Queen of Swords – Tarot card meaning

Queen of Swords - Rider Waite Minor Arcana - Swords

The Queen of Swords is the 13th card in the Swords suit. The Queen of Swords will likely represent either yourself, or a strong female presence in your life; possibly someone who is quick to judge, and also impulsive when it comes to decision making.

The Queen of Swords represents independence, intuition and first impressions.

Card meanings


The Queen of Swords in the past position can represent you, but can more likely represent somebody else, likely somebody with authority, likely a strong female influence. They may have had a guiding hand in your life.

You likely used their lessons well and took them to heart. It may be helpful to think “What would ‘they’ do in this situation?” Adopting their persona now may help you see life from a different, more helpful viewpoint.


The Queen of Swords in the present position will likely represent a strong female influence in your life. You may also be in a position of power, with the ability to make choices for other people.

First impressions are also a key here. Try to make a better first impression than you usually do. We do judge people as soon as we meet them. It rarely matters whether these first impressions are right or wrong, this is how we remember people when we meet.

Take and consider any advice you are given in the present. Even a seemingly worthless opinion should be considered.


The Queen of Swords is a good indicator of where you will end up in future. As well as being a good indicator, it’s also a positive position to be in. The Queen of Swords is confident in her abilities and decisive when action needs to be taken.

These qualities are things you can embody now. Lose the indecision, make firm choices and stick to your decisions with conviction. Be prepared to become known in your field as somebody who gets things done.

Work, careers and education

The Queen of Swords in regards to your career suggests slowing down. Pay more attention to your intuition when it comes to making choices within work or school.

It’s possible you feel like a big fish in a little pond, but this is okay. Use this time to relax and prepare before things get really tough. You don’t need to be fighting all the time.

Try not to come across as being too eager if something new comes up. You don’t want to be exploited. Also, be sure you aren’t being taken advantage of, especially by coworkers. The Queen of Swords is a powerful, independent woman. Look for ways to blaze ahead alone.

Love and Relationships

The Queen of Swords in romance is a very good sign. There is likely going to be a good balance in your life, where you are able to express yourself freely without shame.

Be wary about trying to change your partner, as well as if they try to change you. This may not even be a conscious decision on their part.

If you’re single and looking for a partner, you should look for someone like the Queen of Swords, a creative soul who manages their life well, possibly somebody older than you.


The Queen of Swords is a good card to draw for money. Look to improve your home life and way of living. You can likely afford to soon enough.

You’re in control of your finances, so don’t hold back if there is something you really want. You shouldn’t have to second guess yourself when it comes to purchases you actually need.

It may not be a good time to place bets or gamble, but your intuition may be working well for you. Understand the risk involved at the very least. Don’t expect any windfalls in the short term.

Health and well-being

The Queen of Swords is a master of her own life, and as such you should be of your body. You need to start making wise, informed decisions about your life. What would an older, more experienced person say about how you are behaving and treating yourself?

A quick decision may help you best. Go to the gym. Go for a run. Ask how a friend is. Work on impulse and you may be a lot happier for it.

Other associations

Element: Air

As a Yes or No question: Yes


Intuition, perception, matriarchal feelings, first impressions

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