King of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Ercole I d'Este Tarot Deck Fragment
About the Deck
Ercole I d'Este Tarot Deck Fragment
One of the earliest extant Tarot Decks, this deck features heraldic emblems of Ercole I d'Este and his wife, Leonora of Aragon.
Italy, c. 1473
aragon-stripes, swords-14, king-of-swords, king, swords
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Dark bad man. A soldier, an enemy, or one to be mistrusted.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
A lawyer, senator, doctor.
A bad man; also a caution to put an end to a ruinous lawsuit.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Great happiness. A journey. A voyage on business. A happy life.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
A Lawyer, a Man of Law, Power, Command, Superiority, Authority
A Wicked Man, Chagrin, Worry, Grief, Fear, Disturbance.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
A widower, an unscrupulous lawyer, impossible as a friend and dangerous as an enemy
the desire to work evil without the power.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
you will be drawn into difficulty on account of politics; but you will be so fortunate as to save the life of a person high in station, who will advance you, and you will become prosperous and renowned.