KNIGHT OF SWORDS

KNIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Opinionated, hasty, action-oriented, communicative
Reversed: Scattered thought, disregard for consequences

KNIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Knight of Swords shows a young man in his armour riding a powerful white horse into the midst of a battle in the distance. The white colour of the horse symbolises the purity of the intellectual energy that motivates the rider. The sky behind him is filled with storm clouds and the trees are tossed wildly by the wind. The horse’s harness is decorated with images of butterflies and birds and the knight’s cape is also decorated with birds. He charges forward with great momentum and apparently without any regard to the dangers he may encounter.

UPRIGHT KNIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
When we are obsessed by an idea and wish to manifest that idea, we are often so blinded by the desire for its fulfilment that we fail to see the difficulties we may encounter or the consequences of our actions. The Knight of Swords is a powerful figure full of life and energy who needs to be balanced with a realisation of responsibility and compassion. Once he has set forth on his journey, there is no stopping him! He does not see, nor care about, any upcoming challenges, risks or dangers, and instead moves forward with his strong intent to succeed and win. On the positive side, this card shows great ambition, determination and strength to succeed no matter what. On the negative side, however, he can be blind to potential challenges and consequences of his actions, and may charge forth into a dangerous territory without any foresight or preparation. He may also neglect to understand the needs of others as he fervently pursues his own goals.
The Knight of Swords often reflects a time when you are embarking on a new project or idea and there really is no stopping you. You have had this sudden burst of energy that is propelling you forward and inspiring you to take quick action to manifest your goals. You are ready to overcome any problem, challenge or obstacle that is in your path. How could anything stand in your way if you are this focused and this committed to your goal? However, you may be prone to rushing things or cutting corners in order to get a job done. Sometimes this works for you but other times it does not. For example, using low cost providers will help you get the job done quickly and cheaply but quality may suffer in the long-term and you may consume more time fixing their work. Also, ensure that you keep others on side, particularly if they are part of your longer-term success. You might be all fired up and ready to go but if your colleagues, partner, friends, or family are not, then you are likely to run into trouble later down the track.
The Knight of Swords also represents your need to understand the world from an intellectual point of view. You have well-developed communication skills and can easily form solid arguments and opinions on current affairs and important matters. You love to engage with others who have similar skills so that you can share your ideas and develop new points of view. You may be best suited to discussion groups with like-minded individuals where you can fire each other up and motivate one another.

REVERSED KNIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
This reversed Knight is incredibly impatient, impulsive and bursting with energy. This person has so much energy but so little direction that this results in them making rash decisions and pulling down others with them. Their thoughts are scattered and all over the place. They are likely to be very disorganised, flippant and unpredictable. If you encounter this type of person, you need to be very wary and make sure that you do not get caught up in all the hype and energy that surrounds them. It will be easily done for this person is a greater talker and is full of ideas and thoughts about future opportunities. Do not get sucked in to their whirlwind of activity and energy!
The Knight of Swords reversed indicates that you need to go it alone in order to build up valuable life experience and maturity. As you search for freedom and independence, it is likely you will make mistakes on your way due to your reckless and impatient nature but this is all part of the journey. This card can often reflect a rebellious teenager who is fighting for their own independence, and the parents who need to allow that teenager to make the mistakes and to be accountable for their actions.
The reversed Knight of Swords can also suggest that you need to slow down otherwise you are at risk of serious burn-out and exhaustion. You want to be involved in everything but you are not succeeding at anything due to this scattered thought and energy. As such, you are spinning your wheels and accomplishing very little but growing more and more tired by the day. Take some time out so that you can first ground yourself, gather your thoughts and focus on only the top priorities.

KNIGHT OF SWORDS

Knight of Swords Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Big changes/ opportunities, seize the moment, jump in, arrival/departure, assertive, direct, honest, quick-wit, talkative, impatient, impulsive, intellectual, daring, rebellious, brave, courageous, focused, single-minded, perfectionist, ambitious, risk-taker, forward-thinking, champion, hero, soldier, go against the flow, leader

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Knight of Swords is a change card, it tells you that a big change is coming, one you have been awaiting for quite some time and you better be ready to roll with it when it does. It’s time to jump in and seize the moment! This is a Minor Arcana card of being assertive, direct, honest, quick witted and intellectual. It signifies being dashing, daring, brave, courageous or rebellious. It also represents being talkative, ambitious, forward thinking, focused and single-minded when it appears in your Tarot spread. When this card appears in your Tarot reading, it can indicate that you go against the flow and have great leadership qualities and that you are a perfectionist and a risk taker. If representing a person, the Knight of Swords is an adult (20-35 years of age and usually male) who has a strong personality, is quick-witted, a fast talker, intelligent, daring and rebellious. He may be an air sign such as Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. The knight is assertive and rational but can be impatient and impulsive. He has a very direct manner and this can sometimes make him seems a little insensitive. However, he is also exciting and adventurous which draws people to him. Champions, heroes and warriors charging into battle are signified by this card and as such, it can represent a soldier or someone in the military.

Health
In a health Tarot spread, the Knight of Swords can represent good news and an upswing in health. If you have been struggling with an illness or injury, it can indicate that a positive change is coming, one that you may have been hoping for. Make the most of it!

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship the Knight of Swords can indicate that you are in a relationship with someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. It can also indicate that a change you have been waiting for is imminent and you need to jump in with both feet, this could take the form of a deeper commitment or a marriage proposal or romantic proposal. However, it can also indicate that your partner may be thinking about leaving the relationship as it can represent a departure and it can indicate that you or your partner may have to fight to keep each other. If you are single, the Knight of Swords can indicate that you will meet someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. This card can indicate a romantic proposal coming your way or that you are going to be swept off your feet.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Knight of Swords represents ambition, drive and determination. You know what you want to achieve and you are going for it. This Minor Arcana card tells you that he/she who dares, wins! So be bold, brave, daring and courageous and go after what you want full throttle. It can also represent a big change in your career or an arrival or departure of some kind so you may get the promotion you were hoping for or a new job or change of industry. Whatever the case, it will be a positive change and one that you have been wishing for so seize it with both hands. It can also indicate that a career in the police force or military would suit you. In a financial Tarot spread, the Knight of Swords can represent a positive upswing in finances or big opportunities coming your way. You so may get a great investment opportunity or an unexpected financial windfall when it appears in your Tarot reading.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Knight of Swords again speaks to a big change coming. A moment in your life when many elements come together at the right time and place as the universe hands you an opportunity to advance on your path and embrace your destiny, jump at the chance when it comes!
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Knight of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Missed opportunities, out of your depth, out of control, left behind, rude, tactless, hurtful, sarcastic, insincere, forceful, bully, aggressive, vicious, dangerous, know it all, follower, go with the flow, unfocused, coward, criminal, self-obsessed, arrogant, leading others to danger, heading for a fall, inferiority complex

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Knight of Swords reversed can indicate that a big change or opportunity that you have been awaiting for quite some has come your way but you are failing recognise or seize it. It may be that you are not ready to jump on or that you are out of your depth. Whatever the case, this card tells you that if you miss this opportunity you will get left behind. This Minor Arcana card can also represent being out of control, leading others to trouble or danger and heading for a fall. It can signify being insincere, self-obsessed, rude, tactless, hurtful, sarcastic or cynical so remember to be mindful of the words you use and their effects on others when this card appears in your Tarot reading. It can also signify going with the flow and being a sheep or a follower, mindlessly following the crowd. The Knight of Swords reversed may also suggest that you or someone around you is acting superior, being a know it all or has inferiority complex when it appears. As a person, the Knight of Swords reversed is an adult (20-35 years of age and usually male) who may be overly cocky and impulsive to the point of putting others in jeopardy. He may be an air sign such as Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. This card can indicate a person who is not the most intelligent or communicative. However it can also indicate someone who is a quick thinker and fast talker but uses those strengths in the wrong way. He might talk you into trouble. He rushes into things head first without thinking and can put himself and others in danger as a result. In the extreme negative, he can be arrogant, aggressive, illogical and intimidating. The Knight of Swords reversed can also signify a bully, a criminal or someone who is vicious or dangerous.

Health
In a health Tarot spread, the Knight of Swords reversed can represent disappointing news. If you have been struggling with an illness or injury, this reversed card can indicate that you may feel frustrated or impatient with rate at which you are recovering or healing. This card can also represent mental health issues, depression, bipolar and self-harming.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship the Knight of Swords reversed can indicate that you are in a relationship with someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. Be careful if this is representing your partner as it can indicate that they are controlling, abusive, aggressive, violent or dangerous. This Minor Arcana card can also indicate that either you or your partner are feeling out of your depth in the relationship and may want to put the brakes on. If you are single, the Knight of Swords reversed can indicate that you will meet someone who embodies the qualities outlined in the above section or you are displaying some of those characteristics yourself in your love life. Again, be very careful if this is the case as the reversed knight can be aggressive, vicious and dangerous. This card can also simply indicate that someone you are interested in will not be interested in pursuing a relationship at the moment or you may have to fight to get their attention.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Knight of Swords reversed can indicate that you may be feeling out of your depth in your work life at the moment. Perhaps you’ve been thrown in at the deep end with a project and are struggling to find your feet. On the flip side, it can indicate that you may be behaving in an arrogant manner or coming across as a know-it-all to your colleagues, so be mindful of how you’re communicating with co-workers when it appears. This reversed Minor Arcana card can also suggest that big opportunities are around but you may be hesitant about going for them or afraid to take the lead. You should be careful not miss out or you will get left behind. In a financial Tarot spread, the Knight of Swords reversed can indicate criminality so be careful with your money and belongings and be mindful of whom you trust in financial matters when it appears. It can also represent missing a financial opportunity or getting left behind so don’t be too hesitant about jumping in when chances come your way, just make sure you have done your research and the people you are dealing with are legit. Cover your bases.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Knight of Swords reversed may be telling you to slow down and allow yourself to adjust to any changes that are happening for you on a spiritual front. Or it may be telling you that you have a missed an opportunity to seize your destiny. If that is the case, do not worry or wallow in regret, rather learn from the experience. If it is meant to be, the universe will find a way to give you another shot.