Strong, fair, stable, honest and intellegent. The King of Swords is a symbol for a good person of clear and practical ideas - a symbol for authority and intellectual power. In a general reading The King of Swords can appear for two reasons...

1. If you have not looked into getting the help of an expert, the King of Swords suggests that it may be worthwhile getting some legal or financial advice. Especially if you are expecting a change in circumstances to arise that will require this advice, be sure you are ahead by seeking advice before it happens.

The King of Swords is also a person of the highest ethical standards. It is impossible to corrupt them. They act as a pillar of strength and give sound advice to everyone, no matter who they are.

2. The King of Swords indicates success through clear and practical effort.

The King of Swords sits proudly holding a large upward-pointing sword in his right hand and wears a blue tunic, which represents a desire for spiritual understanding. His purple cape is symbolic of compassion combined with intellect. There is nothing but blue skies here - which is representing mental clarity. The symbol on his throne, the butterfly, represents transformation.

This could also be a reminder that when we are given power, to use this power and change we are given for the good. To Transform in this position with confidence, not arrogance.

There is no arrogance with this power. The King doesn't use his position to intimidate or let his ego rule. He is firm, but always fair.

This week it's important to move through the week using your logic and intellect to navigate your path ahead. Do your research with things and trust that you're making the right decision. If you are acting with a clear and balanced mind you will get to the heart of it.

It's OK to be firm... being firm doesn't mean you have to be a jerk. You can stand firm in your beliefs and still be compassionate in your delivery.

It's a good opportunity this week to research and look at the facts. We have the New Moon on Saturday and the New Moon is a powerful manifesting time to call in the things we want to attract. The King of Swords is reminding us to look at the practical side of achieving these goals.

Sure you can think about what you want to achieve, but what are the steps you need to take to achieve it?

This week do your research and so come the New Moon on Saturday you are able to write down exactly how you plan on achieving your goals.

Success will be achieved through clear and practical effort.

Have a lovely week ahead! xx

Deck: Rider Waite Tarot

Photography: Megan Cook

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