As we have seen in our previous article, there are five main archetypes that Jung defines: the Self, the Shadow, the Anima, the Animus and the Persona. Of course, there are several other archetypes apart from these that are present within the images of the Tarot cards. But to begin our journey, we shall start out with these five.
Today, we are going to look at the archetype of the Self and at how it has been portrayed in the Tarot cards.
In many different posts on this blog, we’ve had a look at the concept of Archetypes. There are many different archetypes present in our Tarot card deck.
I have been thinking of writing a series of posts about these different archetypes. But before we dive right into the pool, lets take a deeper look at the concept of Archetypes, and how they relate to the images on our Tarot card deck.
Tarot card reversals happen to boggle the best among us. It is often quite challenging to interpret reversed cards in readings. Plus, reversed cards, just like the cards themselves can be interpreted using different approaches. Which method is right? Which interpretation is correct?
Honestly, where the Tarot is concerned, your intuition is always your best guide for answering these questions. But if you need a book that is completely devoted to answering all your reversed card questions, then The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals by Mary K. Greer is where you must turn to.
In our previous posts in the series about Understanding Court Cards, we’ve gone through the different court cards and their meanings etc. But then, the question that most of us still wonder about is: which court card most relates to our own personality?
Discovering which court card you are can really be a very interesting journey. Believe me! And yes, it is a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness.
So how does one go about finding one’s court card? Today, I am going to talk about some of the interesting ways I have discovered my court card. Possibly, that might help you discover yours as well…
The Kings are right at the top of the hierarchy amongst all the Court Cards. They represent the absolute mature version of the personality in that suit. As such, they are stable and solid, and are completely in control over the effects of their element. They are capable of even directing the flow of the energies of their element.
Where the ideas were conceived in the stage of the Page, acted upon in the Knight stage, nurtured and cared for in the Queen stage, these ideas have now fully developed and are stabilized and directed towards the next level of growth and development in the King stage.
Lets look at the different Kings present in our Court Cards.