The King Of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Have you had the King of Swords in your Tarot reading and don’t know what it means? Maybe you have been offered an interpretation and want to know what else the card could mean? Or are you curious and want to know more? Whatever your question is, we are here with the answers for you! 

Keep reading to find out all the possible meanings of the upright and reversed King of Swords Tarot card! We also have some helpful tips to help you integrate the lessons of these cards into your life. 

Let’s dive in! 

Upright King Of Swords Tarot Card General Meaning 

To start, let’s look at the general meaning of the upright King of Swords. Generally, the card represents power authority, routine, self-discipline, and structure.

The card suggests mind over matter, head over the heart, using your head, and being methodical. It represents reason, integrity, ethics, morals, and logic. 

The King of Swords also represents judges, police, military, law enforcement, and legal matters. As a person, the card represents a mature male. They are cool, intelligent, honest, strong, and self-disciplined.

They tend to be deep thinkers, logical, and rational. He might be an air sign like Libra, Gemini, or Aquarius. 

He won’t enjoy public displays of affection and will use his intellect rather than emotions to deal with situations. He will be loyal and protective of his loved ones, along with being a wonderful conversationalist.

He does well in structured environments and performs best when he has a routine. He can also be quite stern. 

In an extreme negative, he can be a tyrant or a bully. He can also be distant or cold if someone behaves too irrationally for his liking. Generally, he will be fair-minded and analytical, taking his responsibilities seriously, being dependable, and playing by the rules. 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in and look at its meanings in closer detail! 

Health

Health-wise, the card suggests you need to put more structure in your routine to maintain or improve your health and fitness. Not only will there be short-term improvements now, but long-term ones too! 

This routine might be something as simple as a set bedtime, a structured workout routine with a personal trainer, or eating at a set time.

Why not try one of these and see the improvements in your life?

If you have an illness or an injury, the card suggests consultants or surgeons might be involved in your care.

Love And Relationships 

If you are in a relationship, the card suggests you are in a relationship with someone who has the qualities we mentioned earlier. You might also be displaying some of these characteristics yourself.

You and your partner might connect on an intellectual level along with an emotional and physical level.

The King of Swords also suggests that your partner or relationship challenges you to excel and maintain high standards. It also represents fatherhood. This Tarot card is a good omen if you are planning to have a family. 

If you are single, the card suggests you will meet someone who embodies the qualities we mentioned earlier. You might also be showcasing these qualities yourself. The card can also suggest that you need a partner you can connect with on an intellectual level. 

The King of Swords represents a man happy as a bachelor. If you want a relationship with him, be mindful that he will not settle for a partner that does not hold his interest or meet his standards. 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the card represents an older mature man in your workplace that will challenge you and hold you to high standards. He might be stern with you, but don’t be overly sensitive to this.

Providing you behave with honesty, and integrity, and act in an intelligent manner, you will gain his respect. 

With this respect comes guidance and an opportunity to learn from him. Take advantage of this and learn as much as possible! The card represents someone who is rational, methodical, clinical, and authoritative. 

The King of Swords also suggests you should keep a cool head in business.

Make sure you have all the facts before you make any decisions! It also suggests that having more routine and structure will bring you success. 

Financially, the card suggests you need to take a rational, realistic, and logical approach to your finances. The King of Swords Tarot card reminds you to use your head! Make sure you educate yourself before you invest any of your money.

Spirituality 

The King of Swords suggests now is the time to learn as many spiritual practices as possible!

Take the opportunity to attend as many workshops and classes as possible and read everything you can get your hands on! 

After all this learning, though, you will need to put your knowledge into practice. When doing so, follow your heart rather than your head. Don’t waste any more time, start now! 

Reversed King Of Swords Tarot Card General Meaning 

The reversed King of Swords has a different meaning, so let’s take a look at it now. Generally, the card represents a lack of routine, structure, self-discipline, authority, or power.

The card says you are not using your head and losing your cool, which never helps you long-term! 

The reversed Tarot card can represent being power-hungry, a tyrant, or inhumane. It also suggests a lack of ethics, morals, integrity, reason, or a lack of logic. It can also indicate legal matters not going well for you. 

As a person, the reversed card represents a mature male who is power-hungry, cold, cynical, controlling, ruthless, and sarcastic. He might be an air sign like a Libra, Gemini, or Aquarius.

He can be judgemental, aggressive, oppressive, abusive, brutal, and violent. The card can represent someone that is talkative and intelligent, but uses these qualities for negative means to hurt or manipulate others. 

He can also be dim-witted, irrational, illogical, weak, and a poor communicator. Not exactly someone you want to have in your life! 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the reversed card, let’s dive into these meanings in closer detail! 

Health

Health-wise, the reversed King of Swords indicates you feel powerless at the moment. You might be going through medical treatment and feel you are not being listened to or that the professionals are making the calls and not consulting you on treatments. 

Although they are professionals, remember, it is your body and your health! You don’t have to be a passenger in your recovery. Take time here to listen to your healthcare providers, but make sure you state your concerns and have them answered.

You deserve to have your worries but at ease. 

Love And Relationships

If you are in a relationship, the reversed card suggests you are in a relationship with someone who has the qualities we listed above. You might also be showcasing some of these qualities yourself.

If your partner is showing these qualities or the card represents them, you need to be cautious. 

The reversed King of Swords can suggest a partner that is aggressive, abusive, brutal, dangerous, and violent. It also suggests you are letting your heart overrule your head. You might also be losing your cool over small or trivial matters. 

The Tarot card represents an absent father or infertility. It is not a good omen if you are trying for a family.

If you are single, the card suggests you will meet someone that embodies the qualities we listed earlier. You might also be embodying some of these characteristics yourself. If you meet someone with these qualities, it is best to stay away.

You will not be treated well by them, and they could be dangerous or violent.. 

The reversed card can also suggest a relationship with a man who is a single father or a bachelor. It suggests you need to use your head more when vetting potential partners. Don’t let your heart cloud your better judgment! 

Money And Career 

Career-wise, the card suggests an older mature man in your workplace that is trying to bully you or intimidate you. He might be cold, aggressive, judgemental, and power hungry. He might also try to use his authority and intelligence to undermine you. 

The card also suggests you are prone to losing your cook. You might be making illogical or irrational decisions. Don’t lose your head here. Instead, try to take a step back and think about the situation calmly. 

Business-wise, the reversed King of Swords indicates a lack of self-discipline, structure, or routine that is hindering your success. There might also be a legal matter that won’t resolve in your favor. 

Financially, the card suggests a lack of self-discipline or lack of control could cause you some issues. Make sure you are keeping control of your finances and act with integrity at all times. 

Spirituality 

The reversed King of Swords suggests you need to keep your head engaged with spiritual development. Use your head to filter through the masses of information coming your way, keeping only the useful bits.

Instead of believing everything you see, hear, or read, be discerning! Use your brain to find what works for you and discard the rest. You only need to focus on things that will aid your spiritual development. 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the King of Swords Tarot card! Whether the card is upright or reversed, remember to have your guard up and to use your head before you believe or follow anyone! Doing so will help to protect your finances and your heart too.

Zhara O’Brien