Knight of Swords



A brown-skinned figure with long hair and dressed in red rests on one knee while driving a pale pink sword into the ground. Their eyes are red and they have a determined look on their face. The sword has cracked the ground and sent brown rubble flying into the air. The background is deep red.

Key words

Upright: defending beliefs, intense focus, obsession

Reversed: impatience, hostility, warpath, lack of direction

Reflection questions

  • How can I align my goals with my values and passions?
  • How can I balance my own ambitions with a sense of compassion and empathy for those around me?
  • How can I balance the desire for efficiency and speed with the importance of attention to detail?

Knight of Swords Upright

The Knight of Swords is strong, brave, and somewhat domineering. They adhere to a rigid code of honor, and they approach problems from an intellectual point of view. They’ll stop at nothing to realize their dreams, regardless of who or what gets trampled in their path. They tend to rush into things without considering the potential consequences of their actions. The Knight of Swords encourages you to hone in on your goals and stand up for what you believe in.

Knight of Swords Reversed

The Knight of Swords in reverse represents someone who is aggressive and argumentative, vehemently defending their beliefs without fact-checking or considering other points of view. They tend to act impulsively and will cut corners to reach their goal. They feel restless and frustrated when they can’t have their way and may start conflict as a result. The Knight of Swords in reverse reminds you to slow down and think before acting or speaking.