Today I've drawn my very favorite presentation of the King of Swords that exists in the world! (That I know of.) This is the King of Swords from the Guardian Of The Night Tarot. I love him first & foremost because he's an owl in a beautiful forest at night ~ I love owls, I love forests, & I love the nighttime! It's pretty universally known that owls represent wisdom (among many other things) & I love that this is focused on here, which you may never get to in many other King of Swords cards since he's often shown as a very stern man sitting upon a throne & while he may be full of worlds of knowledge & wisdom (he is!), his stern appearance may make you feel hesitant to ask him for it! This guy, though ~ this soft, beautiful barn owl perched upon his Sword & wearing not a man~made crown but one made of the stars, looks at you with a kindly expression & asks you: "Is there something on your mind today? It might make you feel better to tell me and together, we just might find the answers to the questions on your mind. Let me try to help!" Let him... because he just instinctively knows a lot. Plus, the King of Swords is EXCEPTIONAL at clearing away the clutter. From his owl perch, he can see things you can't see right now because you're IN it. He sees the full picture, though, and he knows you're not lost . In fact, he thinks you have a lot of wisdom of your own to offer.
The King of Swords is the great overseer of the Suit of Swords, which represents the Air element, which is everything to do with intelligence, thought, communication, law, science... inotherwords, this Owl, this King, has the ability to step back & look at a situation while putting whatever emotional aspects may exist, to the side for a moment.
So while spending some time this week looking at the gentle face of this owl, if there's anything coming up that you need to make a decision about, take time to research all the facts about it before making the decision. Also, in looking to the warm field of poppies which the King of Swords sits so regally in the middle of ~ 2 of the things that poppies represent are restful sleep & recovery and messages that are delivered in dreams. Maybe the thing or things you're supposed to make a decision about is or are something that's stressful for you ~ maybe it's causing you to lose sleep. The best thing, of course, for being able to settle upon decisions is to be able to get enough sleep because your mind is functioning at its best then but if that's not possible, at least try to find some peaceful time for yourself somewhere in the day when you can let the answers about this come to you. And if you ARE able to sleep well & you wake up remembering all or some of your dreams, mull them over to see if an answer may have arrived for you there. I personally always find that when the answer's given to you in a dream, you KNOW it ~ there's no mistaking it. I've also often read that it's those short, very vivid dreams we have just before waking that are the ones very directly carrying a message for us & are the dreams when it's most likely that someone we love and have lost will visit us. This doesn't have to be with a life~changing message (although it most certainly can be), it can simply be to say "Hello" and "I Love You" and, of course, there's really nothing simple about that, is there? It's amazing! Here's wishing you a week full of answer~filled, love~filled, meaningful dreams ~ both sleeping & waking ~ or simply beautiful ones , which are worth everything.