Knight of Swords – A Music and Tarot Discussion

MUSIC AND TAROT BACKGROUND

One of the best ways to learn something is through making a personal connection to it. Being that Tarot speaks to so many facets of life, lyrics lend themselves well to the cards. Music has power and we make connections to it on a regular basis. In a way it’s magic because it can transport us back to moment frozen in time as the music and lyrics pluck memories from our minds.

KNIGHT OF SWORDS

The Knight of Swords is a man with a mission. He will take up a cause and he will fight for what he believes is right. This man is all about action and getting things done. Highly intelligent but sometimes volatile, he is the most valiant of the Knights of the Tarot.

KEYWORDS

  • Determined
  • Skilled
  • Brave
  • Valiant
  • Fierce
  • Analytical
  • Clever Forceful
  • Bold
  • Aggressive
  • Forceful
  • Confident
  • Heroic

MY SONG CHOICE

Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler

I first heard this song watching the movie Streets of Fire with Diane Lane when I was just a young girl. Man did I love that movie, I think I might have to order it! Anyway, back on topic here. Some people feel that the Knight of Swords is really the Knight in Shining Armour as opposed to the Knight of Cups. Bonnie Tyler is belting out lyrics about finding a hero who is strong, fast, and fresh from a fight. Not to mention the energy of the song pumps you up and has you ready to go. Who’s more ready to go than the Knight of Swords? 

I need a hero I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night He’s gotta be strong And he’s gotta be fast And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight I need a hero I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light He’s gotta be sure And it’s gotta be soon And he’s gotta be larger than life

Bonnie Tyler

Enjoy this discussion? Check out these other Music and Tarot posts:

MAJOR ARCANA

The Fool
Strength
The Star
Judgement

SWORDS (ATHAMES)

Ace
Four
Five
Six
Ten

 SHIELDS (COINS/PENTACLES)

Three
Eight
Queen
King

CUPS (CHALICES/VESSELS)

Ace
Five
Ten
Page
Queen

SPEARS (WANDS/STAVES)

Eight
Page
Queen

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