King of Swords Tarot Card

king of swords tarot card

The king of swords tarot card is a person who can cut through everything to focus on the main point at hand, and follow through to getting to that outcome. They are a wise leader to look up to.

I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.

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king of swords

A few words to describe the card:

logic, leader, in control of themselves

King of Swords Meaning

The king of swords tarot card depicts a ruler. This is a king who rules over the people, but with a softer hand. They will speak up when necessary, but for the most part, this is a person who you come to for advice. They are a healing person, ready to offer assistance, using reasoning to get to the best possible solution.

The king of swords tarot card typically represents someone sitting on a throne, holding a sword in their hand. Often this person is surrounded by people that look up to them and go to them for advice. They have power over themselves, as shown by the sword and the look in their eyes.

The king is where fire meets air. Air controls the fire, and you want to make sure the air is on your side. It can be very powerful and destructive, but also just a warming effect on the surrounding people.

When you see this tarot card in a reading, it can represent asking a person you look up to for advice. Ask the person who seems in control of their life for assistance, as they might have the words of wisdom you’ve been looking for. Alternatively, it can represent needing to cut through everything to get to the main point.

You may be feeling boggled and uncertain with information. Take this card to mean you need to focus on what’s actually important and ignore the rest. Use logic to solve your problems.

king of swords tarot card with definition

Still Confused?

Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.

Want other comparisons of tarot cards? Find those here! It might help you better understand how tarot decks are different.