Card Meaning: Knight Of Swords
Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Age: young man.
Appearance: dark hair, dark eyes.
This knight is literally storming on his horse, probably towards his enemies.
We can see by the trees in the background that he is riding opposite of the
wind, we can sense his idealistic and righteous, but also somewhat warlike and
impetous nature. Also, the energy of this card is a bit violent, it seams that
this knight is sometimes ready to fight solely because of fighting, not because
of some real reason, maybe just not to be bored. This violent trait mixed with
his opinionated nature is a fiery combination. Violence doesn't mean exclusively
physical violence, but any kind of behaviour that insists to force his
opinion and attitude on others. This knight is a total representation of the air
element. He doesn't have affinity to be led by his emotion, he is interested to
be always right and to show to the people around him that he indeed was right.
feeling victorious, active and authorative, brave, inventive, impetous, heroism,
taking the challenge, persuasive, idealistic.
Negative: unrealistic, reckless, impulsive, foolish and hasty, domineering,
overbearing, sarcastic, needs to always be right.
He is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies. In the design he is
really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad,
whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart. Divinatory
Meanings: Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war,
destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which
the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to
other cards of fatality. Reversed: Imprudence, incapacity, extravagance.
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite