The reversed Knight of Swords is mainly a symbol of impatience and unfocused energy. When this card appears it represents that you currently have a lot of energy but can’t release it to further your goals. In general, the Knight of Swords is a card of change so it can also stand for sudden changes in your life.
Reversed Knight of Swords Description
The Knight of Swords shows us a bold knight in full armor and ride heading forwards with all their energy. The expression on his face and lounging pose shows their determination and commitment to seeing this task through. The background shows that there are grey clouds and blowing winds; while these represent potential conflict they aren’t slowing down the knight at all. The white horse represents purity and intelligence, the main motivators for the knight’s quest. Taking a closer look at the Horse’s harness we can see butterflies and birds that represent freedom as well as new heights, referencing the Knight’s goals.
Reversed Knight of Swords main Meaning
Where the upright Knight of Swords shows us a gallant and focused quest, its reversed counterpart is more akin to a bumpy ride or a roller coaster. The reversed Knight of Swords represents an abundance of energy but no way to put it into motion. At times this will be due to external factors. Maybe a business partner is abstaining from taking a risk, it could be that a project keeps getting postponed at work or that you are missing key information to continue your plans. However, this situation can also be a result of your thoughts. Unfocused thoughts will keep you from reaching your goals successfully. Having lots of ideas can result in following none. Regardless of the cause, this conflict between your energy and actions can easily turn into frustration which will only make it even harder to complete your goals.
This card can also represent that winds of change are coming, but your mental state isn’t helping you notice them. There could be a great opportunity at work… That you completely missed due to being focused on other things. Or that after so much time chasing mirages you aren’t ready to handle what this new chance asks of you. Ultimately it’s a card that recommends being more grounded for the sake of your future.
What does Knight of Swords Reversed Mean for Love?
As far as romantic readings are concerned the reversed Knight of Swords is consistently a bad omen, though the intensity of its warning can vary based on each case. For those of you who are single, the card usually means that you’ll soon be meeting someone who embodies the qualities of the reversed Knight of Swords. In other words someone with boundless energy and no clear direction, someone who is both driven and impatient. While we all show traits from this card at times, being so heavily attuned to it is a whole different matter. The reversed Knight of Swords can represent people who always find a way to get you into trouble, or that strongarm you into action since they are so driven and sure of themselves. While these people can come across as fun and interesting at first their flaws can turn any relationship sour in no time at all.
For those of you who are already in a relationship the card mainly represents intense arguments. Since the Knight of Swords is so driven but so unfocused on its reversed form it means that you two will likely clash often over your ideals. Strong personalities tend to lead to strong arguments, but for a relationship to work both of you need to understand that compromise is a must. A relationship should never be about being right, it should be about being together.
Reversed Knight of Swords as Feelings
The Knight of Swords doesn’t tend to be the most romantic card in the deck, and this tendency continues even when it’s reversed. If you are asking for someone’s feelings or even your own and see this card then it might be better to temper your expectations.
In regards to feelings, this card tends to mean that the person in question will be taking no actions, in short even if there are feelings in place you shouldn’t be expecting any confessions soon. The reason why there isn’t any romantic push can vary from person to person, but it’s heavily tied to the mental nature of the Knight of Swords. These people are likely too invested in their thoughts, dreams, and goals to even consider the role other people can play in it. As such it’s all too common for them to have not even considered a romance, or romance with you in specific, the idea just completely slipped their mind. As a result of this, it’s possible that you might have to compete for their affection or even their attention, but don’t expect it to be easy to change their ways.
Occasionally this card can have a different meaning, and represent someone who already used all their energy in a grand gesture… And fell flat. This is the reversed Knight of Swords after doing his all and failing. If this applies to you then it’s time to consider if the other person has any reason to be interested in you, or if your gestures existed in your head more than in reality. But if this interpretation comes up for someone you are interested in then it’s time to look back, maybe they already hinted in their own way they are interested in you, but it just passed you by.
Reversed Knight of Swords as Advice
If you see the reversed Knight of Swords when asking for advice then it is a call for restraint, measure, and to ground yourself more into reality.
By now it should be clear that the main flaw the reversed Knight of Swords shows is a tendency to get lost in your ideas and ignore what’s happening in front of you. However, the biggest risk attached to this tendency is that it isn’t always as simple as daydreaming. You might have spent days or months thinking about something, you might have all the numbers in your head, you can be completely certain of something… But this will all largely be based on your own bias. People who are represented by the reversed Knight of Swords tend to be incredibly sure of themselves, and this can make it harder to see the flaws in your logic.
So if this card shows up you need to make a stop right there; the warning is clear and loud. That said the best action you can take is to discuss your plans with someone else. Find someone you trust and share your ideas for a while. When the reversed Knight of Swords appears it’s not a good idea to think for yourself, as you’ll simply get the same answers back. Go talk to someone and get some perspective, it’ll help your plans moving forward.
Reversed Knight of Swords Meaning for Job and Career
There are two main ways to interpret the reversed Knight of Swords for your career, thankfully it’s easy to guess which one applies based on your feelings and mood.
On one hand, this card can appear when you are feeling out of your depth at work. This interpretation is more common when you are starting a new job or have been recently promoted or relocated. In these cases, you probably had grand ideas of what this job would be like and when reality arrives… it’s not quite what you had in mind. Maybe it’s more average than you expected, or you could be overwhelmed by it. Reality checks are always rough, but if you found yourself in this position remember that you were chosen for it. You have the skills, you just need to learn how to ride the bike all over again.
On the other hand, this card can represent that your drive is turning into arrogance. being determined and confident is a good thing, but this ambition can easily turn into arrogance. Your co-workers are people just like you, and each one of them plays a role to make sure the company grows. The only person you should be trying to surpass is yourself. Appreciate those around you and don’t allows yourself to become the co-worker everybody dislikes.
Reversed Knight of Swords Meaning for Money and Finance
The reversed Knight of Swords tends to represent someone that is so driven to make a profit they’ll even consider unsavory deals or illegal acts. However do take in mind that this card doesn’t need to represent you, and more often than not it happens to warn us of people around us.
We all would like to have some more financial stability, this applies no matter how much we earn. However, whenever we are offered a deal it’s important to consider every possible angle. Money is a delicate topic in our society and the consequences can be heavy when we misuse it. If a deal sounds too good to be true… then it likely is. There are realistic and safe ways to earn money, and “bold” investments more often than not are simply “unsafe” ones.
Since the card tends to represent blind drive it can also serve as a warning for any investments or loans you plan to make. The reversed Knight of Swords is telling you to take some time to ask yourself if you thought things through. It’s easy to make a bad call, but fixing its consequences can take years or a lifetime.
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