And now for a visit from the King of Swords. The most handsome court card in the deck (in my humble opinion) the King of Swords is the only court card--King, Queen, or Knight--that actually looks directly at the reader. Unafraid and unabashed, the King of Swords looks straight ahead, facing his audience with calm and equanimity. Although he is associated with the sign of Aquarius, he is a significator card for those with birthdays between January 9 - February 7.
An air card by suit (swords) the King of Swords reminds us to use the power of the mind in the situation at hand. See things as they are, not as you would like them to be.
A word of care from our beloved King…do not confuse discernment with criticism. So often we turn the sword into a weapon against ourself in self-judgement and forget to use the sword as a tool to cut through the appearances of the world around us in effort to see the true essence of something.
Carolyn Agis reads and teaches Tarot at Maha Rose, Brooklyn's Healing Center in Greenpoint. She is available for walk-in readings on Thursdays, 2 - 6 pm.