King of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Visconti A Tarot Deck Fragment
About the Deck
Visconti A Tarot Deck Fragment
(aka Cary-Yale Tarot Deck or Visconti di Madrone Tarot Deck) One of the earliest Tarot Decks, the Cary Yale Visconti Deck is entirely gilded, with fine paintings upon it. Like the other Visconti decks, it features numerous heraldic devices. Unlike the other Visconti decks, it features a maid and a lady among the court cards.
Traditionally said to have been commissioned by Fillipo Maria Visconti for the 1441 marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza I.
Italy, c. 1441.
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.