King of Swords – Golden Dawn

Divinatory meanings of King of Swords

Golden Dawn

He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skilful, bit inclined to domineer. Also to overvalue small things, unless well-dignified.


Deceitful, tyrannical and crafty.

MacGregor Mathers

A Lawyer, a Man of Law, Power, Command, Superiority, Authority.


A Wicked Man, Chagrin, Worry, Grief, Fear, Disturbance.

Golden Dawn Title:

Lord of the Winds and Breezes, King of the Spirit of Air

Attributions of King of Swords


  • Yellow horse
  • clouds
  • Sword
  • Poniard


Fire of Air


20° Taurus – 20° Gemini

Similar Cards

Knight of Swords – Rider-Waite

Knight of Swords – Rider-Waite

Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality.


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