Looking at these Kings of Swords, both seem like confident, almost arrogant men. They are impartial, logical, clear-thinking and intellectual. Their approach to decision making is not based on sentiment or bias. Sometimes that actually means their decisions and actions are not seen as fair by those around them. They are sometimes perceived as cold and unemotional. However in reality the King of Swords may feel emotions deeply but he does not allow them to sway his decision or actions. In many ways I embody these aspects of the King of Swords. I sometimes seem harsh and judgmental (okay let’s be fair, I sometimes am harsh and judgmental) because I and focusing on logic and intellect rather than emotions and sympathy.
For today the King of Swords is reversed which suggests that it’s time to downplay those energies and not let them influence today. This is especially appropriate because I did a ritual for Lughnasadh today as well as a spell for bringing money into my life. I’ve always felt that in order for magic to work you have to believe. If you’re approach to such matters is overly intellectual and logical, this will interfere with the magical energies and undermine the working. At the same time I think it is beneficial to take a logical and organized approach to preparing for the ritual and spell working. So the King of Swords energy is helpful but it must be tempered in order that it not taint the results.
Sometimes I think the King of Swords has lost his ability to have fun. He is somewhat rigid; constrained by his role and responsibilities. Spontaneity might undermine his authority or make him a less effective ruler. At the same time, those energies are the ones that allow us to effectively master tasks and skills, organize, communicate effectively and reason through various situations. It is that side of us that prevents us from descending into chaos when crises occur. Today I didn’t need to be in crisis mode, just be a bit organized and effectively communicate my needs, wishes and desires to the Universe and myself. It’s amazing sometimes how difficult it can be to convince yourself that you deserve something good in life. I think I was able to do that today.