The Kings represent the absolute mature version of the personality in that suit. As such, they are stable and solid, and are completely in control over the effects of their element. They are capable of even directing the flow of the energies of their element.

King of Cups

Keywords: Commitment, compassion, knowledge, mentoring

Meaning This king’s wisdom is sought by many, as he is balanced and self-aware. In a reading, he is often seen as the ideal friend, family member or partner, as he is able to express his feelings freely while staying grounded. He has great integrity, and may also be a mentor or spiritual advisor. As a situation, this King reveals the gift of discernment; he asks you to weigh up the emotional and practical aspects of a situation and act accordingly.

Power Message Use your intuition, wisdom and experience to lead and advise.

King of Wands

Keywords Leadership, inventiveness, impulsiveness, creativity

Meaning Driven by ideas and impulses, this King is an unconventional soul; he may be a powerful business leader or an artist, traveller or start-up entrepreneur, needing complete control to do things his way. He may have very high expectations of others and demand perfection in return, but he certainly communicates his ideas brilliantly and inspires those around him. As a situation, the card often comes up in readings to show innovation, creative projects, travel and successful networking.

Power Message Think different, and you get to see the world a whole new way

King of Pentacles

Keywords Security, generosity, protection, abundance 

Meaning This King is financially successful, not just for his own purposes but because he is serious about being a provider; he is generous and loyal. A hard worker, he quickly puts his schemes into practice and often achieves a material goal, such as owning a home or business, early on in life. As a pragmatist rather than a dreamer, however, he may hold fast to his opinions. As a situation, the card reveals financial security, abundance and generosity toward those in your inner circle. 

Power Message Money may be important, but it’s what you do with it that counts.

King of Swords

Keywords Decisions, authority, truth, power 

Meaning This King is often in a position of authority, and his decisions are highly valued. Intelligent and charming, he is excellent company, but he does have a tendency to be cruel; his drive for the truth can make him blind to others’ emotions. As a situation, the card often comes up in readings to show intellectual and legal arguments, and commonly reveals divorce or other proceedings that need a fast resolution.

Power Message Take a long, cold look at your situation: it may be time to take the logical option.

Thank you for taking part on my weekly Tarot Course, I hope you have enjoyed it. Now it is time to put all your together and star to do readings for your family or friends. See you next week.

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