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Tarot Swords 12
Knight of Swords

Overall meaning
The Knight of Swords says that a big change is coming, something you have been waiting for for a long time and the card is a call for you to get ready to seize the opportunity when it presents itself.

The card shows a knight in armor on his horse at full gallop. The knight holds his sword raised above his head, as a sign that he is ready for battle, or that he is in battle. His face expresses anger and his attitude aggressiveness.

The landscape is barren and the clouds are jagged and seem menacing. The card symbolizes the fighter and the warrior. He possesses sheer aggression, the urge to attack, and he is determined to fight – either kill or be killed.

The card symbolizes vigorous activity and aggressiveness of the intellect. This can be shown by the fact that you fight extra hard for something, you have an unyielding firmness, stubbornness, and that you probably also push yourself too hard there.

The card symbolizes determination in a particular matter or situation. It symbolizes skill in handling practical tasks. It could mean that you are upset about something and don’t want to be held back or restricted.

This rebellion against, for example, oppression stems from a longing to be true to oneself. When you draw this card, it is a sign that your mood swings are out of control, clouding your mental clarity. It is necessary to fight against mood swings and focus on common sense and practical thinking.

However, the card can also mean that one is able to fight against mood swings and can help others learn to strengthen their practical rational thinking to control their moods.

Other words that can describe the Knight of Swords are: Big changes, opportunities, seize the moment, jump in, arrival, confident, direct, honest, quick knowledge, talkative, impatient, impulsive, intellectual, bold, rebellious, risk-taker, forward-thinking, champion, hero, soldier, go against the flow, leader.

The tarot card is associated with number 12 – which in numerology is often reduced to 3 (the sum of 1+2) which means that you must pay attention to these two numbers in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about.

I am true to my ideals. I am positive and creative in my dealings.

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