Queen of SwordsFor today’s card we have the Queen of the Thrones of Air, the Queen of Swords, who represents the qualities of clarity, logic and objectivity.

She is most often aligned with the Air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – she is quick, funny, enigmatic and clever.

This Queen is idealistic and values fairness and the right way. Not for her the messy details of the physicality of life and what that means, she looks for meaning and truth and justice in all  her dealings. As such she may experience problems by expecting perfection from herself and others while refusing to tolerate mistakes and character flaws.

On an abstract level she represents success in business and intellectual pursuits, especially where there is a need to use one’s wit and cleverness. She is a cool customer and a good ally to have on one’s side in negotiations, because she can use her logic and intuition equally well and may have insights that others have not even guessed at.

She is invaluable as a mentor when you need to bounce ideas off someone, and she will match your own ideas with surprising insights and really helpful advice that inspires and motivates.

Easily bored, she needs a lot of mental stimulus to keep her interested and engaged – she is driven by variety and needs excitement and change. She appreciates the elements of surprise and inventiveness.

She is organised, efficient and can be seen as a CEO or a leader in the legal or caring professions. She is no-nonsense and able to cut through red tape, delays or other obstructions to her objectives.

When this Queen turns up in your life, it is time to embrace your independence, your capacity for developing your inner strength and lending your support to others who need clarity and action.

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ― Jane Austen

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