Knight of Swords/Brother of Air

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There are times in life when it’s time to go FAST.  The Knight of Swords is the manifestation of the double air energy – it’s a deep, energetic focus on a goal without paying attention to anything else.  The tiny red heart on the horse’s bridle is an indication that this Knight wears his heart on his leave.  Like the other Knights, the Knight of Swords wears a suit of armor – this is an indication that it is a time to protect ourselves.  The horse is moving full speed ahead; this guy is all about action.  This knight is full of passion, full of ambition, and full of drive.  He is gallant and pure of heart, on a quest for a higher meaning.  His horse is white, indicating a purity that’s motivating this knight.  The butterflies adorning the horse are all about transformation – this is an important time.  Finally, the birds that adorn many of the sword cards are a reminder that this card and suit are a representation of high ideals and higher level thought.

Upright: When the Knight of Swords appears upright, this is an indication that we’ve got a clear focus on an idea that borders on obsession.  While sometimes this card can be an indication to go for it, it also calls on us to look around and make sure we’re not missing something.  Going full-speed ahead may mean we aren’t thinking things through or considering the consequences of our actions.  While we’re full of ambition and determination, we may be blind to the ramifications of our actions.  If the Knight of Swords appears, this is a call to be careful – don’t rush and cut corners right now.

Reversed: Instead of chasing the greater good, the Knight of Swords in the reversed position can be an indication that we’re on a warpath.  We may be acting impulsively, impatiently, and without consideration for our actions or consideration for others around us.  Ultimately, a shoot-first, ask-questions-later mentality will come back to haunt you.  A reversed Page of Swords is a call to slow down.  This can also be a time when we have a lot of energy, but don’t have a clear direction forward.  This is a time to return to the Page of Swords.  Return to the student/learning phase and figure out where you want to go.  A reversal calls on us to check and make sure we’re not being reckless.

Often times the Knight of Swords is about charging forward, standing up for what you believe in, and defending your ideas.  This is a figure that is fiercely determined in his fight, but may miss what’s happening around him.  If the card comes up, engage.  Go for it.  But don’t forget to use your brain while you’re taking charge.

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