The Knight Tarot Card Meaning – Swords, Wands, Cups and Coins

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Knight tarot card meaning

The Knight’s Tarot Cards Summary

SwordsWandsCupsPentacles
ThemesIntellect, ideas, and scienceStrength, will and ambitionEmotions, creativity and renewalWealth, health and abundance
ElementsAirFireWaterEarth
AstrologyGemini, Aquarius, LibraAries, Leo, SagittariusCancer, Pisces, ScorpioCapricorn, Taurus, Virgo
DirectionEastSouthWestNorth
Card SummaryIntellectual person who thinks creatively but may not be able to implement on the earth planeMessage bearer who is up beat & cheerful.  Querent may be feeling charged up, full of energy, and ready to get things going.Messenger who is romantic & intellectual. This person is not charging forward. They are calm and peaceful.Message that is generally good. Someone who is grounded, down to earth, practical, ambitious and diligent.

Swords

Knight / Prince of Swords from the Tarot Apokalypsis Deck (paid link)

Swords

  • Themes – Intellect, ideas, science, unemotional, bold, calculations
  • Element – Air
  • Astrology Signs – Gemini, Aquarius, Libra
  • Direction – East

Knight / Prince of Swords Meaning

  • Generally a message. Air moving air – need substance – needs grounding.
  • A very intellectual person who thinks how to achieve something but may not be able to implement on earth plane; cheerful and impulsive. Shares similar characteristics to the page / princess but may be more aggressive with the use or application of his mind.
  • Can also represent a manipulative nature or playing mind games with others.
  • Spiritual energy being at a peak.
  • Someone or something desirable.

Wands / Batons

Knight / Prince of Wands from the Tarot Apokalypsis Deck (paid link)

Wands / Batons

  • Themes – Inspiration, primal energy determination, strength, will, ambition.
  • Element – Fire
  • Astrology Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Direction – South

Knight of Wands Meaning

  • Moon and Mutable / Sagittarius energy / Fire + Fire
  • Often a message bearer who is up beat, cheerful, excited easily. The great adventurer in the tarot. Same characteristics as page /  princess but he is proactive and may be more impulsive. He may show more creativity initially. Poised and ready.
  • Querent may be feeling charged up, full of energy, and ready to get things going. Good energy for getting things going and reaching goals.. 
  • If this card appears with 6 of Swords it could mean a journey, relocation, heading in a new direction or new career opportunity.

Cups

Knight / Prince of Cups from the Tarot Apokalypsis Deck (paid link)

Cups

  • Themes – emotions, love, healing, renewal, creativity, divination, intuition
  • Element – Water
  • Astrology Signs – Cancer, pisces, and scorpio
  • Direction – West

Knight of Cups Meaning

  • Moon and mutable / Pisces energy / Water + Fire
  • Messenger who is romantic,  intellectual and emotional. This person is not charging forward. They are calm and peaceful. May represent lacking stability. 
  • A young man learning to control his emotions, hone his intuition, and may be learning to work with the occult in some way. Man of secrecy. 
  • Sometimes shows up in a reading as a reminder to be careful with whom you share information.

Pentacles / Coins

Knight / Prince of Pentacles from the Tarot Apokalypsis Deck (paid link)

Pentacles / Coins

  • Themes – Corporeal, finances, practicality, grounding, health, wealth, manifestation
  • Element – Earth
  • Astrology Signs – Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
  • Direction – North

Knight of Pentacles Meaning

  • Moon and Mutable / Virgo energy / Earth + Fire
  • Messenger or message that is generally good.
  • Efficient, reaping toils of labor, intellectual, practical and getting shit done. 
  • Someone who is grounded, down to earth, practical, ambitious and diligent. Someone who has mastered many skills and is still developing others.
The Knight’s or Princes from the Tarot Apokalypsis Deck (paid deck)

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