King of Swords Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Strong silent type, law and uniforms.
King of Swords Tarot Card Meanings:
The Kings and Queens can be very useful in a reading when used to indicate the personality description of a mature man or woman appearing in a situation, it can help you to be quite specific in your interpretation. Everyone tends to have a mixture of all the cards, similar to our astrology chart we all have a balance of the elements, but we also tend to have dominant factors, which is what we look for. In daily life and conversation, we often stereotype people when describing to others and this approach is similar.
Some readers like to use the Kings and Queens to represent a facet of your personality, but I use them to identify specific people of a particular gender, so the Queens would always be women and the Kings always men (regardless of sexual orientation). In terms of astrological signs, I usually only use astrology sun signs to identify people in email readings, since we don’t have the advantage of a two-way conversation in a normal reading situation. Wands would be fire signs, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
The King of Swords type is usually something of a dark horse, they can come across as slightly aloof or detached because they don’t tend to give much away unnecessarily. If asked for an opinion you’ll find it logical and well considered, they’re good with facts and figures and process information quickly, so they have the ability to think on their feet.
Swords can be steely so they have backbone and a tendency to stand up for what they feel is right. As a partner he is strong and loyal and takes responsibilities seriously. On the downside, they can seem impersonal or insular with a sharp tongue.
You’ll often see The King of Swords in readings to represent a male lawyer, as there are various situations where legal dealings are present (property transactions, divorce, inheritances, litigation, etc). They can also represent people in uniform, law, military, etc.
Tarot Card Combinations:
All the Kings and Queens have positive and negative traits so within the reading the individual meaning is neutral, depicting a particular person, and relying on surrounding cards to see how they impact the seeker. In future positions it may describe someone you don’t know yet but who will be important to a situation coming up. Multiple Kings and Queens can indicate that lots of people are involved in a situation.
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