The Knight of Swords is the Tarot card that personifies a charismatic and brilliant mind. We have the remarkable ability to defeat negative energies and bring hidden talents to the fore to tackle the challenges of life. We are crusaders, uncompromising in our fight for the truth, but we tend to lose interest easily and can drop one cause for another, a quality that can be disconcerting for people who enlist our support. However, as long as we fight, we fight wholeheartedly, and people appreciate it. We don’t talk much, believing that actions speak louder than words, and besides our minds are always planning the moves ahead. So as far as strategies are concerned, we are usually a step ahead of the rest. We are very frank an honest, we have the courage to call a spade a spade, which some people may think as rather insensitive, but our intention is always to uphold the truth at all levels. We don’t easily get attached to things and people, but when we do, we can make great companions. We love challenges, but can develop a soft spot when it comes to romantic ties. In a reading, this card often indicates new challenges or competitions and encourages us to take quick action, and reminds us that analytical thinking can help us surmount all difficulties.
Each of the four suits of the Minor Arcana is divided further. Four Court Cards are
extracted from each Minor Arcana suit, and they are classified under each category – The King, Queen, Knight and
Page, signifying their specific traits. This makes the total Court Cards as 16. The King is creative, inspiring and
bold, and wants to create a lasting impact on the world. The Queen is attractive, energetic, cheerful and
self-assured; she does not impose, but subtly influences circumstances. The Knights may be termed as extremists,
they express their qualities to the utmost limit. For instance, if they are cautious, they will be cautious to a
fault, weighing all the pros and cons meticulously before taking a decision. The Page motivates us to enjoy the
thrill of mental and even financial challenges.