The Queen of Swords is in the Minor Arcana and is the 13th tarot card in the suit of Swords. Usually, the queen will represent somebody in your life, most likely a mature woman who is quick to anger. Without even reading the meanings, you might already have an idea of who it may be.
Below, you will find details of the card meanings of The Queen of Swords tarot. But first…
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Queen of Swords in a sentence
The Queen of Swords card represents a matriarchal energy, independence, and good instincts.
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Queen of Swords in a time-based position
Past – The Queen of Swords tarot card in the past position can represent you, or someone in your life in a position of authority. Commonly, this can be a female teacher or another female that had a great influence on you, very likely your mother. Use this person as an example when you’re having problems in life; it might sound silly, but what would they do in your situation? Sometimes getting another viewpoint can really change how we perceive situations. visualising somebody much older and wiser can make us feel like we can use their experience and wisdom.
Present – The Queen of Swords tarot in the present position can represent a strong current female influence in your life; you may also think about her romantically even though nothing of the sort could ever happen. Take their advice on board. It may not fit in exactly with your world-view but certain points will be useful. If there is nobody like this in your life, expect someone matching this description to make an appearance soon.
Future – The Queen of Swords in the future can represent what you are going to become. Wise, but not without empathy. You’ll have influence, but be approachable. This does bode well if you are entering work or another area of life where you’ll be a minority. Be prepared to stand out.
The Queen of Swords in regards to life issues
Work / Education – The Queen of Swords tarot card in regards to work or education can remind you to calm down. You might be working on things that you’re finding easy, or even beneath you. You might not feel like you’re working at your limit or pushing yourself but that’s okay, your time will come. If you’re looking for a job, don’t come across too eager or desperate. Do favours for your colleagues if you’re in work, but don’t let them take advantage of you. Many tarot cards can point to specific people.
Romance – The Queen of Swords in romance is a good sign, the strong feminine energy can represent someone (either you, your partner or someone you’re after) that enjoys being their own person; a free spirit with knowledge or skills that others desire. It’s incredibly important not to force your will on anybody, likely a partner with the intent to change them. If you feel something is wrong in your relationship, an informal chat can do wonders. If you’re single and looking, you should hope for a tarot card like this, look for possibly an artist, writer or another creative type. They’ll likely be mature and quick to act, but not reckless.
Friends – This tarot card in regards to friendship means things are going well. To state the obvious, you might make a new, female friend. If you don’t want to take things literally, you might meet someone who is their own person, possibly well known or eccentric in some way. Do you already know somebody like this? It could be a rewarding friendship that you’re currently missing out on.
Money – The Queen of Swords in regards to finances is another good sign. Are you looking for work or have things taken a bad turn? The Queen of Swords is a good sign; you should be focusing your money and energy into your home life. You can use your energy in new creative ways to enhance your current situation. Redecorate if you’ve been planning to, it might breathe new life and surprises in. If people are coming after your money, let them try. You’ll likely be able to get better deals by looking around. There’s no need to keep buying the same things or going to the same places. Try something new if you see the Queen of Swords.
Health – The Queen of Swords tarot card is a mixed sign in regards to health. Firstly don’t shy away from sharing your issues or concerns with people you can trust. You are an independent person, but sometimes we need some support or a good foundation. If there is anyone older that you’re worried about, check in on them and keep in touch if you draw this tarot card. They might come down with something and it’s best for them to know you’re a reliable source of contact.
Spirituality and Mentality – This tarot card in spirituality means that now might be a good time to ride your emotions and help other people deal with theirs. Do you have any skills you can teach of a practical nature? There might be some demand. You could really influence and change peoples lives, Don’t shy away from anything. You need to face your problems, especially if something is bothering you from afar. If you’re feeling taunted, then face the problem head-on. The Queen of Swords represents fearlessness. She sits with a scowl, a hand raised in provocation and a sword grasped in the other. Once you face your fears head on, they will very likely back down and diminish.
Queen Of Swords Reversed
The Queen Of Swords Reversed can highlight the negative aspects of being in charge, as well as incompetent leadership. It could be that you, or a powerful woman you have a close relationship to, is stopping things from happening. If you’re holding other people back, then you need to work out why you feel you need to, and then stop. If you’re jealous of others, you need to realise that you’ll never be able to contain their potential. The best thing you can do is to work on your own skills and life when the Queen of Swords Reversed appears.
Keywords for the Queen of Swords
Matriarch, perception, female intuition, first impressions
Other associations of the Queen of Swords
As a Yes or No question: Yes