Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Perceptive lady with an agile mind, strong and independent.
Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
The Kings and Queens can be very useful in a reading to indicate the personality description of a mature man or woman appearing in a situation, it can help you to be quite clear in your interpretation. Everyone tends to have a mixture of all the cards, similar to our astrology chart, we all have a balance of the elements, but we also tend to have dominant factors, which is what we look for. In daily life and conversation, we often stereotype people when describing to others and this approach is similar.
Some readers like to use the Kings and Queens to represent a facet of your personality, but I use them to identify specific people of a particular gender, so the Queens would always be women and the Kings always men (regardless of sexual orientation). In terms of astrological signs, I usually only use astrology sun signs to identify the seeker in email readings, since we don’t have the advantage of a two-way conversation in a normal reading situation. Swords can be air signs, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
Traditionally, the Queen of Swords was a lady of marital misfortune, single, divorced, childless, or widowed, but in modern times of equality the view of status has, thankfully, become a little outdated.
The Queen of Swords has an agile mind and can process thoughts and information quickly. She tends to be strong willed and fairly independent, being someone who knows her own mind. They may not say much but don’t miss anything and, even if quiet, will speak up or face challenges head on with a steely inner determination.
Swords need to see fair play and dislike injustice, and they’re usually good with words, numbers, or concepts. The Queen of Swords is perceptive and usually has an uncanny knack of seeing through situations or picking up on something when the pieces don’t quite fit. They may prefer their own company or a small group of loyal friends, as against large social circles, and are careful where they place their trust. In the negative they can come across as sharp, impatient or intolerant at times but their mind works faster than most and they forget to make allowances. They also don’t tend to forgive easily, so if you offend them they rarely forget.
The Queen of Swords can often be found in readings to represent a female lawyer, as there are many situations where legal dealings are present (property transactions, divorce, inheritances, litigation, etc). They can also represent people in uniform, law, military, etc.
Tarot Card Combinations: All the Kings and Queens have positive and negative traits so within the reading the individual meaning is neutral, depicting a particular person, and relying on surrounding cards to see how they impact the seeker. In future positions it may describe someone you don’t know yet but who will be important to a situation coming up. Multiple Kings and Queens can indicate that lots of people are involved in a situation.
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