King of Swords

King of Swords

Swords: Action, Ambition, Aggression, Force, Movement, Struggle, Strife

Interpretation

  • Perceptive 
  • Authority 
  • Institutions 
  • Strong Leader 
  • Lawsuit 
  • Balanced 
  • Faithfulness 

Court Arcana frequently represent specific people. You, someone you know, or someone you're about to meet. It is possible however, that they represent the attributes and characteristics these types of people exhibit on a daily basis.

With the Swords being a air element, they typically represent one of the astrological signs Aquarius, Gemini or Libra.

Here we see a mature man. Often he has black hair and eyes. He is most likely the astrological sign Libra (September 23 - October 22). He is fair, just, balanced, perceptive, sensitive, compassionate, and selfless and sometimes appears uncertain. He can often be found as a lawyer, law enforcer, armed forces, internal affairs, public relations or at least aspiring to do these things. He offers wise council or advice. He is a strong enemy or friend. He is a strong leader. A man of authority.

Reversed

  • Sternness 
  • Harsh 
  • Institutions 
  • Plotting 
  • Disruptive 
  • Tyranny 
  • Unfaithfulness 

Court Arcana frequently represent specific people. You, someone you know, or someone you're about to meet. It is possible however,  that they represent the attributes and characteristics these types of people exhibit on a daily basis.

With the Swords being an air element, they typically represent one of the astrological signs Aquarius, Gemini or Libra.

Here quite literally we see a mature man. Often he has black hair and eyes. He is most likely the astrological sign Libra (September 23 - October 22). He is fair, just, balanced, perceptive, sensitive, compassionate, selfless and sometimes appears uncertain. He can often be found as a lawyer, law enforcer, armed forces, internal affairs, public relations or at least aspiring to do these things. He is distrustful, suspicious, harsh and malicious. He is plotting. His power for disruption is being revealed. He has a strong desire to conquer or possess. He can be brutal if opposed.

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