#TarotTuesday! The card for the week is the King of Swords, representing: Mental clarity, noble intentions, discernment and the truth. The King of Swords is a commanding presence, he holds the Sword of Truth, indicating his authority as an arbitrator, one empowered to examine the facts and make clear decisions. He is a strong ally in getting your affairs in order, and helping to free you from old and extraneous aspects of your life that no longer serve you.
Swords are the realm of Air, representing the intellect, ideas and communication. When the King of Swords appears, he indicates a time for clear communication, to state your needs powerfully and without equivocation. The clearer you are, the more likely others will be able to receive your truth. Highly intellectual, the King of Swords can be perceived as cold, unfeeling and judgmental. Yet, this is not the case. His intellect is tempered by a compassionate wisdom, and a desire for fairness and equality.
The King of Swords is associated with the Archangel Michael: The Angel with the drawn sword. The Archangel Michael is the personification of spiritual might and willpower. “When Michael makes his presence known to you, you may be weary from one of life’s many battles. Rekindle your passion to live according to the highest truth possible. Walk the path of life with humility, confidence, a heart of gold, and noble intentions.” (Inner Child Tarot)