King of Swords Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Dark horse. Steely and just.
King of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
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 at times.
In readings The King of Swords can often represent a man connected to the law or justice system, a lawyer, someone in uniform, the military, etc.
In predictive reading, the Kings and Queens can be taken to indicate the characteristics and personality description of a mature man or woman appearing in a situation, so it can help you to be clear in your interpretation. Everyone tends to have a mixture of all the cards, similar to our astrology chart, so we all have a balance of the elements, but we also tend to have dominant factors, and these are what we look for. In daily life and conversation we often stereotype people when describing to others, so this is a similar approach.
Some readers like to use the Kings and Queens to represent a facet of your personality whereas, due to my style of reading, I prefer to use them to identify specific people, so the Queens would always be women and the Kings always men (regardless of sexual orientation). In terms of astrological sun signs, Swords could be taken to represent those of the air element, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
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 in a forthcoming situation.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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