Tarot Readings

Queen of Swords

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/08/20 2:19 PM EDT
  • Updated: 08/08/20 2:19 PM EDT
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Queen of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Element: Air

Function: Intelligence, the mind, sincerity, fairness

The Queen of Swords looks more like a goddess in her current position. Her hand is raised and she looks forward like she is addressing people in front of her. She could be proclaiming something or sharing her knowledge. There are trees blowing in the background, but the clouds do not move. Behind the Queen’s throne, there is a flowing river. She is wearing blue and white symbols of thought, tranquillity, and purity. Her robe matches the patterns of the clouds. Her head is covered in a red material, showing her thoughts are passionate. Her shoes are also red, telling us that she also moves with passion.

This card shows the serenity of the Queen. Where water meets land there is an opportunity for things to grow. The butterflies on her crown are a sign of transformation. There are also butterflies carved into her throne, as well as an angel, a symbol of the impartial nature of the sword pointing upwards in her other hand. The sword is a message implying the need for a clear mind and a clear conscious. She is wearing meditation beads, a sign that she can focus.

This card highlights the well-being of the Queen’s mind and intellect. There is no emotion or ego affecting her decision-making skills. She is fair and her decision is made with warmth and she considers others. She doesn’t depend on others to make her decision and nor does she let others influence her. She doesn’t apologize for her own mind and she doesn’t feel it necessary to seek permission to be herself.

If you draw this card, it means you have to speak your own mind and use your individual intelligence to charm and persuade others. You should be confident of your own education and experiences but there is no need to shout about it. Instead, use this confidence to get what you want in the world. Like the Queen of Swords, you have nothing to prove. It is likely that people respect and love the Queen for who she is and they look to her to say the things that they are too scared to say themselves.

When Reversed:

You may have abandoned your intelligence and independence. Either that or you have lost it. You could lack security and not have faith in yourself when you need to talk to others or make a decision. It is possible that you tend to just follow the crowd or let others think on your behalf. You are not one to take the lead or do things by yourself.

Reversed, the Queen of Swords may suggest that you aren’t truthful or diplomatic, perhaps even vague or passive-aggressive. In the worst-case scenario, you can be sarcastic and sometimes blatantly unkind to others. You might be making decisions on thoughts or irrational ideas instead of thinking things through.


This card might point to a female figure in your life how had a positive influence on you, possibly your mother or even a teacher. If you are having problems, take inspiration from this person. Another person’s opinion might help you see things from a different perspective.


There will be a powerful female influence in your life and although nothing will ever happen, you might have romantic feelings for her. She will offer good advice and you should follow the parts that you find useful. If you don’t have a strong female in your life, you can expect one to appear soon.


In this position, it could point to the person you will become, both wise and empathetic. You will be able to influence others but still be the type of person others feel comfortable approaching. This is going to serve you well if you are about to start something where you are in the minority. Expect to stand out from the crowd.

Yes/No Question:

The answer is going to be yes.

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