Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meanings 2016-10-15T04:55:26+00:00

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Knight of Swords Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Moving forward fast.


Multitasking. Making hasty decisions.

Being on the war path. A soldier.

Communication and problem-solving skills.

Being competitive.

Being an activist.

A truth seeker.


Unable to express yourself.



A trouble maker.

A criminal.

Symbolism in Knight of Swords tarot card

The white horse symbolises the bravery of the rider as white horses are the bearer of heroes. The horse is charging ahead symbolising the mental conviction of the seeker. The rider is holding his sword up in the air with his right hand and steering his horse with his left hand symbolising the seeker’s ability to multi-task. The sword symbolises his communication and ideas coming through his conscious mind. The steering of his horse symbolises the direction which he is going and is done through his subconscious mind. The turbulent clouds symbolise opposition and the wind blowing against the rider symbolise the knight following his own beliefs and convictions.

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Knight of swords in a general question

Knight of Swords tarot card denotes a communicative, strong-minded and at times opinionated person who is very action oriented and thrive on change. This is someone with a competitive streak and doesn’t like to let go of his/hers position in an argument. Knight of swords can signify a soldier or someone who is in war, battle and/or conflict area. In a situation, Knight of swords tarot card describes hasty decisions and competitive environments. Things will move quickly and you will have to pay attention or you will quickly fall behind. Communication will be at its peak, everyone has something to say.

Knight of swords in a love reading

In a love reading, Knight of swords tarot card indicates finding love when you least expect it. If the Seeker is in a relationship, Knight of swords denotes a relationship that can be of a competitive nature. The couple might be competing at who achieves more in their lives. This card can also indicate a love/hate relationship.

Knight of swords in a career reading

In a career reading, Knight of swords tarot card signifies action-oriented jobs and careers involving searching for truth. Knight of swords can also denote a soldier or war correspondent. Knight of swords in pursuit of truth can indicate a hacktivist.

Learn what Knight of swords tarot card means in the Grand Tableau.

Personality types in Knight of Swords tarot card

Knight of swords tarot card indicates someone very clever and intelligent. They are talkative, opinionated, ingenious and competitive. They can be very animated and they love it when they get all the attention. Knight of Swords is able to accomplish many things at once. They need to use their brilliant minds to be happy. They often lack diplomacy and have a habit of stepping on people’s toes. If someone hurts them, they make sure they hurt them back before they move on. They always give as good as they get, and then a little extra to make sure you never cross their boundaries again. This is someone who thinks quick, walks fast and often has a habit of speeding. Everything has to happen now. They are very impatient people.

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Knight of swords tarot card meanings reversed

Knight of Swords tarot card reversed indicates a person with a speech impediment or learning disabilities. This is someone who is intelligent but for some reason is unable to express themselves. Knight of swords also shows up reversed when there is a lack of observational skill and attention to detail. This is someone who might steal information from others and take credit for their work. It can even denote someone who spreads information on the Internet to create fear and havoc. If this card is about travel it can indicate delays, especially air travel.

Personality types in Knight of Swords reversed

Knight of swords tarot card indicates someone who needs to learn to listen to others. They have a habit of thinking it’s all about them. They always try to win an argument and will quarrel so they can argue for the sake of it. They lack boundaries and have little awareness of other people’s space and boundaries. They have a track record of upsetting others and driving people mad. They push your buttons and test your patience. After spending time with a Knight of Swords reversed person you feel utterly exhausted. They need to take a step back, enter into the energy of Page of swords, who is just as clever as Knight of swords but they don’t need so much attention and drama.

Knight of swords tarot card meanings

Truth seeker or trouble maker? That is the question when Knight of swords shows up in your tarot cards. Knight of swords is the kind of energy that brings about change, however, it is often conflict involved. Knight of swords can denote being a truth seeker. Knight of swords tarot card indicates someone who makes great investigators, policemen, detectives, journalists, scientists, activists; any occupation that focuses on finding out the truth. On the flip side, Knight of swords also makes great criminals and troublemakers.

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  1. Lexington June 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Hi inger, I have just ended a romantic relationship with a very vindictive person. So I wanted to know what to expect next from this person. When I ask the question of what is to come next I got the 5 of cups, 7 of swords and the knight of swords. I don’t understand what this means. Could you clarify this for me. I appreciate your time and thanks.

  2. Inger Bråthen June 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    He could be spreading lies, however, I feel people know this person is a liar so not to worry 🙂

  3. Vikey June 9, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Dear Inger, i have asked cards to tell me what i need to know about possibility to reunite with X in near future (when i guess the circumstances are better, since now is not the good time)
    I have got: Three of pentacles + Nine of cups + Knight of swords
    Even though Nine of cups seems very optimistic, and three of pentacles saying that this is work in progress, i cant help to see my Knight of swords running away from it.. Please be so kind as to give me some insight.
    Many thanks in advance Vik

  4. Inger Bråthen June 11, 2017 at 6:58 am

    You could reconcile, however, only if that is what you really want. This card combination denotes other things are more important in your life right now 🙂

  5. vikey June 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Many thnanks, dear Inger.

  6. Ally June 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Hello Inger. First of all Absolutely love and appreciate what you do here. So much effort and time you put in to genuinly replying to us all. Thank you :)… secondl I have done a “love star spread” I found in a book and the knight of swords reversed is in the positive future aspect. Now I just can’t seem to figure out how the reversed meaning has a positive aspect? Any input would be great and appriciated. Xo

  7. Inger Bråthen June 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hi, it could mean you will return to a path that meant a lot to you but that maybe you abandoned. Knight of swords often represents higher edcuation, even when it shows up reversed, and it can mean you will have a new beginning in the higher education and learning area of your life. Knight of swords reversed can also mean someone from your past will reconnect with you and this will be very unexpected.

  8. J August 17, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Hi Inger,

    For the 1st two weeks of October (I know this is far in advance), the overall theme I got was the Knight of Swords (reversed) clarified with
    Knight of Cups

    I would love to know your interpretation, thank you!

  9. Inger Bråthen August 19, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Hi. This can mean someone will have a romantic interest in you. You might not be interested straight away, but then changes your mind.

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