The King of Swords card portrays the King to be sitting on his throne. He wears a blue tunic and a purple cape. Blue symbolizes spiritual learning and purple is representative of compassion coupled with intellect.

He holds a large double edged sword in his right hand that is pointed upwards. His left hand is placed gently on his lap.

The middle finger of his left hand (also known as the Saturn finger in divination terminology) is adorned with a ring. His hold posture exudes power and the fact that he is serious about his responsibilities. The background consists of azure sky with very few clouds – meaning that the vision and mind of the King has clarity.

The upright trees in the background represent the King’s stern judgment and also reinstate the fact that the King implements justice in a firm manner. The high backed throne is adorned with butterflies that symbolize transformation and crescent moon that symbolize spiritualism. There is an angel carved on his throne near his left ear — positioned just right to guide the King subtly. This card is all about authority, patriarchy and competence.

Upright Position: This card in a reading brings forward a person who has a strong character and sense of judgment, who deals with ever situation with a right balance of compassion and intellect. Sometimes it talks about a profession that aids human race – doctors, police, lawyers etc.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card represents an unsympathetic person who is insensitive towards others. It may also indicate vindictive nature or harsh punishment.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons