Tarot: King of Swords {How To Take Your Power Back}

Tarot King of Swords, How To Take Your Power Back, intuitivefish.com

A Commanding Authority, An Emphatic Decision, Pioneering

Generally speaking, the King of Swords represents the “powers that be.” It represents political leaders, judicial and legal authorities and especially the military {swords.}

It also includes higher leadership positions. This King is basically anyone in a socioeconomic system who has the power to make your life happy or miserable – such as a boss, director, or commander.

If the card shows up in an upright position, you can count on this authority to be generally forthright in his or her integrity.

If this King is in reference to you, it may be a message to bravely and decisively remain independent. Rely on your own means. Stay true to your candor and principles, even if you’re the only one driven by them.

Decide right this moment to take initiative, or some sort of action, to follow your pioneering ambitions. They won’t leave you out in the cold.

King of Swords by Mystic Faerie Tarot, Steampunk Tarot, Tarot of the Cat People and Shadowscapes, intuitivefish.com
King of Swords by Mystic Faerie Tarot, Steampunk Tarot, Tarot of the Cat People and Shadowscapes, intuitivefish.com

When The King of Swords Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: You can trust the decisions, integrity, rank or authority of someone in charge of your health, although his advice might be severe, or push you out of your comfort zone into new territory. Another possible message is that you can rely on the value of a certain health protocol.

Occupation and Finances: Are you interested in legal work, the military, or becoming an owner, director or executive? If so, the King of Swords is your confirmation, especially if it’s an avant-garde line of work, or if it involves breaking new ground. Otherwise, it’s time to claim your authority and take initiative in your specific field of expertise. Perhaps this means working independently. Or it could mean trusting the integrity of someone in your field of interest with the same qualities. Your material certainty is assured.

Relationships: If you’re inquiring about someone who’s possibly in a position of authority, you can count on their honesty and sincerity. This person has a high value. If you’re inquiring about the outcome of a certain relationship, this is a sure bet. You can confidently move forward with this person.

Hidden Meaning: You’re far more powerful than you’ve been led to believe. If you knew how capable and influential you really are, you couldn’t be controlled and used for exploitative purposes. Powerful influences naturally make things happen whether they’re benevolent or malefic.

King of Swords from Diana Fayt
King of Swords from Diana Fayt

Reversed: Reversed, the King of Swords misuses his authority, power or his material ability. He might be rude, bossy, overbearing, or outright cruel. Or he might be domineering or coercive. You want to steer clear of this imperious energy.

Advice: It might take some guts, but you’re at a level in life where you’re being called to trust your integrity and unique ambitions to provide material assurance or physical security. It’s time to claim your personal authority, and use your power wisely, especially if you’re a pioneer in your field. Seek to become independent or rely on your own means. Or, know you can trust an authority on your path who is wise and influential.

Astrological Association: Aries

Element: Earth on the 1st House

Timing: March 21st to April 19th

Court Cards: A resolution to an issue might depend on another person

Yes or No: An emphatic yes, if card is upright

Elizabeth, also known as Intuitive Fish, is a healthy vegan mama living in the Pacific Northwest. Her life mission involves researching the esoteric arts, guiding souls along their awakening path, and contributing to a world of humans doing what they love. She’s available for readings and counseling, and would love to be your friend on social media.