The meaning of the King of Swords Tarot card is ‘logic.’ He is overly intelligent and uses his brains to get one over on his enemies. Known for being quick-witted and sharp, he can hold a position of considerable responsibility (although not necessarily). The King of Swords is someone who has experience in arguments and debates.
In some Tarot card decks, the King of Swords is called the Father of Swords. However, the Tarot card meaning of the Father of Swords and the King of Swords is the same.
King of Swords General Tarot Meaning
Court cards can appear as you or another individual in your life, and the King of Swords is no exception. If he appears in an outcome position, it can mean that you will meet a King of Swords character in the future who will help or hinder the situation.
If the King of Swords represents another person, it can be a warning that you are harshly judged and assessed by a King of Swords type of character. This man is watching what you’re doing with great interest. The King may be a person of official authority, like a teacher or professor, but he can also be a lover, father, or close family member.
The King has a tendency for being highly manipulative. He knows how people work, what makes them tick, and how he can bring them over to his side. You may or may not be fooled by the King, but that doesn’t mean that other people aren’t.
The King of Swords is very similar to the King Solomon of the Bible. He is not interested in emotions, just facts.
However, the King has his good traits. Sometimes this Tarot card can mean that you have to separate yourself from your feelings. You must use your mind, not your heart, to navigate the situation and turn it to your advantage.
King of Swords Love Tarot Meaning
In a love reading, the King of Swords can represent your partner. While I would not say that it’s desirable to have this King as your lover, some people are attracted to his personality.
In the feelings department, the King stays true to his usual Tarot meaning – he is cold and detached. His love life is not his priority. At times, he can appear inconsiderate and aloof. He’s the type of man who cares more about other things (social standing, career) than he does about his romantic relationships. Even if the King of Swords likes the thought of having a family, he cannot give the emotional energy it takes to sustain a happy one.
However, for whatever reason, some people like having a partner who’s emotionally detached and reserved. If this is you, you’ll be well suited to the King of Swords. But, if not, he’s not your guy.
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King of Swords Feelings Tarot Meaning
Your lover is not the type of person who deals with feelings. They view this relationship from a purely logical standpoint. I don’t take the King of Swords to be positive when it appears as a feeling or intention because for me, it highlights the fact that your partner is not feeling with their heart, but thinking with their head.
King of Swords Career & Business Tarot Meaning
The King of Swords is not as negative in a business or career Tarot reading as he would be for a love reading. The card advises that you think through your business with logic and not emotions. Run some tests and make your moves based on the data. Use your reasoning skills to get better deals on stock.
It’s extraordinarily common for the King of Swords to represent someone the seeker turns to for advice. He could symbolize a business advisor or coach who can help you in your business. While this help can be expensive and time-consuming, your Tarot cards are telling you that it’s the only way to up your game and achieve the results you want.
King of Swords Future Tarot Meaning
If the King of Swords appears in the outcome position of a love or relationship Tarot reading, it can mean that you will discover your partner has many of the same traits as this King. In the future, you will learn that your partner is cold, aloof, and detached but also intelligent and logical.
Alternatively, the King of Swords can appear in the outcome of your love Tarot reading to symbolize an individual who’s going to interfere in your relationship. If you’re married, it’s even possible that the King of Swords represents a divorce lawyer.
Yes or No with the King of Swords
General – Unless it’s a question about exams or whether you’ll increase your authority, the King of Swords is a no.
Do they like me? – They may like you; they may not.
Am I pregnant? – If the pregnancy is wanted no, you are not pregnant and may need the assistance of a doctor to be so. If the pregnancy is not wanted, there’s a good chance that you’re pregnant, especially if you no longer like the child’s father.
Is this relationship going to last? – No, the future of this relationship looks bleak.
Does the future of this look promising? – The future of this situation does not look promising, especially if you’re enquiring about a relationship.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – No, you are not going to reconcile with your ex in the foreseeable future.
King of Swords as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
When the King of Swords appears as a negative, weakness, or obstacle in a Tarot spread position, this can mean that there’s someone in your life who uses their intellectual power for evil. This person is very manipulative and judgmental.
In some cases, you yourself may be the King of Swords. You think you’re better than others and it shows. Try to be a little more humble. Also, if you’re in a position of authority, don’t take advantage of your position. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
King of Swords as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
In a positive Tarot reading, the King of Swords can indicate that you’re someone who’s highly intellectual with good reasoning skills. You are very intelligent, wise, and just. These are very good traits to have, and this is why they appear as a positive, strength, or advantage in your Tarot spread.
The King of Swords can also pop up as a strength or advantage if you can weigh up your situation objectively. You don’t get too emotionally involved, seeing situations, people, relationships, and opportunities for the way they really are.
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