Queen of Swords Tarot card meaning

Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation.

Queen of Swords

Tarot card meaning:

A subtle, keen, and quick-witted woman who may represent a widow or one who is unable to bear children. Perhaps she is mourning for those she loves who are far away from her.
This card may mean widowhood, mourning, privation. Kindness but also firmness. Keen observation. Gracefulness; fondness for dancing.

Arthur E. Waite - The Pictorial Key to the Tarot :

Her right hand raises the weapon vertically and the hilt rests on an arm of her royal chair the left hand is extended, the arm raised her countenance is severe but chastened; it suggests familiarity with sorrow. It does not represent mercy, and, her sword notwithstanding, she is scarcely a symbol of power.

Queen of Swords card divinatory meanings:

Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation.
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Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality.

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Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connexions-power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law, offices of the crown, and so forth.

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