Full Moon | Gemini | Knight of Swords

Published by Alison Cross on

The sun has swung into Sagittarius, so the silverly light of December’s full moon falls on the glinting armoured outline of the Knight of Swords, Gemini.

I haz serious hat envy for this Knight of Swords.

That’s peacock feathers by my reckoning and just the thing to be seen in around town this Christmas.  Also, you won’t need an umbrella with a hat brim that wide.

One high wind, however, and you will end up in the next county…

This golden-haired beauty is actually the Knight of Swords from the Visconti Tarot (Lo Scarabeo).

I see that our Knight is breaking the first rule of superherodom – no capes.

I would humbly suggest that the first rule of Knighthood should be ‘no peacock feathered picture hats’. It’s not a look that will strike fear into the heart of your opponent, bro.  Unless your opponent is wearing a fascinator.

Would he look better in this?

But other than the suggestion of a fancy hat and a cape for Christmas attire, what IS the Knight of Swords bringing to the table this fine full moon?

As someone who is dominated by the element of Air, the Knight of Swords is very much a head-dweller and values the intellect over everything else.  Whatever story his head is telling him will be his truth – even if that’s at odds with his actual experiences. Neither is he entirely comfortable trusting his emotions either, preferring to go with his head over his heart any day.

A Knight of Swords person has a lot of wind about them.  And I don’t mean ‘too many beans’ either.  They will be blustery, blowy and capricious.  Possessed of a rapier wit, he loves the ol’ verbal spar and parry.

He (or she – the sex of the knight is neither here nor there)  makes a marvellous student – especially of mentally taxing subjects.  I can imagine him leading the university debating team and thinking deeply about such weighty issues as Ethics and Morality; working out what he believes, trying to scale his own mental Everest and work out what he stands for.

A chat with a Knight of Swords will be fast and intelligent. You will need to be mentally agile to keep up with her train of thought, because it rattles along like an intercity express!

On the downside, the Knight’s mercurial nature means that his point of view changes (depending on what else he has learned) and therefore isn’t the most reliable of opinions to lean on.

But he’s fabulous if you need picture hats and capes….

So, while the Full Moon is in the Knight of Swords:

* Be prepared to challenge what you believe in.
* Forgive people for changing their minds!
* Get a cape and a hat for the coming season πŸ™‚

Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.Β  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....


Inner Whispers · 14th December 2014 at 9:05 am

Love the suggestions to challenge beliefs and allow changes of mind (our own, as well as those of others, perhaps). The cape and peacock hat, though, are sooo not happening πŸ˜‰

Ania · 6th December 2014 at 5:24 pm

Are you calling me a windbag, missus?

Joanne Sprott · 6th December 2014 at 3:33 pm

Definitely the fascinator would strike a more debonair profile. His peacock hat looks quite awkward. Your description of the 'in your head', sharp-minded philosopher certainly fits my Sagittarian son, although at 29 he's maturing into a King of Swords and is more reliable and subdued than our knight here (no peacock feathered hats for him, although he did sport a cape when he was 7).

Bonnie Cehovet · 6th December 2014 at 8:52 am

Not one of my favorite Knights … it means a lot of work when he shows up! πŸ˜‰ Love his hat!

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