The Black King is a combination of the energies of spades and clubs, where ideas and inspiration demand action. Stronger than either of the black Kings, more practical than the red Kings, don’t mess around when you see it.
Kings were always, by default, positive figures. They guaranteed the stability of a Kingdom. They cared for security and justice and would protect the people from invasions and aggressions. Unless surrounded by a negative spread or reversed, the King is always a strong positive figure in a Cartomancy spread. It often represents an important man in the questioner’s life or the questioner himself if a man. The Kings of the minor suits also reflect a certain aspect or face of the Emperor in the deck. Kings are considered to be the most mature of the Court Cards. They have traveled through life successfully and are now at the pinnacle of experience and understanding. Thus, the Kings represent the fully developed personalities of each of the Suits.
Upright Meanings: serenity, faith, creativity, inspiration, pleasure, optimism, calm, balance, spiritual love, renewal, hope, contentment, insight, healing, spirituality
serenity, faith, creativity, inspiration, pleasure, optimism, calm, balance, spiritual love, renewal, hope, contentment, insight, healing, spirituality
Reversed Meanings: discontentment, useless sacrifice, false prophecy, unwillingness, impulsiveness, apathy, disinterest, stagnation, negative patterns
The Reversed Black King card represents a very specific period of time during which you feel as if you are sacrificing a significant amount of time while getting nothing in return. You might have felt as if certain things are at a state of an absolute standstill without any particular resolution or movement. Its as if you are putting your entire effort and attention into something but nothing turns out as it should.