Your Chosen Card – Queen of Swords Upright Thoth Deck
Queens are mature nurturing individuals (mother figures) who are responsive to the emotional climate surrounding the querent. They represent important women related to the current situation or significant personality traits needed by the querent to navigate the matter at hand. When upright, the Queen of Swords indicates a need to keep your wits about you as you go through a period of anticipated loss, deprivation, or actual grief. This queen has known sorrow but has matured and become more self-reliant as a result of her privations.
Keywords Upright: perceptive, thoughtful, mature, familiar with sorrow, introspective, self-reliant, independent, observant, subtle, clever, analytical, intelligent, just, critical, rational, dutiful, stoic, in control of emotions; weighing a decision, worried about an outcome, considering options, dealing with loss or abandonment, coping with grief; a strong woman who has known loss and privation.
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.
Crowley/Thoth: Queen of the Thrones of Air. Perceptive, observant, subtle, confident, sly, graceful, deceitful, cruel, unreliable. The traits displayed depend on the dignity of the card.
When Queen of Swords is upright 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 upright card reading for Queen of Swords using cards from the Thoth 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: The major arcana (the Hermit and the Magician) suggest that President Obamas spiritual lessons include learning how to deal with aggression in a contemplative, well-reasoned and skilful manner. The Queen of Swords is a model for the type of cool rationality that might help in situations of conflict related to warlike Mars. The Ten of Pentacles indicates that the president is likely to learn this lesson in his material affairs and in efforts to pass on his legacy to the next generation.
Creative Tarot: Then there was a difficult time. Financially, ambitiously, professionally, romantically, socially. You know those times in your life when you realize that every single thing you had going for you had decided to flee at the same time? It was that. In a fit of exasperation, a friendone whod had to drag me out of bars by my hair to keep me away from terrible men, grab glasses of whiskey out of my hand, and hand me tissues when I started crying in public yet againbooked me a session with her own tarot reader. You need to get it together I think was how she framed it.
Complete Book of Tarot: even though the tarot originated as a card game in Renaissance Italy, it eventually became used throughout Europe as a tool for divination. The word ‘divination’ comes from the Latin divinare, meaning to foresee or to be divinely inspired. Divination as a practice has occurred throughout recorded history. An early example of divination can be found in the Book of Genesis of the Bible, in which the Hebrew Joseph interprets the dream of the Egyptian Pharaoh as a message from God:
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Tarot Triumphs: Using the cards in this more considered but fluid way is a good counterbalance to the risk of getting overwhelmed by their powerful imagery. Tarot images can certainly strike a chord in the imagination that resonates with deep forces, memories, and images in our own psyche. My advice is neither to try to prevent this from happening, nor to try to force it to happen, either of which could be unsettling. Instead, be cautious and apply a gentle but persistent discipline.