The King of Spades. He is the King of Kings –and this card epitomizes Self-Mastery – which is what we are all striving for, right?
What is this self-mastery that the King of Spades teaches us?
When I posted the channeled session about What is Living as a Multidimensional Being? I wondered what card epitomized living fully as a multidimensional being.
It is truly the King of Spades. the highest card in the deck – the card we are working towards becoming in how we live.
This card sits at the intersection of the Sun and Saturn in the Earth Spread.
At first glance, this can seem confusing (at least it did to me) because Saturn is the planet of restrictions, self-discipline, challenges, limitations and Father Time. It is also considered the planet of Karma.
It is the planet with a ring around it. I call it the putting-us-in-a-time-out-box planet. It is like that awful P.E. teacher that made us run sand hills and the bleachers until our lungs and legs burst into fire and disintegrated before our very eyes.
Now, I get why we need challenges. The running of those sand hills created toned, lean, strong legs several months later. We benefitted from it and once we got through it, we could look back and thank that P.E. teacher and those sand hills.
But, I still didn’t get why the King of Spades sat in that position.
Let’s look at what Self-Mastery is all about:
- Mastery is a state of alertness and clarity in the moment.
- It is a state of awareness that gives you freedom to move spontaneously, able to respond to what is needed in the moment.
- It is NOT a function due to a static body of knowledge.
- It is active, conscious awareness of the moment
- It is being ready for masterful action because of confidence, conviction and a knowing of the appropriate (notice I didn’t say “right”) thing to DO in the moment, without hesitation.
- It is living in a state of being present – of having a presence; presence of mind and being.
- This presence is powerful, charismatic, magnetic and commanding.
- It is being a powerful leader who leads through their unique perspective (they know the importance of expressing their perspective, but to also be open to the perspectives of others.)
Because of the above qualities, they draw to themselves the resources, circumstances and people that allows them to reach their goals.
They know that no matter what is occurring; whatever is showing itself – people, ideas, attitudes, unexpected situations and changing circumstances- that they will maintain a state of equanimity. (A state of calm, level-headed, unperturbed awareness)
He knows that every single view, thing and person has value.
He knows that there is no need to resist situations. (this is not about living with zero discernment or thinking that everything that is going on is OK – it is about realizing that because we are of the Whole, everything and everyone is THEM.)
He views life from the whole; he examines it from the whole; he allows for all of it.
He knows that every situation could be the catalyst for a solution or innovation.
The King of spades is the King of Kings. It is the last card in the suit of spades- the last suit.
Spades are the culmination of all. The suit represents our challenges and experiences that help make us wise. It represents our work, our health and our spiritual life.
If you think about those areas of our life, it pretty much sums up everything. Our work affects our health and happiness.
Our health affects our work and happiness.
Our spiritual beliefs affect our health and work and happiness.
The King of Spades represents living from the realm of Infinite Possibility.
This is why we strive to live with self-mastery. It puts us in this position of living opened to solutions and surprises that are beyond our immediate view.
Back to his placement of Saturn and the Sun.
The Sun represents our life force. It is consciousness and creativity. It is aware and it creates. It is what creates life.
If Saturn is the hard task-master, then it is those situations that make us uncomfortable. It is those viewpoints, ideas, people and situations that, when viewed from this higher place, create the better solutions and reveal beneficial possibility.
Saturn is the 5th planet. The astrological glyph looks like a 5. Five is the number of change, of uncertainty and exploring new ideas and ways of being.
We cannot expand our consciousness if we never experience other perspectives.
The number five tells us to be open to change.
The King of Spades has the ability to be open to the idea that anything that shows up is valuable even when we disagree with it because it is likely to be a contributing factor in the result we want to produce, particularly when the result we are after is unprecedented. Evolution and expansion can only happen when we go beyond what already is.
The essence of life is uncertainty and unpredictability. This self-mastery of the King of Spades is the ability to read the uncertainty and use it.
Imagine this: Being open to any possible occurrence, any idea, any belief or situation as integral to the process that will bring about your desired result.
How would your life be different?
Joseph Chandler says
Do y’all a published book detailing the meaning of each card in the standard deck of playing cards?
Hi Joseph! Not yet, but I am working on one! 🙂 I do have a workshop that I do several times a year that is specifically about learning all the layers of meaning each card has. If you are interested in an upcoming workshop, add your name here and we’ll be sure to let you know when the next one will be! https://bit.ly/dtcwait
Hi! If the King of Spades is the composite of how a person feels about a relationship (composite of their birth card and the relationship composite cars), does this mean this is a relationship that will help them master themselves? Is it like the final thing?
Hi Chelsie! So the really cool thing about a relationship composite being the K♠ is that what each person in that relationship receives is themselves. When two people together creates the K♠, it can play out either on the high side (Power couple!) where they can really do a LOT of good and make huge strides together (to whatever goal they both have). Or, it can become an abusive/bullying/domineering situation where one wants to take all that power and use it against the other. As well, because what each person in the relationship receives is the energy of their own birth card, this is where/how the mastery can happen…they can really step into and master who they are authentically. This isn’t easy though! So, in having the awareness that this is what is going on, looking into the energy of each persons birth card and realizing you both have the opportunity to really see it with that relationship and not allowing the power plays, such amazing growth can happen! When you ask – is it like the final thing – what specifically are you asking?
I just read the 4 of spades blog and am trying to learn. If a relationship composite is a 4 of spades and another is the king of spades, is it safe to say that the 4 of spades relationship could serve as the foundation to get to the king of spades and the king of spades relationship would lead to the final mastery of self? Do relationships build sequentially like that?
I would need to know more information to best answer this. Is this about one person being in two relationships where one creates the 4♠ and the other the K♠? It isn’t a sequential situation, each one is different, but again, I can better answer with more information?