The Queen of Swords ~ Finding Your Way Towards the Truth
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is the Queen of Swords, representing: Intellectual clarity, logic, objectivity and truth. The Queen of Swords is the mistress of her domain, the realm of Air. Air symbolizes the intellect, ideas and critical thought. She is not the warmest of queens, in fact, some may call her cold—for the Queen of Swords rules from her mind, not her emotions. Yet, she is a great arbitrator of truth and fairness, and brings a rational clarity to most situations.
The Queen of Swords serves as a judge of sorts, as she is always looking for the truth, the fundamental reality, in all matters. For this critical queen, there are no gray areas; her viewpoint is often black and white, with little room for nuances. She can represent your inner critic, the desire to make everything right and perfect. Hers is a double-edged sword: On one hand, she offers the clarity to see the truth; on the other, she is inclined to find fault and judge with severity.
If the Queen of Swords has come into your life, this is a time to stay objective, and consider new perspectives. At the same time, can you find a balance between your critical thinking, and your heart? Is there a way that you can be authentic and truthful, while still being compassionate toward the more intuitive, free-thinking parts of self?
If you’re having trouble seeing the situation clearly, consider asking for an outside perspective from a trusted advisor. One that can help you discern the truth, in an objective manner.