Learn the meaning of the King of Swords Tarot card
The King of Swords encapsulates the Court of Air in Tarot, which relates to intellectual matters, communication, and the flow of information. Because of this, the card depicts a serious and seated ruler on a throne. His posture and facial expression indicate that, he is devoid of any emotion, and the most important thing for him seems to be enforcing the established order. Although the King of Swords in Tarot looks quite young, he will usually be at least middle-aged. On his throne we see butterfly shaped ornaments which may indicate a volatile mind, and the fertile ground beneath it alludes to his shrewdness. The King of Swords is a highly intelligent figure who can not only completely control the issues under his control, but also draw conclusions and make judgments based on his analytical mind. The sword he holds in his right hand, on the other hand, indicates cold calculation and pure intellect. The card predicts order and the enforcement of law and established rules. It can also speak of someone who has high social standing and authority, as well as a significant education.
The King of Swords in an upright position like all Tarot Court cards will very often indicate a person. So in this case you may be dealing with someone middle-aged or older who is clearly intelligent. The upright King of Swords, moreover, may have a great deal of knowledge and sometimes even power in the matter you are inquiring about. He is brilliant and educated so he can also pass on his knowledge to other people. So this description will fit perfectly with a scientist, philosopher, but also someone who holds a high formal position in your life. However, the King of Swords in the upright position may be cold in certain situations, and hurt others with his words. The most important thing for him, however, are his established principles, which he will stick to above all else. The upright King of Swords is very comfortable in discussions based on arguments, and matters that require intellectual engagement. The card foretells objective and reasonable action devoid of any emotion. So base your judgement and decision solely on established strategy and common sense. It is also important that, like the upright King of Swords, you have your morals.
In relationship questions the upright King of Swords in the case of a woman may indicate a man who is present in her life with the characteristics of this card. The upright King of Swords will be someone you can rely on, on an intellectual level, and someone who may also be quite demanding of you in some aspects. However, the upright King of Swords will be a mature and determined man, who is ideally suited to be a husband or the head of a family. However, you must keep in mind that in case of this card, you cannot expect great emotions or romantic moments from his side. The main task of the person who is symbolized by the King of Swords in the upright position will be to maintain order and uphold moral principles. So this is also someone trustworthy not only in intimate relationships but also as a friend or business partner. The upright King of Swords indicates a relationship based mainly on intellectual bonding between partners, or your need to build just such a relationship. If you are single, the upright King of Swords indicates that women will meet a similar man. If this card describes you, it may indicate that you have high expectations of new people, but you have a good chance of finding someone who can meet them.
The reversed King of Swords is a ruthless and even cruel person who always puts principles above people. He may also have trouble changing his point of view even if he is in the wrong. The King of Swords in the reversed position will also try to subjugate others at all costs, while remaining very critical of them. His actions may also be vindictive, and he will be very strict in wielding his sword. The reversed King of Swords may even go as far as lying, slander, and in some cases, aggression, in order to achieve his intentions. The card may also indicate a lack of self-discipline and order in the matter in question. All this can result in a loss of your power and authority. The reversed King of Swords, moreover, will also have difficulty controlling his emotions, which may hinder his rational judgment. In case of formal matters, King of Swords in upright position may also foretell problems with law and documents or at least delays in these matters. One should be careful not to become a victim of deception and manipulation by a person with the characteristics of the King of Swords in the reversed position.
In the case of relationships, the reversed King of Swords indicates a person in your close circle who may be arrogant and selfish towards you. Relationship with a man with the characteristics of this card will therefore not only be full of pain, but also suffering, which the reversed King of Swords likes to inflict on others. If this card describes your partner, you should be cautious of him/her because he/she may be dishonest or even dangerous towards you. The reversed King of Swords may also indicate that you are unable to keep your distance in your current relationship, and that you are letting your emotions get the best of you. In some situations, the card may also symbolize father issues or fertility problems on the part of a man. For single women, the reversed King of Swords in Tarot indicates that you may soon meet a single father, or someone who displays some of the negative qualities of this card. The reversed King of Swords does not portend good luck in romantic matters and for that reason it is also a bad sign for single men who want to start a new relationship at the moment. The reversed King of Swords encourages you to change your behavior, to show more understanding and to be less demanding towards the people in your life.
King of Spades
Intellectualism, shrewdness, teaches and bestows freedom
Intellectual, educated man, influencing others, scientist, philosopher, diplomat, recommends objectivity and reasonableness in action
Despot, egotist, arrogant, critic, seeks power by any means: lies, slander, gossip
Blue, yellow, green