Upright: 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. Additional: A soldier, man of arms, satellite, stipendiary; heroic action predicted for soldier.
Reversed: Imprudence, incapacity, extravagance. Additional: Dispute with an imbecile person; for a woman, struggle with a rival, who will be conquered.
Knight of Swords – Tarot Card Description
He is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies. In the design he is really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart.