Artist: Roxana Paul
Power, authority. Being knowledgeable, applying reason and logic.
A king sits on the big throne decorated with a bull’s head and two crossed swords. He holds a sword in his right hand and a globe in his left hand. Two similar statues of Ishtar stand on the pedestals on the both sides of the throne. A shield on which a chariot is depicted sits on the floor at the throne. All elements of the picture have metaphorical meanings: Ishtar in the context of this card personalizes war and political power, and the Chariot has the meaning of directed and controlled mental power. The glob in the king’s hand also a symbol of power.
King of Swords represents an honest person with the understanding of all facets of an issue, who can view it with an open eye to judge accurately. He has high moral and ethical standards. The distinguishing characteristics of this card are the following:
– thinking creatively;
– being reasonable;
– having a clear-cut point of view;
– showing an analytical mind.
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