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Tarot Swords 14
King of Swords

Overall meaning
The King of Swords represents logic and reason, integrity, ethics and morality. It is a call to use logic, common sense, The Rational, the objectively measurable, the head over the heart. The King of Swords can represent legal affairs, law enforcement, military, police and judges.

The King of Swords shows a man sitting on a throne with a sword in his hand. He wears a cloak and a crown on his head. The landscape around him is hilly, and you can see a few trees. He sits on an elevation or mountain peak in the landscape. He carries his sword as if he were ready for battle. He is depicted as a powerful monarch.

The card symbolizes an authoritative figure with a sense of what is true and fair. He uses his sword, his power energetically, as a clear and visible force or threat. He represents the authoritative father, the judge and the professor. He symbolizes institutional power.

The card has to do with strong convictions, strong determination and a strong and determined moral code – this is something you yourself will need now or in the near future. Or they are qualities you will find are present in a person you will meet soon.

The card also stands for honesty and justice – qualities that mean you will deal with what is fair in life and what creates equality in life.

The card may also indicate that you are in a good position to make new plans, set goals and bring them to fruition. You have the ability to direct your mental activity, an ability to get ideas and to concentrate. When you draw this card, it is a sign that there are passionate thoughts about achieving a goal, your whole being wants on all levels (that is, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually) to move forward and achieve success with a given task.

Other descriptions denoting the King of Swords are: authority, focus, will, intention, institutions, selfishness, tyranny, structure, structure, routine, intelligent, rational, logical, power, authority, strength, ethics, morality.

The tarot card is associated with number 14 – which in numerology is often reduced to 5 (the sum of 1+4) which means that you must pay attention to these two numbers in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about.

The card is associated with the astrological air signs Aquarius, Libra and Gemini.

I can do what i want. I steer towards my goal.

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Arcana Major

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