first she was kind of bummed out, but later she found out that many of the independent consultants were not doing very well and spending more of their own money than they were bringing in.  She was glad she took a step back, did her research and allowed her intuition to guide her.


How does this apply to your writing?  It’s the same concept.  When writer’s ask how will they know what to place in their book or how do they know what the table of contents look like?  I respond — listen to the divine and follow that thread.  What is your heart telling you?  Allow your analytical mind to fill in the blanks of what should be there.  The organic process will happen.


Sometimes it helps to talk out your plan with another person and the answers are in your words.  How many times have you shared an experience with someone and found the answer you were looking for?  That’s how the spirit works.


Great leadership qualities…


The Queen of Swords has another focus as well.  You have a wonderful story that lies within you.  Sometimes the information that you have to share in a book can also be shared with others in a workshop format.  Each of us has something to each to others.  The message can be small or big.  Shared information, regardless of size, is powerful and does amplify with those who are hearing your message.  Your message will allow you to transform into a great leader.


Do you think your book can be transformed into a workshop?  Answer the following questions:


  1. Do you have a profound message that others can benefit from?
  2. Can you transform certain passages within your book into tangible action for people to work on?
  3. Can you expand on a topic or several topics that your book couldn’t cover?


If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you can create a workshop around your material.  The Queen of Swords urges you to step into your truth so you can harness your amazing leadership qualities.  You have a teacher within that is waiting to step forward.



I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:


Place your current book project or rough draft in front of you.  Flip through your piece and find 3 – 5 main ideas that you want to expand upon but there is just not enough room in your book to do so.  Remember the Queen of Swords allows you to step into your analytical thinking and great leadership qualities.


Once you have identified those areas you want to expand upon, follow that thread and create a workshop around them.  You can use your book as a starting point and then your workshop will be the stuff that satiates the appetite of those who love your work.


SignatureI’d love to hear how this oracle has enhanced your writing.  Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers.  Pay your experiences forward.


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Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who likes to help writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles.  She has held several workshops to help writers get their thoughts into book form.  Her goal for the 2014 – 2015 year is to help 1300 writers write their book.  She has written and published several short stories in her life time.  She also gives a voice to those who are trapped in the cruel world of human trafficking.


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