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 they exercise complete control over their element. On occasion, they are even capable of even directing the flow of the energies of their element.
The ideas that 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.
Let’s look at the different Kings amongst our Court Cards.
In the Court Card hierarchy, the Queens are the next step, preceded by the Knights and the Pages. The Queens represent someone who has now matured and added a healthy dose of understanding, and feminine energies of nurturing and caring to the actions that were taken.
Essentially, in the stage of the Page, the ideas were conceived, and those ideas were acted upon in the Knight stage. But now, in the Queen stage, those actions are nurtured, cared for and developed further into a sustainable scenario.
Let’s look at the different Queens in our Tarot card deck.
In the hierarchy of the Court Cards, the Knights come up right after the Pages. These Knights represent someone who has now matured from the child-like state of initial personality development (ie a Page), and is now a more action-oriented person. Whatever ideas and concepts took root in the Page stage are now acted upon in the Knight stage.
Let’s get to know the Knights of our Tarot Court on a much deeper level.
In the hierarchy of the Tarot Court Cards, the Pages are the youngest in line. In many Tarot card decks, the Pages are also called Princesses. Pages often represent the very beginning of the development of the personality, and have a child-like quality about them. The energy of the Pages is often very child-like, young / immature, and feminine.
Today, lets get to know the different Pages in our Tarot card deck.
Court Cards are often perceived as very difficult to understand. Especially when you are learning the Tarot, understanding the meaning and essence of a Court Card can prove to be very difficult. I can tell from personal experience that getting to know what a Court Card stands for in a reading, or understanding the meaning of the different Court Cards in a spread is often quite difficult to interpret. However, over a period of time, the very same Court Cards become friends and allies in a reading. 😊
This is an introductory post in a series of articles where I am going to talk about the Court Cards in the Tarot card deck. So, lets begin!