Your Daily Reading:
Knight of Swords
The Knight of Swords is an imposing individual – the look on his face can tell you as much, and make you want to keep out of his way. This knight gallops across the same windy planes that the page of the same suit stood upon. The blues of his outfit are prominent, mixed with some red here and there.
Driving his horse ahead at a frightening speed, even his horse seems to be looking back at him with a face that says, 'Really? Must we go so fast?' From the look on the knight's face, however, he isn't going to let up under any circumstances.
Person: A hardened warrior, The Knight of Swords is ready to cut someone to the core if need be. He is intelligent but not wise, cunning but unfeeling. Additionally, this knight heads directly for his goal, but he is too tactless in his approach. He is the type of knight that would rather kick down the door than turn the knob. He will be the one to explain why a situation should have gone differently, instead of simply accepting that the situation did not play out according to their well-laid plans. This knight is a painful friend, but an honest one.
Metaphor: This card tells you to pursue refinement in the positive areas he represents, but avoid his negative aspects at all costs. Pursue truth and honesty, but try to avoid being too blunt to handle. Try to approach life knowing that, no matter what you do, you will never know everything about anything. The swords suit is only effective when tempered with a hefty amount of wisdom and caution.
Everything You Want is On the Other Side of Fear
Here are some things to ask yourself when you see the Knight of Swords in your readings. Does the Knight represent a person? If so, who? What message or lesson do they hold for you? which of the knight's positive aspects do you personally have? What negative aspects? Can you temper intelligence with wisdom? What are the upsides of your intellectual pursuits? What do you consider to be included in the realm of the mind?
The Knight of Swords has a lot in common with the Page of Swords – surprisingly, the younger lad has many more positive aspects to him than the knight does. Both the page and the knight have a lot to learn about how to use the sword they have been given. The Five of Swords shares the feeling that the negative sides of the Knight hold – especially for the side that has lost their swords to the man in the Five card. The rough and untempered actions of the Knight can create pain for everyone else – exactly what is seen in the background of the Five of Swords.
What Knight of Swords Means for You Today
The Knight of Swords has shown up in your reading to encourage you to move forward without fear even if you don't know what might happen. He charges forward into the future without the certainty of the outcome. Trust in your skills and abilities. Even if you are a novice in your field, adopt the mentality of the pros and trust that even if things don't go the way you expect you will still learn and gain from the experience. You may be in a situation where there is a lot of uncertainty, but fortune favors the bold.