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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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