The Knights in history was the ultimate fighting man. Taking years of training to achieve Knighthood held responsibility and the need to adhere to a strict code of conduct. In our society the bolder, stronger, more mature representation of the Knight is most closely equated to the young adult with their new degree. Fully trained and ready to take on the world they have the confidence of their education, but may be short on experience.
It is not difficult to find idealism in the Knight as he stands in your spread. The fully armored knight, riding a fully barded steed with lance held at the ready is an excellent depiction of the strong masculine energy found in the Knight. Knights tend to be idealistic or jaded, but normally tend to one or the other extremes, not having achieved the wisdom of compromise yet.The Knight is a bridge between the idealism of youth and the wisdom that comes only with experience. The Knight can be brash and uncomfortable as he challenges you to use the energy of the element to which he belongs in your daily life.The Knight, like the other court cards, can indicate the arrival of a new person. With the Knight this is normally someone who carries many of the traits of their suit. Studying the cards will actually give an indication as to physical aspects such as hair color, height, age, etc.