Below is an excerpt from the Dark Days Tarot Guidebook by Emily Mundy:
Queen of Swords
The Queen of Swords presents herself to you with radiant wit and charm. She represents a cunning, clever intellect about you that points to the creative power and authority you’re capable of having in certain spheres. Inverted, this card can indicate an overindulgently sharp tongue that needs softening (as to not make enemies who will prevent your personal growth). Upright, the card speaks to an eager expression of self and an audacity in vision. With precise metaphorical sight, there is so much to truly see in this incredible, kaleidoscopic landscape of life we exist in. Ponder it, and pinpoint your medium. Insight and acute artistic awareness are reaching a peak.
upright: cleverness; charm; insight
right: exploring mediums and style
left: a renaissance; resurgence of old ideas
reversed: artistic snobbery; attitude