62-Goddess of Athames – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – Goddess of Athames Reversed Salem Deck

When reversed, the Queen of Swords suggests that you may not be coping well with a loss of something important in your life. Perhaps you are feeling grief-stricken or bitter about what you have suffered. It is important to avoid becoming ill-tempered or vindictive in response to your loss or privations.

Keywords Reversed: sad, embittered, worried, preoccupied, grief-stricken, isolated, abandoned, detached, ill-tempered, vindictive, cruel, icy, judgmental, hypocritical, cut off from emotions, unable to have children; loss, sorrow, worry, mourning, absence, separation, divorce, privation, emotional coolness, infertility, sterility, miscarriage, widowhood, a death in the family, malice, bigotry, intolerance, deceit, unreliability.

Decans/Timing: 20 Virgo to 20 Libra. Tropical, 12 September–12 October. Sidereal, 07 October–06 November.
Astrology: Water of Air. The Queen of Swords gives birth to autumn at the fall equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
Associated Trumps: The Hermit and Justice.

Etteilla: Widowhood, sterility, privation, poverty; (R) a cruel woman, malice, bigotry, artifice, hypocrisy.

When Goddess of Athames is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Goddess of Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Goddess of Athames is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Goddess of Athames using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Angel Encyclopedia
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Angel Encyclopedia: The idea of judgment after death may have originated with the Egyptians. In order to reach paradise, or Sekhet Hetepet, the body and soul travel by the boat of Ra, the sun, along the river of the Milky Way, much like later Greek souls navigated the river Styx. Upon disembarking, the dead must pass through seven gates, each with a gatekeeper, watcher, and herald, then enter the Hall of Justice. Thoth, god of wisdom, prosecutes the case of the soul before Osiris the Judge, and the soul may defend itself. Eventually Anubis places the petitioner’s heart on the scales of justice, and if the heart sinks lower than a feather from the headdress of Maat, goddess of truth, the soul is eaten by the horrid monster Ammit. Christian parallels are St. Peter as gatekeeper of heaven, and the archangel Michael as psychopomp and weigher of souls. (See

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The emotional and inconstant Moon in the first decan of airy Libra, realm of the Queen of Swords (Water of Air) and Justice (Libra). The Moon is linked to the High Priestess. The airy Queen of Swords gives birth to the season of autumn at the start of Libra.

Tarot for Beginners: Reversed, the Hanged Man may indicate that it is you who is causing the immobility. You may be avoiding making a life-changing decision for fear of the initial discomfort it will cause. Fear of change is very powerful, even when we know the change will ultimately lead to better circumstances. Beware of betraying yourself in the effort to stay in your comfort zone.

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Tarot Card Meanings: Queen of Swords; generally this card is linked to sorrow, loss, suffering, mourning.  These aspects should be taken in a more general sense but the card infers loss in some area of life and loss that is heavily regretted.  Reversed; loss caused by outside influences, mischief, bigotry and deceit are all indicated.