The Druid Craft Tarot-Queen of Swords, places their Queen on a high plateau, with sword in hand and an expression of contempt on her face. This lady will not put up with "BS" of any-kind from anyone. As if a judge, for she wears the purple robes of judgment, you tell the truth or "off with your head"! However, she has the persona of a mature, Grey haired woman, graceful and balanced. The portrayal of the Queen of Swords persona.
The Thoth Queen of Swords, is the Triple Goddess Binah, the 3rd Sephiroth, on the Qabalistic Tree of Life and is often called the Sanctifying Intelligence as well as, known as the Parent of Faith. The Qabalistic/Hebrew Word, Binah, itself means Understanding. What is often not realized is that she is also Chronos who is the oldest of ancient gods. We may know him as "Father Time" and/or the Roman God Saturn, who was noted as the "eater of his own children", which is true of Time. However, the highly restrictive nature of time, birth, aging and death are the ultimate result of the gift of Life bestowed by Binah who is "Creator, Preserver and Destroyer" and/or "Maid-Mother-Crone". So once again the Sexing of the Sephira proves to be insubstantial for complete understanding. It helps to remember that each of the many Sephira have an expressive-male-state and a receptive-female-state of consciousness.
The Queen of Swords is Water of Air, which is also called Specific Water in the Realm of Primal Air. Water is the element attributed to consciousness and air is the element attributed to mind. Thus she is as Crowley stated in the Book of Thoth, "clear, conscious perception of Idea, the Liberator of Mind".
The Queen of Swords is the Queen of the Thrones of Air. Queen of Sylphs and Sylpides, attributed to the last Decan of Virgo and the first two Decans of Libra.
The severed head in her left hand reminds me of Kali Ma, the Hindu Goddess of Life and Death. Here the Queen of swords has the severed head or mask of The Patriarch and the Sword of Geburah (and extension of Binah) in her right, pointing downward toward earth; indicating that she removes the masks of deceit and definition supplied by cultural thoughts or as defined by Rulers. The severed head, also implies that The Queen of Swords is the Sanctifying Intelligence; one that removes the "head of man" bringing us into the Understanding of the ways in which each of us are deceived by thoughts while also teaching us to transcend them
Yetzirah, (The world of Air) is the world of deception and only keen perception, and observation are the Sword that slices away all fantasy, delusion, illusion and unreality.
The Queen of Swords also has upon her solar-crowned head, a child's head viewing upward, implying that only the innocent child is unfettered by sterile concepts and useless ideas, for they haven't been programed to believe in a Ruler's definition of themselves.
Thoughts began by words are the Trickster, the "devil inside", that fools us into believing survival thinking or"fear of rejection" based subconsciousness who thinks words are truth, and is true-consciousness. When all in all, Love is the consciousness of the Sanctifying Intelligence that has given our immortal Spirit Form. Immortals, our Souls, don't worry about survival. They love and created mortal being to experience the "illusion of Selves" (personalities) among the One Energy and/or One Self. Thus, “tough love”, can be the Sword in Her hand, which is the domain of Geburah who is called Severity. Another aspect of the Great Creatrix and her corrective abilities.
Any personality, born under the reign of the Queen of Swords (see tarot birth wheel), is a no "bull-shit" persona, usually a mature woman, graceful, with light brown eyes. Intensely perceptive, keen observer, subtle but quick and confident. She may also be fond of dancing and balancing.
When the Queen of Swords is thrown during a reading:
- The querent desires to discard, pretense, masks, roles or defenses that hide their true self.
- Wishes to develop or is developing intellectual thinking.
- Is undergoing a sense of resolution and commitment.
- Is experiencing intellectual maturity and is experiencing well-tuned mental facilities. Sharp of wit.
- Experiencing the Wisdom generated by sorrow. Finding Wisdom through the acceptance of Pain with courage, and honesty.
- Strong willed and determined this woman will can bear whatever life presents her with.
- Deep comprehension of frightening truths, Able to think the unthinkable and giving expression to the unspeakable. Seductive and provocative.
- The professional, who can handle situations capably, quickly and efficiently.