The Queen of Swords (or Queen of Wind in the Penguin tarot deck) is a court card that represents independence, being the seeker of the truth, being open and non-judgemental, and listening to the opinions and perspectives of others. The Queen has a low tolerance for bull and those who beat around the bush. This is the card that represents independence, setting clear boundaries, and being completely direct with communication.
The Queen of Swords represents the characteristic of expecting complete honesty from others and does not want anything to be sugar-coated. It is the trait that represents getting to the bottom of the problem and knowing about the truth and the entire truth. At the same time, the Queen of Swords is not going to lie and will be extremely honest and direct and is not going to take your feelings into account.
This card represents the characteristic of someone who is quite intimidating and has a tough face. However, there is a softer side and kinder side as well. And that will be shown once the trust has been earned.
The Queen of Swords in reverse can have two meanings. One is that she becomes nasty and cold-hearted. And the other is that she is too emotional and can be influenced easily.
Astrologically, Virgo and Libra are associated with this card.