Your Chosen Card – Queen of Swords Reversed Golden 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 September12 October. Sidereal, 07 October06 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.
Mathers: Widowhood, loss, privation, absence, separation; (R) a bad woman, ill-tempered and bigoted, riches and discord, abundance together with worry, joy with grief.
When Queen of Swords is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Queen of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Queen of Swords 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 Queen of Swords using cards from the Golden 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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Complete Book of Tarot: Many tarot readers are familiar with the Nordic or Futhark runes that can be used for divination. Some historians believe that the runes originated with the ancient Etruscans and spread to northern Europe via trade routes. According to one theory, knowledge of the runes may have played a role in the development of the tarot, though there is scant evidence to support this conjecture. The runes and the tarot are distinct divinatory systems, and there is no one-to-one correspondence between them. Nonetheless, the runes and tarot cards have some archetypal images in common, the most compelling of which is tarots Hanged Man, suspended upside-down like Odin on Yggdrasil, the World Tree of Norse mythology.
Complete Book of Tarot: You should abandon a divination if the cards do not clearly address the querents concerns.
Complete Book of Tarot: The following suggestions may help beginning tarot students to develop this skill:
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