I fought the Law, and the Law won! Here comes that intimidating brainiac, the King or Knight of Swords. His is an incisive, restless mind, quick to take up pursuit and flexible to a fault - yet once he makes up his mind, no mercy will temper his decision. Representing the first two decans of Gemini (and the last one of Taurus) in court and everywhere else, he sees a world in black and white, one whose rules must conform to his will.
We discuss his relationship to the 7 of Pentacles and 8 and 9 of Swords, twins and tragedies, stubbornness vs. mutability, decision and choice, trickster nature of Mercury, the "chimaera buzzing in a vacuum," his missing decan, "Ruin", specific fire in primal air, world of Yetzirah, swallows, helicopters, inspiration without reflection, King David and Goliath's sword, Robert E. Lee, the geomantic figure Albus, I Ching hexagram 32 ("héng") , persevering/enduring, butterflies as metamorphosis, and grading.
King or Knight of Swords is associated with systematic data and logic, and I drew him quite a lot while organizing the tables for my book, and he's also associated with the sign of Gemini. So, for this week's giveaway, I'm offering 2 lucky winners ADVANCE SIGNED COPIES of my book, Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers!! This is quite exclusive, since publication is not until October 8th! You can sign up as a patron and find out more about the drawing at www.patreon.com/fortuneswheelhouse. And remember - if you sign up at even the $1 level, you gain access to our hundreds of articles and supplementary materials in support of the podcast discussion.