The meaning of the Queen of Swords Tarot card is ‘trouble.’ The Queen of Swords is someone who cares deeply about conflict. The card represents a female in your life who means to cause you problems.
Usually, this woman thrives on drama and conflict, and wants nothing more than to interfere in your business, love life, and personal relationships. You may or may not already know her identity. The card serves as a warning that she could one day potentially become a powerful influence.
In some Tarot card decks, such as the Wild Unknown Tarot, the Queen of Swords is called the Mother of Swords. However, the Tarot card meaning of the Mother of Swords and the Queen of Swords is the same.
Queen of Swords General Tarot Meaning
Sometimes, the Queen of Swords can be an omen for bad things to come. For example, she could represent you during a period where you are feeling lonely. She can mean that you will become divorced or widowed before your time.
Queen of Swords – My Thoughts
“The Queen of Swords is my least favourite Court card. She reminds me of the evil step-mother or meddling mother-in-law archetype.” – Lisa
Although the Queen of Swords is an overly negative card, there will be times when she appears as a positive. For example, she’s likely to come up when you need to adopt her attitude.
The Queen of Swords is very direct and to the point. While she may come across as being quite bitchy and aggressive, those around her know exactly where they stand. Perhaps there are individuals in your life who like to walk all over you and you need to grow a backbone. Channel the Queen of Swords and tell it to them straight.
If the Queen of Swords appears as a course of action you should take, she advises that you need to be more independent and walk your path alone.
Queen of Swords Love Tarot Meaning
Like the other Sword Courts, I would argue that the Queen of Swords is rarely a desirable card to receive for a love Tarot reading. If you’re wondering about someone’s feelings toward you, they don’t look good.
I would read the Queen of Swords as a female who’s trying to impact your relationship negatively. This can sometimes be an ex, but I’ve found that it’s often a mother, mother-in-law, or another female relative. If she appears in the outcome position, the Queen of Swords has two meanings:
1. You will separate from your partner because of her.
2. She will be a consistent problem within your relationship for the foreseeable future.
(If you would like more love and relationship meanings for the Queen of Swords, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
Queen of Swords Feelings Tarot Meaning
If you’re reading on what your lover or past lover feels about you, the Queen of Swords is not favorable; it can mean that they view you as cold and not the loving type. They don’t see you as the type of person who they’d want to settle down with.
Queen of Swords Career & Business Tarot Meaning
Because of the nature of the card, it’s not a frequent occurrence to see a Queen of Swords in a business Tarot reading. Usually, the Queen symbolizes relationship and family issues, not so much anything related to career. Therefore, if a Queen of Swords appears in a career reading, I’m inclined to think it means that you must be more independent.
Although the Queen of Swords is associated with loneliness, she is also a symbol of autonomy. The Queen does what she wants, when she wants. She plans her moves logically. For a business Tarot reading, I would say that her clever and independent traits are an attitude you should adopt for your company.
Queen of Swords Future Tarot Meaning
Like the other Sword Courts, the Queen of Swords can represent another person who will interfere in your relationship in the future. Usually, this individual will be a mother or mother-in-law.
A more sinister interpretation for the Queen of Swords is that she symbolizes you in the future. This can mean that you will be divorced young, widowed before your time, or suffer from fertility issues.
Yes or No with the Queen of Swords
General – For most things, the Queen of Swords is a no.
Do they like me? – No, they do not view you as loving or understanding.
Am I pregnant? – No, you are not pregnant.
Is this relationship going to last? – No, your relationship will not last.
Does the future of this look promising? – No, the future of this does not look promising.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – No, there is not going to be a reconciliation with your ex.
Queen of Swords as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
In a negative reading, the Queen of Swords can indicate someone who is lonely. Although you often come across as cold and detached, you want to love and be loved. There is a part of you that misses human affection.
The Queen of Swords will also pop up as a negative if you have someone in your life who’s cruel for no reason. The Queen of Swords likes to hurt others and meddle in other people’s affairs (including yours). According to Tarot tradition, this woman is likely infertile, divorced, widowed, or has gone through menopause.
Queen of Swords as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
In a positive Tarot reading, the Queen of Swords can indicate someone who is independent. If the Queen of Swords symbolizes you in a positive, strength, or advantage position of a Tarot spread, it means you don’t need the approval or company of others. You are a survivor and can make it on your own.
Your directness is also a benefit. You don’t beat around the bush and are straight to the point. Because you have the confidence to say what you think, in the future, you will attract people who know they cannot walk all over you.
Closing Thoughts on The Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning
How do you feel about the Queen of Swords? Do you dread her appearing in your Tarot reading? Or, do you interpret her meaning in a much more positive light? Feel free to share your thoughts with our community in the comments section below.
(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them. If you’re looking for help interpreting your Tarot readings, feel free to check out the Love Tarot Meanings e-book).
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