Tarot

The Knight of Swords

KnightOfSwords

Here is the next installment in my own Tarot design project over on DeviantArt using the Miku Miku Moving program. Please let me know what you think!

Not to worry, I’ll continue to feature the series I started with in the links below.


Today we’re featuring and exploring the Knight of Swords, the twelfth card of the Sword Suit in the Minor Arcana.

Additional Card Images

So take a look at these four cards on DeviantArt and compare them to the first one I presented. How are they the same? How are they different? What do they say to you?

Take your time. Let them “speak” to your soul and mind.


Themes of the Card

The Knight of Swords is the twelfth card in the Swords Suit of the Minor Arcana and presents the second court card of the suit.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • DIRECT / BLUNT
  • AUTHORITATIVE / OVERBEARING
  • INCISIVE / CUTTING
  • KNOWLEDGEABLE / OPINIONATED
  • LOGICAL / UNFEELING

You can read more about this card in detail on their website here.


What This Card Means to Me

Knights are the rebel teens within the court and thus, they are in the emerging adult phase of life. This means they swing from one extreme to the other on the axis of their traits as they try to find their balance and place in the world. It’s all part of the process of figuring themselves out.

The Knight of Swords is no different. His battlefield is that of the mind. Living in his head, making quick decisions, expecting others to follow along, and then failing to understand why those around him are ruffled at best. To him it all makes perfect sense, so clearly it should be the same for everyone else.

We need to be careful not to get stuck in this kind of mindset. Yes, we are entitled to an opinion. So is everyone else. And having an opinion doesn’t always make us right by default. We need to remember that in life, usually either there is more than one right answer or no right answers. With this in mind, we need to keep an open dialogue going and remain respectful to those around us.

 


The Music Playlist

In the spirit of all this, these are the songs picked out thus far for this card.

Do you have any songs you think should be on this list? Suggest them in the comments!


The Writing Prompt

Now as a writer with everything we’ve gone over with this card what comes to mind? Start writing! Doesn’t matter what it is. Stretch your mind and let the card speak to you.

I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!

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