Rider-Waite



 


 

Swords



Knight of Swords

Knight

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He is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies. In the design he is really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart.

Divinatory Meanings: Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality.

Reversed: Imprudence, incapacity, extravagance.




 
     
     
     
 
     
     
     
     
 

Rider-Waite by A.E. Waite & Pamela Colman-Smith. Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite
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