King of Swords as Love Outcome Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

The King of Swords is the card of reason, authority, discipline, integrity, morality, and high standards. This card depicts a king sitting on his throne while holding up a sword. He radiates intellectual power, clear thinking, truth, and authority. He has high standards for everyone around him, and he expects others to act with integrity. He takes his responsibilities towards others seriously.

The King of Swords reminds us that integrity is an important part of a successful relationship. Love is not just about our emotions, it is also about our actions towards others. Love is easy to say and hard to do. The King of Swords is a reminder to have high standards for ourselves and for others. We deserve love confirmed by actions, not just empty words.  

Upright King of Swords as Love Outcome

If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the King of Swords, that means that you are in a relationship with somebody who puts a lot of value in honesty and integrity. Although the King of Swords does not represent the most romantic energy in the Tarot, this is still a positive card to draw in a relationship reading upright. It is astrologically associated with the element of air.  Although they’re not as lovey-dovey as some of the other kings, the King of Swords is somebody who loves in a quieter way. They are practical, so their love language may be “acts of service.” They might not be demonstrative with their love, but they are silently loyal.

The King of Swords as love outcome is a sign of being in a relationship with a loyal partner.  You and your partner may enjoy having intellectual conversations. Communicating with this person is very easy, all you have to do is be open and honest. They’re also a good listener, which is an underrated trait in a partner. This is definitely a mature, mentally stimulating relationship for both of you. It’s definitely more than physical attraction and intimacy for the two of you.

If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the King of Swords as love outcome means you will do best to approach this relationship from a logical and rational place. That’s not to say that this relationship can’t have its share of romance. However, a lot of head over heart decisions may be required to keep this relationship going. Getting in your feelings about the circumstances that surround this relationship is not going to benefit you in the long run. This card also advises us to be fair in our dealings. Remember that none of us are perfect, so we should have compassion for others’ imperfections.

If you are in a new relationship, the King of Swords as love outcome means you and your person have excellent mental rapport. If this person agrees to enter into a relationship with you, it’s very likely that this person is serious with you. The King of Swords does not like wasting time. Another thing about this energy is that it represents an analytical person. So, if they do agree to go out with you, it usually means that they have weighed the pros and cons, and they’ve decided that they’ve found more pros in you. This person doesn’t date just anyone, they’re not the type of person who is going to be swayed by a pretty face, sex, money, or persuasive words.

If you are in an existing relationship, the King of Swords as love outcome means a mature and fair relationship. If anything’s bothering you about the relationship, all you have to do is have a dialogue with them. Communicate your issues, and this person will be happy to help you solve whatever issue is at hand. Seeing this card in a reading about long-term relationships is a great sign. This indicates that your person is mature, and is ready to take your relationship to a higher level of commitment.  Possibly your person is thinking about legalizing your relationship, if it hasn’t been made official already.

If you are currently in separation with each other, the King of Swords as love outcome means your person is mainly focused on doing the right thing. If you are separated by distance, this person is being pragmatic and practical about the way that they navigate being in a long-distance relationship. They might be very good about managing the logistics. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, they really want to do right by you. They are mature enough and self-aware enough to understand how their role contributed to the breakdown of the relationship. They are going to follow whatever they deem to be the logical course of action. So, whether or not reconciliation is in the cards, will depend on what your person thinks is the most logical course of action.

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Reversed King of Swords as Love Outcome

If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the King of Swords reversed, that means that you may be dealing with a partner who is not good for your mental wellbeing. In fact, they may be a mentally and emotionally abusive partner. In the upright, being in a relationship with this energy usually signifies having a great mental rapport and bonding over intellectual pursuits. Usually, a healthy version of this relationship would involve lively and intriguing conversation. However, when drawn in the reverse, the King of Swords is somebody who enjoys playing sick and twisted mind games.

The King of Swords reversed as love outcome is a sign of feeling uncertain but what is truly going on in a relationship. You could feel a bit brain fogged in this relationship, and if this is the case, make sure that you’re not being gaslit by your person. Like the Knight of Swords, this person can be emotionally manipulative. But because they’re a King, a more experienced energy, they might be good at disguising their manipulation and abuse as something else.  This is something that you definitely need to watch out for. Know your worth, and know when to walk away.

If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the King of Swords reversed as love outcome means that might be a lack of integrity and dishonesty in the relationship. Drawing one of the “untruth” cards in the tarot for a potential relationship, is usually a warning to do a proper and thorough background check on your person. Make sure they are not misrepresenting themselves. Lookout for other partners, unless you’re both casually dating. Make sure that your person isn’t secretly married or living a double life. In the reverse, this person can be highly manipulative, and is an expert in keeping secrets.

If you are in a new relationship, the King of Swords reversed as love outcome means a lack of honesty and transparency very early on in the relationship. In fact, it would be wise for you to learn more about who this person really is. The King of Swords in reverse, in its worst manifestation can be the energy of a conman. You never know who this person truly is. Take your time getting to know your person. Of course it’s too early for you to meet this person’s family to ensure they are who they say they are, but make sure you do your due diligence within socially acceptable boundaries. 

If you are in an existing relationship, the King of Swords reversed as love outcome means lack of consideration in your relationship. The inconsiderate behavior is not born out of cluelessness, but rather from callousness. Your person knows better, the King of Swords is an intelligent person. But your person has chosen not to behave in a respectful way, for whatever reason. This may be something as innocent as your person thinking that niceties are unnecessary formalities. However, your person might be acting out of lack of wilful disrespect. It’s up to you to decide whether this behavior is acceptable.

If you are currently in separation with each other, the King of Swords reversed as love outcome means having to deal with inconsiderate behavior. If you are separated by distance, your person exhibit signs of dishonesty.  At best, drawing this card for a long-distance relationship may indicate a lack of sensitivity toward a partner.  For example, this person may become purposely secretive to mess with your head, which they do for no other reason other than just out of pure cruelty. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, this person is not interested in doing what’s right for the relationship. If you give this person another chance, all they will do is further their own selfish agenda without considering your needs.

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Conclusion

For love readings, the King of Swords represents having integrity and high standards. Know what you deserve, and release the toxic people who are no longer serving you. We deserve love confirmed by actions, not just empty words. The card is a reminder that love is not just about feelings, it is also about actions. Love is a verb. 

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