63-King of Swords – Upright Golden Deck

Your Chosen Card – King of Swords Upright Golden Deck

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.

Keywords Upright: Assertive, powerful, commanding, decisive, straightforward, authoritative, just, clever, rational, discriminating, confident, uncompromising, no-nonsense, factual, clear-thinking, pierces to the quick of a matter; clarity of communication, head over heart, confrontation, a professional, a man of law, someone who sits in judgment.

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.

Jungian Functions: Thinking (Air) in double measure.

When King of Swords is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If King of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is King of Swords 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 upright card reading for King of Swords using cards from the Golden 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: Ruled by taskmaster Saturn and in modern astrology by Uranus, Aquarius is the eleventh sign. Aquarius the Water Bearer, a consolidating fixed sign, is associated with the Star, trump XVII. The King of Swords falls largely under Aquarius, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits:

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Complete Book of Tarot: Because of the confusion introduced by the Golden Dawn, some authors associate the Golden Dawn Princes (sometimes called Kings by the Golden Dawn) with the traditional Marseille Knights, and the Golden Dawn Kings (variously called Knights, Lords, or Kings by the Golden Dawn, shown as men riding stallions) with the traditional Kings of the Marseille deck.

Portable Magic: It was a daring concept for its time. Although Freemasonry has always contained esoteric symbolism in its rituals and embellishments, it has seldom sought to use the occult wisdom it is reputed to hold for any practical purpose. The founders of the Golden Dawn

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Portable Magic: It is convenient to assign elemental Earth to one of the trumps, from a purely practical standpoint. However, it is contrary to the system of correspondences set forth in Sepher Yetzirah, where only three elements are linked with the Hebrew letters, not four. The Golden Dawn members may not have fully grasped that the trumps relate to the active spheres above the fixed realm of the four lower elements, and hence are distinct from the earthly sphere. Elemental Earth