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Knight of Swords Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Knight of Swords from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

(Amone) One who lives by the sword.

Reversed

(Amone) One who brings disaster upon himself.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Young dark man. An enemy. A spy.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A soldier, man of arms, satellite, stipendiary; heroic action predicted for soldier.

Reversed

Dispute with an imbecile person; for a woman, struggle with a rival, who will be conquered.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A Soldier, a man whose profession is arms, Skilfulness, Capacity, Address, Promptitude

Reversed

A conceited fool, Ingenuousness, Simplicity.