Queen of Swords
THE QUEEN OF SWORDS – Sun – Aquarius – Independence
Astrology: 21° Virgo to 20° Libra
Element: The waters in the Airs
Queen of Swords
The Queen of Swords represents the Water in the Air, thus supplying the qualities of emotion and sensitivity to the airy element, the agility to transfer and reflect, to form and create. As the mother of the Air, she will have a strong dominance of intellect.
The Queen of Swords can be very sensitive, perceptive, sharp-witted and intelligent. On the dark side, she can turn cruel, malicious, narrow-minded, bigoted or even deceitful, dangerous, too, because of her charm and beauty.
Being water in air, the Queen of Swords lacks the stability of the Earth as well as the will of Fire. So she can lack practicality, steadiness, running the risk to live in an idealistic land of her own outside of reality. Further, she is sensible to interferences and disturbance from the outside, unable to protect herself against it.
Here we see the Queen of perception and insight. It’s a hard thing to pull the wool over the eyes of somebody like this – they will look beyond the face we present and see to the very core of the being. That’s one reason why this Queen often represents a woman who stirs deep and complex reactions in the people who come into contact with her. They can feel uneasy, discomforted and awkward when being observed by her. But they may also feel open, relieved and glad to have found somebody with such long sight.
On a day ruled by her, we need to practise our own powers of perception. Rather than dealing with the imaginal psychic quality which is rightly the realm of the Queen of Cups, we must now turn our attention to the everyday world. For, though the Queen of Swords is often highly spiritually developed, she is also absorbed by the intricacies of the process of life. Therefore she looks closely at what happens in life around her.
On this day, try to remind yourself to study the interactions you have with others. Don’t just deal with the face value. Struggle to seek behind that mask for the whole being beyond.
Everybody takes up roles, plays out games, displays masks. We have ‘professional’ faces, which fit each of our roles. And we can become forgetful of the fact that every person we meet does the same thing. Only when we come to know a person well do we recognize the complexity that lies behind the mask.
Drive: Independence, freedom of mind and soul
Light: Wisdom, imagination, self-confidence, perceptive, graceful
Shadow: Coldness, inaccessibility, cruel, deceitful
Keywords: water aspect of air, discarding old masks and roles, lightness, intellectuality, objectivity, logic, purity, rationality
Advice: You are on a path where you are increasingly breaking away from old roles and behaviors. It can be a painful experience, but it’s worth it! The light you are getting into is liberating.
Questions: What are the roles that you most easily and most often hide behind? Are you ready to throw them away?
Suggestion: Observe yourself in different roles. Some of you will continue to play, but now with greater awareness. You will play these until you identify with them.
Revelation: My only duty in life is to remain true to myself.