Short meaning: A strong, intelligent, aloof woman who bears pain and sorrow without showing it. A dignified character with high expectations designed to protect her from her vulnerability and hurt. It could be that these are qualities you need to develop in your current situation but be aware of disassociating from your feelings entirely.
In-depth meaning: The Queen of Swords is an impressive character because of her faculty of mind. Not just in the sense that she is intelligent, quick witted and knowledgeable, which she is, but because she has learned to control her emotional reactions. She does this by managing her expectations through reason and clarity of thought, she also understands that allowing emotions to overcome sense and logic is often unproductive .
She can appear detached and stand-offish, because she keeps her emotions under control. People that don’t know her well could perceive her as arrogant and haughty, but she is not. She can be as sensitive as, say, the Queen of Cups, but past experience has taught her to keep it from view. She knows herself and what causes her hurt, and she will manage and organise her personal life to make sure she does not fall foul of it again.
Notes on the image: Dressed in the blues of the sky ( to remind us of the element of Air) this Queen stands one foot slightly forward ready to deal with any issue at hand. She stands her Sword, point down, toward the floor to show her intention of considering the situation before taking action, she will not allow her emotions to overcome her common sense. Her eyes are wide open and she appears to be listening intently, representing the intelligent, cool and alert way she deals with the challenges/life events that come her way.