The Knight of Swords: Your Tea and Tarot Card for Today

--By Hyperion Night of Beanblossom's Tea and Tarot


The Rider Waite Smith Tarot Card: the Knight of Swords

The Knight of Swords

Outspoken. Quick thinking. Ambitious. Logical.


Chaining myself to a pier piling while dressed like a 19th century aristocrat might not have been the best way to attract attention to my cause.


Especially since I'd accidentally dropped the padlock key into the ocean. But it worked. I managed to defeat the proposed city licensing requirement for Tarot readers. Or at least it was defeated. There's some question as to how my stunt on the pier affected the outcome. But drastic times, drastic measures, etc., etc.


The Knight's Dark Side


I'd like to think it was a Knight of Swords moment of logical, decisive action.


The problem is, like all the court cards, these traits come with a dark side. An outspoken nature can turn critical and obnoxious. Quick thinking can become impulsive. Ambitious can become ego driven.


And logic can turn cold.


A Symbol Breakdown


In the card, we see the airy symbols of the sword suit:

  • the flying birds,

  • the butterfly and bird ornamentation,

  • the wing on the knee joint of armor,

  • windblown clouds and trees,

  • the feather plume and billowing cloak.

We also see fire symbols for the knights:

  • the dry landscape,

  • the fiery shape of the horse’s mane, and

  • the red plume and the cloak.

Put it all together, and we see swift motion, action, and intellect.


What Does This Mean for You?


How are the knight's energies operating in your life, or how should they be?