King of Swords

Card No s14

Meaning

Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connexions-power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law, offices of the crown, and so forth.

Additional Meaning

A lawyer, senator, doctor.

Reversed

Cruelty, perversity, barbarity, perfidy, evil intention.

Additional Reversed

A bad man; also a caution to put an end to a ruinous lawsuit.

King of Swords

Card No s14

Description

He sits in judgment, holding the unsheathed sign of his suit. He recalls, of course, the conventional Symbol of justice in the Trumps Major, and he may represent this virtue, but he is rather the power of life and death, in virtue of his office.

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