If you have pulled the Queen of Swords in your reading, then prepare for an energy that is sharp, honest, intellectual, truthful, and cuts to the heart of the matter.
The Queen follows the Knight, and while the Knight of Swords also possesses the same sharpness and wit, he has not yet fully mastered his impulses. The Queen of Swords has. She takes this energy, internalizes it, and then methodically applies it to life itself.
While the King of Swords expresses the highest form of the Swords suit and has mastered its energy, the Queen is more subtle in the way she expresses herself. The King’s energy is on show for all to see. The Queen’s is not.
The Queen of Swords is known for one characteristic in particular: honesty.
There is no beating around the bush with this Queen. She gets to the heart of it – feelings come second to the truth. This is how this Queen is; we wouldn’t want her any other way.
What Does the Queen of Swords Mean?
The Queen of Swords can have several meanings:
- Avoids lies
- Sizes up a situation or person quickly
- Recognizes hidden motives
- Gets to the heart of the matter
- Is not self-righteous
What Does the Queen of Swords Mean in a Love & Relationship Reading?
In a relationship reading, the Queen of Swords brings honesty, forthrightness, and sometimes the painful truth.
If this card is pulled in the position of how someone feels for you, it means that they feel a need to be open and honest with you. They want to lay all their cards on the table and let you know what’s what.
If this card is pulled for how someone sees you, it means they see you as having the qualities that the Queen of Swords has. They see you as honest, astute, sharp, and wise.
For what someone wants to happen between you, this card indicates they want open and honest communication between you. There is no mincing with words. They want to know where they stand or to let you know where they stand.
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What Does the Queen of Swords Mean in a Career Reading?
In a career reading, the Queen of Swords indicates that a career that harnesses your abilities of perception and forthrightness is incoming.
This could be a customer-based role where you deal with customers or clients. The Queen of Swords is also an excellent indicator of a career in law.
The Queen of Swords can also indicate someone in your life who has Queen of Swords qualities who will help you on the career ladder. They may tell you things you don’t want to hear, but their aim is to help you in the long term.
What About the Queen of Swords as an Obstacle?
The Queen of Swords’ energy becomes tough to deal with as an obstacle card. Is someone in your life being too harsh or too critical? Is there a lack of empathy or kindness when expressing the truth?
Could this apply to you?
As an obstacle card, the Queen of Swords’ energies are blocked. This could mean that there is dishonesty or lack of communication in some areas of your life.
The Queen of Swords, as an obstacle, is a warning that there is an imbalance in communication and that there is a lack of transparency and being upfront.
What About the Queen of Swords Reversed?
As a reversed card, the energies of the Queen of Swords turns on its head.
Rather than truth, honesty, and forthrightness, the Queen of Swords becomes dishonest and hides the truth or runs from it.
The Queen of Swords reversed can be vindictive, malicious, or gossiping. As a reversed card, the Queen of Swords indicates bitterness, perhaps an individual who has not had things go their way, so they have sunk into bitter behaviors and possibly an envious mindset.
As a reversed card, we see the positive energies of the Queen of Swords transform into negative. We see a person or situation where lies and deceit are apparent; very often, there is an unwillingness to change this.
To change the energies of the reversed Queen of Swords to positive once more, soul-searching and a true Tower moment may be necessary to get things back on track.
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How to Make the Queen of Swords Work for You
Queen of Swords energy can be harnessed with the use of affirmations that enable you to pick up on this energy and apply it to your life.
Affirmations such as:
- I value honesty and truth in all I see
- I see beyond the surface and get to the heart of it
- I will succeed while staying true to myself
- I am not afraid to speak my mind
These affirmations repeated to yourself daily help you harness this energy and make it work for you.
Meditating with the Queen of Swords can also be a wonderful way to understand this energy better. Find a quiet spot, close your eyes, and imagine the Queen of Swords in your mind. Imagine her energy seeping into you as you tap into your inner self – one that values honesty, truth, and trust.
The Queen of Swords: The Truth-Teller
The Queen of Swords is not always the easiest energy to deal with, but it is one of the most rewarding.
As painful as the truth can be sometimes, we must all face it if we wish to grow and become the best of who we are.
In her noble and honorable way, the Queen of Swords exemplifies this energy of truth. She is the friend who will tell you that your partner is being unfaithful, no matter the consequences. She is the teacher who will tell the students without hesitation that they can and will do better and point out where exactly they are failing.
The Queen of Swords’ challenge is to combine gentle empathy with honest truth. When such a balance is achieved, she becomes a truly valued friend and a wonderful force for good in this world.
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