Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
whirlwind of action, chaotic speed.
Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
All the Knights represent an action or event of some description. Remembering our Royal Court, the bold Knights were action-orientated, serving the Kings and Queens to defend the realm or sent on quests and crusades.
The Knights can represent adolescence, although in readings I find it’s easier to focus upon the Pages as minors, then Kings and Queens as mature adults.
As an event the Knight of Swords represents the fearless knight, bold and courageous he comes rushing in but with such speed it holds quite a chaotic quality, as though everyone else hasn’t quite caught up yet. Whatever situation lands, it will feel as though everyone wants everything by yesterday.
With the Knight of Swords the situation will sweep in like a whirlwind, a tornado of air energy, so have your running shoes on standby.
For those that read the Courts as facets of character, the Knight of Swords is decisive and assertive, bold and fearless but can be slightly headstrong.
Similar or supporting cards: Eight of Wands (swift movement)
Opposing or contradictory cards: Knight of Pentacles (slow and steady, by comparison).
Knight of Swords Tarot Card Combinations:
The Knight of Swords is very helpful to show things happening at great speed or with a sense of urgency, so once it lands matters will really pick up the pace.
Multiple Knights show plenty of action and lots happening, usually with speed.
> The Hanging Man: this combination is like running straight into a brick wall, speed comes to nought as everything falls into a holding pattern (the Two of Swords is similar). In reverse order, it’s a matter of relief as situations spring into action after a brief pause.
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