Malika of Swords

The Malika of Swords, reigns over all that is related to the mind. She is all about communication and truth, logic and proof, prioritizing the head-space over the heart-space. Her sword of truth lights her path. When this card appears for you, you are being pointed to a spiritual practice of the Sufis in which they cultivate spiritual independence by removing unhealthy dependencies and relying solely on the One who sustains us. Sometimes however, excessive independence, which keeps us from making deep connections, is a defense mechanism. How does independence manifest in your being? Are you able to recognize it within, in its shadow and its light?