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
The Queen of Swords is nobody’s fool, nor does she suffer fools gladly. In fact, gladness is not a major characteristic of hers at all. She is well read, well spoken and has experienced many of life’s sorrows first hand.
She is the spinster or widow who enjoys being single and would rather spend her free time in the library than at a social event. She is the career woman who values learning and a career advancement over motherhood. She can be judgemental.
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 is to nurture others with hard-won words of wisdom. Only when she allows her emotions to soften and tears to fall and mingle with the love that she is trying so desperately to hide away in her heart will she blossom into the fullness of her queenhood and rule as a fair sovereign of her own mind and heart.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Affirmation: “I manifest abundance with ease. Paying attention to detail, I lovingly share with those in my care.”
Queen of Swords Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for the wisdom brought by sorrow and separation. Help me integrate it with the wisdom of the heart so that I may nurture those who suffer with my words. So mote it be! (Listen to prayer on Instagram)
Correspondences for the Queen of Swords
Zodiac Sign: Libra (first two decans) and Virgo (final decan)
Element: Water of Air
Archangel: Raphael (Ruler of the Element of Air) and Jophiel (angel of Libra)
Gemstone: Green calcite, jade and watermelon tourmaline
Scent: Watermelon, geranium and bergamot
Deck used: Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot in A Tin