Rider WaiteTarot Reading

 

 

Properties of Queen of Swords

 

Alternate Names: None

 

Keywords / Additional Meanings:

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

 

Description:

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.

Divinatory Meaning:

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

Reversed Meaning:

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

 

Astrological / Elemental Correspondence: Libra - Water of Air