Understanding the Tarot - The Meanings of the Cards
The Suit of Cups

Queen of Swords

A time to be alone in silence, whether it is by choice or not. This could be due to a male death, widowhood, causing sadness or heartbreak.

Queen of Swords Reversed

Deceit again is the underlying issue, and a determination to understand the reasoning for the defiance is needed, although sometimes no matter how determined you are, you may still fail.