The King of Swords Tarot
What is the King of Swords Tarot
The King of Swords is a card that belongs to the third suit (Swords) of the fifty-six cards called Minor Arcana in a traditional seventy-eight tarot card deck. Used for both playing and divination, its suit element is air and court element is fire.
How is the King of Swords Depicted in the Tarot Card
It illustrates the King of Swords with a golden crown sitting on a throne, holding a double-edged in the upward position in his right hand while keeping the left hand on his lap. There is a ring in his left Saturn finger. He wears a long flowing blue robe and a purple cape.
The back of the throne is engraved with crescent moons, butterflies, and an angel.
In the background, there are trees and foliage, and a clear blue sky with a few cumulus clouds.
Meaning of King of Swords in the Tarot Card
The King of Swords symbolizes authority, intellect, and the power to fulfill all desires without any fear. The robe refers to spiritual enlightenment, and the cape represents compassion and wisdom. The sword signifies the power to see both sides of a situation while the ring stands for responsibility and supremacy.
The butterflies mean transformation whereas the crescent moons depict energy. And the angel stands for guidance.
The sky illustrates a clear and sharp mind while the trees imply obedience and modesty.
The King of Swords as a Person (Significator)
He is a logical person with a great deal of emotional maturity and mental clarity. Friendly and understanding, he sometimes maintains distance to retain his superiority over others. An excellent orator and decision maker, he will not let you win an argument.
You may feel like seeking more knowledge to become an expert in your choice of field. You try to maintain a balance between emotions and intelligence, contemplating about the different strategies to gain success.
Any decisions should be taken based on logic, reason, and current situation to avoid as the mind is superior to the heart. The King of Swords denotes reaching the finish line, and therefore your sharp intellect will play a huge role in a messy situation.
The King of Swords Tarot Card Meaning: Upright
Keywords: Fair judgment, professionalism, reputation, sophistication, aloofness, polite in public
Interpretation: In this position, the card suggests you look at any situation from an objective point of view, remaining just and detached. You have gained enough experience to give your opinions on the basis of the day-to-day observations. This way you can solve problems by playing a neutral character.
If a situation is demanding your sympathy and care, the tarot card suggests you stay grounded and stern to give a fair judgment. Your high moral standards will make you look at thinks with total impartiality.
In Love and Relationship Reading
Keywords: Unromantic gestures, detachment, attraction towards a strong personality
Interpretation: Since the King does not value feelings, those who are committed may find it difficult to be in a happy relationship as your priorities circle around respect and status. If your partner is an emotionally attached person, it might not be a stable relationship.
If you are single with a high emotional quotient, a reserved and balanced person will make an ideal soulmate.
King of Swords Tarot Reading in Other Situations
Career and Work: The King of Swords could be that superior male with years of experience at your workplace who will set tough goals for you. However, if you act honestly, he will show the path to success.
Finance and Business: As an owner of a business setup, you need to keep a cool mind, irrespective of the ups and downs in the market. Since you are a rational person, maintaining a good financial status would not be a huge challenge.
Health: Follow a healthy routine from getting up early to having meals in time to stay healthy.
The King of Swords Tarot Card Meaning: Reversed
Keywords: Dictatorship, manipulative, abusive, evil thoughts, superiority complex
Interpretation: In the upside-down position, it indicates the misuse of power and position to satisfy personal needs by manipulating others. It could be either you or someone else with a selfish motive. The card may suggest the inability to make up your mind, resulting in making the wrong decisions based on biased judgment.
Greed and avarice can bring out the worst in a person. Change your attitude as demoralizing someone does not make anyone powerful. Also, don’t let your thoughts scatter in different directions otherwise everything will go out of control.
In Love and Relationship Reading
Keywords: Stubbornness, lack of care, disrespect
Interpretation: If you are facing emotional abuse from your partner, it would be advisable to walk out rather than tolerating the mistreatment.
King of Swords Tarot Reversed Reading in Other Situations
Career and Work: Your work environment will be controlled by a power-monger male figure who should be impressed at any cost if you want to climb the corporate ladder. Since he will try to intimidate and discourage you, your working standards have to be raised above the bar.
Finance and Business: You should be more meticulous with your financial accounts and records since it’s hard to interpret the future turn of events. Hire a trustworthy professional to get a better help.
Health: Any health issue needs to be dealt with special care. If you are not getting the proper medical guidance, go for a second opinion.
The King of Swords in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread
Past: Right from a young age, you have been an extremely mature person giving others proper advise. You may no longer enjoy the same power, but your leadership skills can be channelized to good use.
Present: There might be a father-like figure in your life who can give you some useful life lessons. It could be the turning point in your life if you can get advise from such a person.
Future: A successful life is on the card that might be possible to achieve with your confidence, determination, and integrity.