61-Knight of Swords – Reversed Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Knight of Swords Reversed Rider Waite Deck

When reversed, the Knight 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 Knight 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 May–10 June. Sidereal, 04 June–06 July.
Astrology: Fire of Air.
Associated Trumps: The High Priest and the Lovers.

Knight Of Swords: A Soldier Scattering His Enemies

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 Rider Waite 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The mighty Sun in the second decan of watery Scorpio, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Cups (Air of Water) and Death (Scorpio).

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Creative Tarot: Designing my own deck, the Spolia tarot, with my amazing collaborator Jen May, a collage artist from Brooklyn, has given me a whole new understanding of the cards. You will find illustrations from our deck here in this book. The history and meaning of each card was researched extensively before it was designed, and I’m very proud of the result.

Complete Book of Tarot: With tongue in cheek, in my book Tarot Beyond the Basics I compared reversed cards to reversed rolls of toilet paper. Some people prefer toilet tissue to emerge over the top of the roll and others prefer to draw it from the bottom. 20 Regardless of whether you pull your paper from the top or the bottom, each roll of toilet paper serves the same function. With tarot cards, however, being upside-down can make it harder for you to see what’s going on, so you may need to adjust the card to appreciate its meaning more fully. In a similar way, a reversed tarot card in a reading may imply a need to adjust to a situation or expend extra effort to appreciate what’s happening.

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