Court cards represent personalities, but whose?
They can be read as aspects of the person being read for, or as other people in the their life. One thing that
helps is to ask the person that I am reading for. Some readers think we have to know all the answers and feel shy
about asking for help, but the reading is about the person that I am reading for, and this helps me to connect with
Who knows better what is going
on in that person's life than they do? Should you come upon a Court Card in a reading and feel stumped, describe
the personality traits associated with the card and ask them, "Do you know anyone like this?" If the
answer is no, then it would be safe to assume that these are qualities the person has manifested or needs to
manifest in this situation.
Pages are considered the children or young people
of the deck. I personally think they have many characteristics in common with The Fool. They are inquisitive,
impulsive, playful and eager to learn. To me they indicate a person who has these characteristics regardless of age
Page of Wands - Active,
energetic, enthusiastic, playful and passionate
Page of Cups - Affectionate, dreamy, intuitive,
Page of Swords - quick witted, takes risks, sometimes brooding or
Page of Pentacles - Practical, thrifty, wise for their age.
Knights I consider to be the peers of the person I
am reading for. They are seekers on a quest which I interpret to be finding their place in the great scheme of
things, therefore they are like most of us, who are on the same quest.
Knight of Wands - Searching,
Knight of Cups - Romantic, sensitive, caring, moody jealous
Knight of Swords - Aggressive, communicative, interested in ideas and their
Knight of Pentacles - Secure, stable, reliable, patient
Queens in my opinion are women who wield some power
over the person, whether positional or emotional. I see Queens and Kings as very similar, though I feel Queens are
more subtle in their power.
Queen of Wands - Self confident, powerful, generous, quick tempered
Queen of Cups - Nurturing, psychic, emotional, empathetic
Queen of Swords - Articulate, critical, aloof, distant
Queen of Pentacles - Practical, trustworthy, comforting.
Kings are similar to Queens in that they represent
someone with power over the person. They are different in that they manifest the characteristics of their suits in
a stronger, more raw manner. They can be excessive, or heavy handed where the Queen is usually more balanced and
King of Wands - Forceful, domineering, risk taker, creative, sets high
King of Cups - Romantic, charming, fun, sensitive
King of Swords - Analytical, intellectual, ruthless,
King of Pentacles - Down to earth. sensual, secure.