Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - King Of Swords

King Of Swords
Introduction: The King of Swords often stands in for a powerful, opinionated, forceful man in the querent's life. He will often, but not always, have hair on the darker end of the spectrum. You may be tempted to think only about how things affect you personally, particularly when this card does not represent a man in your life. Consider the feelings of others before you act.

General: In general, the King of Swords points to very forceful energy. You may not be able to get a man in your life to change his mind or to do what you want. You may need to change something major about your behavior, thoughts, and/or expectations. Don't overextend your reach.

Work: A man in your work environment may behave or talk to you in a way that you find bothersome, but the truth is that you may be being too sensitive. He's just doing his job. If you are looking for work, a man, likely to be dark haired and the stereotypical "man's man" may be in a position to hire you, but you will have to impress him on every level to get the job. Know where to draw the line, but don't be too quick to claim offense.

Love: In relation to love, the King can mean that a strong, forceful, opinionated man may be part of the scenario. If this man is your beloved, it means that you are going to have to accept him as he is, and whether you are male or female, you'll best deal with him by drawing on the feminine aspects of your nature. Don't put up with being mistreated, however. This man can walk the line between being stereotypically manly, and overstepping his bounds. Protect yourself.


Finances: When it comes to finance, the King tells us that you need to fully understand and face the reality of your financial situation. Hiding from it will solve nothing. It also points toward a need for generosity toward others. You may not feel inclined to be generous, but behave that way anyway. The rewards you reap will be more than worth it.

Health: If you're having symptoms that are not specific, be aware that your medical practitioner, especially if they are a western medical practitioner, may order a bazillion tests. Educate yourself as much as possible before you walk in the door. Be an active participant in your medical treatment.

Spirituality: In order for you to feel connected to a set of spiritual beliefs, they have to make sense to you mentally as well. You can deepen your spiritual awareness and practice by actively seeking out new sources of information and insight. Try something new, even an oracle or reading that you do for yourself can sometimes offer new clarity. Active meditations are useful now.