Lord of the Winds and Breezes King of the Spirits of
"A winged warrior with crowned and winged helmet, mounted upon a brown steed, his general equipment is as that of the
King of Wands, but he wears as a crest a winged six-pointed star, similar to those represented on the heads of Castor and Pollux, the Dioscuri, the Twins—Gemini (a part of which constellation is included in his rule). He holds a drawn sword with the Sigil of his Scale upon its pommel. Beneath his horse's feet are dark, driving, stratus clouds.
"He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skillful, bit inclined to domineer. Also to overvalue small things, unless well-dignified. Ill-dignified, deceitful, tyrannical and crafty. Rules from 20 degrees Taurus to 20 degrees Gemini.
"Fire of Air. King of the Sylphs and Sylphides."
The King of Swords represents the Yod-Fire Force of Tetragrammaton in the element of Air. He symbolizes the violent, fiery power of movement applied to the least stable of the elements. He is the furious storm and eye of the hurricane. The King is also the vitalizing Power which lies behind the Astral Realm of image and inspiration; the first spark of intellectual inspiration. His energy is swift and agitated; he aggressively slices his way through the clouds. The qualities of the King of Swords are bravery, skill and great mental power; but he can also be indecisive and too easily side-tracked.
The King of Swords is a dark, bearded knight with brilliant violet wings and golden armor. His sword is held in an attitude of attack. His mount is an aggressive war-horse, who has some of the characteristics of the black horse belonging to the King of Wands. The personal emblem of this King is a winged hexagram, which refers to the reconciling of opposite energies; one of the functions of Air. The background color is orange, formed from the mixture of, red and yellow; the colors of (Yod) Fire and elemental Air.
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