Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meanings 2016-10-15T04:55:26+00:00

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Queen of Swords Tarot Card meaning and keywords:


Cynical and cold. Impractical high ideals.

Intelligent and clear in her dealings.

Witty and smart.


Career oriented.

Often hurt in love.

Well organised.




Lack of compassion.

Problems with phones, emails. Language barrier. 

Symbolism in Queen of Swords tarot card

The clouds symbolise mental challenges. The woman’s head is above the clouds symbolising her intellect rising above these challenges. Her sword is in her right hand pointing upwards symbolising her clarity. The bird above her head symbolises the mind’s ability to find solutions to problems. Her left hand extended is symbolising her ability to offer clear advice. Her throne is decorated with an image of a winged child, a pair of moons and butterflies. The winged child symbolises blessings, the moons symbolise intuition and the butterflies symbolise transformation. Her butterfly crown symbolises her intellect’s ability to adapt to any situation. Her cloak decorated in clouds symbolises changes. The red tassels on her sleeves symbolise passion. Her white gown symbolises purity.

Queen of swords tarot card meanings upright

Queen of swords in a general question

Queen of Swords tarot card denotes a person who is cold, professional and smart. Queen of swords is witty and funny in an intelligent way (no toilet humour). She often represents single people who have been hurt in love, and are bitter and hurt, but good at covering it up. Queen of swords is career oriented. Queen of swords is intellect oriented, rather than feeling oriented. In situations, Queen of swords tarot card describes an emotionally cold and well organised (sometimes controlling) environment. Staying professional is a must. You might feel you are under scrutiny and all eyes are on you. Follow the rules, there is not much room for  artistic interpretations when the Queen of swords describes a situation.

Queen of swords in a love reading

In a love reading, Queen of swords signifies difficulties in letting the wall come down.  Queen of swords can indicate the Seeker is his/her own worst enemy in personal relationships. This is someone who needs to be loved but is pushing everyone away.

Queen of swords in a career reading

In a career reading, Queen of swords tarot card signifies intellectual work; lecturer, professor, manager, coordinator.

Learn what Queen of swords tarot card means in the Grand Tableau.

Personality types in Queen of Swords tarot card

Queen of swords tarot card indicates someone mature, intelligent and independent. It is something very classy about Queen of swords people and others are instinctively on their best behaviour around them. Queen of swords tolerates no nonsense, and certainly no bottom of barrel journalism. Queen of swords is sometimes more interested in finding out if other people are doing the right thing than if they are themselves doing what is right. This is someone who puts people on the spot and makes people feel they are under scrutiny. Queen of swords people needs to be at the top end of society and in organisations to feel comfortable. They are often very educated. They believe in social justice and fight honourable causes (without getting their hands dirty). They excel at organisational activities where they can oversee rather than being hands on. They are very convincing people and do excellent in politics. They have a brilliant sense of humour and are irresistible once they turn on their charm. This is someone who has acquired broad and varied life experiences. They are courageous, cool, calm and collected. They also know they are smarter than most people.

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Queen of swords tarot card meanings reversed

Queen of Swords tarot card reversed indicates issues with problem solving and communication. Queen of swords reversed can denote accusations being made without facts being checked. There are also problems with reading emails and answering phone calls. These problems can be exterior, like problems with computers and phones, as well as language barriers. Sometimes this card shows up reversed when the Seeker feels misunderstood or are misunderstanding everyone else. The Seeker might not feel very connected and is overly emotional as a result. Queen of swords tarot card often shows up reversed when the Seeker needs to be more forgiving. Queen of swords tarot card can also signify someone who is going through a bitter divorce.

Personality types in reversed Queen of Swords tarot card

At worst, Queen of swords tarot card reversed indicates someone with a ruthless tendency. They have little to no compassion for others. They often jump down others throat, accusing them of all sorts, without the facts to back up their claims. They rarely investigate facts and are always jumping to conclusions. They are cold-blooded, cold-hearted and harsh. They know how to give you a convincing smile, however, their dead-cold eyes always give them away. This is someone who needs to figure out what they want and take appropriate actions. They need to get out of their heads and connect to their hearts. Queen of swords reversed is someone who hasn’t felt anything in a very long time. They need to take a step back and enter into the energy of Knight of swords, who often describes who they were as children or young adults before bitterness ruined them.

Queen of swords tarot card meanings

Queen of swords tarot card is the most demanding of all the court cards, even more so than King of swords. Queen of swords can often be unreasonable, and many find themselves tip-toeing around her in fear of setting her off. Queen of swords can represent both a male/female, adult/child. The energy of Queen of swords is that she makes others feel uneasy. Queen of swords often rely on others too much, and can become a parasitic energy in your life. Queen of swords can take over your life in a way you might not even notice to begin with. Her words are harsh. Don’t take it personally. Of all the Queens; Queen of swords is the most damaged, especially if she shows up reversed. 

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  1. Georgina January 3, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Inger, its me again. I did another single card reading asking what is a friend’s problem with me and i got the queen of swords. What does this mean?

  2. Inger Bråthen January 3, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Hi, Georgina. Queen of swords can mean that your friend is a bit scared of you, or intimidated by you.

  3. Marz January 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    You think me and J would get back together or should i give C a chance I’ve been having dreams of J lately what would that mean ? And C just started talking to me again

  4. Inger Bråthen January 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Hi, Marz. I get better energy around C than I do J.

  5. Nadia February 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm


    I was doing my own love reading for this year. The two cards that pulled out were first Queen of Swords and King of swords. Not sure what it means? Can you explain what these two mean together?

  6. Nadia February 5, 2017 at 11:49 pm


    Can you please tell me what the Queen of Swords and the King of Swords mean together when pulled in a love reading?

  7. Inger Bråthen February 6, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Hi, Queen of swords and King of swords often mean a couple who is very intellectually compatible with each other.

  8. Wendi February 7, 2017 at 2:02 am

    I pulled this card in a reading about worsening lower back pain. I wanted to know the root cause. I can’t seem to root up why I get worse not better despite doing all recommended actions for this issue. I don’t really have a woman like this in my life, perhaps my past, but not currently present. I’m wondering am I the Queen of Swords (R)? If so how do I get out of this energy? What am I missing?

  9. Iyabo February 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Hello, I did a reading asking about my new love interest and what the outcome of our relationship if we continued on this path…
    I got the 4 of wands, queen of swords, 8 of wands queen of pentacles, and the 10 of cups

    Can you help ?

    Thank you.

  10. Shantise February 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Inger!! I did a three card spread in regards to me and my love interest. However, I had to do two spreads because I mixed up the question and feared I may have confused my Guides. The first question: What messages do you have for me or what am I to expect today between (name) and I? – Page of Swords, The Star and Queen of Swords.
    When I noticed my mishap I then rephrased the question to “what to expect from (name) today?” – 4 of Wands, Queen of Swords, 4 of Swords. Under the deck the Hermit.

    I think I won’t hear much from him today or not at all…lol

    For the Queen of Swords to show up twice, I think it may represent my personality or response to him for today.

  11. Jessica February 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Every time that I do a daily reading I would get a sword card for at least a weak so I asked my cards why I kept getting sword cards and i did a 3 card spread past present and future and the first card. Was the lovers card the 2nd was the queen of swords and the 3rd was the 5 of cups im cunfused what do u t;ink this means

  12. Inger Bråthen February 18, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Hi, Jessica. I believe the cards are telling you to work on your belief systems around love and relationships. The lovers, queen of swords, and 5 of cups can indicate you are scared of getting hurt and don’t like to let your wall down. When the swords show up they want you to open up your mind to new possibilities. You can manifest what ever you want, as long as you believe it is possible.

  13. Inger Bråthen February 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    This card combination suggests you are on the right path with this person, and it can lead to commitment and has the potential to be a very fulfilling relationship.

  14. Inger Bråthen February 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Queen of swords can mean you are feeling alone and unsupported. You ideals could be too high, and you need to let the wall down, and let people closer. Allow people in and you will feel more supported and loved in your life. Queen of swords can mean you are too rigid in your beliefs and when you loosen up by letting go of the high standard you live by everyday, you might be able to let go of pressures that are causing you pain.

  15. Eli March 14, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Hi Inger,

    I kept dreaming about an ex, so I did a one card reading on why this dream keeps on happening. In these dreams, we always ignore each other while we’re on the same bus, and it confuses me why he keeps showing up in my dreams since I think I no longer feel anything for him. I pulled the queen of swords. What do you think this means?

  16. Inger Bråthen March 15, 2017 at 2:20 am

    The Queen of swords can represent a part of you that was hurt by this person, and maybe on a subconscious level you are blocking new love from blossoming in your life (which the queen of swords often does). This dream could be a reminder to heal from the ex, because a new relationship will be developing.

  17. Jennifer March 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Hi inger

    I got reversed queen of swords reversed temperance and two of pentacles for an estranged relationship between me and my daughter. At first i felt the queen reversed was describing her then i saw elements of me. Im sure its a mix of us. What is the message overall?

  18. Inger Bråthen April 1, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Queen of swords reversed can often speak of misunderstandings, and often with the Queen of swords there could have been a man that also caused trouble. Was there a man causing trouble between you, someone who was difficult perhaps to deal with and caused you stress? Temperance represents Archangel Gabriel who is the angel for communication, so I would pray to him and ask to have a new beginning with your daughter. If you get a chance to travel somewhere together that would be great also, cause I feel like your daughter is a bit bored at the moment, and she wants a change in her routine…

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