King of Swords

King of Swords

Keywords for the King of Swords Tarot Card

  • An analytical person who communicates well
  • Someone in uniform
  • Ruled by the head, not the emotions
  • Fairness and truth


The King of Swords, like all of the court cards, can indicate an actual person, a role you play, or a message. The King of Swords tarot card represents a thoughtful leader who is a master of intentional behavior and analytical thought.


Traditionally, this card shows a man sitting proudly on a throne, holding a sword in his right hand. He’s wearing a crown and a fancy robe.


If this card is representing an actual person in your life, look for a person (male or female) who is forceful, decisive, and blunt. They will be a powerful leader in their professional life and might wear a uniform.


The King of Swords is as good with words as he is with thought and action. This is the type of person who will carefully think through a decision and be intentional in their actions. They clearly visualize what they want, need, and desire, and then take immediate and decisive action to get it.

If this card represents a role you play in your life, you must get your head, heart, and actions in alignment. You have the power to make great choices, but don’t rush.


Do your homework, examine your choices from all sides, and then take decisive action to see them through.


Keywords for the King of Swords Reversed

  • Mental exhaustion
  • Logic that turns to cruelty
  • Corrupt politician, con man, or a cynic



  • The original was painted on 11x14 high quality 140lb watercolor paper with Turner watercolor paints.
  • Signature is hidden in the painting. 
  • Your original painting will come with a certificate of authenticity and a backing board, wrapped in plastic.
  • The painting is vertically oriented.


High quality reproductions are also available in 11x14 and 8x10 or 5x7 (with slight cropping) on an excellent quality linen paper which will retain it's true colors for many years.