The Courts on Valentine’s Day
Yeah, so it’s a commercially-driven marketing man’s dream and has no direct relation to the poor Saint who was kebabed with arrows.
And no, I didn’t get one.
Our Tarot courts are made up of lots of characters with distinct personalities and today is a good day for looking at how the various court members relate to each other.
Take out your court cards and lay them down in random pairings and just look at how they physically relate to each other….. forget what you KNOW and just look at The Body Language 😉
If the King and Queen of the same suit are facing each other – does it mean they are devoted to each other, or so wrapped up in their relationship they are neglecting other important matters. What if she’s looking out at YOU and he’s looking at HER? Has she got a wandering eye?!
What happens if you swap them around? She’s still looking at you, but is he turning a blind eye?!
If they are facing away from each other – does this mean that they don’t see eye to eye or are they confident enough in each other that they can pursue their own interests without worrying about each other? Or are they each wrapped up in their own interests at the expense of their relationships?
In mixed suit pairings – are there Kings and Queens who look happier together than with their allocated suit partner?!
What about a Queen and a Knight? If she is looking at the Knight of another suit, does it mean that she’s got designs on a younger, more exciting man? If it’s her own Knight – could she be a helicopter mother?!
Kings and Knights – if they are looking in the same direction – is the King wishing he could recapture his own Knightly qualities? Looking towards each other – an alliance between a senior and a junior?
What about the Pages – do Pages that stand back to back dislike each other? Not understand each other?
What might the various cards’ gestures mean to the card you have paired it with?
Done them all? Shuffle and do it again!!!
This little exercise can take ages – does it yield any additional insights for you with your court personalities?
Deck: Rider Waite Smith. Copyright US Games. Artwork Pamela Colman-Smith.