Queen of Swords

Written by Jacob. Published on November 15th, 2011 at 03:48.

Queen of Swords Rider Waite Tarot

Queen of Swords Artwork Description

“Her right hand raises the weapon vertically and the hilt rests on an arm of her royal chair; the left hand is extended, the arm raised; her face is severe, chastened, and suggests familiarity with sorrow.” 1

Queen of Swords Associations

  • Queen: Maturity; Developing and nurturing, productivity; An adult woman.
  • Elemental Amalgam: Air (base) & water (sequential).
  • Timing: Spring; instant; speed/swiftness.
  • Direction: East/flowing; unexpected.
  • Keywords: Intellect, the mind; communication, sharing of thought; insight, wisdom; philosophy, enlightenment; movement, creativity, origin of conflict.

Queen of Swords Basic Meaning

The Queen of Swords revolves around issues of developing a conversation (like preparing to have an important talk with someone), a speech, or even something in writing. Working on ideas or plans. Spreading news or gossip.

Queen of Swords Egotistical Meaning

The Queen of Swords’ mentality is a smart, intellectual “brainy” individual. This person can be aggressive and decisive when it comes to situations that ask for use of your mental capacity. They are the type of person that see things with logic compared  their heart—in fact, they are emotionally detached from the world which means they may not appear to have any emotions. They simply are emotionally out of touch or are very reserved individuals.

Additional Interpretations

“Loyal, decisive, business-minded woman. No funny business. Logical. Smart and intense. Sometimes lives alone, but not always. Aggressive, occasionally emotionally detached; sees through plots, cons, and other nefarious dealings. An excellent friends and unbeatable foe.” 2

“As a development: Developing a speech, a scientific theory, a dissertation, working on a debate, or just spreading news.

As an adult woman: She’s a walking encyclopedia. Anything you want to know, this woman knows it, and as such she can mingle with almost anyone. She can talk science with the scientists, history with the historians, literature with the poets. She knows obscure facts, strange tid-bits, and she seems to love nothing better than to pour it all out, give it away like gifts to help people.

In fact this woman is likely to be involved in a job that includes talking: psychology, politics, radio, or research. She might be a scientist, doctor or lawyer. Far-sighted, she is usually ahead of the game when it comes to new developments and will do many things-from cooking new cuisines, to using unconventional child rearing techniques-long before it’s in vogue. All of which tends to make her appear eccentric.

It’s no surprise that men and women find themselves either threatened by her or fascinated. Her cool demeanor enhances her allure, making her the most ‘queen-like’ of the queens, and her talent with words can be used to either lead one gently and persuasively over to her side, or tear an argument (and a person’s self-worth) to pieces.

Obviously, her style of parenting can seem ‘un-motherly’ as she believes in offering up facts to solve problems rather than hugs and kisses. No one is better at intellectually stimulating her children, keeping them curious, helping them with homework or dealing coolly and effectively with emergencies. But she is lacking when it comes to providing emotional understanding and support. The Queen of Swords also likes to know everything, and she is likely to listen in on conversations, read e-mails, etc. Worse, she might well tell others what she’s learned thinking it will do good. She means well, but her need to know and solve problems often outweighs other considerations. At her best, however, she is the queen of strategy. If there is a problem that needs to be solved, a puzzle worked out, the Queen of Swords is the one you want.” 3

“Meaning: Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation. A widow.

Reversed: Malice, bigotry, artifice, prudery, deceit. A bad woman.” 1

Axank’s Dream Recollection

November 10-11, 2011
My dream consisted of Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King singing a brilliant song of what the theory of the big bang was and how it worked <intellect>. It was pretty in depth, and pretty random. It was almost as if the Queen of Swords was teaching me like a child.