Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Wed May 06 09:56:37 EDT 2015
Knight of Swords (Reversed)
The handsome young Knight of Swords and his war horse are leaping into battle. In the knight’s right hand he holds up a sword as he charges confidently into the fray. With his left hand he holds lightly on to the reins of his powerful Friesian horse. He is in control and at his best. The Knight of Swords is a dangerous, magnificent, and daring warrior. His visor is up on his helmet, allowing him to see what is coming without impediment. His bright yellow cloak streams behind him, and his well-used armor is dark silver with hints of blue. The knight’s cloak and his horse’s bridle and trim are yellow and detailed with a heraldic hawk design, which symbolize eagerness and the thrill of the chase. The colors and heraldry clearly illustrate the knight’s link to the element of air. In the background behind the knight and the horse we see storm clouds rolling in over the plains. The Knight of Swords is all about valor, momentum, shrewdness, bravery, and service. The element of air pushes along the perception of speed; the knight’s strength and forward motion are evident. He is a fearless individual, and his ideals and beliefs propel him forward. He stands up for what he believes in. This knight illustrates the very best qualities of the suit of swords: balance, energy, intelligence, and drive, coupled with responsibility.
If we had to sum up this court card in two words, they would be “no fear.” When this card comes roaring into a reading, expect excitement, movement, and adventure. There is a need for action, and it is time for you to dive in and be the hero. This court card represents a passionate and exciting young man with brown hair and gray or hazel eyes. This is an individual who is clever and capable in a crisis. He is shrewd and dynamic, and possesses a razor-sharp wit. He may be a bit arrogant, but it is all a part of his charm. This is the card of the soldier and the warrior. The Knight of Swords will roar into your life bringing exploration, communication, new ideas, and change.
The challenge from the Knight of Swords is to stand up for yourself and your beliefs. Rapid movement and transformation is blowing your way—hang on and enjoy the ride.
Keywords: No fear. Courage, momentum. Swift change and progress. A clever, brave, and capable man. Stand up and defend your position.
Associated Elements: Air and fire. Air is the suit of swords’ related natural element, while all four of the knights are associated with the energetic element of fire.
Astrological Association: Gemini.
Reversed: Conflict, misplaced aggression, no progress.