Queen of Swords – Reine D’épée Tarot | Tarot de Marseille
Was her hand placing across her stomach to cover an old wound, or was it holding a shield? She looked steadfastly and proudly at the red sword she held in her hand. She represents the powerful intellectual ability of useful and influential ideas. She can protect her ideas with stubbornness. She knew how to say what she wanted, but closed herself to new ideas. Her negative aspects may include denial of body and sexuality, possibly a scar on her abdomen (due to the caesarean), closure of the heart, a rational rush to extremism, or apathy.
I. The upright meaning of Reine D’épée Tarot
Reine D’épée Tarot represents the rigor of a mature intellect but devoid of emotion. In mythology, the femininity is associated with emotion, but on this card, the woman is severe and poses with little feeling. This card, thus, represents the capacity of the intellect to judge and discern impartially, without being influenced by emotions or feelings.
She likes to know how, what, why, where, when and who on all subjects to understand her environment and better understand others. It is not that she does not appreciate others, but she connects to others only through an intellectual rather than an emotional approach.
Reine D’épée Tarot means that you must be independent in thought and judgment. You must use your unbiased intelligence to judge a particular situation, drawing on all the information and facts you have gleaned along the way. Empathy or compassion towards others can distract you from the task at hand, so it is important to think with your head, not with your heart. Do not let the emotion disturb you. On the contrary, use only facts and logic to make your decisions.
Reine D’épée Tarot also has the innate ability to say things as they are. Her reflections are quick and insightful, and as such, she is able to put aside the superfluity to get right to the point. She never beats around the bush and never softens her comments, opinions, and thoughts. She is frank and honest, she discloses her opinions, and she expects the same thing in return. The best way to follow the advice of this card is to remain as unbiased as possible and to assert your thoughts and opinions with brevity and honesty.
II. The reversed meaning of Reine D’épée Tarot
The reversed Reine D’épée Tarot means that you may be thinking more with your heart than with your head. You may be emotionally involved in a particular problem, and this may distort your perception of the actual situation. You need to use your brain a little better to understand what is really going on and interpret the signals more accurately. Let’s consider the situation objectively because it will give you a better idea of the situation and help you evaluate what you need to do next.
Likewise, this card means that relationships hinder your originally lucid vision. You need to refocus on your goals to get back on the right track, but you hesitate because of the risk of disrupting the balance and harmony of your relationships with others. At the end of this period, you will need to be more determined, confident and firm to succeed. Clear vision and analysis, a sense of common sense about options and ideas for the future, and careful consideration, but not necessarily deciding at the moment, are essential at this time.
On the other hand, the reversed Reine D’épée Tarot can become indifferent, bitter, cruel and naughty, especially if she has absolutely no emotions or compassion towards others. In her mission to go to the end of a problem, she knocked many others out of the game and beats her surroundings. She isolates herself from others and can then be considered shortsighted, intolerant and unpleasant. You may reflect the same image as her.
III. When Reine D’épée Tarot speaks up
“I carry a shield on my belt. There is a scratch on this shield. Did I sacrifice my heart? I do not allow needs, desires or emotions to enter me. I always live by reason. I displayed my symbol, the sword, was sheathed in a scabbard, waiting for someone to pull it out and its golden flame blade would appear. I am waiting for someone to recognize my intelligence and reason. The transcendence is my ideal, beyond the physical, beyond the material, towards the bisexual situation in which I will be able to overcome the temptations of thoughts in order to achieve objectivity, the so-called Perception of the Universe. Can I recognize this? Can I forget myself? I am my strongest enemy. My single knowledge is the knowledge of my transience. My single awareness may be the realization of emptiness within”.