knight of swords tarot card meanings upright and reversed

Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – Knight of Knives – Upright

summary: Idealistic thoughts, idealistic motives, atmosphere with people with idealistic ideas, wanting to reach an idealistic goal, needs to watch out to not overreach the goal, wanting to reach your goal fast, using all your power to get your point across, wanting to convince people, aggresive selling, messages on how to do something or that you need to do it in some way.

as a person

The knight of swords upright is an idealistic person. He is fighting for what he thinks is right. This can be a shocking confrontation while the knight of swords can be a person who doesn’t use his sensitivity to express his thoughts. He is cut off from emotions. Therefore this can be a tough situation with this person even tough there is no intent to harm someone. The knight of swords upright has a forceful intellect and is very sharp and alert but this can change unexpectedly in sarcasm. The knight of swords tarot card represent teenagers and young people in their twenties.

as feelings

This card can indicate that someone is thinking about how to coop with the situation. There are no romantic feelings attached to the knight of swords. He rather expresses his feelings about the situation by telling how it in fact is (without sensitivity). This is because he finds it important to express his ideals (which is not always in the profit of other parties). He feels like following his ideals rather than feelings. You will find more about his ideas about what is “right” to him in the other tarot cards in your reading.

It could be that the person feels mentally stimulated by you. The knight of swords doesn’t show a romantic expression but rather something he likes to fight for. This motivation is a mental process, not an emotional process.

This person probably has headaches because they ignore their feelings.

as a message

It can be that you are receiving news from someone who is telling you how things should be.

A message that is represented by the knight of swords could be a political point of view or someone who is convinced from their point of view.

as a situation

In this situation you are not afraid to tell it like it is. The knight of swords is straight to the point, no matter if people will be hurt by it. For the knight of swords the most important is to get things “right”, clear and to get to the core issue but he doesn’t have the capacity yet like the king or queen of swords to bring his point across in a diplomatic way.

as advice 

  • be very clearheaded when starting a conversation
  • find out the more intellectual point of view of the situation
  • mental preparing
  • tell it like it is but try to be more diplomatic

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Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – Knight of Knives – Reversed


summary: Aggresion, looking for a fight, verbal agression, cursing, streetfight, irrisponsable behavior, war, messages about discussions or war.

as a person

This can be a boy that thinks he is a real man when he (literally) fights. The knight of swords reversed is someone who is using violence as an idealistic approach.

The knight of swords reversed isn’t mature but a teenager or someone in their twenties who likes to “fight for their right” or go for their ideals but do not understand the consequences. They probably blame you for it. This knight indicates someone who behaves irresponsible.

as feelings

These feelings are unstable and can change by “the direction of the wind”. The knight of swords is pretty instable in relationships because he is motivated by thought instead of his feelings.

Also agressiveness and hate are feelings that belong to the knight of swords reversed. Not a good sign for feelings in a relationship. If there are political aspects important in the life of the person with these feelings they might be influencing the relationship.

as a message

This could be a message about someone hacked your computer.

The knight of swords reversed can be a message about someone doesn’t know what he wants because he has scattered thoughts and feelings.

as a situation

This knight indicates a cold atmosphere where people are ignoring each other. It could als indicate a violent environment where it isn’t save like war for example.

Another way to interpret the knight of swords reversed is a situation where people are in a hurry and are running along their target.

as advice

  • these are not the right people to hang out with
  • ask yourself: “Is this really a good idea?”
  • are you still on the right path and are you driving the speed that is allowed on this path?


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