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King of Spades meaning​

King of spades

King of Spades indicates a man of bad faith. He is a predator who seeks to use you for his own ends. This card often indicates a love affair with a wrong man. Even though you know that the King of spades is bad for you, you still want him.  Do not despair! You have the strength to resist him. Just say “NO”.

Quick check:  is King of spades in your cards today? Baaad man? Duh! 

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Detailed meanings for the King of Spades​

King of spades meaning french deck


Lawman, widower, a divorced man,  man of bad faith, envious person who seeks to harm, a man who wants only sex and does not care a tiny bit about you, evil dark man; here comes the King of Spades. This is one of the worst, if not the worst card in the deck.

You might be better off by not looking into omens that it brings.

Taken in isolation, this King announces:

To a married man: Conflict, law officer, trial.

To a married woman: Temporary, but serious extramarital love affair and interference in your family or relationship. Even though you know that the King of spades is bad for you, you still want him and are unable to resist the temptation. A charming lover will soon turn into a brutal tyrant, who will put an enormous strain on your emotions. If it does not last too long, you might succeed to keep this affair private.

To a single man: Rivalry.

To a young girl: Unfaithful lover.

To a divorced person: Upcoming marriage with another divorced person.

To a widowed person: failure of a relationship that looked like a promising new start.

The King of Spades having on the right a

Spade: Terrible omen. Bad dark man who wants to hurt you and abuse you. The omen is worse if the consultant is represented by a positive and happy card. In the worst it can mean a rape or daily physical and emotional abuse in a relationship.

Heart: Sorrow caused by a divorced man. – Rejection of love, refusal to marry.

Diamond: A lawyer will set a trap for you.

Club: You will be sued soon, and you will lose the case.

Having on the left a

Spade: A greedy and stingy man is trying to fool you.

Heart: Sorrow caused by a divorced man. – Refusal to marry.

Diamond: A lawyer will set a trap for you.

Club: You will soon be prosecuted and you will lose your trial.


Between two cards of the same value: Sickness.

Next to the Queen of Spades: Marriage; the other card touching the king becomes a silent; it does not speak. This is a positive card combination, surprisingly.

Between aces: You’ll go to jail.

Between two Aces, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED or PREVIOUS by a number of other spades:

This is the most terrible sign that can be revealed by cards.

The King of Spades, so surrounded, is the man of law and devil of hell who announces to you that you will pass through the hands of justice and you will be completely destroyed. Your death will follow. It will be painful and violent.

King of spades

King of SpadesUpright.  

Employed as a representative card, this one designates a man of very dark complexion, with black eyes and hair, passionate and proud, ambitious, and successful in most of his aspirations, but a person whom the reverse of fortune would utterly crush into obscurity.

Divested of this personal and destructive character, this card, when coming upright in an oracle, designates a professional man of eminence, a lawyer, judge, advocate, counselor, senator, practitioner, attorney, confidential agent, jurist, orator, statesman, pleader, diplomat, doctor of laws or in medicine, or a learned physician.

When the consultant be an unmarried lady, this card assures her that her admirer is a man of excessive probity and of honorable intentions, that is, if the king of diamonds likewise comes out upright. To a married woman it denotes that her property or honor will be in the keeping of a lawyer or agent of rectitude, who will rescue her from the machinations of enemies or spoliators. To a widow it shows that her second marriage will be to a man of eminence, who will render her after life most happy.

King of SpadesReversed.  

This card signifies a widower, a man in anger or difficulty, also one given to inebriety. But taken in a general acceptation, this card represents a wicked man, and, through induction, wickedness. In that case, its secondary significance can be gleaned from the synonyms, used to give expression to it, as follows:

Bad intentioned; innate wickedness; perversity; perfidy; crime; cruelty; inhumanity, and atrocity.

This card is likewise regarded as an unfortunate one, as it forewarns you of the utter wreck of your expectations, wrought by some one of the following causes:

Reverses; prejudice; theft; violence; corruption; elopement; libertinage; debauchery; slander; malice; exposure of secrets; disorder in morals, or calumny.

King of spades English Cartomancy meaning

The King of Spades
As Master -Card is figured a particular Man, our enemy, resolute and powerful.

Influenced by its suit, it signifies News of a Death : or of misfortune to others.

By a Heart, it involves abuse of Trust or Affection.

By a Diamond, is figured a Man of social station and wealth or talents.

By a Club, a Man cautious and reserved, and hence perhaps unsuspected for his real Malevolency.

Sibylle des Salons cartomancie meaning King of spades

King of spades Card title – Lawyer

A man full of hatred. Business partner of bad faith. A lawyer you have all the reasons to fear.

If reversed – Loss of suit in court. Loss of business dispute. Loss of money that is rightfully yours.

King of Swords meaning tarot


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.

Divinatory Meanings: Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connections—power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law, offices of the crown, and so forth.

Reversed: Cruelty, perversity, barbarity, perfidy, evil intention.

King of spades birth card

King of Spades: The Noblest Selfless Birth Card

13 DEC to 19 DEC

“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations.” – Suze Orman

People born under the influence of the King of Spades are kind, selfless, and incredibly generous. They work hard and are overly ambitious, yet they don’t let their drive blind them from helping others. And while they are extraordinarily generous, they rarely take credit for their actions.

They can be teachers and leaders as people look up to them. Leadership comes naturally to them, and because they are great examples of teamwork, people tend to respect them. They can manage a vast group of people, such as big organizations, very motivated and never lazy, people with the King of Spades are commonly happy with their life. When they allow themselves to dwell in the spiritual world, they can reach the deepest parts of their essence.

In relationships, they can be very indecisive. Because they prefer long-term relationships, if they take too long to find someone to share their lives with, they can stay single for an extended time and erase any wedding plans.

Personal Message: You are a free soul with a huge heart. Your ambitions in life are just as equally powerful as your generosity. Your drive to reach for new results guides you to be one of the most successful people in your field. No matter what you decide to do, nothing is ever too far off of your league. You can achieve anything that you choose to achieve. While your aim is not to be the best at everything, you need to know that you are leaving your mark behind.

People will always remember who you are and what you did, and more importantly, how you made them feel. Your generosity will not be left unrecognized even when you try to keep it to yourself. You make a difference in people’s lives, and you should be proud of the person that you became. You are incredibly important. Your need to find the special one can drive you to stay single or put off marriage forever. While it’s important to find the one, try to consider opening your heart for the unexpected. Love can appear in the most unusual places, and you may need to keep your mind open for epic moments.

Famous People Who Share the King of Spades Birth Card

Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt, and Steven Spielberg.

Which playing card is My birth card? 

Look it up in the full list of cards sorted by birth date

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King of Spades meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

King of spades meaning

Cartomancy is never based on the interpretation of a single card. It is the interplay of the cards that creates the most interesting insights.

Go ahead and try the card reading below.

If you get the King of spades on the first go – that’s a sign of good luck. The Fortune  will smile gently and generously upon You.

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