Knight of Swords – Book of Thoth

The Knight of Swords is a serious, professional man. He works in an office. A lawyer.

The moral qualities of a person thus indicated are activity and skill, subtlety and cleverness. He is fierce, delicate and courageous, but altogether the prey of his idea, which comes to him as an inspiration without reflection.

If ill-dignified, the vigour in all these qualities being absent, he is incapable of decision or purpose. Any action that he takes is easily brushed aside by opposition. Inadequate violence spells futility. “Chimaera bombinans in vacuo”.

The King of Swords is clever and articulate.

Attributions of the Knight of Swords

Symbols of the Knight of Swords

  • Yellow horse
  • Clouds
  • Sword and poniard

Elemental Attribution

Fire of Air

Zodiacal Attribution

20 Taurus – 20 Gemini

Sephirah on the Tree of Life


Similar Cards

King of Swords – Golden Dawn

King of Swords – Golden Dawn

He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skilful, bit inclined to domineer. Also to overvalue small things, unless well-dignified.

Knight of Swords – Rider-Waite

Knight of Swords – Rider-Waite

Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality.


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