Wednesday 8th May 2019: King of Swords

The King of Swords offers us an authoritative questioning of old assumptions and beliefs. He is then, in the context of the Tower and the Fool, the intellectual agency of change. He brings practical wisdom, phronesis, in contradistinction to the Fool’s aphrosyne – the Greek root of the words for prudence and folly come from word phren, which means “diaphram,” clearly linking the act of reasoning with that of the breath, or the element of air.

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