Your Chosen Card – Knight of Swords Upright Thoth Deck
Knights are mature accomplished individuals (father figures) who are in charge of the matters related to their suit and element. They represent important men in the querents life or significant personality traits needed by the querent to navigate the situation. When upright, the Knight of Swords represents a decisive person who uses his or her sharp intellect to achieve success. This Knight, for example, could be a physician, surgeon, lawyer, judge, or an astute negotiator. He can be quite confrontational in his search for the truth, and he does not suffer fools gladly.
Keywords Upright: Assertive, powerful, commanding, decisive, straightforward, authoritative, just, clever, rational, discriminating, confident, uncompromising, no-nonsense, factual, clear-thinking, pierces to the quick of a matter; clarity of communication, head over heart, confrontation, a professional, a man of law, someone who sits in judgment.
Decans/Timing: 20 Capricorn to 20 Aquarius. Tropical, 10 January09 February. Sidereal, 03 February04 March.
Astrology: Air of Air. (Notice the clouds, high peaks, blue sky, and the presence of airy butterflies on his throne.)
Associated Trumps: The Devil and the Star.
Crowley/Thoth: Prince of the Chariot of the Winds. Clever, intellectual, rational, full of ideas, plotting, unreliable, harsh, obstinate, overly cautious. The traits displayed depend on the dignity of the card.
When Knight of Swords is upright 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 upright card reading for Knight 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: Ruled by fleet-footed Mercury, the messenger of the gods, Gemini comes third in the zodiac. Gemini the Twins is an adaptable mutable sign associated with the Lovers, trump VI. In Greek mythology, the Gemini twins were the mortal and immortal sons of Zeus who so loved each other that the divine member of the pair made the choice to forsake his immortality so he could remain with his mortal sibling for eternity, joined together as the constellation of the Twins of the zodiac. The Knight of Swords falls largely under Gemini, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits:
Creative Tarot: But when I showed up at my tarot card readers apartment, I was surprised. And, dare I say, a little disappointed? I was ready for the witch stuff: the incense and the crystals and the long beads. Instead, I found a woman with a Bronx accent and a tasteful apartment. She was wearing tailored black pants and shirt and leopard-print kitten heels. I envied her bookshelves full of beautiful art books. I was only a little bit in love with her already.
Complete Book of Tarot: even though the tarot originated as a card game in Renaissance Italy, it eventually became used throughout Europe as a tool for divination. The word ‘divination’ comes from the Latin divinare, meaning to foresee or to be divinely inspired. Divination as a practice has occurred throughout recorded history. An early example of divination can be found in the Book of Genesis of the Bible, in which the Hebrew Joseph interprets the dream of the Egyptian Pharaoh as a message from God:
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Tarot Triumphs: Using the cards in this more considered but fluid way is a good counterbalance to the risk of getting overwhelmed by their powerful imagery. Tarot images can certainly strike a chord in the imagination that resonates with deep forces, memories, and images in our own psyche. My advice is neither to try to prevent this from happening, nor to try to force it to happen, either of which could be unsettling. Instead, be cautious and apply a gentle but persistent discipline.