Queen of Swords

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The Queen of Swords is usually interpreted as a person, a woman unless the card is reversed, who has some of the traits associated with the sign of Virgo (especially the late degrees of Virgo). This is somebody with a serious and materialistic view of the world, who fits everything she perceives into a rigid framework of understanding. She is likely to be powerful and respected, but her strict rationalism can also limit her reach and abilities, leading to disappointment or loss. Some authorities describe this card as a card of widowhood in particular; at the very least it is someone with a mature outlook based on experience that may include both joy and pain.