The KnightsThe court cards can represent people or concepts. As a person, a knight is a young adult between the ages of  21 and 35. Energetically, the knights represent quick action, commitment, and energy.

As people, you can interpret knights as young, energetic adults of either gender. Energetically, they are the catalysts in a spread. A spread filled with knights shows energy and movement, a time to take the bull by the horns.


The upright knights are on a quest. They are all about journeys, adventures, and movement. They are goal-oriented. They get things done, and can be aggressive and headstrong. They live to expand and revolutionize what is already in place. Where they choose to focus their energies lies in the element of the cards. Rods are fire, Cups are water, Swords are air, and Pentacles are earth.

Meditate on what needs to be acted on. Is there a process in place that could be improved? Is this the time to implement a plan to reach a long-held goal? Is this the time for the trip you’ve always wanted to take? Is it time to move? Hold these questions in your mind and be ready to take notes. You don’t want to miss one step in the journey ahead of you.

Knight of Rods | Knight of Cups | Knight of Swords | Knight of Pentacles


Inversions are tricky, because they can be interpreted so many ways. Sometimes inversions slow things down. Sometimes they turn things around completely. They can represent an internal journey, or a brush with the mystical. The inverted knights can be reckless and irresponsible. Their energy can be misdirected or purposeless. They can become fanatical and destructive. Inverted knights can represent forces of nature: fire, floods, earthquakes, or violent storms. They can also represent a lack of direction or purpose, or they can simply slow down the pace. An inverted knight might also represent inner quests or the ability to rein in your impulses.

Meditate on your impulses. Do you pursue change out of boredom? Have you harmed a person or situation by acting impulsively? How can you center yourself? How can you focus this energy inward? Be the change you want to see in the world. Calm the storm within yourself, and then turn your focus outward.

Inverted Knight of Rods | Inverted Knight of Cups | Inverted Knight of Swords | Inverted Knight of Pentacles

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