I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Father of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown
The Father of Swords makes a powerful impression from the get go. Everything about him – from his piercing gaze to his technicolor sword – conveys knowledge, authority and mastery. Court cards can draw your attention to various aspects of your own psyche and the way you interact with the world. To learn more, reference this post about how to interpret the tarot’s court cards.
As opposed to the sly over the shoulder glance we got from the Mother of Swords, the Father faces us head on. Like the Mother, he is not one to mince his words. He says precisely what he means to say, and he doesn’t hesitate when he delivers a message. However, he is very practiced when it comes to thinking before he speaks. His stances are typically well-informed, he analyzes things intricately before coming to conclusions.
His sword is concentrated with all the powers of the rainbow. This shows that although he is the master of the airy realm of thoughts, analysis and judgement; he rules with a holistic approach. As opposed to jumping to conclusions, as the Son of Swords might, the Father thinks things through thoroughly.
He considers multiple angles of any given situation before taking rash action. His actions are always measured carefully and taken with full consciousness. Emotions do not cloud his judgement. This does not mean he is entirely unfeeling, but he processes the world through thinking. At his best, his decisions are made without bias.
Even when he isn’t speaking, he is always at work analyzing and processing information. He is concerned with truth, equity and finding solutions that work. He is capable of sorting out complex, multi-faceted layers of information and finding a way to easily tie them together. A keen director, the Father of Swords sets clear boundaries and enforces the principles he believes in.
King of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in General
This card is most commonly titled the King of Swords. Kings are the “outwardly mature adult” of the tarot courts. The King of Swords could be a considered a master of the swords airy energy. He posesses intelligence, he is articulate, he is knowledgeable. Firm when necessary, the King of Swords takes action to ensure that reality aligns with his principles.
The King of Swords holds others, and himself, to high standards. He has a clearly defined moral code that he values strongly. As an example of how his traits might manifest, consider the positive traits of a lawyer, judge, or journalist.