A circle of swords

There was, as usual, a lot to the dream, but only a part caught my attention. I was a queen. I was wearing an apricot-coloured dress, long and flowing with white sleeves, though my clothes weren’t important. I had no crown, but I knew I was the queen. The setting wasn’t so much medieval, as definitely not modern. I’ll go with a medieval setting for now.

I was holding a sword – it was sharp and shiny. In front of me were the swords of my knights or followers – not sure which. I couldn’t see the people, just the swords. They were standing just out of my range of vision. The swords were standing points-down in a circle about 2 feet wide. With my sword, I touched the circle of swords. The circle of swords glowed, as did my sword. I smiled. It was a happy moment. I felt the happiness of the people around me. I don’t know if it was victorious or anything like that… only that it was good. Something good had happened or the ritual was good.

Possible interpretations:


There are positive and negative interpretations. As the dream had a strongly positive feeling to it, I’m going to focus on the positive here.

To see a queen in your dream symbolizes intuition, personal growth, power and influence.
For a woman to dream that she is a queen indicates a desire for increased status and power.

To dream of a Queen represents an aspect of your personality that assumes power or respect without having to earn it.
The Queen symbolizes accomplishment or well deserved authority. Being respected, praised, or acknowledged without question.

If the queen isn’t me, though I felt I was her, I was watching her from the other side of the swords, could it be that she was a guide with a lesson for me?
The queen can also represent a mother or authority figure so watch and listen carefully to what the queen in your dream is doing and saying. She may be trying to impart valuable lessons to you or send you a message that you will find helpful in your waking life.

The queen is a symbol of wisdom and power, so dreaming of a queen is often interpreted as a good omen. It could potentially be a sign that you can expect success in your near future.


A sword symbolises justice and courage, but also strength, as well as the readiness to defend the soul against internal difficulties.

There is a warlike element in the dream that the dreamer is willing to fight for his faith.

Handing the sword to another dream figure refers to the fact that he enjoyes the protection of higher powers.

Spiritually, the sword symbolises the power of a higher authority and protection.

“As an alchemical symbol, the sword is a symbol of purification.

The sword cuts away ignorance.

In the symbolic language of the Tarot, swords represent the realm of the mind, specifically the navigation of thought. Just as the sword is wielded by its master, so too may thoughts be directed by conscious training of the mind. An untrained mind (one that is inexperienced in wielding the power of thought) will face many challenges.”

According to various traditional beliefs…
Judeo-Christian: to have in hand – promises fame, glory, joy
Hindu: change, it does not harm you because you can only learn from it
Arabian: to hold – joy, honour


perfection, completeness, immortality and/or wholeness and being well protected

perfection, completeness, immortality and/or wholeness

all-inclusive, cosmic unity – moon, sun, earth… all circles

The circle symbol meaning is universal, sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe.

“In alchemical symbolism the circle is a center point of focus. Circles are a prolific feature in esoteric alchemical art. Circles are an emphasis on the featured work within its contoured border. It’s like alchemists were underscoring the function of the element. If fire is a feature in the work, a circle around it will illuminate the focus of fire.”

  • The circle is thus underscoring the symbolism of the swords?

“The Native American perspective is vastly deep. And so, the circle also embodies a spiritual energy (as all things – sun, moon, etc holds spiritual connotations – and so too would their symbolic expression). Consider the circle symbol meaning in conjunction with the Native medicine wheels. Here we get the sense of the integration of energy and matter – spirit and man, combining for the purpose of greater spiritual understanding and evolution.”


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