Queen of Swords Tarot Meanings

Queen of Swords Tarot Guide

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This post is intended to be a mini Queen of Swords Tarot Guide. It is important to mention that the longer you work with the cards the more you will discover how they speak to you. For example, the Queen of Swords does have a theme and traditional meaning but I recommend leaving “space” for the card to speak to you. Over time, you may discover that the card represents unique insights or themes for you personally.

Suit of Swords Summary

Queen of Swords Tarot – Upright Meaning

  • As a Person
    • Could signify Libra, Aquarius or Gemini
    • Air + Water
    • Often looked at as a widow –  bitter, melancholy, stoic, rigid. A tendency to be pessimistic
    • An articulate and mature female figure who expresses thoughts and ideas without reservation.  She is perceptive, quick-witted, no-nonsense, discerning, and cuts to the chase.
    • She has the gift of language and expression.  May be a fabulous conversationalist with the ability to speak to anyone anywhere in any situation.
    • Fiercely independent and is not fooled easily. Others may find her intimidating.
  • Figurative Meaning
    • Using the mental plane (mind and intellect) as a tool for communication.
    • A positive omen for the querent’s ambitions and intellectual pursuits.
    • May feel heavy-hearted with mind and heart competing.
Multiple Queens showing up in a reading
  • Two queens in a reading for a female querent could mean there is competition with another female. Two queens in a reading for a male querent could mean the male has strong female allies.
  • Three queens in a reading may indicate a sisterhood or female alliance. 
  • Four queens in a reading may indicate feminist endeavors or women’s interests in general.

Shadow Side of the Queen of Swords

  • As a Person
    • A woman who can be critical and feels that nothing is ever good enough.
  • Figurative Meaning
    • The querent may be overly critical of the situation or others. Remember that harsh criticism can keep others at a distance and block opportunities.
    • Feeling smug or that you are better than others – “elitism”.
    • The querent is holding onto a grudge and should consider letting go.
    • Can also suggest narrow-mindedness, pridefulness, or spitefulness. 
    • Ambitions have gone astray in some way. 
    • Can also suggest a woman in the querent’s life who is having a negative influence on them.

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