Tarot Knights are four cards in a traditional Tarot deck. They are a part of the court cards, along with the Pages, Queens, and Kings.
When starting out with Tarot, it is pretty common to find the court cards difficult to understand. There are different ways to read them, and may reflect yourself, someone you know, or an influence in your life. So, I thought I would write an in-depth guide to the Tarot Knights to help you read these cards!
How To Interpret Tarot Knights
In my guide to court cards, I said that it was useful to view the court cards as a family. The Page is the child, the Queen is the mother, and the King is the father.
This means that the Tarot Knights are the teenagers of the deck. They are driven by action, following their passions in life. They have begun their journey and are focused on moving forward.
Tarot Knights are more mature than the Pages, yet have not experienced enough to be as knowledgeable as the Queens and Kings. They are headstrong, focusing on forging their own path. However, their lack of experience may cause them issues!
Tarot Knights can be a bit erratic, as their future is unknown. Relying on action and pace, they may find themselves in situations that they didn’t want. Yet, with every up and down, the Knights are learning.
So, how can we understand the Tarot Knights in a reading?
Knights As A Person
When a Knight appears in a reading, we may understand them as representing someone in your life. However, don’t let the age and gender of the cards throw you. A Knight can represent someone of any age and any gender.
When a Knight represents someone in your life, this person will be driven by action and passion. They are the first to step up and be proactive in a situation, regardless of how experienced they might be.
Sometimes, the Knights will act before they really think things through. However, they usually do so when action is needed.
If the Tarot Knights represent someone in your life during a Tarot reading, the cards are telling you that they will be important to your journey.
Knights As You
The Tarot Knights may appear in a reading to represent you. Do you feel connected to the energy of the Knights? Perhaps you are beginning to forge your own way in life, and know that you have the passion and drive to move forward.
If the Knights represent you in a reading, know that you have what it takes to get to where you want to be. You may have to keep your emotions in check, though. Things will not always go as smoothly as you hope, so it’s important to keep a level head.
Knights As An Influence
Finally, the Tarot Knights may represent an influence in a reading. They will appear when action is needed. If the Knights appear as an influence, the Tarot is telling you to manifest the energy of the Knights in your own life.
What can you do to push yourself forward on your journey?
How To Know What The Tarot Knights Represent
You are probably reading this and thinking, ‘okay, this makes sense, but how do I know what the Knights mean in my reading?‘.
Sometimes, it is pretty obvious what they represent. You may receive a Knight and just know that it represents yourself in a specific reading.
However, sometimes you need to meditate on the card for a while and tap into your intuition. Spend a moment reflecting on the different things that the Tarot Knights represent and see which one is calling you.
The Four Tarot Knights and Their Meanings
Now we know the general energy of the Knights, we can apply this to the different suits. A lot of readers may get confused with the similarity of the Knights. However, when wanting to learn what each Knight represents, we take their general meaning and add the meaning of each suit.
Let’s go through each Knight and find out what they represent.
The Knight of Cups
The Suit of Cups reflects emotions, subconsciousness, and relationships. It is linked to the element of water.
The Knight of Cups is probably the most romantic card of the deck. He follows his heart and lets his emotions lead him into his future. He may not think too clearly from time to time, with his feelings overriding his logic.
When the Knight of Cups appears in a reading, it may represent a romantic and charming individual. It can also suggest that it is time for action in your love life!
The Knight of Pentacles
The Suit of Pentacles represents money, material goods, and career. It is linked to the element of earth, which is reflected in its energy of prosperity and hard work.
The Knight of Pentacles is all about action regarding money and work. They push themselves forward with their goals, knowing that hard work will allow them to achieve everything they wish for. They are practical and grounded, putting their focus on what is right in front of them.
If the Knight of Pentacles represents you, it is a sign that you are on the right path. You are doing what you need to do in order to move forward with your goals.
The Knight of Pentacles may represent an influence. If so, reflect on where you are regarding your ambitions. Are you being proactive in achieving your goals?
The Knight of Swords
The Suit of Swords reflects logic and decision-making. It is governed by the element of air and reminds us to seek clarity and understanding in life.
The Knight of Swords is determined and confident. He is smart of mind and knows what to do in order to get to where he wants to be.
The Knight of Swords goes forward on his path with no fear. When appearing as an influence, this card reminds you to be brave and strong when going after your dreams.
The Knight of Swords may also suggest that a change is coming your way. It is important to embrace this change and throw yourself into any opportunities that appear.
The Knight of Wands
The Suit of Wands represents passion and drive. It is governed by the element of fire, reflecting the burning energy we have inside of us.
The Knight of Wands is driven and keen on adventure. He is bustling with energy and is all about action. He has a tendency to rush into things but knows how to pick himself up if things don’t work out how he planned.
The Knight of Wands will typically appear in a reading when you need to be proactive with your passions. It is time to make moves and shake things up a bit! Follow that fire inside you into your future.
Which Tarot Knight Do You Connect With The Most?
The Tarot Knights are four fascinating cards in a Tarot deck. They can be a bit confusing to read at first, but I hope this guide has helped you discover how to understand these cards in a Tarot reading!
Which Tarot Knight do you connect with the most?