Knight of Swords

Knight of Swords from Anecdotes Tarot has a costume resembling a Canada goose's feathers

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Image Description

Accompanied by a Canada goose, a person walks through a snowstorm toward the left side of the card, pointing a dark red sword out ahead of herself. She wears a long black pleated dress that drags on the snow, a soft dark red hat, and pale green gloves. Over the dress she wears a large jacket that resembles the goose’s brown feathers. The black of her dress resembles the goose’s black head, neck, and feet.


The Knight of Swords is a bold and ruthless fighter. The goose is a notoriously vicious bird, unsurprisingly named as sacred to Mars and other war gods. Geese, like knights, are also travelers.

The Knight’s admirable qualities are bravery, resilience, and preparedness. Her unfavorable qualities are aggression and a tendency to view others, by default, as adversaries.