King of Swords

Tarot Card Meaning


KING OF SWORD
KING OF SWORD


King of Swords Yes or No

King of Swords
(Upright)
Yes or No
King of Swords
(Reversed)
Yes or No
The answer is “Yes”.
You will be successful.
The answer is “No”.
Conflict, danger of punishment.

King of Swords (upright) Keywords

An elderly, aging man. 
Clever. 
Experienced. 
Hard. 
Domineering. 
The responsible person. 
Military. 
Administrator. 
Everything’s under control.
power, responsibility;
a critical view of things, which as a result is likely to give success;
high intellectual and intuitive abilities;
the power of subtle reason, ironic insolence;
highly professional approach to work;
the temptation to deceive and “lower” everyone around for the reason that a person succeeds;
rational analysis;
clarity in personal relationships, but the substitution of the spiritual for empty intellectualism is possible;
control;
aggressiveness, imperiousness;
justice;
the head works more actively than the heart;
loneliness, isolation.

King of Swords (reversed) Keywords

Brutal. 
Ruthless. 
Dangerous. 
Bandit.
lack of principle;
victories in “battles”, but defeat in a “war” is likely;
evil intentions;
a lawsuit against you;
operation;
unfair decision;
sarcasm, selfishness;
suspicion, bias;
Debauchery.

King of Swords Advice

King of Swords
(Upright)
Advice
King of Swords
(Reversed)
Advice
Think it over, weigh everything, act reasonably, prudently, sharply.
Dissociate yourself and look at the situation from the outside.
Abruptly chop off everything, go to confrontation, be tough.

King of Swords Warning

King of Swords
(Upright)
Warning
King of Swords
(Reversed)
Warning
Do not be too cruel.
Do not base your plans on theoretical reasoning alone.
Don’t get carried away, don’t go overboard.

King of Swords as a Person

King of Swords
(Upright)
As a Person
King of Swords
(Reversed)
As a Person
People about whom you can say “his own master.” 
People who resist the restrictions that are imposed on them. 
Dominant, aggressive person. 
An outsider, educated, independent, unemotional, analytical, in a leadership position and able to give impartial assessment and excellent advice. 
People who don’t listen to their own feelings. 
Those who are wary of entering into close relationships with unfamiliar people. 
People in high positions in government. 
Military. 
Politicians. 
Leaders. 
Chiefs. 
Lawyers. 
Doctors. 
Judges. 
Arbitrators. 
Specialists. 
Civil servants. 
Professionals. 
People who can defend your interests. 
Leaders with high moral standards, but not paying attention to the feelings and personal problems of others. 
Educated person, 
who enjoys learning and learning abstract truths. 
A man who measures seven times and cuts one. 
People who specialize in social sciences or communication. 
Those who are able to consider the situation from the outside, not paying attention to emotions. 
An independent person who takes into account only his own opinion. 
Your father. 
The aggressive man you are dating.
Smart, domineering, decisive, tough, sober-minded person.

Dark-haired, brown-haired, intellectual, speaks perfectly, rich life experience.
Sadists. 
Ruthless, suspicious, sarcastic, vengeful, cruel man. 
Provocateur. 
A man corrupted by power. 
Overly cautious people. 
Heartless, soulless, cruel or unfair person, prone to betrayal. 
A sly, aggressive fanatic.
Cruel, sullen, stern. 
Gall critic and careerist.

King of Swords as feelings

King of Swords
(Upright)
as feelings
King of Swords
(Reversed)
as feelings
Powerful, responsible, intuitive, rational, in control, aggressive, just, lonely. Unfair, angry, suspicious, sarcastic, selfish.

King of Swords : Card of the Day

Today you will have an exam on resourcefulness, knowledge of tactics and the ability to use the accumulated experience. 

Prepare convincing plans, select arguments, do not forget to use your charm and wit – and you will be supported. 

Show your clear mind exactly where the situation requires a solution for a very long time. 

If you yourself have not been able to cope with your problem for a long time, then invite a knowledgeable specialist to give you professional advice.

King of Swords as someone sees you

  • Someone who is independent, unemotional and analytical.
  • An independent thinker.  
  • Aggressive and dominating person.

King of Swords : Love

King of Swords
(Upright)
Love
King of Swords
(Reversed)
Love
Long-term relationships, they have a lot of calculation, a lot of conversations, they are united by intellectual interestPower struggle, tough scandalous relationship, cold dislike.

The King of Swords can, depending on the card context, signal the presence of a man on the stage, generally very masculine, virile, authoritarian and firm.

In the context of a relationship , it can indicate that you have a very iron attitude or that you should take it, if necessary, to be able to take the relationship on a balanced path and that the treatment between both is fair. It can indicate an excess of authority, either on your part or your partner, a “boss”, or that one of the members has a more dominant role over the other.

This is not bad as long as there is no excess or attitudes that hurt the other, because sometimes this card can indicate a stereotypical attitude where the man (or the woman) has “macho” attitudes that border on the violent and imperative.

If so, you should moderate yourself, and if it is your partner who has this behavior, protect yourself in that confusing line that separates authority with arrogance, imposition or violence, remember that the sword stick refers to a certain degree of violence present , either physical, verbal or psychological.

In a kinder context, the card points out that acting impartially, with fair and balanced judgment, reasoning, it is possible to solve any problem, as well as that the help of a fair and impartial person outside the relationship can help them resolve a situation. .

If you are alone , it can represent that a virile, intellectual, firm man appears on your way, as well as for a man it can signal the appearance of a woman with somewhat masculine characteristics, fierce, fighter and little friend to show emotions .


King of Swords : Career

King of Swords
(Upright)
Career
King of Swords
(Reversed)
Career
The military-industrial complex associated with the state; 
there may be a struggle for power, tax or state audits. 
structures, but everything will end well.

Occupation: senior official, state. 
activist, leaders, chiefs. 
Heads of fiscal structures, people of science (professors, etc.).
Criminal bosses, run over by police or bandits, up to attempts at physical destruction. 
Dishonest power struggle; 
layoffs.

The King of Swords points out that a man in your work environment may behave or talk or deal with you in a way that you find annoying, but the truth is that you may be being overly touchy or sensitive. He is just doing his job, demanding that established tasks and rules be met.

He may be a demanding boss who does not pay much attention to your personal arguments, since he is not moved by emotions, in any case he tries to be fair and impartial and what he is asking, despite the demand, is perhaps what you do . However, make sure that this iron-clad behavior does not cross the line and is not a despotic employer.

Speaking directly of you , this king tells you that you must do things fairly, give what is expected of you and what is asked, your work or your criticisms must be fair, as well as your claims for tasks or wages. If you are thinking of changing jobs, reason is the best guide you can have in deciding what to do.

Do not rush and act in a logical way, also listening to the voice of the experience, not only yours, but that of others. You may need to seek advice and advice from someone impartial, knowledgeable in the matter.

If you are looking for a job , it is possible that a man with these characteristics of seriousness and little emotion will offer it to you. He is someone tough, maybe rough in the deal, firm, but he will also be very fair to you. Orient yourself to look for work in those places with men who have these characteristics.


King of Swords : Money

The King of Swords tells you that you need to fully understand and focus on your financial situation, Concrete facts, specific data, real is what you need to solve your situation.

Your emotions or the dreams and wishes you have about it are of no use here. You need the forcefulness of logic and understanding of your financial situation to be able to act accordingly. Maybe you want a loan to buy a car or a house, but can you actually pay it?

You must deal with the remains and problems, hiding is not going to solve them.
It is possible that you get a fair and balanced treatment, beneficial, especially if you do it with a man of those characteristics of seriousness, experience and adherence to the standards that describe this king.

It could indicate the need to have advice from someone specialized in the subject to help you solve things.In some cases it may be the appearance of a business partner who will be fair and appropriate for business but with whom you will have little or no emotional connection Perhaps in this field that does not matter since sometimes the best thing is that everything is “business is business” without involving anything else.

Anyway, it is not an unfavorable card for money, it only asks you to act with rectitude and based on deep analysis, have an established action plan, do not act on impulse and everything will be fine.


King of Swords : Health

King of Swords
(Upright)
Health
King of Swords
(Reversed)
Health
Severe trauma (head), meningitis. Stressful situation causing physical illness.

The King of Swords points out that it is good, but you must ensure that so much rectitude, so much rationality and putting emotions under the sole, does not affect your health negatively. When we hide our emotions too much, it usually reverberates with physical symptoms in our body.

It also asks you to commit to your health, investigate, investigate, be an active participant in your health or in your medical treatment if you suffer from any illness or disease.

You should turn to a specialist if necessary and trust their judgment, since it is a card that favors reason and knowledge, so it would be indicating that you are inclined to treat a disease through medicine and proven science. , rather than by alternative treatment.

However, if you have arrived at a just reasoning, founded, you can resort to less empirical and orthodox things that are not wrong for that reason. Follow your reason before your heart on health issues.


King of Swords : past, present, future

King of Swords in past position

Your strength lies in your intellect. Looking ahead and taking authority into account will lead you to turn your collection of good ideas into reality.

King of Swords in present position

A figure of authority may help you set your plans in motion.

King of Swords in future position

There is opposition to your ultimate goals. Guile and your superior intellect will lead you past this destructive barrier. You will find fulfillment in organizing those around you as a leader.


King of Swords (Upright) Meaning

  • Control. 
  • Truth.
  • Balanced judgments. 
  • Correct decisions. 
  • Analytic mind. 
  • Professionalism. 
  • Intelligence. 
  • A penchant for innovation. 
  • Ambition. 
  • Defending your own positions. 
  • Aggressiveness. 
  • Powerfulness. 
  • Fast movement. 
  • Acute discrimination. 
  • Ability to give the correct answer. 
  • Objectivity. 
  • Rationality. 
  • Equality. 
  • Justice. 
  • Arbitration. 
  • Law and order. 
  • Professionalism. 
  • Charm. 
  • Cooperation. 
  • Confidence. 
  • Prudence. 
  • Good advice. 
  • Logics. 
  • Clear thinking. 
  • Sharp mind. 
  • Analytical ability. 
  • Diplomacy. 
  • Lofty ideals. 
  • Strength of character. 
  • Enthusiasm. 
  • Specialization. 
  • The head works harder than the heart. 
  • Don’t listen to your own feelings.

The solution you expect will be fair and not biased. An educated person will give you sound advice on a financial or legal matter. Perhaps your actions are too judicious and cold-blooded, you should show more soulfulness in relation to other people. Now you may be too original. 

You have a great desire to free yourself from the bondage of conventions that limit your freedom. It may be worth considering whether you are listening to your feelings enough, if you are not afraid of starting a new relationship. Some people think that you do not respect their feelings. 

The card also describes everything that is associated with the idea of ​​a judgment seat: power, power, authority, a militant mind, law, government offices.


King of Swords (Reversed) Meaning

  • Operation. 
  • An unfair decision. 
  • Prejudice. 
  • The grandeur. 
  • Sarcasm. 
  • Selfishness. 
  • Ruthlessness. 
  • Impermanence. 
  • Intrigue. 
  • Failure to draw correct conclusions. 
  • Suspicion. 
  • Accusations. 
  • Injustice. 
  • Dominant attitude. 
  • Dishonesty. 
  • Bias. 
  • Vindictiveness. 
  • Excessive precaution. 
  • Cruelty. 
  • Severity. 
  • Cynicism. 
  • Overconfidence. 
  • A tendency to manipulate. 
  • Tyranny. 
  • Lust for power. 
  • Problems with law. 
  • Intimidation. 
  • Sadism. 
  • Violence. 
  • Aggressiveness.

Probably, you were treated unfairly, or someone else’s words offended you . Perhaps someone is cheating or ruthlessly intimidating you, plotting. 

Or maybe you yourself use other people to achieve your own goals, or did your sarcastic remarks offend someone close to you? 

You may be a victim of justice and have received an unfair sentence. When it comes to litigation, the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome of the litigation is high.

The appearance of the inverted King of Swords in a spread warns a person about the invasion of his life by a bandit who seeks to exploit him, playing on his weak character. If the fraudulent tricks and cunning do not work, this person is able to use force. The person is not advised to reconcile with him, the best results will be obtained by the struggle.

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King of Swords : Spirituality

The King of Swords tells you that for you to feel a connection to a set of spiritual beliefs, that has to make rational and logical sense to you intellectually as well. Faith does not know of reasons, belief does not admit to intellectualizing too much, you believe or you do not believe, no matter how impossible or improbable what you believe in.

However, there must be that link with your rational part so that you can really believe in it. You can deepen your spiritual awareness and practice by actively seeking new sources of information and knowledge.

Try something new, do your research, check. Active meditations are useful now, as they disconnect you from the emotional but also from the rational.


King of Swords Relation with Astrology

King of Swords Zodiac sign:
The Zodiac signs associated with King of Swords is Gemini.

King of Swords Symbolism in (Raider Waite)

King of Swords in Raider Waite Tarot Deck depict a  King – he sits on the throne of fate, holding the symbol of his suit stretched out from the scabbard.

The King of Swords is a masculine manifestation of the elements of air. This is the power of a sharp, fast, subtle mind, expressed here both in its creative, versatile and often unpredictable form, and in the form of cunning and ironic insolence. 

Such a mind is an excellent means of cognition, understanding, analysis, logical reasoning and abstraction, mathematical and purely practical calculation, solution and comprehensive resolution of any problems.

However, where it dominates all other abilities, its negative aspects are manifested: pure intellectualism, coldness feelings, caustic and cynical criticism, infatuation with the pun, and “the ease of thought is extraordinary.”


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