Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Explained

queen of swords thothKeywords

  • Wise woman
  • Logical Feminine
  • Independence
  • Balanced Judgement
  • Detachment


Meaning of the Queen of Swords in a Reading

The Queens in the Tarot Cards are usually the women in our lives who are important to or influential over us in some way or another. Whether we are in a love relationship with a woman or have another powerful feminine energy in our lives, they are very much a presence.

When we get many Queens in a reading, for example, a big one like a Celtic Cross Spread, we may be surrounded by women at that moment in time. The Suit of Swords represents the element of air and so relates to the astrological air signs, Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. The Queen of Swords will often, therefore, be a woman who is one of these signs. Or, at the very least, displays airy qualities such as independence, cleverness, detachment, good communication, and mental agility.

Lastly, we ourselves may be this woman or we embody this intellectual, feminine energy at the moment. We may be in a very logical, cool, detached and rational space, and be able to see things more objectively.

This Queen can be cold at times, however, as well as non-biased and able to deliver judgment with little emotion. This can be a gift, although at times may also be taken as uncaring.

queen of swordsSymbolism of the Queen of Swords

This is the only Queen in the Tarot that sits facing the side rather than facing forward. In her hand is a large sword, which represents Truth, clarity and clear judgment. Seeing as the Suit of Swords is all about the mind, being the air element, we know that this Queen has a lot to say.

Her throne is of stone, which can show her hardness and lack of emotion. This can come across in someone we are dealing with or even in ourselves. The butterflies around her show the ability for transformation when it comes to thinking processes.

Queen of Swords in the Past

When we receive the Queen of Swords in the past position, we have recently been in a relationship with an air sign woman. An Aquarius, Gemini or Libra and it could have been a love relationship or any other kind, perhaps professional. This woman may have been influential in her objective thinking. We ourselves may have embodied this energy quite recently, and may have set very clear boundaries with others.

Queen of Swords in the Present

This card in the present position of a 3 card spread can indicate that we may be in a very independent space at the moment and are drawing clear boundaries through rational, non-biased communication and balanced judgment. We are more head-focussed than heart-focussed. This can also indicate that this type of woman is very influential in our lives right now.

Queen of Swords in the Future

The Queen of Swords in the future shows us that soon we will be moving into a mind-focused space over a heart-led space. We will soon be able to see things very clearly and draw stronger boundaries, without feeling bad about it. An Aquarius, Gemini or Libran woman may soon be very influential on us.

queen of swords reversedReversed Queen of Swords

When we have the Queen of Swords reversed, we may be displaying the more challenging qualities of this card. Whilst we are rational and clear-minded, we may also be acting extremely cold, or even cruelly, and lacking in empathy. Although it’s important to draw clear boundaries, we may not be doing it with enough love.

We may experience the above in someone else, perhaps through someone in our family. A mother, for example, or even a friend.

Queen of Swords Tarot One Card Meaning

When we get the Queen of Swords in a One Card Tarot Reading, then there is a female Aquarian, Libran or Gemini woman in your life now. She has great wisdom to share, yet she might be very cold, harsh or overly logical with you and her words cutting. You may need to access this feminine archetype inside yourself, and put logic above your heart for the moment.

Queen of Swords Yes/No Meaning

The Yes/ No Tarot Reading is helpful when we need some clear answers on someone or something important in our lives. When we get this card face up, our answer is “yes”. Your mind is your best asset here. You are cool, calm and collected and others are listening to your advice. Be careful of becoming overly rigid, harsh or judgemental and do your best to soften into your heart as well as using your head. Try not to become bitter.

If this card faces down, your answer is “no”. The woman you may be thinking of may not be in favour of this plan and you could face some opposition. This woman may be you, and your mind. Or her mind, if someone else, is perhaps not thinking very clearly at this moment. She is holding back on making snap judgments right now.

Summary of the Queen of Swords

The Queen of Swords is going to be someone who is one of the air signs in astrology – Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. They will be clever, truthful, detached, rational and will have clear judgment.  

We may also be embodying this energy at the moment and be in a very logical space as opposed to an emotional space.

Affirmations for the Queen of Swords

“My boundaries are clear and I will not allow them to be crossed”

“I will trust the truth and clarity of my mind currently”

“I’m a strong, independent and empowered woman”

“I practice clear, unbiased judgment with rationality”

Queen of Swords - OranumMore on the Queen of Swords

Whether it’s you or someone else who is embodying the Queen of Swords energy in your life right now, it can be helpful for you to chat to someone and affirm your judgment. The Psychics at Kasamba and Oranum are always ready to help!

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Article Info

Date: Apr 17, 2019
Amelie Rose Estrela is an experienced psychic and recently published, esteemed lead author for the Psychic Guild since 2003. She has written hundreds of articles for the website on a range of topics covered within the psychic niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Cards, Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her newly-released e-book), Love & Relationships, and Spells & Magic. You can find out more about Amelie on https://www.psychicguild.com/about-us/.
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