King (Knight) of Swords – Fire of Air
Astrology: Sun in Aquarius
Time: 21 January – 19 February
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Ace of Spades
The Aquarius Sun Sign personality is brilliant, free-spirited and eccentric. If they don’t act like any Sign you can recognize, they are probably an Aquarius Sun Sign. Intellectual, they are gifted with an analytical mind. Many geniuses are born under this Sign. They are ahead of their time, so others may think they’re a bit strange. They may have a difficult time staying in the present since they would rather focus on the future.
They need to have freedom and have time to be an individual, even when in a relationship. The best marriage partner is a friend first, so if you fall for an Aquarius Sun Sign, give them plenty of time. They don’t like to be smothered, they need their space. While they are physically in the moment, their brain may be elsewhere, maybe contemplating what everything means that is happening, rather than enjoying the emotions of the moment. Because of this, they may come across as impersonal or detached.
They keep to themselves and don’t speak about their problems very easily. Once someone is let into the inner circle, however, they will do anything for them. They are faithful and loyal when they make a close friend or embrace a love. They may even end up being disappointed emotionally because they tend to expect more out of others than may be reasonable.
Aquarius Sun Sign people are social, charming and friendly. Their outgoing personality makes them popular. They want to solve the problems of the world or make life better for mankind. Their main problem is they tend to live in a world of ideas and concepts rather than reality. This detached, unemotional way of looking at life can make communication with them a bit difficult at times. They need to learn how to connect with others emotionally.
When stressed, they feel claustrophobic. It may be hard for them to explain to their spouse or friends why they need time alone. Spouses can become upset or confused because they will clam up, tune out and not explain what is bothering them. Sometimes, they need time away from family but will spend it with friends. This can be very difficult to explain to the family, and usually they dont even try. They need mental variety, though they will usually remain faithful on other levels.
Those born with an Aquarius Sun Sign are charismatic, and usually the leader of any group they are in. They are smart, independent and original. They also have a bit of a rebellious streak that makes them appealing to others. They appear to find friendship more important than love. While this isn’t true, it is still hard to see the truth from the outside. This can be frustrating to potential partners. They need to be prepared to throw out the rulebook. Living with an Aquarius Sun Sign can be challenging, exasperating and exciting. There are two sides to the Aquarius Sun Sign personality: outgoing, eccentric and exuberant; and shy, patient and quiet. Their real depth of character may remain hidden.
Professionally, they make great inventors, innovators or designers. If artistic, their expression pushes the envelope of convention. They like technology, and may get into computer graphics, video game design or other forms of programming. They make excellent writers, broadcasters, journalists, teachers and social workers and a few excel as therapists or holistic healers. (Source: alwaysastrology.com)
The number 1 – Sun, Active/Intuitive (Fire)
– Creativity, active, initiator of action, pioneering spirit, ambitious, strong leadership skills, independent, drives to attain, generous, loyal, extraordinary will and determination, courageous.
– Overly assertive or aggressive, dominating, impulsiveness, egotistic, boastfulness, wilfulness, stubborn, pretentious, vain.
Crowley: The Knight of Swords represents the fiery part of Air; he is the wind, the storm. He represents the violent power of motion applied to an apparently manageable element. He rules from the 21st degree of Taurus to the 20th degree of Gemini. He is a warrior helmed, and for his crest he bears a revolving wing. Mounted upon a maddened steed, he drives down the Heavens, the Spirit of the Tempest. In one hand is a sword, in the other a poniard. He represents the idea of attack.
The moral qualities of a person thus indicated are activity and skill, subtlety and cleverness. He is fierce, delicate and courageous, but altogether the prey of his idea, which comes to him as an inspiration without reflection.
If ill-dignified, the vigour in all these qualities being absent, he is incapable of decision or purpose. Any action that he takes is easily brushed aside by opposition. Inadequate violence spells futility. “Chimaera bombinans in vacuo”.
In the Yl~ King, the fiery part of Air is represented by the 32nd hexagram, Ha~ng. This is the first occasion on which it has been simple to demonstrate the close technical parallelism which identifies Chinese thought and experience with that of the West. For the mean ing is long continuance: “perseverance in well-doing, or continuously acting out the law of one’s being”, as Legge puts it in his note on the hexagram; and this seems incongruous with the Qabalistic idea of violent energy applied to the least stable of the elements. But the trigram of Air also indicates wood; and the hexagram may have Sug gested the irresistible flow of the sap, and its effect in strengthening the tree. This conjecture is supported by the warning in line 6: “The topmost line, divided, shows its subject exciting himself to long continuance. There will be evil.”
Allowing this, the image of “the extended flame of mind”, as Zoroaster calls it, may well be subjoined to the former description. It is the True Will exploding the mind spontaneously. The influence of Taurus makes for steadiness, and that of the first decanate of Gemini for inspiration. So let us picture him, “integer vit~ scelerisque purus”, a light-shaft of the Ideal absorbing the entire life in concentrated aspiration, passing from earthy Taurus to exalted Gemini. Here, too, is shewn (as in the Yi) the danger to the subject of this symbol; for the first decan is the card called “Interference”; or, in the old pack, “Shortened Force”.
Waite: He sits in judgment, holding the unsheathed sign of his suit. He recalls, of course, the conventional Symbol of justice in the Trumps Major, and he may represent this virtue, but he is rather the power of life and death, in virtue of his office.
Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connexions-power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law, offices of the crown, and so forth.
Reversed: Cruelty, perversity, barbarity, perfidy, evil intention.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
Ace of Spades – Misfortune; sometimes associated with death or, more often, a difficult ending.