I'm trying to understand the personality traits of a person described as both of these kings.
I would read it as someone who could be uncomfortable being in touch with certain emotional aspects in themselves (King of Cups to me is a masculine energy in a feminine element)... therefore the person may appear to be capable in sympathizing/empathizing with others but may for some reason have difficulties dealing with their own. How would that effect the way he/she relates to others?
The King of Cups is a healer sort of energy by association with the water element; however he may be dealing with issues in a different way when it comes to his own. The Kings can bring about maturity as the title suggests; if the seeker is willing to explore that which makes him/her uncomfortable.
Combined with the King of Swords (masculine energy in a masculine aspect), is he/she being a little too logical? too focused on intellectualizing that he/she maybe missing out on the nourishing potential that comes with taking care of one's emotional well-being, along with those around them.
What is interesting here is that the cards can be interpreted in several ways, depending which the the seeker would have to find relevance in:
A) Could the cards be indicating the individual can benefit from exploring the need in finding a healthy balance between what the head is telling saying vs what the heart wants; to actively search solutions not only by way of IQ but EQ as well. Or... perhaps the individual is one who has been through these challenges and is able to help others by sharing their wisdom/experiences.
B) The combination may suggest that part of the challenge lies in the individual sorting out where (if indeed there are any
) the conflict lies... Is there too much emotion, not enough logical clarity or vice versa?
C) Are the cards referring to the person's approach within any given a situation (as in... is it a personality trait and is prevalent in the person regardless of situation) or is it referring to a specific situation. Either way, the seeker can gain so much insight by acknowledging what kind of benefit could one derive from this reading if one becomes aware of the 2 energies at play here.