The Queen of Swords. Love her or hate her but most people have strong opinions about this particular Tarot Queen. You can think of her as a mouthy smartass who can be cruel with her judgments. Or you can think of her as the Wise Woman archetype. Can she both? Yes, of course she can! Before we get to know this Queen more in-depth, let’s take a look at some of the card meanings commonly associated with her.
Positive Tarot Card Meanings for the Queen of Swords
- Independent and Wise: The Queen of Swords signifies intelligence, independence, and wisdom. She encourages you to embrace your intellect and make thoughtful decisions.
- Clear Communication: This card suggests that you can effectively communicate your thoughts and ideas. It symbolises honest and direct communication, enabling fruitful conversations and understanding.
- Truth and Objectivity: The Queen of Swords represents an unwavering commitment to truth and objectivity. It urges you to seek and acknowledge the truth in all matters, helping you make fair and just decisions.
- Strength and Resilience: This card embodies strength and resilience in the face of adversity. The Queen of Swords encourages you to tap into your inner strength and overcome challenges with grace and courage.
Negative Tarot Card Meanings for the Queen of Swords
- Cold and Detached: The Queen of Swords can sometimes suggest a tendency to be emotionally cold or detached. It may indicate a need to balance rationality with compassion and empathy.
- Critical and Judgmental: In a negative light, this card warns against being overly critical or judgmental. It reminds you to consider different perspectives and approach situations with openness and understanding.
- Isolation and Loneliness: The Queen of Swords can indicate a sense of isolation or withdrawal. It suggests the need to find a balance between independence and connection with others to avoid feeling lonely.
- Aloofness and Distrust: This card may highlight an inclination towards aloofness and a lack of trust in others. It encourages you to challenge any preconceived notions and biases that hinder your relationships.
Remember, tarot interpretations can vary based on circumstances and the spread as a whole. These are general meanings, so always trust your intuition to understand the cards’ messages fully.
Getting to Know the Queen of Swords
The Queen of Swords is nobody’s fool, nor does she suffer fools gladly. In fact, gladness and lightheartedness are not a major characteristics of hers. She is well read, well spoken and has experienced many of life’s sorrows first-hand. Her intelligence lends itself equally to science, the humanities and fine art. She has a good eye and is sometimes a trendsetter or thought leader.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.“
~ Helen Keller
While her own tongue may be sharp at times, she appreciates diplomacy and avoids tactless people like the plague.
Variations of the Queen of Swords
She can be seen as the spinster or widow who enjoys being single and would rather spend her free time in the library than at a social event. At times, she shows up as a career woman who values learning and career advancement over motherhood. She can be judgmental.
In love and romance, she tends to follow her head rather than her heart and she can be notoriously picky. Is there anybody good enough for her out there? Maybe, but he’d better qualify for MENSA – dumbasses need not bother!
Her divine role as an Angelic Human is to nurture others with her hard-won words of wisdom. She can be a late bloomer who holds herself back out of perfectionistic tendencies and self-doubt. Sometimes, she struggles with trusting her heart and tends to default to trusting her analytical ability more. This is great for her career but not so great in love.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Affirmation: “I nurture those around me with words of wisdom.“
Queen of Swords Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, Thank you for the gift of a discerning mind. Help me integrate the lessons that come from sorrow with the spirit of compassion so that I may nurture those who suffer with my words for the Highest Good of All. So mote it be!
Correspondences for the Queen of Swords
Zodiac Sign: Libra – For timing purposes the first two decans of Libra and the final decan of Virgo
Element: Water of Air
Archangel: Raphael, ruler of the Element of Air
Gemstones: Blue lace agate, clear quartz, citrine and amazonite
Essential oils: Geranium, lavender and bergamot
The Queen of Swords in Love and Relationships
So you have the hots for the Queen of Swords, huh? Want the lowdown and learn how to win her mind? Yes, I said mind. She often considers romantic love too cheesy to consult her heart. That’s not to say she won’t fall in love but it has to make sense to her.
The Queen of Swords is usually heavy on the Element of Air in her chart. Her Sun or Rising sign is likely to be Gemini or Libra. She gets off on the subtleties of word usage but sometimes enjoys sarcasm to the point of turning into a bit of a beotch.
She is witty and holds her own in any conversation which definitely helps in a first date scenario. Less of the ‘awkward silence’ moments! She has an opinion about lots of things but is usually tactful enough to avoid coming across as arrogant.
She’s too level-headed to fall head over heels in love or start planning what she’s going to name your children after the second date.
She’s fair and not prone to emotional manipulation.
Least likely to aim for ‘kept woman’ status.
She might struggle with making her mind up and usually doesn’t mind dating (or talking to) a few guys at the same time. Develop an intelligent strategy to capture her mind if your intent is to capture her heart long-term. If you’re insecure about your own intellectual prowess, you would do better looking elsewhere. (I.e. if you had to Google the meaning of the word prowess.)
Also, if you’re the type of guy who thinks a good woman should talk less and cook more, this one’s not for you! Prepare to fork out for meals and takeaways. Don’t worry, she’ll usually offer to go Dutch in the name of fairness and equality. The kitchen simply isn’t her domain; she has more important things to do, don’t you know!
She’s not very forgiving.
How to win the heart of the Queen of Swords
The first date would be somewhere quiet where you can talk and get to know each other. If you’re lucky enough to get more than one date, take her somewhere intellectually stimulating or for a hike in Nature if her mind is buzzing and she needs to ground. You probably won’t need to guess which would be the better option as she’s likely to tell you.
Always remember that her brain is her biggest erogenous zone. She might get off on dirty talk. But make sure you get to know her very well first before you broach the topic. Foot-in-mouth disease is not something she forgives in a hurry.
Her best match: The King of Wands, because a) visionary men (yes, plural) tickle her mind and b) she’s not too attached to her homeland to go roaming the world with him.
Her worst match: The Knight of Cups as a) she might try to diagnose him with something because of his emotional ups and downs and b) because his love poems leave her cold.
Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice
Situation: Criticism (warranted or unwarranted) makes up this situation
Challenge: Avoid harsh criticism, try the ‘shit sandwich method’ and remember that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down
Opportunity: A chance to nurture with words, a literary project
Action Advice: Focus on creating harmony with your words
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