Keywords for the Sword Queen are intelligent, integrity, open-minded, denied suffering and problem-solver
Sword Queen is the card drawn today from The Arthurian Tarot by Caitlin and John Matthews. It is a court card of the minor arcana and is associated with the numerical value of 13 and the element of air. She represents any of the Air signs Gemini, Libra or Aquarius
In numerology, 1 + 3 = 4. The number 4 represents; service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work. It also relates to high morals, traditional values, honesty and integrity, inner-wisdom, security, self-control, loyalty, conscientiousness, reality and realistic values.
The Sword Queen likes precision and exactness. She doesn’t like and wouldn’t engage in ‘low-level’ tactics. She would rise above it and so must you. Being the watery part of air the Sword Queen blends her emotions with her mentality giving her the ability to use compassion and understanding in her judgement of herself or others situations. She is a people watcher who observes more than she speaks.
When you see the Sword Queen, it means that you need to be independent in thought and judgement. You must use your unbiased intelligence in order to make a judgement of a particular situation, drawing upon every piece of information and fact that you have gathered along the way. Honesty and integrity are very important to you right now so use your razor-sharp mind to cut a clear path through your thoughts and feelings. You can decipher what is helpful and what is not. What encourages you on the path and what drags you down.
She teaches you how to come home and find your joy in times of darkness so that you are strong enough to cast aside your self-inflicted suffering. Put aside any sentimental or selfish feelings and be more rational and fair-minded. Take control of your destiny, rather than let others decide for you.
In regards to the relationship, you will be a shrewd judge of human nature. Your partner may be lacking in the looks department but will definitely have a brilliant mind. They need to be a match for your intellect. You will take your time and will not be prone to jumping into bed with the first available person. You have learnt painful lessons in love and will not be too eager to repeat them again.
The Sword Queen can also mean there is a sadness or a deep pain that is denied or repressed. If you believe that avoiding the pain would somehow improve your life, you are wrong. Dr Sheldon Cohen, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and others have shown that chronic psychological stress increases inflammation. The more unresolved emotions you carry, the more inflammatory responses you have in your immune system, hormonal system and body tissues. When you realise the long-term costs you’ve paid by suppressing sadness and grief, the natural response is to want to release and heal it. What are repressed emotions?
Take a leaf out of the of Sword Queen’s book and use your skills of perception to see through the nonsense to get to the truth, if it’s there.
Meaning from the book:
She is intelligent and self-reliant, speaking her mind and not suffering fools gladly; as the defender of the unprotected, she is assiduous and fair-minded; she imparts a sense of justice to all who encounter her.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.