King of Swords as Reconciliation 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 Reconciliation

If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the King of Swords, it means your person wants to do the right thing. They want to approach reconciliation from a place of integrity, justice, and a high moral code. If your ex wronged you, they want to make things right for you. If they feel slighted by you, they believe that everybody deserves a second chance. They will treat you with respect, and in return, they expect you to act with integrity as well.

King of Swords as reconciliation is a sign of having the clarity of mind to know what they want out of a relationship. This person is strategic, rational, and approaches things logically.

However, they are not cold. They are also great communicators who mean what they say.

The King of Swords is big on keeping their promises. When they love, they want to ensure that they act fairly toward their partner. A reconciliation with this person would focus on repairing what didn’t work out before.

When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel like they want to do right by you. They have decided that giving your relationship another chance is a logical thing to do. If they offer a reconciliation with you, know that they have a clear vision of what they want. They have a roadmap for the direction they want this relationship to go in. It is important that they treat you well as they have high moral standards for themselves.

If you’ve recently split up, King of Swords means they are assessing the breakup from a logical standpoint. Don’t expect them to behave irrationally or chase after you. They are reevaluating what happened and trying to be even-headed. If they felt wronged by you, they may feel the breakup was justified. If they cheated, they feel extremely guilty and ashamed.

If you’ve been in separation for a while, King of Swords means your ex has gotten over your breakup. They are able to see things from an objective standpoint. Time has given them clarity. They could miss the intellectual connection you had together, as that is something they valued. If your ex is single, they might be open to reconciling. However, if they’re taken or have rationalized not being with you, they may choose to move on.

If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, King of Swords means you can trust your partner to be clear with what you want. They might not agree with you on the vision and future of your future together, but at least you can count on them being honest. This person does not play games. They want clear, honest, and straightforward communication. Take a rational approach to having dialogues with this person for the best result for both parties. 

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Reversed King of Swords as Reconciliation

If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the King of Swords reversed, it means your ex could be approaching it from a low-vibrational standpoint.

This person can be cold, distant, and selfish. They are strategic but they only think of themselves and having their own needs met. Their moral compass can be skewed. Your ex could twist your words and actions to justify their own unethical behavior.

King of Swords reversed as reconciliation is a sign that you should be careful of your ex’s motivations for wanting to reconcile. They could simply want something from you. This person does not care about integrity, honesty, or fidelity or doing the right thing. Your partner could also be cold, calculating, and secretive. When they cheat, they don’t care how that would affect you emotionally. They may regret getting caught, but lack remorse for how they hurt you. You may feel they are cold and distant in this relationship.

When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel selfish. They are just thinking about how they can benefit from this connection. Your person has a distorted view of what justice, balance, equality, and reciprocity means. They can be selfish, only interested in getting their own needs met. They’re not thinking in terms of how to heal or repair the relationship. Be mindful of manipulation and controlling tendencies.

If you’ve recently split up, King of Swords reversed means your ex could feel cold and distant toward you. They may not have moved on, but they are also not interested in a reconciliation. They could be rebounding hard to deliberately make you jealous. You may feel this person has lowered their standards when it comes to partners. Moving on to someone who treats you with respect would be a better option for you.

If you’ve been in separation for a while, King of Swords reversed means your ex sees the past as a distant part of their history. They may have moved on and settled. Your ex has lowered their standards to be someone who’ll put up with their unethical behavior. Move on and find someone who will treat you right.

If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, King of Swords reversed means you need to be wary of their mind games. Your partner is not communicating clearly. This person uses their words to manipulate others. They aren’t above acting dishonorably to get what they want, and they are selfishly motivated. Your partner could be angry and resentful, but not willing to let you go. They could be controlling and possessive. If you feel you’re not getting your emotional needs met, this could be time for you to move on. You deserve to be treated fairly.

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Conclusion

For relationships and reconciliation, 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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