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Court Cards

The Court Cards often present the biggest challenge for some people, especially considering that most books provide multiple meanings for each of the Court Cards. The common categories of meanings include People, Aspects of the questioner, and Situations. Let’s see, that’s 3 potential meanings, 4 Suits and 4 Court Cards per suit, giving us a total of 48 meanings to memorize. That’s almost like an entire deck in itself! No wonder people are intimidated by the Tarot.

When you’re first starting out, it’s probably best to focus on the idea that each of the Court Cards represents a particular type of person, since you can easily extend this to mean that the questioner possesses the characteristics and qualities of the personality type represented by the individual card. Since you already know the qualities of each of the 4 suits, it’s a natural and easy step to apply these to each of the Court Cards, meaning that you only have to remember what kind of person the particular Court card represents.

Pages
Pages represent a young person, so ...

The Page of Wands is an Energetic young person possessing Creativity and Intuition who is comfortable in the external world.

The Page of Cups is a Sensitive young person who possesses Natural Warmth and Strong Feelings.

The Page of Swords is a Quick-thinking young person who must deal with challenges.

The Page of Pentacles is a Practical young person who Focuses on Prosperity in the form of either material possessions or physical wellbeing.

Knights
Knights represent young adults, so...

The Knight of Wands is a young adult possessing the qualities described for the Page of Wands. The Knight of Cups is a young adult possessing the qualities described for the Page of Cups.
The Knight of Swords is a young adult possessing the qualities described for the Page of Swords.

The Knight of Pentacles is a young adult possessing the qualities described for the Page of Pentacles.

Queens
Queens represent a mature woman, so...

The Queen of Wands is a mature woman possessing the qualities described for the Page of Wands.

The Queen of Cups is a mature woman possessing the qualities described for the Page of Cups.

The Queen of Swords is a mature woman possessing the qualities described for the Page of Cups.

The Queen of Pentacles is a mature woman possessing the qualities described for the Page of Cups.

Kings
Kings represent a mature man, so...

The King of Wands represents a mature man possessing the qualities described for the Page of Wands.

The King of Cups represents a mature man possessing the qualities described for the Page of Cups.

The King of Swords represents a mature man possessing the qualities described for the Page of Swords.

The King of Pentacles represents a mature man possessing the qualities described for the Page of Pentacles.