Welcome to the next leg of our journey where we take a look at our daily energies using the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck. I decided at the last minute to look for another set of descriptors for this deck, seeing as the book that it came with was written in Chinese.You can also see the name of the card pictured in both Chinese and English on the face of the cards themselves. I am glad that I took a second to see what else was out there because I think this set of definitions is more complete and less subjective than the original set I had selected. Therefore, the information you see here came from m.tarot.com and has been edited and/or expounded upon by yours truly.
Today’s card is the Queen of Swords. Representing the energy of a Queen, this feminine power was traditionally known as a widow, crone or divorcee. In modern times, she can be viewed as a model of self-sufficiency, independence and intelligence. She often has extremely high standards due to her subtle sensitivities, which can be perceived by those around her as being critical or hard to please. Her true motive is to refine the world, to upgrade peoples’ understanding — so that everyone can have the space they need to become fully themselves. She is not interested in conforming. She is too intelligent to be confined to the role of housewife or nursemaid, although she is perfectly competent in those areas. She chooses her associations (or her solitude), and is seldom caught up in dependent relationships — at least not for long. Her intelligence is not always the most comfortable to be around, but she can be counted on to see through superficiality and point to the truth of a situation.
This card, as with all court cards, can represent the appearance of an actual person in your life. If so, she will be a mature redhead with green or hazel eyes, a fiery personality, and a take-charge attitude that will sweep into the scene with much flair and excitement. For most of us, when this card appears in a reading it is encouraging us to make your own decisions. Exercise independence and choose a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible. The Queen of Swords advises us to refrain from remaining dependent on others at this time. Harbor only those ambitions you know you can accomplish yourself.
This Queen does not wait and see what others would think, say or do. She knows what she wants and how to get it. We are being encouraged to follow her lead. There are times in life when no one can take care of you as well as you can. Leave sentimentality behind and take action.
This card tells us to make important decisions for ourselves today because it’s up to us!