An Unlikely But Powerful Alliance: The Fool and the King of Swords? Faith + Reason = Manifestation

The FoolKing of SwordsThe Fool is one of my favorite cards in the tarot. First of all, it’s me. I am a total Fool! To me this card represents being willing to start off on your path at a time when it feels completely risky, when you are afraid that what you’re really doing is jumping off a cliff blindfolded. In other words, it stands for faith — faith that as long as you keep walking (and even when you stand still) the path will still be there under your feet. In addition, with this Fool’s path going through the mountains, this card speaks to me of spiritual enlightenment and of clear, brisk mountain energy — because, if you’re into crystals, being in or near the mountains feels like being surrounded by giant crystals — which in a sense is what mountains are. So good for your energy.

How does the Fool combine with the King of Swords? The King of Swords doesn’t exactly believe in being Foolish. Rather, he believes in taking a good hard look at things. Using logic and reason to slice through the clouds of doubt. If the King of Swords takes a path through the mountains, I guarantee you he’s Google-mapped it first! And he’s not bringing a bundle tied at the end of a stick. He’s bringing a backpack stockpiled with everything he might need.

So this is an unlikely alliance. What brings these two together? What happens if we put the sword of reason into the Fool’s hand? What happens if we take the King of Swords off his throne and send him on an adventure?

Here’s what I think. Our unlikely alliance is a powerful combination. If we tap into our own inner Fool and our inner King of Swords simultaneously, what can’t we do? Imagine the right and left halves of your brain working in concert.

Go forth and manifest something wonderful.


  1. I am the fool I love to travel, I am spontaneous, innocent and have a lot of faith. I am also the King of Swords. I am a fighter inside. My purpose in this life time is to defend myself and not chicken out. My emotions are powerful but I rule them not the other way around. I was born on 1st September 1993.


  2. Bonnie you really made me laugh..
    I loved your description of the King of Swords complete with sat nav !
    Being new to the Tarot i decided to do a reading for my self to see if a special man might be coming my way.
    I showed up as The Fool and the man due to come my way was the King of Swords, not really a good combo but then i thought well yes, we would have lots to give/ teach each other in so many ways. I’d be happy to give it a go especially as the only other major card in the spread was The Lovers..
    Thank you,
    Sandyjean xx


    1. Hi Sandy, somehow I missed seeing this when you first commented. But thank you for the comment! I agree, the Fool and King of Swords could probably teach each other quite a bit! šŸ™‚


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