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Creator’s keywords: determined, forceful
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A young owl is in mid-flight, his wings stretched out with resolution. His gaze is straight ahead of him. He’s got a narrow focus, and nothing is going to take him off the course he has chosen. The background is filled with slanted lines, meeting in the center. This adds to the overall air of determination.
The owl holds a sword in his talons, ready to pierce his chosen target. Like all cards, there’s a spectrum of meaning to the Son of Swords (known as the Knight in many decks). But I see the knights as specifically displaying the positive and negative sides of a given spectrum.
On one end of the spectrum, the Son of Swords has the bound and determined, single-minded focus it often takes to accomplish difficult tasks. He knows how to lock onto a target and pour all of his efforts and abilities into his objectives. He’s smart as a whip and isn’t afraid to stand up for himself.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Son of Swords can be prone to wearing blinders. He can be stubborn and unwilling to see any other option aside from the one he’s already decided upon. He can be blunt in his interactions with others and patience isn’t always his strong suit.
In a reading, the Son of Swords can ask you to closely evaluate your approach in a given situation. Do you need to be more direct, honest and focused? Or on the other hand, have you lost sight of the bigger picture? Step back and examine your approach from an unbiased perspective, and then use your wisdom to determine your next step.