Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords

Keywords for the Queen of Swords Tarot Card

  • A self-sufficient, logical person
  • Someone deeply concerned with fairness
  • Someone who has suffered loss, loneliness, or grief
  • Speaking the truth


The Queen of Swords tarot card, like all court cards, often represents an actual person in your life. It can also mean a role you are playing or need to play. If this is an actual person, it will be a man or woman who is a fierce protector.


Traditionally, this card shows a strong and beautiful woman sitting on a throne. She is holding a sword upright in her right hand and she is gesturing with her left hand. The throne, the crown, and her dress are covered with butterflies.


The Queen of Swords is a perceptive and independent person. She might be a widow, widower, or has otherwise suffered loss, loneliness, and grief. These lessons have taught her to be shrewd, stern, and impartial in her love.


This Queen is logical, intellectual, and never acts rashly. You may not like her – in fact, many people think she’s a cold bitch – but she is always objective and fair. Her heart is in the right place.

This woman calls things as they are and is fearless critic of ignorance, unfairness, and injustice. This is a perfect quote for the Queen of Swords: “If you see fraud and do not say fraud, you are a fraud.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb


While she is often frightening, it is safe to take your mask off around her. She loves the underdog and accept reality, including the weaknesses and failures of herself and others. Do not fear making a mistake in front of her. Just don’t ever make the same mistake twice!


Keywords for the Queen of Swords Reversed

  • Someone who is bitter and negative
  • Cold, heartless logic
  • Acting without compassion



  • The original was painted on 11x14 high quality 140lb watercolor paper with Turner watercolor paints.
  • Signature is hidden in the painting. 
  • Your original painting will come with a certificate of authenticity and a backing board, wrapped in plastic.
  • The painting is vertically oriented.


High quality reproductions are also available in 11x14 and 8x10 or 5x7 (with slight cropping) on an excellent quality linen paper which will retain it's true colors for many years.