Learn the meaning of the Knight of Swords Tarot card
The Knight of Swords is the second card in the Court of Swords, as it is preceded by none other than the Page of Swords. In this case, however, we are dealing with a strong middle-aged man who has much more patience, and in addition, he meticulously plans his actions. Symbolically, the Knight of Swords depicts a knight sitting on a white horse. In his right hand he holds a sword extended upward as if he were in combat. The Knight of Swords is also wearing a red cloak, and the card itself has a gusty landscape full of tumbled clouds. This card is therefore very dynamic and may indicate travel like the other knights in Tarot. Most often, however, it refers to decisive, very quick, and sometimes even calculating action on the mental plane. The Knight of Swords symbolizes logical thinking and sober reasoning, which allows him to approach every matter strategically. However, with his words he can sometimes create a real storm. However, the Knight of Swords knows how to deal with difficult matters, which is why he does very well in intellectual, professional, and formal matters.
The Knight of Swords card in the upright position will very often indicate in your question a person who possesses the qualities of this card in relation to appearance or character. If this is the case then the upright Knight of Swords will speak of someone of middle or similar age to you who is perfectly capable of using their interpersonal and mental abilities. The upright Knight of Swords is determined to achieve his or her goals, but will very often use an out of the box approach on the way to achieving them. On its own, however, the card can herald all sorts of conflicts, sharp exchanges, or problematic issues. In such a situation, the Knight of Swords in the upright position will encourage you to take deliberate, yet decisive action. This card is a very good sign in formal as well as professional matters, and much worse in emotional matters. It may foretell both the meeting of the person symbolized by the upright Knight of Swords. Moreover, the card encourages you to defend your position, as well as to make a rational assessment of the situation. It is very often identified with leaders and visionaries.
The upright Knight of Swords is a card that says little about feelings, because it is definitely dominated by logical and cool thinking. Therefore, it may be difficult for the upright Knight of Swords to show feelings or engage in an intimate relationship. The person symbolized by this card may also avoid making any declarations to their partner, although they will definitely be attracted to like-minded people. The upright Knight of Swords is also a conqueror, so such a person will speak clearly and openly about what they really expect from the other person. However, you should not expect tender confessions or romantic evenings from a person with the characteristics of the upright Knight of Swords. On the other hand, the card may indicate events in relationships where you need to show courage and thoughtful action. The upright Knight of Swords will also encourage you to make decisions, as it is a very good sign for formal matters. The card encourages you to have frank conversations and under certain circumstances it can herald an intense time of meetings. For women the upright Knight of Swords may foretell the meeting of a new partner, and for men the card may indicate new proposals and general success in relationships with the opposite sex.
The reversed Knight of Swords indicates a calculating and ruthless person. Her words can be hurtful and so often lead to an escalation of current problems and conflicts. The Knight of Swords in the reversed position is also an aggressive person who is only interested in his/her own interests. He/she will provoke others with his/her actions, constantly looking for opportunities to fight. The person symbolized by this card may have problems with communication and logical thinking. The reversed Knight of Swords indicates very often chaotic action and lack of strategy in the matter in question. The card predicts problems in formal matters and others where you need to keep a sober mind. The Knight of Swords reversed is also a symbol of lack of patience, and as a result, impulsive action. The card encourages you to assess the current situation, and to make a plan that will allow you to direct your energy towards your goals. The reversed Knight of Swords also represents a time when you may miss opportunities or not be brave enough to take advantage of them. It indicates a loss of control over the situation and the possibility of bringing danger to yourself and others.
The reversed Knight of Swords portends a time in relationships when arguments, conflicts, and misunderstandings will prevail. This may affect many areas of your life together and may ultimately lead to a lack of progress in your relationship. However, the reversed Knight of Swords does not directly indicate the end of a relationship, but rather foretells a difficult period and a significant cooling of relations. Very often it indicates that one of you possesses the qualities ascribed to this card in the reversed position. This person may be aggressive and possessive and may try to control others. The reversed Knight of Swords may also symbolize problems in communication and the use of abusive and hurtful words. So it will portend an escalation of current problems in the relationship and moments when you will not receive understanding or empathy from the other party. The Knight of Swords in reversed position will also be a negative sign for single people. Impulsive and ill-considered actions can suddenly cause problems in your recently started relationships. The card encourages you to choose carefully and thoughtfully the person with whom you plan to build a future together. You may find that he or she does not plan to make an emotional commitment or is not right for you.
Knight of Spades
Clear and sober reasoning, thoughtful tactics, concrete assessment of the situation, defensive actions
Young, intelligent person, courage, decisiveness, conversational skills
Ruthlessness, hypocrisy, arguing, using hurtful words, lack of strategy
Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini