Queen of Swords



Key words

Upright: perceptiveness, intellect, meticulousness

Reversed: spite, snobbery, coldness


The Queen of Swords sits on a stone throne decorated with a cherub. Their crown is decorated with butterflies. We see them in profile, holding a sword in their right hand and lifting their left hand up to the sky. Fluffy clouds gather along the horizon, starting to cover the blue sky. A wind shakes the trees in the distance and a single bird flies overhead. 


Queens: creativity, nurturing, inward focus, influence


The Queen of Swords is perceptive and confident, though they don’t like to show their weaknesses to others. They lead with their head rather than with their heart, and they want to know all the facts before making a decision. They are a straightforward communicator and can come across as harsh to those who don’t know them well. They set clear boundaries and expectations so others know how to treat them, and will return the respect they are given. While the Queen of Swords’ direct communication style and analytical approach to problem-solving are admirable traits, remember to let people see your softer side every once in a while to avoid isolating yourself. 


The Queen of Swords in reverse represents someone who is prone to snobbery and elitism, thinking they know best and refusing to hear other points of view. They lack empathy and compassion, and they tend to isolate themselves rather than show emotion toward others. While it’s good to keep your emotions in check, don’t stifle them entirely.