Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning Explained

knight of swords thothKeywords

  • Passion for knowledge
  • Argumentative
  • Rash Words
  • Knowledgeable
  • Quick thoughts




Meaning of the Knight of Swords in a Reading

The Knights in the Tarot Cards are often younger people in our lives, from the ages of 18 to about 30. Due to their age, Knights can be quite impulsive and reckless in many ways, although their enthusiasm is contagious. Getting many Knights in a reading, a Celtic Cross Spread, for example, may show that we are surrounded by these young, reckless, exciting types of people.

The Knight of Swords will likely be someone who is, in astrology, one of the Air signs – Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. They could also display typical qualities of these signs, such as intelligence, knowledge, and be great with ideas and communication. The Suit of Swords is associated with the element of air, and hence is all to do with the mind and the intellect.

We ourselves may embody this energy, yet whether it’s us or someone else, we do have to be careful. Passion for knowledge may be reckless, argumentative, or taken as opinionated. It is important to rein our ideas in at times and try to approach things a little more patiently.

knight of swordsSymbolism of the Knight of Swords

This card depicts a Knight on a charging horse, sword in hand, racing ahead with the wind in his hair. The sword symbolizes the sword of truth, as the Suit of Swords is all about the mind and intellect.

This Sword is all about the love of knowledge and the words the Knight speaks, charging in passionately with his ideas. He may lack caution and need to rein it in, lest he come off as opinionated or argumentative. His mind helps him to achieve the goals he sets out, yet he will need to also learn to be careful.

Knight of Swords in the Past

The Knight of Swords in the past position of a 3 card spread can show that we, or someone else, a young adult, has recently achieved their ideals by using their intellect. There has recently been a burst of enthusiasm, yet there may have been an air of not always thinking everything through. We may have been in a period of argumentativeness.

Knight of Swords in the Present

When we get the Knight of Swords in the present position of a tarot reading, we, or someone in our lives who is like an Aquarius, Libra, or Gemini is feeling very impassioned about our or their ideas. They are using the mind to achieve their goals. We or someone else could be rather argumentative or pushy with our ideas and may need to rein things in a little.

Knight of Swords in the Future

This card in the future position talks about encountering someone who is, or is like, a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. Someone who could be very mentally engaging and passionate, charging ahead with their ideas, but lacking in caution. This could be an energy we ourselves emulate.

knight of swords reversedReversed Knight of Swords

This card reversed can indicate that we are holding ourselves back from expressing opinions and thoughts. That the words may be burning to get out. So, we need to find a way to express them before we become pushy and stubborn, mentally.

This can also indicate arguing with our love partners or others because we feel we can’t talk about what’s on our mind. It’s advisable to try and break through our fears of ideas not being accepted and walk our talk.

Knight of Swords Tarot One Card Meaning

When we get the Knight of Swords in a One Card Tarot Reading, be careful of rushing int too fast with your words. Because, as passionate and idealistic as you are, you may speak too quickly and regret it. This could also indicate someone else, a younger person under the age of 30 in your life who might be argumentative, pushy, or opinionated.

Knight of Swords Yes/No Meaning

The Yes/No Tarot Reading is a great one to help us make important decisions and not rush into things too fast. When we get this card facing up, our answer is “yes”. You are charging in with passion, enthusiasm, and a strong opinion. Just be sure, however, not to trample over anyone else in your pursuit of knowledge and desire to be heard, You may encounter opposing ideas, and arguments could pose a problem when it comes to this situation that you are facing right now.

If this card faces down, your answer is “no”. This is not the time to passionately charge ahead, eager for new knowledge and insight. Bide your time and learn to hold your tongue, just for the moment. Your insights and opinions will not be well received now so wait for a better period. Perhaps one in which your mind is clearer and your logic a bit sharper.

Summary of the Knight of Swords

The Knight of Swords is either going to be someone who is one of the air signs in astrology. Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, between the ages of 18 and 30, who is clever, fast-talking, and passionate about knowledge.

We may also be embodying this energy currently. In both instances, it is important to slow down and take things carefully.

Affirmations for the Knight of Swords

“I will share my ideas without being pushy or opinionated”

“I’ll not allow others to bulldoze me with their ideas”

“I will follow my goals using my mind to guide me”

“I will speak my truth at all times”

Knight of Swords - KeenMore about the Knight of Swords

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Article Info

Date: Apr 17, 2019
Amelie Rose Estrela is an experienced psychic and recently published, esteemed lead author for the Psychic Guild since 2003. She has written hundreds of articles for the website on a range of topics covered within the psychic niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Cards, Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her newly-released e-book), Love & Relationships, and Spells & Magic. You can find out more about Amelie on
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