Knight of Swords: general, standing and reversed meaning

Knight of Swords, general description

Knight of Swords is the 33rd card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

Knight of Swords denotes such a freeze, rigid, viperish, breaching and argumentative atmosphere that can infest the former pleasant areas of life. Although the chill can result in sober recognitions and clairvoyance, we usually sense the negative side of the card’s airy element.

This can mean cold-shouldered aloofness, cut-throat arguments, mendacity, sarcasm and bitter irony. That is why Knight of Swords is often the forerunner of divorce, conflict, angry passages and deliberate meanness.

King of Swords, standing

The essence of the air manifests in a fiery way, just like a tornado. It’s a fearless warrior with great knowledge who doesn’t depend on material and emotional things. Someone who can bravely do something that makes others feared and paralyzed. Someone with simple and clean personality and strong mind make others fear and respect him/her. Straight speaking and honesty in every situation. It can mean the start or the end of a conflict, even if it’s forced.


Knight of Swords, reversed

The dark essence of air acting like fire, just like a tornado. A cruel and erudite warrior without emotions and restrictions. A nihilist who face even the invincible obstacles. A person who brings out fear and hatred in his/her environment by having a ruling personality and being too powerful. Lack of delicacy and tolerance, sarcastic behavior. It can mean the end or the beginning of a conflict by a wrongly used power.