The Brilliant Red of Understatement
KNIGHT OF SWORDS
Man, this is a gorgeous card. Mr. Harum Scarum (as I call this knight) often seems to look a bit silly dashing off hither-thither, completely irrational. Here he has dignity. His horse is firing up and ready to go but Mr. Harum Scarum is thinking about it, measuring in his mind what he should do. Rather out of character but I like the fresh stability he is exhibiting. It’s not that he isn’t going to dash off but he’s not doing it right away.
I’ve got a few projects on the go and was feeling a bit scattered, which is when this fellow usually turns up for me. We have a laugh about doing too many things at once, but we have learned to hang back a bit, maybe finish the first two things we started before starting the third.
He has that tremendous intellect and energy which is inspiring, but I like that the intensity of his focus seems directed well in this card, rather than all over the place.
There are some interesting notes in the book about his lack of tact and poor ability in interpersonal relations. Oh yes, we share that too, no wonder he often comes up for me. The other thing she mentions is that you can channel his energy when you don’t feel heard. he has no patience with that and will speak up, so think of him if you don’t feel heard by others. I liked that. Like the picture, he turns the red on, turns the heat up, so people hear him.