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The King of Swords

. King

Upright: a mature man, authoratative, assertive

Reversed: bully, exploitation, confrontation

The symbols in the background are of course those of the three zodiac signs associated with this suit.

The King’s chair is a stick-figure version of the Aeron, designed by Donald Chadwick and William Stumpf in 1992. As well as having a name suggestive of air, the Aristotlian element associated the suit of Swords, the Aeron was one of the potent symbols of the information-technology boom of the late 1990s (and the sale of Aerons on E-bay was one of the potent symbols of the dot-com collapse in the early 2000s)—and the suit of Swords governs intellectual activity.

See also Thirteen’s description on the Aeclectic Tarot site

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