Queen of Swords, general description
Queen of Swords is the 32nd card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.
Queen of Swords represents the feminine form of Air. It stands for cleverness, vigilance, vibrancy and good understanding. It expresses our ability to solve problems with intelligence. Also, it shows that we can achieve higher knowledge without getting lost in ideas or suffering from doubts.
According to the older interpretation of the card, the Queen of Swords was only identified with an evil woman or, at best, with a widow. But today it’s believed that the main motive of the card is a woman (either her feminine or masculine side) who uses the power of her mind to get rid of the addictive affair. The shady side of the card only needs to be taken into consideration in a few occasions. In that case, the Queen is an Ice Queen whose enchanting charm hides self-seeking rigidity and almost unbridgeable aloofness.