Your Chosen Card – Prince of Swords Reversed Thoth 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 Prince 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 Prince of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Prince 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 Prince of Swords using cards from the Thoth 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: As mentioned, the Golden Dawn occultists made use of Kabbalah to assign meanings to tarot cards. In particular, they paired the meanings of the numbered Sephiroth (emanations) of the Tree of Life with cards of the same number. The Tree of Life is oriented in space like the Hanged Man, growing upside-down. The initial spark of creation takes place at the top of the tree in the Sephirah Kether (‘the Crown’), numbered one. The roots of the tree lie in heaven, and its ultimate fruit manifests at the bottom in Malkuth (‘the Kingdom of Earth’), numbered ten. Keywords for the Tree of Life include:
Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The stern taskmaster Saturn in the third decan of earthy Taurus, realm of the Knight of Swords and the Hierophant (Taurus). Saturn is linked to the World.
Complete Book of Tarot: The Crowley-Harris Thoth Tarot, created between 1938 and 1943 but first published as a tarot deck in 1969.
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Complete Book of Tarot: To determine how two cards interact, the Golden Dawn used the system of elemental dignities to determine how two adjacent cards affected each other and also to judge how two flanking cards of a three-card sequence interacted to affect the dignity of the central card. The basic principles are: