Your Chosen Card – Lord of Athames Reversed Salem 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 May10 June. Sidereal, 04 June06 July.
Astrology: Fire of Air.
Associated Trumps: The High Priest and the Lovers.
Etteilla: A military man, soldier, warrior, combatant, enemy, anger, dispute, ruin; (R) stupidity, ignorance, incompetence, swindler, industriousness.
When Lord of Athames is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Lord of Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Lord of Athames 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 Lord of Athames using cards from the Salem 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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Elements of the Psychic World: No. 3, which was the first founded temple (temples nos. 2 and 3 seem to have been fictions created by Westcott), Osiris No. 4 in Weston-super-Mare, Horus No. 5 in Bradford, Amen-Ra No. 6 in Edinburgh and Ahathoor No. 7 in Paris. There were also two temples founded in the United States – Them No. 8 in Chicago and Thoth-Hermes No. 9 in New York.
Complete Book of Tarot: An alternate method for calculating birth cards also appears in the literature. Unlike Mary Greers method, this alternate technique involves simply adding together all the single digits in your birth date rather than adding the day plus the month plus the year.
Complete Book of Tarot: In the chapters detailing the meanings of the individual cards, I have included possible interpretations for the upright and reversed orientations of each card. Please take these delineations with a grain of salt. One of the reasons I stopped using reversed cards was that often the alleged reversed meaning was carried by the upright card, and vice versa. When you read the delineations offered in this text, consider that either the upright or the reversed ‘meaning’ of any card may apply, regardless of whether the card appears upright or inverted.
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Tarot Triumphs: For Tarot readings in general, where the querent identifies the question, try to encourage this to be spoken in a succinct manner. ‘Where is my relationship going?’ is more appropriate than a long explanation of all the factors, emotions, and doubts involved. Too much detail can cloud the reading and subtly invite bias to enter the diviner’s mind. Of course, for a three-card reading such as this, for a simple or minor query, it would be completely out of proportion anyway to give the full background to a question. But it will become important as the number of cards used increases and the complexity of the spread develops. So it is worth making the point right at the start and getting into practice for this by encouraging the querent to frame up the question clearly in a few words.