The Knight of Swords is the final court card of the suit of Swords in the Minor Arcana. He signals the completion of the suit and its transmutation into something else by charging forth from the realm of intellect to the mysterious world of emotions and the suit of Cups.
In the Rider Waite deck introduced in 1910, the illustration on the card shows a young knight riding on a white horse. He is letting off a battle cry, charging forward with a leap against the strong wind and his sword in the air. Full of life and energy, the fearless knight will let nothing stand in his way to complete his mission.
The sparrows adorning the knight’s cloak and the harness are symbols of diligence, agility, persistence, and power, despite their frail appearance. The white color of the horse and the six-petal flower on the knight’s helmet indicate purity, freedom, and good intentions, while the deep red symbolizes passion, activity, and danger. Yellow butterflies on the harness imply change and transformation of the mind.
Wearing a glove on the hand holding the reins, the Knight of Swords gently steers his mind and his thoughts without forcing them. The glove also implies that he is willing to challenge anyone who stands in his way.
His sword cuts through the stormy clouds, destroying impulsive thoughts of inadequacy and defeatism that distract him from his goal. His motto could be “Offense is the best defense”.
This knight’s mission is not only to achieve his goals; he must pierce, metaphorically, the hearts of others with words of tough love. He must deliver a message and make them see that without dedication, purpose, honesty, and courage, life would be meaningless.
The Knight of Swords’ war-cry strikes fear into the hearts of enemies and inspires bravery in his allies. He knows exactly where and when to strike, and wastes no time.
There is only one way to charge into battle and emerge triumphant; with a clear mind, and with certainty that you will achieve victory. A single doubt or a slight misstep can lead only to defeat.
Throughout this post, we shall dive into the symbolism of this card and examine the role that the Knight of Swords plays in different readings.
Table of Contents
- 1 What does the Knight of Swords Tarot Card mean?
- 2 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card Upright
- 3 The Knight of Swords Keywords Upright
- 4 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card Reversed
- 5 The Knight of Swords Reversed Keywords
- 6 The Knight of Swords Tarot as How Someone (He/She) Sees You
- 7 The Knight of Swords Reversed as How Someone (He/She) Sees You
- 8 What does the Knight of Swords Tarot Card mean in Love?
- 9 What does the Knight of Swords Reversed mean in Love?
- 10 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as How Someone Thinks of You
- 11 The Knight of Swords Reversed as How Someone Thinks of You
- 12 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Feelings
- 13 The Knight of Swords Reversed as Feelings
- 14 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as a Situation
- 15 The Knight of Swords Reversed as a Situation
- 16 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Intentions / What Someone Wants
- 17 The Knight of Swords Reversed as Intentions / What Someone Wants
- 18 Is the Knight of Swords Tarot Card a Yes or No?
- 19 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as an Obstacle / Challenge
- 20 The Knight of Swords Reversed as an Obstacle / Challenge
- 21 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Action
- 22 The Knight of Swords Reversed as Action
- 23 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Advice
- 24 The Knight of Swords Reversed as Advice
- 25 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as an Outcome
- 26 The Knight of Swords Reversed as an Outcome
- 27 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card in the Future
- 28 The Knight of Swords Reversed in the Future
- 29 The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as a Person
- 30 The Knight of Swords Reversed as a Person
- 31 What Zodiac Sign is the Knight of Swords?
- 32 Free Online Tarot Reading
- 33 Related Articles
- 34 Minor Arcana Cards – Swords
What does the Knight of Swords Tarot Card mean?
The Knight of Swords displays courage in action. Nothing can stop him. He represents an intelligent, young individual who is ready to speak his mind and pursue his dreams without empty hopes or fear of failure.
A fast thinker, full of ambition and energy, the Knight of Swords rushes into battle with his sword held high. He will fight for what is right and do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. He is a messenger of truth and freedom, the freedom to do what you will, provided that you respect the freedom and rights of others, too.
The card speaks of values like honor, dignity, reason, and determination. It represents a feisty young individual who will go against the odds, take risks, and chase opportunities. That is someone who may fight for you and your attention, but you cannot rely on him for emotional support. For the Knight of Swords, what doesn’t help you to improve is a distraction.
Now is the time to gather your thoughts and advance alone. No plan is foolproof. And while words may help others to see your point of view, there’s simply no point in talking when your words fall on deaf ears. What matters is your actions and your ability to comprehend a situation at any given time.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card Upright
The Knight of Swords in an upright position is a positive card, although it calls on you to take action and seek a change in your life.
The Knight of Swords denotes fast thinking and immediate solutions. He is someone who, albeit inexperienced, knows what he wants and how to get it. By defining and discarding what he is not, he is moving forward to what is possible.
This person gets straight to the point. They leap over difficulties with ease and head directly to what they desire. Spontaneous and communicative, they’re usually the ones who will take initiative and motivate people to make things happen.
If the card does not denote a specific person or the seeker, it points to a departure from an established state of affairs into a positive crisis of renewal. It is a combination of entering into a new way of thinking and fighting for what is right. Quite often this requires stepping out of the comfort zone and rising against the status quo.
The energy of the Knight of Swords is concentrated in the sword, the refined blade of reason. Not a mere weapon, it symbolizes the force of courage and intelligence.
When a problem has seemingly no solution, then it must be wrong by default, and thus, unnecessary and detrimental to your well-being. Likewise, the simplest, most direct solution is often the right one and will appear when you decide to confront reality head-on.
The Knight of Swords Keywords Upright
- Pure Intentions
- Quick Thinker
- Seize the Moment
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card Reversed
If the Knight of Swords appears in reverse it denotes hasty decisions and a lack of focus.
The Knight of Swords reversed is a warning to slow down, lest all your efforts result in exhaustion. If the energy gathered throughout the suit of Swords finds no release, it will create random chaotic thoughts and burst into aggression.
When reversed, the Knight of Swords turns into a villain with a grudge against the world. He does not see that he is making an enemy out of his own mind by justifying hasty, impulsive, or illogical decisions, and being outright rude and cynical.
This card might represent you or a person you interact with, someone who is cut off from emotions and seems to change their mind all their time.
The issue here could be either a sense of superiority and self-righteousness or an inferiority complex. This person tries to overcompensate by assuming more responsibilities than they can handle, or by showing the will to achieve a specific goal, then losing interest, doing something completely different, and heading in the opposite direction.
The Knight of Swords, in reverse, might denote that despite being motivated and knowing what you want, you get involved in so many things all at once that you fail to move forward, aggravate the situation, and ultimately remain in a perpetual state of crisis. In this regard, the knight tries to push the horse to its limits or desperately tries to control it, but to no avail.
As all this refers to communication and the mind, consider if a mental time-out is in order to regain focus and set your priorities right. Be mindful of how you communicate, harsh words can hurt and create moods of hostility from which there is no turning back.
The Knight of Swords Reversed Keywords
- Slow Down
- Rash Decisions
- Out of Control
The Knight of Swords Tarot as How Someone (He/She) Sees You
The Knight of Swords is a great card to get if you want to know how someone else sees you.
The Knight of Swords upright is seen as a powerful, impressive youth, full of energy and courage. An honest champion of truth, he never fails to spark the interest of those around him.
Thus, the person of interest sees you as someone who won’t mince their words and prefers the direct route. You seem to know what you want, how to achieve your goals, and how to take risks without fear of failure.
The energy that surrounds you motivates and intrigues them. As you always cut to the chase, they might hear from you plain truths they dare not face, tales that inspire them, and sharp comments that make them wonder in awe.
Furthermore, they might see a leader in you, a determined and disciplined figure who can point out the best course of action. With your confidence and your well-founded arguments, you could easily convince anybody to share in your vision and join your cause.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as How Someone (He/She) Sees You
While the negative features of a card might appear even in an upright position, it is important to examine each card from every possible angle.
The Knight of Swords reversed is seen as a reckless, edgy, and rude brat. He might speak without thinking and act impulsively with no regard for consequences. Foolish acts of bravery or aggression might be an effort to conceal fear and cowardice.
The person of interest could be seeing you as blunt and critical of others. Maybe you tend to be nervous around people, and the anxiety makes you seem aggressive. Or you might be trampling them down while trying to prove a point, failing to tolerate a different point of view.
The courage and honesty of the upright Knight will not amount to anything if they serve only his own interests. A conversation should not be a battle, with the winner being the one who has the last word.
Simply put, even the purest intentions can be misunderstood, or pose as a reason to justify cynicism and erratic behaviors. The Knight of Swords, in reverse, appears to be careless, impulsive, and easily irritated, while creating the impression that he has no idea what he is doing.
What does the Knight of Swords Tarot Card mean in Love?
The Knight of Swords can bring refreshing energy in a love affair, albeit not without trouble. He can also signal an imminent change or a proposal.
In a love reading, the Knight of Swords indicates that you might have to fight for the attention of your partner or to win them back. It is a sign that things are changing. Clarity and honesty are essential in figuring out how to proceed.
If you are in a relationship, this could mean that the attention of your partner is focused elsewhere, and you may have to fight to keep each other, in the sense of investing all your energy in reinvigorating and strengthening your bond.
Be honest and direct about what you want and communicate in a healthy way. Pay attention to your feelings, but think with reason and clarity, or you might be left behind wondering what you did wrong.
This card might denote arguments. Remember that there’s just no point in trying to win a fight with your lover. What you have to fight for is the chance to prove your devotion, your love, and your independence, while respecting their boundaries and their unique personality.
If you are single, it could mean that you are going to meet someone who embodies the traits of the Knight of Swords. He or she will appear out of nowhere and try to win you over with lively conversations and magnetic eye-contact. Or it could mean that it is time for you to get yourself out there with all the confidence and motivation of this knight and seek the love that you desire.
What does the Knight of Swords Reversed mean in Love?
The Knight of Swords reversed is not a very positive card for a love reading. It denotes a lack of sympathy and understanding.
When the Knight of Swords appears reversed in a love reading, it’s a sign to slow down. There might be quite a few reasons the relationship is not heading in the right direction and a break-up might be imminent.
The impatient and reckless reversed Knight of Swords may have the best intentions in his heart but fails spectacularly to win his lover’s respect and attention. The card is a sign that one of you, or both of you, are rushing the relationship and show no discretion for the privacy of the other.
A bearer of bad news for a love affair, the Knight of Swords may indicate that your partner is running away because of personal reasons. There may be issues of control, aggression, and even abuse.
Perhaps one of you is simply not ready to commit yet, or constantly changing your mind. Getting bored easily, arguing a lot, disrespecting feelings, and a fear of intimacy can turn the relationship into a battleground where no one wins, as you both lose your patience, your tolerance, and your loved one in the end.
This card might reveal a third party that is somehow involved and undermining the situation. He or she could be an adversary or an ex who is distracting your partner from you, out of jealousy or unresolved emotional issues.
Take your time, give them space, but remember that if they truly loved you, you wouldn’t have to chase after them all the time.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as How Someone Thinks of You
When the Knight of Swords describes how someone thinks of you, they think you are brave, reasonable, and highly intelligent.
The Knight of Swords is someone who thinks fast, acts without doubt, and fears nothing. You are thought of as an ambitious, determined person with a sharp mind and innovative ideas.
They think of you as someone who is not afraid to take the lead. Your well-founded opinions and clear understanding of the world from an intellectual point of view make you worthy of admiration. What you do not need, you leave behind. What you want, you conquer.
An independent, free spirit, you can express your ideas and get to the point without dancing around the subject. Great communication skills as well as the ability to adapt in times of change convince others that you are a valuable ally in their journey.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as How Someone Thinks of You
Should the Knight of Swords show up in a reversed position to answer your question about how someone thinks of you, it isn’t the best card to receive.
In reverse, the Knight of Swords is thought of as an opinionated and tactless person who believes he is always right. In your momentum to prove your worth and get what you want, you neglect other people’s opinions and feelings.
The Knight of Swords in a reversed position denotes a lack of maturity and grounding that leads to a disregard for the consequences of your actions. Perhaps you are thought of as someone who hasn’t got the patience to comprehend another person’s worldview, thinking your time is far too precious for them.
You might also be considered rude because of talking without thinking that your words can hurt. An overall sense of arrogance and domineering attitude can undermine the integrity of your character.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Feelings
The Knight of Swords is the bridge between the intellect and emotions.
As a card that describes emotions, the Knight of Swords denotes feelings of bravery and competence. Being a master of logic and reason, he can set emotions aside when they meddle with his goals.
The Knight of Swords is not afraid to face any feeling, be that love, sorrow, and even terror, although he recognizes them as an internal process that should not interfere with one’s progress in life. Going to battle while being overwhelmed by any emotion, will only blur his vision and lead to serious mistakes.
By saying he is a bridge we mean that the Knight of Swords can define and understand the root of feelings while showing compassion and sympathy to a different opinion.
Having mastered the sword, he now has to conquer the heart, calm its unpredictable patterns, and find the Holy Grail, which is none other than the Ace of Cups, the source of endless creativity and emotional fulfillment.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as Feelings
In reverse, the Knight of Swords denotes a complete disregard for feelings.
A reversed Knight of Swords is cut off from feelings. By violently dismissing what seems unreal or far-fetched, he shows disrespect for the emotional state of other people. There might be underlying feelings of resentment and disappointment, as well as nostalgia and a defensive attitude towards the past.
Because of a failure to keep up and sympathize with other people, the Knight of Swords can wallow in resentment and regress to a point where he defends his mistakes with all he’s got.
Denying the cause of his sorrow, he can idolize the past and rush towards it, defending and regarding it as graceful, while in truth it is the reason for being unable to connect to the present moment.
Hence, when this reversed card describes the feelings of the seeker, it means that they are running away from their feelings, chasing a ghost that caused them so much grief in the past, and trampling down whoever has the sensibility to try and make them see the truth.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as a Situation
If you draw the Knight of Swords as the current or coming situation, it signals an imminent change.
The Knight of Swords indicates that you are on your way to a positive crisis that cannot be prevented. You may have to readjust your perception of the world, take a step forward to make essential changes, and resolve a situation that has been troubling your mind.
As a card talking about a specific situation, the Knight of Swords reminds you to seize the moment, never hesitate, and never regret your choices. You might be challenged to remain calm in upheaval or to stand by your truth and decide the best course of action.
Be alert, and try to see the reasons why you arrived where you currently are in your life. Is this a situation that helps you, or do you maybe have to depart for a better vantage point? Feel free to think it through and be honest about what you want.
Alternatively, it could be a sign that a person who embodies the traits of this card is heading your way and may invite you to an exciting journey.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as a Situation
In reverse, the Knight of Swords’ restlessness leads to fatigue and confusion.
The Knight of Swords reversed, as a situation, denotes that you are heading towards exhaustion. Impulsive patterns and overthinking are making you lose focus and direction. You might feel like you are running to catch up on life, and might even be leading yourself and others to danger.
Mental exhaustion creates a blocked state and the notion of trying to chase a goal that is moving further away with every step. The seeker might realize that any effort to mend a confusing situation or reach a specific frame of mind only backfires and has the exact opposite result than the one intended.
We could, at this point, remember the example of Don Quixote, who sees enemies where there are none because he fails to trust the opinion of his sidekick. He wanted to be a noble knight in a time when chivalry was outdated. This is why fantasy and obsessive thoughts must not be confused with reality.
Should you find yourself stuck in a rut where each attempt for resolution and peace of mind results in fatigue and disappointment, then slow down, take a deep breath, and focus on what is real and possible.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Intentions / What Someone Wants
The Knight of Swords is a great card to get as an indication of what someone wants from you.
The Knight of Swords indicates a person with the best intentions. They are willing to do anything to capture your interest, earn your admiration, and win you over.
The person of interest may sweep you off your feet with a confession of their feelings or an invitation to adventure. You might be surprised by how straightforward they are, and how fast they move towards what they want.
As a card that denotes what someone wants, the Knight of Swords is all about activity, movement, and change. It is a departure from boredom, contemplation, and disappointment to a spontaneous life of purpose and excitement.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as Intentions / What Someone Wants
When describing someone’s intentions, the reversed Knight of Swords is a shady, even dangerous card to receive.
The Knight of Swords in reverse indicates a person who is impulsive and reckless. Even if they have the best intentions, they might show no discretion and hurt others on their way to get what they want, which could be everything. They might even be looking to pick a fight.
The ardor of a reversed Knight of Swords can lead to a world of trouble. Once he sets his goals, there’s no stopping him. He doesn’t care who or what will get in his way. He can resort to bitter sarcastic comments or outright cynicism and aggression, only to devalue others and boost his self-importance.
Such a person, believing it is their right to claim the whole world as their own, will want to accomplish everything and be involved in as many things as possible. As this is somewhat unlikely to happen, they might blame external factors for their rash actions and lack of coordination.
Knowing what you want doesn’t mean you can set the world on fire to get it. Be mindful of people whose ambition is only exceeded by their pride and their big words, because you are only good to them as long as they can use you as part of their agenda.
Is the Knight of Swords Tarot Card a Yes or No?
Generally speaking, if the Knight of Swords appears upright, it is a definite “Yes”.
The Knight of Swords is forthright and direct. The card is all about action and seizing the moment. So, if you are wondering what the answer is to a Yes or No question and he shows up, he is telling you to go for it and don’t think twice!
In reverse, the Knight of Swords is a “No” and asks of you to think carefully. You may not be adequately prepared for what you’re asking, or there may be alternative solutions you haven’t thought of yet.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as an Obstacle / Challenge
The Knight of Swords poses a formidable challenge for the seeker.
As an obstacle or challenge in the upright position, the Knight of Swords may refer to a young man or woman who is very smart and driven but does not tolerate the opinions and feelings of others. He might symbolize wanting to succeed so bad, that he fails to see anything else apart from his goal.
The Knight of Swords can rebel against those who want to help him because he is so focused on his desires and goals, and protects his opinion with so much zeal, that everything and everyone else just fades into the background.
Motivation is one thing. Wanting to be the very best and attacking what even remotely looks like a threat creates more problems than solutions.
The card might refer to you, someone you know of, or a person whom you will meet soon. There is the notion of defending your beliefs and fighting to earn what you deserve at the cost of dismissing others as irrelevant and unimportant.
If this resonates with your situation, you might be missing out on life because you are in a rush to reach your destination. Relax, you’ll get there all in good time.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as an Obstacle / Challenge
The Knight of Swords reversed as an obstacle or challenge may denote the following.
In reverse, the Knight of Swords describes the danger of both mental and physical exhaustion, as well as relying on people who are fearful or not ready yet. The card might also refer to another person who is criticizing you and is out to get you.
You might wonder why a dear friend of yours suddenly changed their behavior towards you and seems to avoid you. There’s a good chance that someone is speaking ill of you, talking behind your back, turning your friends against you, and disrespecting you out of spite or envy.
If that isn’t the case, the Knight of Swords reversed is a warning that if you keep going so fast, your energy will soon be depleted. You might be trying to accomplish something without being prepared.
Those who would otherwise support and help you may not be ready or available to do so. Perhaps this battle is hard to tackle on your own for now, and you’d be better off seeking a safer and less direct route.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Action
Knights are the most active among the court cards. The Knight of Swords moves into action swiftly, out of pure intentions, with the will and strength to gain victory.
As a card symbolizing action to be taken, the Knight of Swords is about moving forward from contemplation to resolving problems and making things happen. Say what you have to say, but honor your word and seize the moment, while also motivating others to follow your lead.
The battle-cry, the running horse, the sword held high ready to attack; the Knight of Swords screams with action. In mind and reality alike, the card’s lesson is to never hesitate nor regret your choices, to go for it no matter what obstacles may stand in your way, to fill your heart with courage and clarify your thoughts.
Relinquish your sense of self and focus on the objective at hand. Egotism, distrust, and second thoughts have no place on the battlefield; you are as good as the person who’s got your back. This card promotes quick thinking and living in the present moment.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as Action
The Knight of Swords, in reverse, calls on you to lay your weapons down and relax.
As an action card, the reversed Knight of Swords warns you that you are unfocused, aggressive, and impatient. Make peace with your foes, but first of all, with yourself. Don’t jump to conclusions, and don’t rush things.
The reversed Knight of Swords indicates a person who thinks that life is a race, and whoever runs faster, wins. Unless you are a professional athlete, that behavior will lead you to trouble, misunderstandings, and even peril.
This card might be a warning to stop what you are doing immediately, plant your feet on solid ground, and call a truce before making any further decisions about your life.
The Knight of Swords’ momentum can help you overcome obstacles and reach your goals, but this way the world becomes a blur, and you might miss important details that would otherwise completely change your perception.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as Advice
The Knight of Swords’ advice is to chase the life you want to live and train your mind to be sharp and agile.
Take charge of your life. If not you, then who will? Only you can fight and win your battles. Cleanse the mind of parasitical concepts that drain your energy. Find the courage and strength to persevere. Be like the Knight of Swords; swift, brave, honest, and direct.
As an advice card, the Knight of Swords in the upright position is a reminder to abandon what distracts you and does more harm than good, whatever that may be. Make a choice and stick with it. See that you learn from each mistake and that you always move forward, despite misfortune and adversity.
When all your being tells you to go for it, do so without looking back. Chase after opportunities, better to fail than regret not trying at all. Defend your well-being and your sanity with all you’ve got. Finally, learn to discern a battle you can win from a costly defeat.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as Advice
In reverse, the Knight of Swords as advice calls on the seeker to show patience, humility, and discretion. To resolve this crisis mental clarity and a realistic plan are needed, instead of brute force and hasty maneuvers.
The Knight of Swords reversed describes a person who only cares about success, and yet fails every step of the way. They might be heading for a dead-end, ignoring all the warning signs, and treading on others in their path. This card is a reminder to slow down and gather your thoughts.
When the Knight of Swords realizes how sharp his mind is, he has a choice to make. He can use his abilities for the greater good, or he can take pride in himself, brag about what he can do, and set out to fulfill selfish desires. In reverse, this card shows a naïve, unfeeling person who believes he or she is always right.
Some insight may be found in the paradox of Achilles and the tortoise, who compete in a race. The hero offers a head start to the creature, and thus can never reach it no matter how fast he runs because when he covers the distance between them, the tortoise has already moved further away.
Of course, this does not apply to reality but is an example of how the mind can play nasty tricks on itself, dividing a simple task into an infinite number of smaller ones and making it impossible to solve.
Let go of doubt, pride, self-righteousness, toxic obsessions, and unfounded dogmatic beliefs. It is foolish to defend a thing as a belief or a conviction with such zeal that everyone who thinks differently becomes your enemy. Sometimes, we just might be wrong.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as an Outcome
As an outcome, the Knight of Swords opens the way for new adventures.
In an upright position, the Knight of Swords indicates a positive outcome. However, it won’t be particularly easy, as you will have to concentrate and try your very best. The result will amount to you being one step closer to the completion of your goals, and finding the clarity and confidence to move forward.
A person with the energy of the Knight of Swords may soon enter your life and bring along a breeze of enthusiasm.
With the force of courage and reason, the Knight of Swords tackles problems with ease. The card denotes a change in your frame of mind, and you can expect an outcome that brings you victory, strength, and freedom.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as an Outcome
As an outcome card in reverse, the Knight of Swords may indicate a psychological crisis that will drain your energy.
In reverse, the Knight of Swords is reckless and aloof, and in his hurry to see results, he might end up exhausted or worse. Perhaps as the outcome of a situation, you or someone in your life will take on the personality of the Knight of Swords.
Heed this warning before rushing off and hitting against a brick wall! The certainty, energy, and drive of the upright Knight of Swords lose their meaning when the card is reversed. It is a sign that all your efforts and actions will amount to nothing but exhaustion if you don’t change your mindset and your approach to the situation.
Furthermore, the card might manifest as a real person in your life, a friend in need of a new direction, or a bitter enemy with a grudge against you.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card in the Future
Get ready because the Knight of Swords heralds a time of excitement and adventure!
The Knight of Swords, as a future card, indicates movement towards a much-needed change for the best in your life. Having gathered your thoughts and clarified your intentions, the road to glory awaits. It is time to move forward with fervor and courage.
In a reading the concerns your long-term future, the Knight of Swords foretells life-changing and mind-altering experiences. You’ll see the sign you’ve been waiting for. Don’t hesitate! Fortune favors the bold.
It won’t be an easy path, as you may have to venture off the beaten track both mentally and in reality. Remember; to manifest the future you desire, you first have to eliminate doubt.
The Knight of Swords Reversed in the Future
The Knight of Swords reversed can be read as a warning from your Higher Self, telling you to slow down and think before you hurt yourself or your loved ones.
The future as indicated by the Knight of Swords in reverse may involve failure despite hard work and determination. You may be gradually distancing yourself from the people you love, fighting them instead of protecting them.
There’s no other way to interpret this; stop the unnecessary aggression, debunk your selfish and close-minded opinions, or you will one day realize there are no more people around to fight except yourself.
It’s not too late to recognize your mistakes and walk a different path. The future will be what you make it if you manage to free yourself and seek the truth.
The Knight of Swords Tarot Card as a Person
The Knight of Swords is a courageous and spirited youth.
The Knight of Swords represents a bold young individual who is determined to succeed and be heard. It might be a man or a strong woman who is fearless and proud.
The Knight of Swords won’t mince his words; he knows what he wants and how to get it. You might be surprised at his readiness is to respond to almost anything and tackle any hassle.
A sharp mind, keen senses, a confident voice, all the fervor and enthusiasm of youth; this is a person you want as an ally in your life.
The Knight of Swords Reversed as a Person
In reverse, the Knight of Swords is a defiant, inexperienced rascal.
He is not the knight in shiny armor you expected, but rather an edgy and noisy rebel! He might tell you what is right for you because he claims to know better, while he does not follow his own advice. The reversed Knight of Swords resembles a person who must walk a long way to gain life experience.
The Knight of Swords, in reverse, is a reckless individual who fails to learn from their mistakes and loves the sound of their voice. You could listen to them talk all day long and truly wonder; are they ever going to stop rambling on and start doing what they say?
Well, constant talking and shouting is a way to mask insecurities, which in turn are a fancy definition of fear and cowardice. Such a person tells tall tales, makes unreal plans to avoid responsibility, and will likely break any promise made. They might be capable of both good and evil, so the best course of action for you is to stay out of their way and observe from a distance until they learn their lesson!
What Zodiac Sign is the Knight of Swords?
All the cards in the suit of Swords are symbolic of an Air Zodiac sign.
The Knight of Swords is symbolic of an Air sign. He could be a Gemini, a Libra, or an Aquarius. Being a Minor Arcana card, he does not refer to a specific Zodiac sign.
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- What’s the difference between the Major and Minor Arcana?
- How to use the Major Arcana tarot cards
- How to read the Minor Arcana Tarot Cards
Minor Arcana Cards – Swords
- King of Swords
- Queen of Swords
- Knight of Swords (this article)
- Page of Swords
- Ten of Swords
- Nine of Swords
- Eight of Swords
- Seven of Swords
- Six of Swords
- Five of Swords
- Four of Swords
- Three of Swords
- Two of Swords
- Ace of Swords