Joie de Vivre Tarot.
The King of Swords is a card whose energy I have argued elsewhere is sometimes seen too negatively. Here we certainly have a more positive view of him. A cool cat with a red hat, a blue cape, a white-frilled neck cuff, purple shoes, a brown jerkin and trousers, a green bird on his arm and a sword held casually, blade down, in his left hand.
His clothing suggest both stability (brown), an ability to express himself clearly (blue), wisdom (purple) and passion (red). The fact that his shoes are purple hints that he isn't entirely practical - more in touch with lofty ideals than with the everyday. Yet his brown underclothes do say that he is stable in his approach to any matter, just that the matters he approaches may be more on a mental than a physical level.
There are clouds around him, a challenge to his clarity of vision. Yet the bird suggests he knows how to use resources to find a different perspective. And the sword suggests he is at ease with his thoughts and mind.
Another day when I could use some of this clear-sightedness and determination. Have to finish my essay by Monday and it's dragging on horribly. I'm also seeing a client and having supervision, so clarity of expression is called for, too.
I am grateful for my mind, and for times when it is clear and focused.