The Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Queen of Swords is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.

Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.

In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.

Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Queen of Swords Keywords

Upright: Intelligent, Experienced, Independent, Communicative
Reversed: Cold, Arrogant, Influential, Impulsive

The Queen of Swords Tarot Card Description

The Queen of Swords sits on a stone thorn with a sword in her right hand. On her head, she wears a crown decorated with butterflies. Butterflies here stand for the independence and freedom of her own thoughts.

Her robe is blue and embroidered with white clouds, showing her ability to think quickly and adapt to changes in life. The queen’s gaze is forward, encouraging the viewer to dedicate themselves to the future and not look back.

Her left hand makes an inviting gesture to come closer to her and exchange ideas with her. At the same time, the queen is experienced enough not to trust everyone blindly and holds her sword in her hand for safety.

The sword also stands for her great experience in finding out the truth with the help of her razor-sharp mind and intuition.

The queen sits on a stone throne that is not too comfortable and keeps her focused and concentrated. On the side of the throne is a cherub, symbolic of the soft and emotional side of the queen.

In the background, a storm is coming up, moving the clouds and trees and symbolizing great change. But the queen remains serenely seated on her throne, radiating steadfastness and calm.

The clouds are mostly in the same shade of gray and stand for new ideas and impulses. A part of the cloud front is in the lower right corner. However, it is a bit darker and symbolizes the looming worries of the queen.

Upright Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Queen of Swords Tarot card encourages you to use your mind and experience to handle emerging decisions in life well.

Let not false hopes or promises deceive you, but always think through the long-term consequences for you and your environment when making upcoming decisions.

Your mind is like a sword here, with which you can dispel the illusions around you and thus get the view of the underlying truth.

Your past experiences will help you to make the best decision for you, saving you from long-term unpleasant consequences.

If the Queen of Swords appears in a tarot session, it means that you should act as independently as possible in your thoughts and actions. Other people may try to influence you and push their own interests instead of yours.

But your mind belongs to you alone and allows you to develop your own ideas and views, based on your needs and life experiences and not those of other people.

The more independent from the outside you live your life and make your decisions, the more self-confident and self-assured you will be on your way.

Another aspect of the Queen of Swords is that you show yourself open to new impulses from outside and invite your fellow men to dialogue. New ideas and thoughts only develop when you question yourself and exchange views with other people about your positions.

By creating a fair basis for discussion, where both parties actively listen to each other and are interested in expanding their knowledge, both you and the person you are talking to will benefit from the discourse.

New ideas and impulses will arise from such dialogues and expand your knowledge about yourself and your environment.

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Upright Queen of Swords Tarot Love Meaning


In a love tarot context, the Queen of Swords reveals that you should draw on your past experiences in love when looking for a partner to be successful.

While there are now many guidebooks that suggest you have found the magic formula for true love, only you know best about your strengths and weaknesses in flirting.

By reflecting on your past dates, you can decide which things helped you and which didn’t. You will be able to create your optimal strategy for meeting someone new.

Another meaning of the Queen of Swords is that you should increasingly use your communicative skills when looking for a partner. That includes the art of small talk as well as active listening.

By training your communication in everyday life, like when shopping or at work, your competence to talk to strangers will grow, positively benefiting you in later dates.


In a partnership, the Queen of Swords stands for the fact that you as a couple strategically coordinate your decisions, consulting both your intellect and your inner feeling.

You complement each other in terms of your cognitive abilities and approaches to problem-solving, giving you immense room to maneuver when it comes to dealing with issues. Use your combined skills to overcome and learn from any hurdle in life, no matter how big.

Furthermore, the Queen of Swords reveals that each partner in the relationship needs a certain amount of independence to develop freely.

In a partnership, you automatically enter into dependencies that help you to master your everyday relationship well.

Nevertheless, each partner must have their own views and interests to realize themselves. That will also benefit your partnership, as you will be more relaxed overall and can give each other new impulses.

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Upright Queen of Swords Health Meaning

For your health, the Queen of Swords means that you should go back to proven healing methods. The knowledge of our mothers and grandmothers still exists today and can help you with the treatment of certain symptoms.

Therefore, you do not have to reach for the medicine cabinet right away but should first try the treatments of your ancestors (calf compresses, herbal teas).

Another aspect of the Queen of Swords is trusting more in your own experience regarding your health.

That will make you independent of current health trends. You know best what is good for your body and act accordingly in the sense of your health.

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Upright Queen of Swords Career Meaning

At work, the Queen of Swords encourages you to rely on your years of experience on the job. All the training and coaching in the world can never replace your own experience.

Learn from your past mistakes. All the knowledge you need for a successful career is already within you. Use it for yourself!

The Queen of Swords also reveals the importance of open dialog with your colleagues. We can defuse many conflicts in advance if we treat each other with respect.

At the same time, you create an atmosphere of mutual trust and support through sincere and appreciative conversations.

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Upright Queen of Swords Finances/Money Meaning

In financial matters, the Queen of Swords encourages you to form an independent opinion. Instead of just trusting a financial advisor or friend, you should get different arguments on certain money issues.

On this basis, you will gradually expand your knowledge of finances. As a result, you will be increasingly in control of your money matters and not need to rely on others.

In addition, the Queen of Swords stands for exchanging ideas with other people about financial issues. So you get different perspectives which help you to make your own decisions, like for purchase.

With your knowledge, you can help other people, in turn, to become more confident in dealing with money issues so that everyone benefits from the other.

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Upright Queen of Swords Destiny Meaning

As a destiny card, the Queen of Swords stands for forward-looking action to achieve your goals in life.

Trust in your own strengths and do not make yourself too dependent on others. Well-thought-out planning will save you a lot of trouble in the long run and will get you to your destination quickly and confidently.

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Upright Queen of Swords Personality

The Queen of Swords symbolizes a highly communicative personality. He is able to listen actively and put himself in the place of his counterpart, thus directing the conversation.

In addition, this is a character to whom own independence is very important. He makes decisions based on his own experiences and not on external opinions.

Upright Queen of Swords Tarot Past/Future


From your past, you have learned to live your life independently. You have managed to go your own way.

Your experiences of the last years are more valuable than you know. Take the time and put yourself back into difficult situations you have successfully mastered.


You will soon have to make a decision that will require all your knowledge. Therefore, take your time and think carefully about which choice you will make.

Your communication skills will open some doors for you in the near future. Besides what you say, what you hear is equally important.

Upright Queen of Swords Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Queen of Swords indicates a yes answer. Based on your experience, you can estimate many details of your question well. Don’t let others talk you into your choice because you can make it on your own.

In this case, all rational reasons and considerations clearly speak for a yes answer.

Reversed Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

The Queen of Swords Reversed warns you not to be too bold. Although you have already mastered many challenges with the help of your intellect, beware of overconfidence.

Pride comes before a fall and can cause you to lose what you once had and have to start all over again.

Look at every challenge as a new opportunity to learn and open your mind to new ideas and advice. Always be aware of your own limitations and don’t go beyond them recklessly, but expand them bit by bit as you gain experience.

Another meaning of the Queen of Swords Reversed is that you act or judge too impulsively. Impulsiveness often tempts you to perceive things most easily for you. It ignores important details that are a bit off the beaten track.

As a result, you often act hastily and make rash judgments that are difficult to correct later.

Always use your mind and intuition like a double-edged sword to cut the bonds of illusion and thus reveal the truth before making your final judgment.

The Queen of Swords Reversed Tarot card also symbolizes an undercooled as well as begrudging mood in your environment. Often, such a negative mood results from an unsolved conflict.

Instead of punishing the person with disregard and risking your friendship, you should first try to reach out to him to straighten out your relationship.

Otherwise, there is a risk that even more people will turn away from you due to your hypothermic behavior and that you will end up alone.

Reversed Queen of Swords Tarot Love Meaning


The Queen of Swords Reversed shows you as a single that you act selfish and arrogant and therefore miss many chances in your search for a partner.

Because of your arrogance, the person you are talking to quickly feels not appreciated and barely noticed.

By taking yourself back and giving your counterpart your whole attention, the first impression is positively connected with mutual respect and appreciation.

Also, note that everything you present about yourself on the first date should be as close to the truth as possible. Otherwise, your facade will quickly crumble when you get to know each other and the beginning love will quickly disappear.

Furthermore, the Queen of Swords Reversed symbolizes that you seem very undercooled and unapproachable to the people around you. That makes it increasingly difficult for you to get in contact with someone at all, let alone to start a small talk.

Reflect on where your cool aura comes from and practice radiating friendliness and warmth to those around you.

That usually begins with an inner positive attitude with which you start and end the day and expresses itself through small physical gestures such as an open posture or a smile.

The warmer and more empathetic you appear to those around you, the easier it will be for you to get to know a new partner.


In a relationship, the Queen of Swords Reversed signals that small things often lead to serious conflicts. Instead of looking at small discrepancies objectively and calmly clarifying them, you quickly escalate into a larger dispute.

Such impulsive actions create constant tension in your daily lives, and each additional conflict adds fuel to the fire.

Sit down together and discuss how you want to change your argument culture in the future so that a small fire does not become a new conflagration.

Let each other finish and listen to each other. That allows you to gain important time and calm your initial emotions before moving on to a constructive solution to your problems.

In addition, the Queen of Swords Reversed symbolizes that you are very much influenced by your partner in forming your opinions.

Although it is advantageous to have common values and goals in a partnership, each of you should represent your own opinion on various topics.

A sincere partner at eye level does not try to influence you in his sense but accepts your differing points of view and encourages you to have an independent way of thinking.

Reversed Queen of Swords Health Meaning

The Queen of Swords Reversed indicates an emotional coldness that harms your health. To live out feelings is an important part of being human.

Through it, you can let positive and negative energies into the world. If you suppress your emotions, there is a
danger that they will eventually make themselves heard in the form of mental illness.

Furthermore, the Queen of Swords Reversed warns you not to follow blindly any health trends.

Many new trends in the health sector are usually very short-lived and offer little added value to proven methods. Therefore, you should rather orientate yourself on long-time and well-tested programs.

Reversed Queen of Swords Career Meaning

The Queen of Swords Reversed stands for impulsive behavior on the job. You often act rashly without considering the consequences of your actions.

That often leads to misunderstandings and arguments between you and other colleagues. Before you act on your first impulse, take a deep breath and carefully weigh the pros and cons.

Another meaning of the Queen of Swords Reversed is that you may come across as arrogant to your colleagues through miscommunication.

Helping or reprimanding someone without being asked can quickly backfire. Instead, use your knowledge and experience in a targeted manner when someone approaches you.

Reversed Queen of Swords Finances/Money Meaning

The Queen of Swords Reversed shows that you are very impressionable in money matters. There is a danger that your financial decisions will serve other people rather than yourself.

Ask yourself which advantages and disadvantages a certain investment has for you? Take your time with your decisions so that there is no rude awakening later.

Another meaning of the Queen of Swords Reversed is that you overestimate your competence in money matters.

You ignore high risks in financial transactions because you are very attached to your decisions. However, it is often worthwhile to reconsider an investment. Changing your mind does not cost much and saves you a lot of money.

Reversed Queen of Swords Destiny Meaning

The Queen of Swords Reversed reveals for your destiny that your arrogance could cause you problems. Confidence in your own abilities is good, but it can turn into arrogance in extreme cases.

As a result, you will not see coming dangers in time and will be thrown far back by them. Learn to assess your abilities realistically and do not be afraid to ask other people for help.

Reversed Queen of Swords Personality

The Queen of Swords Reversed represents a cold-hearted person. She can hardly put herself into the emotional world of her fellow men and often reacts in a rejecting way.

Likewise, this card refers to a strongly impressionable character. The person makes his thoughts and actions dependent on what others tell him without thinking for himself.

Reversed Queen of Swords Tarot Past/Future


Your arrogance has brought you down many times in past situations. Think about where your overconfidence came from in order to control it better.

In the past, people have repeatedly influenced you in their favor. You should realize that you make the best decisions yourself.


Someone will give you the cold shoulder in the near future. Do not get involved in such emotional games, but go your own way.

Impulsive actions can get you into trouble in the near future. Often, it is enough to take three deep breaths to be able to think clearly again.

Reversed Queen of Swords Tarot Card – Yes or No

Many different people try to influence your decision process. That makes you uncertain about which choice is the right one for you.

With a no-answer, you are best advised because it saves you from unpleasant consequences. Let the others think about what they want.

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