knigth of swords tarot HIW KnoxvilleWhen the Knight of Swords appears in a Tarot reading, it is a sign that you are highly driven, ambitious and action-oriented. You are so highly motivated to succeed that you will stop at nothing to pursue your dreams. The challenges, difficulties and obstacles on the path ahead don’t faze you because you know where you want to go.

Balance is Key

When we are thoroughly obsessed with a certain idea and strongly wish to manifest it, we are oftentimes so blinded by the actual desire for its fulfillment that we fail to note the difficulties that we may come across or the actions and consequences that it could bring. The Knight of Swords is a very powerful figure that is full of life as well as energy. This needs to be balanced with a proper and actual realization of compassion and responsibility.

Big Changes to Come

In a spiritual context, the Knight of Swords again speaks to a big change coming. A moment in your life when many elements come together at the right time and place as the universe hands you an opportunity to advance on your path and embrace your destiny, jump at the chance when it comes!

The Knight of Swords Tarot card embodies ambition, assertiveness, and a driven mindset. This powerful figure urges individuals to take action and pursue their goals with determination and energy. However, it also serves as a reminder to balance ambition with careful decision-making and intellectual understanding.

Tactfulness and the Knight of Swords

The Knight of Swords in the Tarot stands for being direct (blunt), authoritative (overbearing), incisive (cutting), knowledgeable (opinionated), and logical (unfeeling). On one hand, the Knight of Swords has a keen intellect, speaks clearly with authority, and is a master of logic. On the other, he can be tactless, convinced of his own superiority, and undiplomatic. Being indifferent to the feelings of others, he does not tolerate stupidity.

Do you force your views on others? Does speaking your mind get you into trouble? Does this trait make your friends and colleagues critical of you? If the answer is yes, maybe it’s time to change these aspects of the Knight of Swords that are visible in you.


Tap into your unique aptitude:

Assertive, direct, impatient, intellectual, daring, perfectionist, ambitious 

Opposite – rude, tactless, forceful, bully, aggressive, vicious, ruthless, arrogant

Big changes/ opportunities, seize the moment, jump in, arrival/departure, assertive, direct, honest, quick-wit, talkative, impatient, impulsive, intellectual, daring, rebellious, brave, courageous, focused, single-minded, perfectionist, ambitious, risk-taker, forward-thinking, champion, hero, soldier, go against the flow, leader.