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Queen of Swords

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Her right hand raises the weapon vertically and the hilt rests on an arm of her royal chair the left hand is extended, the arm raised her countenance is severe but chastened; it suggests familiarity with sorrow. It does not represent mercy, and, her sword notwithstanding, she is scarcely a symbol of power.

Divinatory Meanings: Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation.

Reversed: Malice, bigotry, artifice, prudery, bale, deceit.




 
     
     
     
 
     
     
     
     
 

Rider-Waite by A.E. Waite & Pamela Colman-Smith. Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite
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