The Queen Of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Have you recently had a Queen of Swords Tarot card in your reading and want to know what this means? Maybe you are new to the world of Tarot card readings and aren’t sure what the Queen of Swords card means? Or are you curious and want to know more?

Figuring out what Tarot cards mean can be tricky. You can easily find yourself overwhelmed as you search through countless possible meanings, finding that a lot of the answers out there are contradicting.

You start to wonder if the answers will always be just out of reach.

Well, no more! Today, we are here with the answers you need! Keep reading to find out all the possible meanings of the Queen of Swords Tarot card and how you can interpret these meanings to make positive changes in your life.

Upright Queen Of Swords General Meaning 

Let’s get started with the general meaning of the upright Queen of Swords card!

Typically, this card represents an older woman in your life who steps in when you are vulnerable to protect you or offer help to overcome any problems. 

The card represents being candid, honest, intelligent, truthful, and witty. The card also suggests whether you are realistic or skeptical. You might receive constructive criticism and it is best at this time to listen to it. 

The Queen of Swords suggests self-reliance and open-mindedness too. But the card can also suggest you are suppressing sadness or pain from past events. It’s worth spending some time reflecting to see if there is anything you are repressing that needs to be worked through. 

The card also represents a mature feminine person or female that is quirky, forthright, chatty, and supportive.

They might be an air sign like a Libra, Aquarius, or Gemini. She will be a woman that knows loss, has suffered herself, and gained invaluable strength and wisdom from these experiences.

She is a woman that will defend those unable to defend themselves and is someone you will want in your corner. 

This woman does not suffer fools and will call you out if you are in the wrong. She can also have a sharp tongue and is not someone you want to be on the wrong side of. She is principled, fair, sophisticated, funny, and independent. You can expect her to not be clingy or needy. 

Now that we have looked generally at the meanings of the upright Queen of Swords Tarot card, let’s move on to look at some of these meanings in more detail.

Health 

Health-wise, the upright Queen of Swords suggests repressed emotions could be the root of any health problems you might be experiencing. There might be suppressed grief or sadness that you need to deal with.

You need to find a way to release these suppressed emotions to avoid them manifesting in ill health or any physical and psychological issues. 

You might find Reiki or speaking to a professional counselor is a good way to release these feelings and the negative energy they attract. 

The upright Queen of Swords is also a motherhood card and is a good omen to receive if you are trying for a baby. 

Love And Relationships

The upright Queen of Swords Tarot card suggests you are in a relationship with someone who embodies the qualities we looked at earlier. You might also be displaying some of these qualities yourself in your relationship. 

If you see these qualities in your partner, she might like her own space and will be discerning about anyone she is romantically involved with. You can expect her not to like public displays of affection, but be very affectionate and loving in private.

Women with these characteristics will be very loyal, kind, and witty.

The upright Queen of Swords Tarot card represents a woman in a relationship that misses some of the freedoms you enjoy when you are single. The card can also suggest a mature woman that has a blunt, yet honest opinion about your relationship.

This might be your mother, or mother-in-law who will honestly express their feelings about your relationship to you.

While their opinion might seem blunt, it is worth taking their views on board, after all, they have wisdom and experience that you do not have. 

If you are single, the upright Queen of Swords Tarot card can mean you will meet someone who embodies the qualities we have discussed. The card can also suggest that you embody these qualities. 

The card also represents a person who has experienced hard times in their life but has gained invaluable wisdom and strength from these experiences. The card could suggest a divorced or single mother that you might meet in the dating world, or you might be this person yourself. 

The upright Queen of Swords also indicates you love single life and are very protective of the independence you currently have. You will need a partner that understands the importance of this independence and can complement your life rather than overwhelm it.

The card suggests you want to meet someone to enrich your life, but are self-sufficient and aren’t looking for someone to be the sole of your happiness. This is a fantastic position to be in and allows you to be selective about your potential partner. 

Spirituality 

Spiritually, the upright Queen of Swords suggests you are focusing on rationalizing situations and your feelings too much, rather than following your emotions and any gut instincts you might have.

By not following your intuition, you could be delaying progress on your spiritual path! 

You need to accept that your emotions and intuition are equally as important as your rational thoughts. Don’t disregard your intuition and listen to what your gut might be telling you.

It can be tricky, but it is important to trust your gut, even if your head and rational thoughts are telling you otherwise. 

The card can also suggest you have experienced personal struggles. These struggles have since provided you with wisdom, compassion, strength, and the ability to empathize with others.

You will also be able to defend vulnerable people who cannot defend themselves. 

Money And Career 

Career-wise, the upright Queen of Swords suggests you might receive assistance, support, or criticism from an older woman at work. She will be professional, honest, wise, and sophisticated, so make sure to take her advice! 

The card also suggests good communication, so you should be able to get your point across during meetings. You will find your colleagues will respect your honesty and integrity, so make sure you are speaking truthfully at work and acting with integrity. 

Financially, the upright Queen of Swords suggests an older woman will give you some financial advice, this advice will be solid, so make sure you listen to it! It is unlikely she will lead you into trouble, and even help you land some good financial opportunities! 

Reversed Queen Of Swords General Meaning 

The reversed Queen of Swords Tarot card has a different meaning than the upright card, so let’s take a look at what this card means now! 

Generally, the card represents a lack of learning from the past or forgiving the past. This can manifest as a stick used to beat others around you, instead of dealing with these experiences and learning from them.

The card also suggests there is an older female in your life that is trying to bring you down. They might be overly critical of you or spread malicious gossip in an attempt to tear you down.

You might also be feeling overly dependent on others, or like you are not getting the freedom that you need in your life. The card also represents fertility issues, dysfunction, or a cold, absent, or harsh mother or stepmother in your life. 

As a person, the card represents a mature feminine person or female that is bitter, cold, cruel, pessimistic, or unforgiving. Generally, they are not a nice person!

They tend to be air signs like Libra, Gemini, or Aquarius. The woman might have experienced trauma or loss and will use this as a way to drag others around her down. 

She can be vindictive, spiteful, nasty, and vengeful. She will lack empathy and can be controlling or obsessive. You can expect her to be overly critical, harsh, rude, and negative towards you and others. This is a woman you will want to avoid where possible! 

Now that we have looked at the reversed Queen of Swords card generally, let’s dive in to look at the card and its meanings in closer detail. 

Health

Health-wise, the reversed Queen of Swords suggests you are slightly scatterbrained currently when it comes to your health. You might be forgetting to take your medication, attend appointments, or not following treatment plans correctly. You need to focus on your health and make this a priority going forward. 

If you are worried about your brain fog and the implication it might be having on your health, make sure to seek medical advice. You must seek help to improve your health. 

The reversed Queen of Swords can also suggest fertility issues, so be sure to seek medical advice if you are concerned about this or trying for a baby.

Love And Relationships

The reversed Queen of Swords indicates you are in a relationship with someone with the qualities we mentioned earlier, or you are exhibiting some of these qualities yourself.

The card can represent a woman in a relationship that is fearful of being single or feels that her freedoms are being restricted by her relationship. 

If the card represents your partner, this can be a bad omen. It suggests a woman who lies, manipulates, and even cheats is not the kind of woman you want to be with! 

The reversed Queen of Swords can also represent an older woman who is trying to interfere with you and your relationship. They might be trying to stir up trouble, so be wary of anything they say! 

The card can also suggest that you or your partner are repressing past pain or trauma. This pain could be preventing you from fully opening up and understanding each other better.

It might also be hindering your ability to have an honest relationship where you can love and respect each other. 

You must take the time to address these past experiences and deal with them for your relationship to flourish. While doing this, take care not to be overly critical of your partner. You both need the space and understanding to heal and grow together. 

If you are single, the card can suggest you will meet someone with the qualities we mentioned earlier, or you are exhibiting these qualities. If the card represents a potential partner, you will want to avoid them as they are likely to only bring you trouble! 

The reversed Queen of Swords also suggests you are unhappy being single and want to find someone you can depend on. You might have recently gone through a divorce or a traumatic breakup that has left you feeling negative, pessimistic, and possibly vindictive.

You must allow yourself time here to grieve and release these feelings. It is better that you deal with them than take your emotions out on others! 

You have a choice here. You can’t change the past and what you have experienced, but you can change how you deal with it. Take the card as an opportunity to learn from your trauma and move forward with a more positive mindset. 

Spirituality

The reversed Queen of Swords can suggest you are tuning out intuition and emotions, focusing solely on rational thought. The card could also mean you are ignoring any rational thoughts and relying solely on your emotions and gut instincts to get you through the day.

Ideally, you want a balance of rational thoughts and your emotions to make decisions that are in your best interest. 

The card can also suggest previous trauma that has left you feeling shut off from your emotions and numb. As painful as it can be, you must allow yourself time to release the pain, grieve, and reflect on it before you move forward with your life.

Money And Career 

The reversed Queen of Swords Tarot card can suggest an older woman in your work environment who is overly harsh, critical, or spreading gossip about you. The card can also suggest communication issues where your points aren’t coming across as they should. 

Take care to avoid sounding negative, pessimistic, or rude when speaking to colleagues or any business associates. 

Financially, the reversed Queen of Swords Tarot card suggests an older deceitful woman might give you bad financial advice. Take care here and consider any advice you are given carefully before acting upon it.

The card also indicates a miscommunication which could result in you losing money! Tread carefully if you see this card. 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have all the possible meanings of the Queen of Swords Tarot card.

Whether you are looking at the card in love, health, career, or spiritual context, we are sure you will have found the answers you need and some steps that will allow you to incorporate these meanings into your life.

Zhara O’Brien