The combination of the Devil and the King of Swords suggests a thought process that is very black and white, analytical, and tends to look at the negatives of any situation. This person is likely to be very logical and have a tendency to make judgments with strong opinions based on facts rather than emotion. This person may be avoiding taking risks, so there is a stagnation associated with the reading. The Devil can imply a tendency toward pessimism or power struggles. In some cases, the Devil can represent an addiction to materialistic or intellectual pursuits.