Snow is fascinating, and to us in our centrally heated homes it is usually beautiful, and at worst a nuisance. However, not so very long ago humans were less protected from the elements, and snow could be both exquisite and terrible. The Snow Queen epitomizes forces that are part of the natural order and yet may be inimical to humans. It is tempting to demonize these energies,but they demand our respect.
The following story shows how a fascination for the Snow Queen brought out the worst in one boy, and how a girl brought him back to warmth and humanity.
A boy called Kay and a girl called Greda had lived next door to each other since they were tiny. They were firm friends and played together always. In the summer they made daisy chains and frolicked in the wood, and in the winter they watched the snow fly from inside their warm cottages. Kay thought the snow looked like white bees, and believed there must be a Queen Bee. One day, during a blizzard, he stood outside his door and an enormous snowflake landed on his hand. It turned into a tiny, beautiful woman, who then grew until she was taller than he was. She worse white furs, her face was pale as the moon,and her eyes were ice-blue. She smiled at him, touched his heart with a cold, cold hand, and vanished.
After this Kay was not the same. He teased Greda, trampled on the flowers and kicked the farm animals. Spring came, and then summer, and Greda did not recognize the boy with whom she had once been so happy. When winter returned, Kay seemed preoccupied. He scanned the northern skies,looking for snow, and made himself a sturdy sledge.Eventually the snow came and Kay went to the market square. There he caught hold of a pearly carriage on which traveled a tall woman,wrapped in white fur, and he was never seen again.
Greda was heartbroken. She questioned all the boys,but no one could help her. She even asked the animals and plants (for Greda was a wise young woman, who knew the language of wild things), but even they could give her little guidance. At length she realized she would have to leave home and head for the frozen wastes of the North, if she were to have any hope of seeing Kay again. Brave Greda went on a long and perilous journey, facing dangerous animals and murderous robbers, for her heart was full of love for Kay, even though he had been cruel to her, and she could not bear to think of him alone and cold.
Kay,of course,was in the palace of the Snow Queen, for it was she who had appeared to him in the snowflake,and who had whisked him away in the market square. He was blue with cold, and every time the Snow Queen kissed him, he went bluer. The Snow Queen’s palace was made of drifting snow, hall upon empty hall stretching for miles, lit by the cold fire of the Northern Lights. Kay was making a jigsaw of lumps of ice, which made perfect sense to him at the time. It seem very important to get the ice to fit together,and Kay, who was clever, was determined to succeed.
The Snow Queen left her throne of ice and, telling Kay she must fly to bring snow to southern places, departed in a chilling swirl. Soon afterward Greda found the palace and Kay inside it. With tears of joy, she ran to him and embraced him. Her tears warmed his frozen skin and melted his heart, so that he could see there was no sense to his jigsaw of ice pieces. Both the children were happier than they had ever been, and fled the Snow Queen’s palace together, never to return.
❄️ What The Story Means
Snow may represent the coldness of the logical mind,which seeks to control everything and put everything into a place, like the ice jigsaw, even if there is no point in this. Like the Snow Queen, this can seem a beautiful idea at first, even though it is in effect barren. The Snow Queen brings death to the heart.
And yet there is dazzling beauty in the snow. It is for humans to marvel at, but not get absorbed in, The minds and purposes of fairies are alien to mortals-small wonder that the price of entering the Snow Queen’s palace may be to lose your human heart,
Aries: I hope you are happy. I hope this is the ending you wanted. Just remember if it’s not, you can always change it. It doesn’t have to be the end, all you have to do is keep writing
Taurus; Accept it for what it is. You can want better. You can try better. But sometimes you just have to accept yourself for whatever it is going to be and however it is going to play out. I promise, it’s not always the easiest way, but it may help you stay sane.
Leo: Let your guard down. Not everyone is trying to hurt you. Not everyone is trying to kill you. We love you so much. Be strong and let us in,please?
Gemini: How many excuses will you make to stay in the same place? How many times do your set backs have other peoples names? You can do better. So much God dam. Better. Please, do better
Pisces: This isn’t a war. It can’t be you versus me and you versus the problem and me versus the problem. At the end of the day, it has to be us versus this monster. Only us.
Cancer: They made their choices. You made yours. You aren’t god. You are allowed to chase after what you want and who you want. They are required to care and manage on their own. It is not on you. Something’s you have to let go.
Capricorn: do you ever learn a lesson once? I love you. I love how hard you go to try and save someone. But at what point do they have to keep drowning you just to float do you let go? They will kill you and step over your body. I hope you stay safe.
Virgo: There is still magick in your veins. They didn’t ruin you. They didn’t destroy what was special about you. I promise. There is still a light in your eyes. Have faith in yourself.
Saggitarius: Drowning your ghosts in whatever escape won’t help. It won’t make them go away when it’s 3 am and you’re alone in your head. You have to face them. You have to stop running turn the lights on and stand.
Aquarius: we are running out of excuses and you are running out of time. Consider this you’re wake up. Consider this your message that someone still believes in you. Still sees greatness. I’m here for you.
Libra: There will never be text book closure. They will never apologise or fix the things inside you that they broke. It’s okay to let go of something that will never feel finished.
Scorpio: Waking up is hard. Taking off the rose colored glasses and seeing what’s underneath is painful and scary. But you have to do it. You have to see things how they are and not how you’d wish them to be