Your Chosen Card – Knight of Swords Reversed Golden Deck
When reversed, the Prince of Swords tends to be impatient, insensitive, and overly assertive. He is in a rush to get things done and may be considering only his own needs to the detriment of those around him. The reversed Prince of Swords is a card of conflict and strife. His arrival sometimes heralds a period of misfortune. This knight often appears when there is concern about an illness, surgery, or possibly the death of someone to whom the querent is connected.
Keywords Reversed: Pushy, hasty, impatient, macho, combative, inciting, headstrong, tactless, impulsive, provocative, domineering, warlike, violent, wrathful, destructive, argumentative, legalistic, oppositional, imprudent, sleazy, insensitive, self-interested; conflict, strife, combat, dispute, impatience, provocation, incitement, foolish haste, not considering consequences, harsh words, sarcasm, illness, surgery, the arrival of misfortune; death (with other cards of fatality).
Decans/Timing: 20 Taurus to 20 Gemini. Tropical, 11 May10 June. Sidereal, 04 June06 July.
Astrology: Fire of Air.
Associated Trumps: The High Priest and the Lovers.
Mathers: A soldier, a man whose profession is arms, skillfulness, capacity, address, promptitude.
When Knight of Swords is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Knight of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Knight of Swords is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Knight of Swords using cards from the Golden Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Many tarot readers are familiar with the Nordic or Futhark runes that can be used for divination. Some historians believe that the runes originated with the ancient Etruscans and spread to northern Europe via trade routes. According to one theory, knowledge of the runes may have played a role in the development of the tarot, though there is scant evidence to support this conjecture. The runes and the tarot are distinct divinatory systems, and there is no one-to-one correspondence between them. Nonetheless, the runes and tarot cards have some archetypal images in common, the most compelling of which is tarots Hanged Man, suspended upside-down like Odin on Yggdrasil, the World Tree of Norse mythology.
Complete Book of Tarot: You should abandon a divination if the cards do not clearly address the querents concerns.
Complete Book of Tarot: The following suggestions may help beginning tarot students to develop this skill:
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