King of Swords (masculine) wields decisiveness like a trusted weapon.
In a tarot reading, it is about the inquirer (querent), someone close to the inquirer, or a hidden aspect within the inquirer that needs to be acknowledged for the inquirer to reach their highest consciousness. The happiness the inquirer is seeking can be found by answering a question:
Why is it important to be incorruptible (or not)?
It is import to consider that this is a Minor Arcana card (court card), which carries a message that signifies an event that impacts your immediate past and future. When it appears the universe wants you to focus on logic and making fair judgements.
Don’t let the set structure of the Tarot distract you from its primary use as an intuitive divination tool. Use the keywords, images, and symbols of the card to tap into your intuition and deeper inner knowing.
Court cards hint at maturity levels and traditional gender characteristics (regardless of biological age or gender.) Kings (masculine) have journeyed through life and have reached a high level of experience and wisdom.
King of Swords
Upright= Ethics over Emotion
Reversal=Emotions over Ethics
Element= Air (which influences intellect and strategy) and Earth (which influences needs and responsibilities)
Yes or no=This card is it typically decided by the intuition of the reader
REY DE ESPADAS
VERTICAL= LA ÉTICA SOBRE LA EMOCIÓN
INVERTIDA= LA EMOCIÓN SOBRE LA ÉTICA
King of Swords holds Primary Zodiac influence for Gemini and Taurus, and the Elemental Zodiac relates to Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
The signs are less important than the traits they represent because a person has sun, moon and rising signs, and one or more of these is often unknown to the tarot reader. The zodiac for this card relates to traits of versatility, collecting, diplomacy, and confidence. And, planetary concepts of the connections between things are seen with: the Universe.
Note: These traditional tarot-astrology references are based on concepts commonly attributed to the secret society knows as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn from the turn of the 20th century.
King of Swords, like all cards, is part of a cycle of beginning, middle, and end. The stage of this event is Mutable (End), and may be related to any month and the energy of Late Spring.
As with all Kings in the Tarot, this card includes a time of strong dependability. This card carries the energetic influence of 14. Watch for repeating numbers of 14 after the reading for confirmation of their importance in the reading.