Tarot Cards Meanings - The Suit of Swords - The Knight of Swords - meaning in detail

The Knight of Swords - tarot card meaning in detail

The Knight of Swords Lord of the Winds and the Breezes; King of the Spirits of Air

Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Fire of Air
Astrological Associations: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

Full Meaning

The Knight of Swords is usually depicted by a knight with his sword in a charging position, and this suggests that decisive action may be the best way forward. In terms of a person this card indicates that someone is in or coming into your life that is most probably over twenty one years of age. This is a person who gets easily bored and wants action. They may even have a tendency to take risks and can be very blasé about any danger. Indeed they may appear to have no fear of the unknown. This person is also at their best in difficult situations, but you must be careful not to let this person take over. However the Knight of Swords also represents direct action and making choices without a lot of time to think about all of the options. It may well be that you are about to be offered an chance at something by a quick witted and impulsive person, but beware as this opportunity and the person offering it, may not stay focused in your direction.

Traditional Symbolism

He is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies. In the design he is really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart.

The Knight of Swords summary.

The Knight of Swords Card illustration.

The Suit of Swords.