Queen of Swords

Card No s13


Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation.

Additional Meaning

A widow.


Malice, bigotry, artifice, prudery, bale, deceit.

Additional Reversed

A bad woman, with ill-will towards the Querent.

Queen of Swords

Card No s13


Her right-hand raises the weapon vertically and the hilt rests on an arm of her royal chair the left hand is extended, the arm raised her countenance is severe but chastened; it suggests familiarity with sorrow. It does not represent mercy, and, her sword notwithstanding, she is scarcely a symbol of power.



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