Queen of Swords

     The Queen of Swords is one of the cards of the Minor Arcana, however I have classified it as a Royal because it, like all other Queens, it represents the adult Feminine nature of this particular suit. This, like all other Queens, represents the Matriarchal or parent self. Depicted on this card is a queen seated on a throne looking over a cloud~filled landscape. Her right hand raises a sword whose hilt rests on the arm of her throne. She looks sorrowful and grave. (Note the storm clouds in all Court cards of the Swords.)
Keywords for Interpretation
A dark~haired, brown~eyed woman, subtle, keen and quik~witted. May signify widowhood, sterility, privation, seperation, aquaintance with sadness. The sword of spirit penetrating matter and informing it.
A woman of artifice, prudery. May betoken narrow~mindedness, intolerance, or bigotry.
     There is a myriad of symbolisms on this and many of the other cards in both the major and minor arcana. In order to present a comprehensive and easy to use as a reference source set of pages for this and other cards, I will refrain from going into great detail regarding the individual symbols on the cards. On a future date I will go over the more explicit aspects of them. If you have a question regarding a particular symbol you can email me at Tamerin. I would also like to hear from you on some of your interpretations of this particular card or any other that you would like to discuss. Please use above email link.
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