Knight of Swords is the second youngest card of the Court of Swords; and following the Page of Swords; he does also stand for a communicative, action-oriented phase of mental capabilities.
Knight of Swords depicts a young knight on a white horse, riding heatedly into a battle with his sword drawn.Over his armor, he wears a red tunic decorated with birds and a red cloak. The harness of the horse also shows birds and butterflies. The sky is filled with tumultuous clouds, and a strong wind blows the trees in the background.
The butterflies and the birds on the clothing of the knight and the harness of his horse represent the courage of the knight, paying no attention to the challenges in his pursuit of knowledge. The white horse he is riding on represents the innocence and purity of the knight and that of his motivations; whereas the wind and storming clouds represent potential obstacles, challenges, and troubles; to which the Knight pays no attention.
Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.
The Knight of Swords represents that a phase which one is unable to see the difficulties on his way as he is blinded by the desire to manifest his intellectual potential. As such, this card symbolizes ambition and determination; albeit with a bit non-cautiveness. A person represented by this card, therefore, would be ambitious, energetic and pro-active to reach his goals; although he might be lacking the experience to see the potential difficulties. Career-wise, this card indicates an active pursuit to meet targets and working with high energy and focus. In the relationship context, this card shows a leaning to move bravely to get involved with someone special. In an established relationship; it might point out a desire to elevate the relationship as fast as possible, and warns against rushing without a full understanding.
All in all, the Knight of Swords is a card of great enthusiasm and ambition; and although the energy is flowing; enabling one to achieve anything; it warns against acting hastily without thinking about challenges and consequences.