Rider Waite Smith King of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

king of swords


The King of Swords is a true intellectual who values clarity, preciseness, and information. At times distant and detached from everyday life, this card can, as a result, be harsh or judgmental. In charged situations, however, their remove and discernment is priceless. They function best when their sharp minds can work at their highest capacity and their advice and information gathering is next-to-none.


An analytical person with a powerful mind, this King can often represent academics, lawyers, researchers, and professionals in tech and other related industries.


Rational, values-oriented, and questioning, King of Swords type people lead with their undeniable intelligence and lots of carefully-selected evidence. They’re methodical, devoted, and prefer the abstract over the messiness of everyday life.