Knight of Swords

Interpretation

Knight of SwordsThis is a young man with a great deal of air (Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius) in his chart. This could be a woman in touch with her masculine self. This young man is bright and sharp as a tack. He is on a mission to right a wrong or start a revolution. He is a critical thinker, but doesn’t always look before he leaps.

If you are looking for change, this is the man with the energy to carry the project through to fruition. However, he can be a bit of a loose cannon. He might get so caught up in the energy of moving forward, he loses sight of a small, but important detail. He probably has a sharp wit to go with his sharp mind. He can be a little sarcastic, but it’s seldom mean-spirited. This guy is an up-and-comer. If you’ve got him on your side, be prepared for a fun ride.

Interactions

The Knight of Swords adds energy and movement to the surrounding cards.

Major Arcana

Fool: If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the Fool, they indicate travel.
Lovers: If any cards from the suit of Swords come after the Lovers, it indicates the end of a relationship.
World: If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the World, they indicate long-distance travel.

Minor Arcana

Eight of Cups (Hearts): If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the Eight of Cups (Hearts in other decks), they recommend leaving a situation.
Six of Swords (Spades): If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the Six of Swords (Spades in other decks), they emphasize the need for quick action.

The Suit — Swords

The sword cuts and dissects. Swords represents the element of air. They are intellect. They are double-sided, which allows them to both damage and heal. The images in the suit might be alarming to some, but they are not simply aggressive. Yes, we can use blades to inflict pain, but we also use them to carve, shave, and trim.

The Rank — Knight

Traditionally, knights represent men between the ages of 21 and 35. Energetically, the knights represent quick action, commitment, and energy.

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