*The Kings of the Court Cards represent the highest level of maturity and capability ,and do not need to follow the traditional gender role
This Is a King whose sharp clarity misses nothing, and whose intellect has made them invaluable advisors. Their keen understanding of military strategy is applicable to all areas of life. Every move is calculated and thought out. Their heart is never a primary motivator, and emotions are organized, compartmentalized, and scheduled. They do have functioning hearts and emotions, they’re just not ruled by them in any area of their lives.
They are articulate and speak quite eloquently. There isn’t any situation that they can’t dissect and analyze to optimum effectiveness. They are trustworthy and honorable, and believe lying is counterproductive. Their impartiality makes them the best judges as well as being the best advisors. This King encourages others to emulate their example in order to create their best life.
The King of Swords in a crossed condition, either by a reversal or because of proximity to a detrimental card, creates someone who lies as easily as they breathe. Highly corruptible and self serving, the truth becomes whatever fits their needs best at any given moment. This is not a person who you should go to for any sort of guidance, and rest assured that if you do your personal details will be shared to others. Starting gossip is something these Kings live for, the spicier and more malicious the better. They feel that spreading gossip secondhand from others is beneath their egos, but starting it is where they excel.
This King aligns with the element of Air, and the signs and placements of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
A note on the Court Cards
Court Cards do not need to align with their traditional gender rolls, and to read otherwise is extremely limiting in my opinion but this is largely intuitive so do what works for you. It’s better summed up with levels of maturity and capability being high to low in my opinion.
Court Cards are commonly interpreted as either being examples of one’s higher self and the current need to adopt those qualities, or other people in the life of the querent who possess the cards qualities. Think outside the box though as they could take on any number of pre assigned or spontaneous meanings such as deity, Saints/Lwa, specific co-workers, specific family members, archtypes, pets, ideas and concepts, specific situations etc.