The King of Swords is a card of discernment and decisive action. He reminds us of the need to cut away all that doesn’t serve our highest good. In the actions of stilling the mind/emotions, we open ourselves up to more objective vantage points.
From this place, we can look out with a clear view of all that surrounds our present circumstances, and then make wiser decisions based on those observations. Avoid the inclination to react to events and learn to respond to them from an empowered place.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
Trying to take decisive action in the face of conflict, a chance that hasty or not well-planned decisions are being made.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
You want to see a clear picture of what is coming, fear of the future. Seeking clarity mentally and emotionally. You are questioning recent actions and decisions that were made.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
You are bothered by uncertainty and feel a need to know answers in advance to avoid failure. The mind has become overactive and you have a tendency to react (possibly overreact) rather than plan actions carefully. A period of stubbornness or rigidity due to fear of vulnerability.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
Your tendency is to want to avoid or evade pain and in your desire to do so you may find you shut out opportunities. Now is a time where it is best to not react but to take actions in harmony with both your mind and emotion. Allowing your intuition to lead will benefit you now, but your intuition cannot guide you if your mind/emotions feel scattered and critical.
Position 5: Course of Action
Do your best to weigh all sides of a story and view every angle before making a definite decision or jumping to conclusions. Swift action without forethought could be costly now. Slow down and allow your higher wisdom to lead.