8 Knight of Swords Tarot Meanings: Love, Outcomes, Feelings & More!

The meaning of the Knight of Swords Tarot card is ‘aggression.’ The Knight of Swords represents the destructive energy of the Swords suit. This card in a Tarot reading can mean that someone will come into your life who has a dramatic and ruinous nature. Usually, the Knight of Swords is a Tarot card meaning trouble and a warning to be wary of certain individuals. The Knight of Swords hates hard. 

In some Tarot card decks, the Knight of Swords is called the Prince of Swords or Son of Swords. However, the Tarot card meaning of the Son/Prince of Swords and the Knight of Swords is the same.

Knight of Swords General Tarot Meaning

The Knight of Swords is aggressive. He does what he wants, takes what he wants, and has a hard time listening to others. This Knight is usually at the front and center of bar brawls. He’s not the type of person to try to hide his temper; people who know him know that this is a core part of his personality. His appearance in a reading may serve as a warning to avoid him at all costs.

With that being said, there will be times when the Knight of Swords appears in a spread position that’s positive or encouraging. If this happens, it means you should take on the nature of the Knight and be more confident. In order for you to get the best result, this area of your life requires you to be sure of yourself.

Quick movement is also a common interpretation for the Knight of Swords in a Tarot reading. Therefore, his appearance in a spread can mean that you have to move fast before opportunities pass you by.

Finally, in some Tarot readings, the Knight of Swords can predict the approach of death. However, historically, the Knight of Swords was lucky for men in the military. 

Knight of Swords Love Tarot Meaning

Because the Knight of Swords has an aggressive meaning, it’s not a good Tarot card to receive in a love Tarot reading. Its presence means that either you or your partner have angry, possibly even violent tendencies. The Knight’s temper and aggressive tendencies make them unenjoyable to be around. I would also read the Knight of Swords as someone who has ill feelings toward you.

There is a trend of the Sword Courts representing people who like to meddle. If the other interpretations do not apply, the Knight of Swords may be an individual outside of the relationship who likes to stick their nose in and cause trouble. Usually, this individual will be the same or similar age to you or your partner – most likely a friend, sibling, or cousin.

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Knight of Swords Feelings Tarot Meaning

You may be curious to know how a lover or potential lover feels about you and what their intentions are. The Knight of Swords can mean that, if they’re keen, they are overly enthusiastic about pursuing a relationship, but also warns that they can be the jealous type. 

However, in most cases, the Knight of Swords predicts that your partner is not that interested in you. In fact, they’re probably even a little irritated by you just now. I recommend that you back off and give the relationship a breather. 

Knight of Swords Career & Business Tarot Meaning

In a business reading, the Knight of Swords can mean that you have to be more aggressive in the pursuit of what you want. There are other people in your industry who are willing to go that extra mile to achieve the milestones you have set out. This card is a warning that there can only be one winner; make sure it’s you.

Alternatively, if this card appears in a negative position, it can symbolize the fact that you jump into things far too quickly. The Knight of Swords swoops in and does what he feels like. He loses momentum fast then gives up. You may have to slow down, come up with a long-term plan, and stick to it if you want a good result for your business.

Knight of Swords Future Tarot Meaning

If the Knight of Swords appears in the future or outcome position of a love Tarot reading, it can mean that your partner will reveal personality traits of theirs that you’ll find shocking. It can represent the reality that you don’t truly know the person you’re dating. I would say that it’s never a good sign to have this card appear as an outcome in a love reading.

Yes or No with the Knight of Swords

General – I would read the Knight of Swords as a no for most questions.

Do they like me? – No, they are currently irritated by you. 

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Am I pregnant? – No, you are not pregnant. 

Is this relationship going to last? – No, it does not seem likely that your relationship is going to last. 

Does the future of this look promising? – No, the outcome of this situation does not look promising.  

Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – If your ex was aggressive and violent, then yes. If not, then no. 

Knight of Swords as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle

When the Knight of Swords appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle spread position, this means that you have a destructive nature. You are far too quick to act. You build relationships and opportunities quickly but also sabotage them. 

The Knight of Swords will also appear as a negative if you (or someone else) is quick to anger. The Knight of Swords is no stranger to conflict. This card can serve as a warning that you, or someone else involved in the matter, must control their aggression. Don’t handle arguments with your fists.

Knight of Swords as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage

When the Knight of Swords appears in a positive, strength, or advantage spread position, it means you will be confident. You’re not shy about pursuing your desires. Your belief in yourself and your abilities is helping you to really go for the things you want.  

The Knight of Swords will also pop up as a positive if your quick reaction time is working in your favor. You’re not sitting around, waiting for this situation to unfold. Instead, you’re taking the bull by the horns and moving at a fast pace. 

Finally, the Knight of Swords is not afraid to shake things up. You’re doing things differently – this is helping you to stand out and get noticed.

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