Queen in Tarot – Card Meanings

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Tarot Card Meanings - The Queen of Swords, Wands, Cups and Coins

Queen Tarot Card Meaning – In this post, I cover the suit of Queen cards in the traditional tarot card deck.

The Queen’s in Tarot

  Swords Wands Cups Pentacles
Themes Intellect, ideas, and science Emotions, creativity, and renewal Wealth, health, and abundance Mastery of the emotional plane including intuition
Elements Air Fire Water Earth
Astrology Gemini, Aquarius, Libra Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Direction East South West North
Card Summary Mastery of the mental plane Accomplishing goals with little effort Mastery of the emotional plane including intuition Mastery of the material plane


Queen of Swords from the Tarot of Pagan Cats (paid link)


  • Themes – Intellect, Ideas and Science
  • Element – Air
  • Astrology Signs – Gemini, Aquarius and Libra
  • Direction – East

Queen of Swords Meaning

  • Water + Air
  • The Queen of Swords is often looked at as a widow who is bitter, melancholy, stoic, rigid, and a “cut to chase” type of person.
  • She is no-nonsense, discerning, and heavy-hearted.
  • She represents the mind and heart competing. 
  • She also represents mastery of the mental plane – mind and intellect.

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Wands / Batons

Queen of Wands from the Tarot of Pagan Cats (paid link)

Wands/ Batons

  • Themes – Inspiration, primal energy determination, strength, will, ambition.
  • Element – Fire
  • Astrology Signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
  • Direction – South

Queen of Wands Meaning

  • Water + Fire
  • The Queen of Wands represents a woman who is loving and full of good energy. She is hospitable and self-assured but not too emotional or cold. She can be self-absorbed and will stick to her guns full throttle.
  • She is often pictured with a lion or a tiger and is the most caring of all the queens. She has a little bit of an attitude but she has learned what is needed to meet her goals.
  • If a situation, the querent will be accomplishing goals with little effort. They should know the universe is behind them.
  • Also represents mastery and a strong spiritual connection. 

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Queen of Cups from the Tarot of Pagan Cats (paid link)


  • Themes – emotions, love, healing, renewal, creativity, divination, intuition
  • Element – Water
  • Astrology Signs – Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio
  • Direction – West

Queen of Cups Meaning

  • Water + Water
  • The Queen of Cups represents devotion. Emotions may rule her and her family and friends are her utmost concerns. She may even be too friendly or too close.
  • Represents mastery of the emotional plane, intuition, and occultism. 
  • The Queen of Cups is holding her chalice ready to receive because she trusts it will come.

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Pentacles / Coins

Queen of Pentacles from the Tarot of Pagan Cats (paid link)

Pentacles / Coins

  • Themes – Corporeal, finances, practicality, grounding, health, wealth, manifestation
  • Element – Earth
  • Astrology Signs – Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo
  • Direction – North

Queen of Pentacles Meaning

  • Water + Earth
  • The Queen of Pentacles is practical. Likely a Taurus or a Capricorn. She is also a mother and a business person.
  • She rules in the realm of manifestation and has CEO energy.
  • She represents mastery of all things related to the physical plane. 
  • She has mastered wealth and riches by manifesting her fortune into reality.

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