Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Swords


This Knight 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.  The Knight of Swords represents skill, address, bravery, capacity, defense, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin.  There is, thus, a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality … but not today.  This Knight is in alignment with Gemini, which is synchronous with the Sun and Moon in Gemini tonight.  Gemini characteristics include intelligence, independence, freedom, enterprise, adaptability, communication, curiosity, persuasiveness, amusement, variety, fickleness, superficiality, impatience and reactive to circumstance.  What does this all mean for you?  This Knight is often taken as a person who is young, confident and articulate, but who may act impetuously.  The problem, thus, is that you might be carried away by unrealistic expectations.  You may come up with strong arguments for your position, but your impatience and impulsiveness might work against you in the end.  So, don’t be too quick to rush in and engage in conflict.  Scope out the lay of the land first before you open your mouth.

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