The knight of swords tarot card is the knight in shining armor. It’s a card of energy, focus, and being ready to go into battle. Take this energy and put it into your dreams, goals, and ambitions.
I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.
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A few words to describe the card:
follow your dreams, energy, focus, determination
Knight of Swords Meaning
The knight of swords tarot card is one where the person is in a rush. They know what their objective is, and now they must get there as quickly as possible.
This knight is striking while the iron is still hot, ready to battle. This is the archetype of the knight in shining armor, ready to fight for their side.
Often, the knight of swords tarot card depicts a person on a horse, in motion. They have their sword out and are ready to strike. Sometimes the image is even in a blur, depicting how quickly the person is traveling.
This is a card that represents making decisions and acting quickly. There is no time to waste. Alternatively, it can also represent acting impulsively and not taking the time to think through your decisions.
When you see this card in a reading, it can actually represent a person that may be in your life, that will do anything for you. This is a person ready to help you fight your battles.
It can also represent high energy, and a lot of activity. This card can be a symbol of taking action and just going for it. This knight of swords will give you the energy you need to accomplish whatever it is you need. It’s a card of success, of being on a path to reach your goals in a quick manner.
Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.
Want other comparisons of tarot cards? Find those here! It might help you better understand how tarot decks are different.