King of Swords Tarot Card Meanings


King of Swords Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Authority and responsibility.

Power and ambition.

A professional man.

Well educated.

Being well prepared. 




Holding back truths.


King of swords tarot card meanings upright

King of swords in a general reading

The King of Swords is an intellectual authority figure who often denotes chefs, lawyers, judges, doctors, surgeons, and pilots. In situations, King of swords tarot card signifies success in relation to how much you prepare. This is the card for being well prepared.

King of swords in the Vision Quest

King of swords speaks of the Seeker sitting in the seat of the soul, the pineal gland. Their mind is still. They have achieved the goal of the Vision Quest in this suit, which is to become still and to go beyond the mind.

King of swords in a love reading

King of swords in a love reading can denote a committed relationship with someone who is very independent. If single, this card can mean the Seeker will meet someone very confident and well-educated.

King of swords in a career reading

In a career reading, King of swords tarot card signifies being a master at a certain skill and being in high demand. King of swords also denotes authority and can be a policeman, judge, or lawyer. This card is a reference to Odin’s seat Hliðskjálf which means gateway. His to ravens, Hugin and Munin (thoughts and memories) are also seen in this card.

King of Swords as Feelings

King of swords as feelings denotes the Seeker feels confident and thirsty for knowledge. The Seeker is balanced between emotions and intellect. The Seeker feels it is time to create a strategy for success and use both intuition and intellect to achieve this.

King of Swords as Personality types

King of swords as a person denotes a rational and ethical person who is often mentoring others. They tend to stay with the facts and rarely makes things personal. Their reputation is of utmost importance to them. They are often well-educated and have well-paid and well-respected positions in society. King of swords as a person is someone who makes good decisions and who always wins an argument.

King of swords tarot card meanings reversed

This card reversed speaks of being so fully absorbed in an idea that the truth of a situation is unable to be seen. There could be blocks in regards to integrity and objectivity. This card reversed can speak of someone opinionated and biassed. New ideas get mocked and censored.

King of Swords reversed as Personality types

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

King of swords reversed can denote someone bad-tempered and hostile. They are often emotionally unavailable. This card reversed can mean someone who will manipulate facts to get their own ways. King of swords reversed as a person can speak of someone who finds it hard to communicate their needs. 

King of swords tarot card meanings

King of swords often speaks of expertise. If you have become complacent in your role King of swords arrives to get you up to speed again. 

King of swords(KOS) tarot card combinations

Some important tarot combinations with King of swords.

KOS + the Lovers: Intellectual compatibility in love. 

KOS + Strength: A strong-minded and passionate man. 

KOS + Emperor: Building an Empire or working for a big organisation. 

KOS + Justice: Lawyer, police, or judge. 

KOS + the Sun: A father figure. Being successful and helping others become successful. 

KOS + Two of cups: Relationship expert. This combination can also speak of focusing on your relationship first and foremost. 

KOS + Ten of cups: Spending more time with loved ones. Focusing on a relationship. 

KOS + Two of pentacles: Studying your hobby. Spending time exploring your interests. 

KOS + Four of pentacles: Accountant, banker, or financial planner. This combination can also speak of your financial goals and your budget. 

KOS + Page of pentacles: Increasing your confidence and self-worth through studying. 

KOS + Five of wands: Learning about what makes you unique in a group of other unique people. 

KOS + Seven of wands: Avoiding confrontations. 

KOS + Ten of wands: Workaholic. 

KOS + Seven of swords: Gossip and conflicts are draining the Seeker. This combination can mean the Seeker will Seek out better friends and a happier environment. 

KOS + Nine of swords: Worrying about the past. Thinking about the past. Examining karmic events from the past. 

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Swords Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of King of WandsKing of Pentacles, and King of Cups.

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