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The Meaning of
the "Knight of Swords" Tarot Card

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Noble Bravery
Fairness in the face of opposition. A bold leader who does what is right. One who supports their community and in turn is supported. Doing the right thing.

What is the inverted meaning of
the "Knight of Swords"?


One who is rash and makes mistakes. Bowing to opposition. Love can lead some to ruin. Acting against the advice of friends.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position)

The Symbolism in the "Knight of Swords" Tarot Card:

The Knight is galvanized into action, and charges forward on his white horse to either save a maiden or mete out justice. Whatever it is, he is brandishing a sword like he means business with it, not just as a symbol of his office. As with the other sword court cards, air symbolism figures prominently throughout the card with jagged clouds, butterflies, birds, and the hint of a hilltop. The horse looks like he is being pushed a bit too hard and needs a rest, but that is not about to happen.

The Meaning of the "Knight of Swords" Tarot Card:

The Knight of Swords may represent an on-the-ground law enforcement official, or any servant of the law and/or government. This person is charged with the power of justice to mete out punishment and reward good works - although the theme of this card veers towards the punishment side. The figure in this card is bold in their pursuit of whatever they are after. If the individual has done something wrong, this card suggests the need to make amends quickly. It seems necessary to take the right course of action soon, if not immediately.

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