Tarot Tips Court Cards – Kings

king tarot card

Our Tarot Tips series continues as we focus on the Kings in the Royal Arcana with this post.

As we mentioned previously, The Royal Arcana requires us to use our intuition more than any other class of cards in the Tarot because of their variability.

The next few Tarot Tips articles are designed to help ensure that understanding the Court Cards does not have to be difficult.

Unlocking the wisdom and knowledge held by the Court Cards is to embrace their variability and let the cards speak for themselves.


The King of Cups

The King of Cups

The Kingdom of Cups deals with matters of the heart, emotion, intuition, love, and feeling. When upright this card relates to emotional balance and kindness. When reversed, this indicates emotional manipulation and unpredictability.

Appropriately, when we pull the King of Cups it will speak to us with authority in these matters.


The King of Pentacles

The King of Pentacles Tarot

The Kingdom of Pentacles is a material world dealing with money, vocation, home and health.

When revealed in the upright position, it indicates security, control, and power. When the card is reversed, it relates to controlling and imposing presences. The King of Pentacles will offer us sage advice regarding these areas of our lives.


The King of Swords

The King of Swords

The Kingdom of Swords challenges us to duel with our intellect, strategy, communication, thoughts and mental pursuits.

Upright, it indicates truth and clear thinking. Revealed in the reversed position it represents the abusive and manipulative. The King of Swords will put a point to the status of our mind and ask us to sharpen the blade of our thoughts.


The King of Wands

The King of Wands

The Kingdom of Wands waves magic to our awareness and deals with creativity, spirituality, inspiration and social connections.

When revealed in the upright position this card indicates a leader, vision and honor. When this card appears reversed, it relates to ruthlessness and impulsiveness. Ergo, the King of Wands will knowingly guide you in these areas.

The revealing a King in your Tarot reading most often represents a person in your life who has a major influence.

Most often the King card represents a father, grandfather, teacher, or employer.

Depending on the suit in which the king is pulled, we become better equipped to communicate with this person the King card represents.