Is The King Of Swords A Yes Or No Card?


The King of Swords is a powerful card to pull during your ‘yes or no’ tarot reading. When I first started out doing tarot myself, I kept on wondering whether this card meant a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to my questions. This is what I’ve discovered along my tarot journey.

The King of Swords tarot card is neither a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ card, it’s really a neutral or ‘maybe’ card. The King of Swords represents an intelligent, assertive and authoritative person who is in charge of their own future and the outcome of their decisions. 

king of swords yes or no card

The King of Swords can be quite difficult to interpret when it comes to answering your question with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. Below we will get a closer look at the more in-depth meaning behind this card which should give you a clearer answer to your specific question(s). Besides that, we’ll also take a closer look at the meaning of this card in the reversed position and in case of a ‘yes or no’ love reading. 

The King Of Swords As A ‘Neutral’ Card

The King of Swords is not a card that’s able to give you a solid answer to your question. This tarot card showing up during your tarot reading is a sign that you need to let things go and leave them up to the Universe. You need to keep a positive mindset towards whatever it is you want to achieve and have faith it will work out in a way that is ultimately best for you.

As the King of Swords is known as a card of intellect and highly capable of decision making, this card encourages you to step into your confidence and do what you feel is best for you. You need to get back in touch with your intuition and trust that your feelings are solid.

Know that whatever decision it is you need to make, you can always change it if it doesn’t turn out to what you expected beforehand. Often times though, these so called ‘mistakes’ turn out to be the greatest life lessons out there, so don’t be scared to take action.

king of swords yes or no card
the King of Swords card from the most widely used Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

The King of Swords embodies a very assertive and even authoritative person and is often associated with business. As business is always uncertain and hard to predict, it only makes sense this card is not able to provide a clear answer to your question(s). It’s a sign that it’s time to dive in deep with your eyes closed and don’t feel any sense of hesitation towards the (uncertain) future. 

Try to keep away from letting your emotions get the best of you, as this might blur your vision and make you feel more out of touch with your intuition. It’s time to take on a success mindset and dare to take the next step. 

If you feel like you’re not the type of person the King of Swords card represents, it could also be that this card shows up as a sign that you need to connect with someone close to you who does possess these traits. They most likely can help you out with what it is you are currently dealing with. 

If this is the case for you, set aside your pride and be vulnerable with whatever it is you need some advice on. This other person will be able to set a great example for you and it will eventually lead you to become more like the King of Swords in your own life. 

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to check out before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information.

The King Of Swords Reversed: Yes Or No?

The King of Swords in reversed position generally indicates a ‘no’ answer to your question. As the King of Swords normally represents a neutral answer to your questions, this card in reverse indicates you are headed in the wrong direction and would be better off adjusting course. 

The King of Swords in reverse might show up as a sign that you have been taking advice from the wrong person. You might have thought it was a good thing to turn to this person for advice, but it seems like he or she might be out to sabotage your progress. This person might be jealous of seeing you reach success and will do anything to prevent you from getting further ahead in life. 

When the King of Swords shows up during your reading, take an honest look around you and see what people in your life embody this card with their personality traits. Then, use your intuition to feel who is sincere towards you and who might not have the best intentions. If it’s the latter, subtly go ahead and move them out of your life. 

The King of Swords in reverse may also refer to yourself. If you’re a very authoritative person, this card shows up as a sign that you need to watch yourself and make sure you’re not putting other people down to make yourself look better. If you’re feeling insecure, try to be more open about your feelings as you’ll be far more likely to be accepted and liked by others around you. You’ll also feel a lot better afterwards and notice you will be at a place where you can be helped and help others at the same time. It’s a win-win situation.

The King Of Swords Love Meaning: Yes Or No?

Pulling the King of Swords during a love reading generally indicates neither a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to your question. This card means there is no fixed answer available and all options are still open. You need to become more in tune with your intuition to find your true answer. 

The King of Swords during a ‘yes or no’ love reading generally represents a neutral answer to your question. 

This card might be a sign that you’re in a relationship with someone who can be quite authoritative at times. It is up to you to decide for yourself whether this is something you are attracted to or not. 

As long as you’re sure you are being respected and there is a great sense of love and balance in your relationship, this characteristic of authoritativeness can be quite admirable.

king of swords yes or no card

However if you feel like your intuition is telling you something is off with this person and you feel like you’re being held back by them in your own life, the King of Swords might be showing up as a sign of confirmation to you that it’s time to walk away. Even though this is a very hard thing to do, if it is what is ultimately going to serve you best, you might need to cut the cord. 

Either way, it is time to get the conversation flowing and take a better look at whatever it is you both are feeling. As the King of Swords is known as a man/woman of deeds and not words, it is important to sit down and talk about the things that are going on in their mind. This will also clarify a lot for you.

King Of Swords Yes or No Love Question Examples

“Will I be able to conquer the heart of my crush/love interest?” 

King of Swords Interpretation: Maybe, at this moment there is no way to tell for sure whether you’ll be able to conquer the heart of your potential lover. You need to take the first step in order to find out. Whether it turns out as a positive or negative experience for you, either way, you’ll feel relieved afterwards. 

“Will my partner and I remain happy with each other?”

King of Swords Interpretation: There’s a high chance you and your partner are currently both struggling with some things in your relationship. At this point there is no fixed answer whether you’ll stay happy together or not. You need to communicate openly with your partner to find out what’s bothering the both of you and see how and if you’re both willing to work on it. 

To Conclude

So, to conclude, the King of Swords is neither a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ card, it can best be interpreted as a neutral answer to your question. The King of Swords mainly indicates ‘intelligence’, ‘authoritativeness’ and ‘assertiveness’

The King of Swords can show up during your tarot reading as a sign that you need to let go of whatever it is you want a clear answer to and have the faith that the situation will eventually turn out in your best benefit. Trust your intuition and gut when it comes to making (hard) decisions. 

In reverse, this card generally means a ‘no’ answer to your question and is a sign that you might have taken a step in the wrong direction. It is urging you to change course. Most of the times this has something to do with removing someone from your life who embodies the King of Swords and doesn’t seem to have the best intentions with you. 

In a love reading, the King of Swords is also a neutral or ‘maybe’ answer to your question. It can really fall either way. It all depends on whatever it is you’re feeling and having the ability to trust your deepest intuition. You might be with a partner that’s great for you, but it could also be a sign that you need to let go of this person. 

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