63-King of Dynamism – Reversed Mage Deck

Your Chosen Card – Master of Athames Reversed Mage Deck

When reversed, the King of Swords uses his sharp intellect and skill with words heartlessly to inflict harm on others. He may even delight in causing pain in a cruel and exploitative manner. Aggressive and domineering, he enjoys forcefully confronting others in an effort to make them squirm. His measure of justice is ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.’

Keywords Reversed: Aggressive, hurtful, pushy, harsh, cold, judgmental, intimidating, obstinate, domineering, cruel, heartless, wicked, devilish, manipulative, exploitative, barbaric, evil, perverse.

Decans/Timing: 20 Capricorn to 20 Aquarius. Tropical, 10 January–09 February. Sidereal, 03 February–04 March.
Astrology: Air of Air. (Notice the clouds, high peaks, blue sky, and the presence of airy butterflies on his throne.)
Associated Trumps: The Devil and the Star.

King Of Swords: An Authority Figure Sits In Judgment

When Master of Athames is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Master of Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Master of Athames is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Master of Athames using cards from the Mage Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: The final single digit, the end of the cycle of single digits, culmination, fruition, attainment

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Kings are mature accomplished individuals (father figures) who are in charge of the matters related to their suit and element. They represent important men in the querent’s life or significant personality traits needed by the querent to navigate the situation. When upright, the King of Swords represents a decisive person who uses his or her sharp intellect to achieve success. This King, for example, could be a physician, surgeon, lawyer, judge, or an astute negotiator. He can be quite confrontational in his search for the truth, and he does not suffer fools gladly.

Tarot Triumphs: For this, lay out the cards in their numerical order, starting with the Fool, and try to see what kind of narrative is unfolding from the Magician at no. 1 to the World at no. 21. It’s possible too to try this in reverse order from no. 21 to no. 1. I suggest that you approach this in a spirit of play and enjoyment without forcing the story to take its full shape. You may also find that this exercise is worth coming back to a few times; it will probably grow easier and more enjoyable as you practice.

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Reversed Cards: I know it can get hard to imagine this card has a positive element to it. I mean, the card is known as the Lord of Defeat. But even defeat can serve you. Walking away, letting something go, and letting someone have the upper hand, if only for the time being, can protect your mental well-being. Conflict is not always the answer, and sometimes it is best to let the game play out with no resistance or control from you. Trust the process. What seems like a defeat will quickly turn into something positive if you can just walk away and not look back.