– The Knight of Swords –
If you have received the Knight of Swords in your reading, then there are many assertive energies that are encircling you at this time. You are a protective person, philosophical by nature, studious, alert as well as direct and some think of you as an extremely knowledgeable type of leader. The Knight is an agent for change of ideologies. He is ruled by the drive to expand, and he is the one who will help you learn how to do just that. Expand your thoughts to be more creative. The Knights of any suit are action-oriented, but none so much as the Knight of Swords. This card tends to be symbolic of the ‘Knight in Shining Armor,’ rushing in to save the ‘Damsel in Distress.’ This is because there is no one better to come in and rescue you after a time of trouble, then a Knight. He will defend you to the ends of the Earth if necessary.
In the Rider Waite deck the Knight of Swords is depicted by a Knight who is galloping on his mighty steed across open country, perhaps on a mission of romantic chivalry. There are clouds in the sky, symbolic of trouble ahead, but he pays them no mind. The Venusian Cypress Trees are blowing in the Wind, motivating him to pursue his heart’s desire at any cost. The butterflies depicted in the card are symbols of the brave soul which drives him to ride on. When one is choosing this card to represent the querants, it should be representative of a dark haired brown eyed young man or woman. Not young our youthful like the Page, but youthful in the sense that they are capable of experiencing the great newness and challenges of life head on without the scrutinizing energies of someone who has been on this Earth for a bit longer. At points this kind of youth may be domineering, but that is because he has a clean heart who just knows that what he is doing is right. The courage that moves him is pure.
When the Knight of Swords blesses your reading, you must take some time to brainstorm for yourself some new thoughts that will better your life experience, and you must do so without scalding yourself in the process. This should be a free flowing experience. You have an eagerness to be everything all at once, but part of the lesson of the Knight is that that is not possible. You must take it all one step at a time. The Knight is helping you to move faster, but this should not be confused with instant gratification. You must focus all of your attention on making your point, speaking out and expressing your emotions to others clearly and honestly.
The Knight of Swords in Love…
In love, if the querent is not represented by the Knight then it is likely that someone who has all of the attributes of the Knight of Swords is going to be showing up in your life. This could be an excellent time for a romantic partnership, as being with this person will take you to new heights emotionally and romantically. There is someone who romantically favors you at this time. Be open to new possibilities. There is a level of romance and chivalry around you now, and this experience is one that everyone should take some time to be comfortable with. You are going to have fun.
The Knight of Swords in Health…
When the Knight of Swords blesses your reading, it is time to consider making that final decision regarding a health issue that has been concerning for you. Results will come swiftly and so you must be prepared for the news. This is not a time to sit and be worried or even to not take action. To the contrary, you must push yourself to get the answers that you seek. Not knowing is worse than knowing. When you understand what is going on in your body, you can then pursue a solution. If you allow your thoughts to run rampant because you are afraid, you are likely to make matters much worse for yourself.
The Knight of Swords in Work and Wealth…
The Knight of Swords brings good tidings regarding money, wealth, and other monetary gains. Usually this card will accompany a gain employment or a windfall or some kind financially. It’s a very welcome card indeed! The Knight of Swords brings changes swiftly and concretely. Therefore if you are already in a work situation that you are wishing to get out of, all you must do is wait for the changing energies of the Knight to come into your frontal perspective, and then get on the horse and ride away. Be watchful for the new opportunity that is coming your way.
(Reversed) When the Knight of Swords appears in your reading in the reversed position you are suffering from a level of extremes that is causing you to feel aggression needlessly or you are being overly passive to a fault. You have even been accused of being overly illogical or rational, protective or jealous. Continue to get through the thoughts and beliefs that block you from creatively expressing yourself and taking advantage of the swift energy that the Knight of Swords has to offer you. Release your limitations and face the ones who oppose you head on. When the card is coming up reversed it is not a good time to start a new project or change a big part of your life. Now is the time to maintain what you have and to be patient. With this patience, you will be able to restructure your relationships, which will be better for you and will allow you to feel less chained down in the future.
The desire for change has been strengthening inside of you. Plan your future objectives but keep them to yourself.
You gain the attention of a young upstart. A problem will be solved through the help you receive, but be prepared to deal with a new one.
Your life’s compass may be suddenly realigned by a drastic change in perspective. Look to your friends and loved ones for encouragement.
Yes / No Key Interpretation
The Knight of Swords is domineering and destructive. He represents taking control of a project or situation but in a ruthless manner. This card portends unexpected loss, conflict, and a need to establish your own ideas and beliefs. The negative tone of this card suggests an answer of no.
Key Dates, Timing, and Astrology.
Taurus & Gemini
Key dates: May 11 to June 10
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