King of Swords – Golden Dawn

King of Swords - Golden Dawn Tarot

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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