The Knight of Swords Thunders into Town – An In-Depth Study

A Big Hello to all My Tarot Friends Around The World,

Knight of Swords Upright

Well here I am again, and very much delighted to bring you some updated information on The Knight of Swords. Below you will find an in-depth analysis and study of this dashing and slightly unnerving young Knight of The Swords Family. I have gone into much detail with his Personality Profile and Card Description. I have also shared some psychological concepts, ideas and comparisons in relation to his personality and characteristics. The Knight of Swords is not an easy person to evaluate for he is extremely complex and intriguing. Just when you think you have some notion of who and what he might be, he shows us another side to his character which forces us to run back to our drawing board so that we may add a few more pieces to his jigsaw. We must never take any of The Knights at face value, and especially this Knight of Swords who is both multi-faceted and very changeable.

I have also completed revising a variety of ways of interpreting The Upright Knight of Swords when Reading, along with a host of Keywords and Messages he might be trying to convey to you.

NB*****The Reversed Knight of Swords is still waiting to be reworked, and I did think that I would be bringing it to you at the same time, but alas I have been busy tooing and froing from hospitals, and tomorrow will be admitted for some pretty serious surgery. It was very disappointing not to have it all complete but it cannot be helped. I was going to wait until after I had recovered before posting this Knight which would give me time to complete, but who knows what will happen on the table tomorrow!!! I would hate to think that all my recent effort would lie forever unseen. So with that in mind I am posting The Knight of Swords without his Reversed Section Updated. I promise to attend to it at my earliest convenience. 

So when you are ready you can go straight to The Knight of Swords or click on the Link Below. For those who just wish to access the Card Keywords and Meanings without the Personality Profile there is a Knight of Swords Shortened Version also available.

See you all again soon and hope to be feeling much better by then.

Brightest Blessings to All,

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)


The Knight of Swords

The Intelligent, Assertive Fast Mover & Thinker 

Knight of Swords Upright

Air SignsGemini, Libra, Aquarius

For Card Meaning and Keywords Only – Click Here

Together with The King of Wands and The Emperor of the Major Arcana The Knight of Swords can represent Aries (fiery energetic and determined) and Gemini (quick thinking/talking, mentally alert, changeable) if found with The Lovers.


Now explore the personality of The Knight of Swords below. If he has turned up in your Reading it means his energies have special meaning for you at this time.

You must ask yourself:  Who is he?  Who does he remind me of?  Is he having a positive or negative influence in my life?  How can I embrace or avoid his energy?  What is he trying to tell me?  Is this how I am behaving?  Is this how others perceive me?  Do I like him or not? Do I want to be more like him? How can I be more like him, If he is not a person then what is his energy trying to tell me? How would this Knight handle my situation? Which part of this Knight am I trying to deny?


Card Imagery Description and Personality Profile

Air and Fire

The Knight of Swords is of The Air Element, but just like his fellow Knights, is also influenced by Fire. Thus we have a combination of the Elemental Energies of Air and Fire within him.

Knights represent the Fiery Part of the Court Cards regardless of their Suit Element. Therefore The  Knight of Swords represents the Fiery part of Air.  In The  Knight of Swords we have Fire influencing Air; actions influencing mental activity, thought processes, attitudes, plans, ideas, communication.

Before we go any further we must look at what we already know about the above two Elements. We have already become familiar with them on an individual basis but when it comes to The Knights we must observe how they will react with each other when they unite and integrate.

Air and Fire have the potential to be explosive when combined. We have all learned from Fire Safety Manuals, Workshops and Talks that one should close all doors before going to bed at night, and in the event of a Fire it is extremely dangerous to suddenly open a door or window. Air or Oxygen when suddenly introduced to a contained Fire can often result in an explosion, and what was originally a small localised Fire, can within seconds or minutes, develop into an inferno as it engulfs everything in its path, travelling at the speed of light. We have seen the destruction and death caused by bush Fires that are fanned and spread by strong winds. Air will never be able to overcome Fire unless it is as small as a birthday cake, candle or match. Even then the Air must be delivered in a rapid blast before the Fire is allowed to increase in size. Sometimes we have to blow a little birthday candle or match several times before it will go out. Fire is extremely powerful on its own but becomes an unstoppable dominant and dangerous force when it joins forces with Air in large amounts.

However, we also know how to safely apply Air to a Fire in the hearth that has burnt low or is struggling to stay alight. We often blow into the smouldering embers to help it catch, or use a bellow which has been specially designed to direct a blast of Air into the struggling Fire so that it ignites and flames. We all have experience of finding it impossible to get, or keep, a Hearth Fire going. We often wonder how a Fire can get out of hand so fast when we cannot even get a silly little Hearth Fire to catch and take hold after working our way through a full box of Fire Lighters……………………………….

Go Directly to The Knight of Sword’s Page


The 78 Cards – Detailed Study Version (Card Description, Keywords, Upright & Reversed Meanings)

The 78 Cards – Shortened Version (Keywords, Upright & Reversed Meanings)

Copyright © 2006-2014 Vivien Ní Dhuinn

About miss tarot teacher

I am a Blogger, Blog Mentor and writer. I am also an experienced Tarot Consultant and have written an in-depth and comprehensive online course for those who wish to become a Professional Tarot Reader or Consultant. I am skilled in various areas of Digital Technology. I happen to make vintage style boudoir dolls in my spare time and am a trained mezzo soprano. I have a passion for Tudor History.

Posted on September 16, 2014, in Course Update, Court Cards, Re-Worked Cards and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.


    My prayers and best wishes will be with you tomorrow.


  2. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow Vivien, wishing you a speedy recovery! xxx


    • Thanks for you touching message. Yes, surgery is now over and home from hospital since Monday evening. No complications but a long recovery. However, I am back at my desk from today but will take it easy. A few hours a day and then rest. My surgeon said it was okay to do a bit of computer work while I am recovering as it will not do any damage except tire me out. So I am back!!!!




  3. Interesting perspective.


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