13 Queen of Swords - The Kalo Cards of Kahuna Lani

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Queen of Swords

The general meaning for the Queen of Swords is most often replaced with the phrase is commanded to, or Behold!  For example, whatever is on the left of the Queen of Swords is commanded or compelled to, or must pay attention to whatever is on the right of the Queen of Swords.

      – is able to dictate. May be widow with power.
Queen of Spades: STEAM. I fall into the steam. Here I am
caught between cause and effect. A commencing. No, more than that, “necessitates” or “commands” might be better. A feeling of necessary movement towards a previously known end.
In readings, the Queen of Swords asks you to think and feel as she does. For example: Are you being completely honest? (Check this one first!) Do you see the humor in the situation? Are you getting right to the point? Have you figured out what's really going on? Are you letting yourself be fooled? 
  • faces the truth, even if unpleasant
  • is up front with everyone
  • likes everything on the table
  • plays by the rules
  • avoids lies and deception
  • sizes up a situation quickly
  • understands hidden motives and desires
  • is difficult to fool, trick or con
  • figures out the unspoken rules and agendas
  • is quick on the uptake
  • is direct and open in all dealings
  • gets to the heart of the matter
  • acts without pretense or guile
  • is straightforward and no-nonsense
  • can be candid when necessary


  • has a delightful sense of humor
  • diffuses awkward situations with a funny remark
  • never takes anything too seriously
  • laughs at everything, including him or herself
  • has seen and done it all
  • has strength due to life's hard knocks
  • is free of self-righteous judgments
  • has realistic expectations

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