Game of Thrones. The OTHER one.

Published by Alison Cross on

Tyrion Lannister.  Yes, I would.

Tonight wild horses will not be able to tear me away from the telly (nor will a naked Hugh Jackman reclining on a king-sized bed and brandishing a large jar of warmed honey).  No, nothing will be able to tempt me away from Sky Atlantic because TONIGHT, in the UK, A Game of Thrones returns to our screens!!!!

I luffed the first series 11/10 and still mourn Ned Stark *waggles black armband*

So, here’s my question for today…..Which family in A Game of Thrones equates to which Tarot family?

I asked this on Facebook waaaaaaay back in Season 1 and I didn’t get a single reply  *dashes tears away on sleeve*…. so I’m hoping that throwing down the gautlet (leather, trimmed with gold, lined in some rare animal skin – very Lannister :-)) will yield some kind of result *hopeful face*

Do the Starks in the North equate to Pentacles (north, winter, midnight, earth)? Do the golden-haired Lannisters equate to the worst excesses Cups (incest, power struggles, nice clothes), and the Dragon-charming Targaryan queen who survives fire unharmed does she represent the Wands?

What about the Watch who live in the frozen north, guarding the whole realm with their austere fur-clad existence? Are they the Swords? Or are they all Knights?

One thing is for sure.  I am delighted that it has returned.

Now excuse me, I must go and check to see whether Hugh is prepared to warm up the honey again in the microwave after the show has finished…..

***UPDATE – We are in Edinburgh for a few days and the flat turned out NOT to have Sky Atlantic. I am currently sitting in a corner, weeping and gently banging my head off the wall. No Sky Atlantic = No Game of Thrones.  Will have to watch on Catch Up service. I am grumpier than Tyrion Lannister denied access to a brothel ***

Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.Β  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....


Tarot By Arwen · 4th April 2012 at 7:01 pm

Oh I love the Baratheons as the Cups, Linette!

Carla · 3rd April 2012 at 7:14 pm

I find the characters difficult to pigeonhole. I started a thread about this topic over at Aeclectic Tarot nearly a year ago…

Linette · 3rd April 2012 at 2:35 am

I'm not sure the houses all fit to a suit, but I was having just this same thought yesterday!
I'd definitely start with the concept of house stark as Swords (cold, sharp and just – for me I always associate swords with winter, though I know not all do), Lannisters as pentacles (A Lannister always pays his debts), Tagaryens have the dragon's fire, and Baratheon as cups (rage, love and drinking! and their words are officially "Ours is the Fury.")

That being said, when you actually look at some of the characters, I'm not sure how they fit in with that. Tyrion, for example, whilst having an obvious love of wine and women (enjoying the material pleasures as per a pentacles association) he really strikes me as someone who is really keyed into his mind and wits, so there is a strong air/swords influence as well…

The watch I see as mostly knights and pages…..

Vivianne · 2nd April 2012 at 8:24 pm

There are some poor deprived benighted folks who refuse to shell out to Rupert Murdoch for the Sky Atlantic channel. Or Sky at all.

Carla · 2nd April 2012 at 7:51 pm

I'd answer but I'm too busy staring at the telly waiting for Game of Thrones to come on!! Be back later…:)

Tarot By Arwen · 2nd April 2012 at 6:38 pm

Starks are Swords (for both their canny minds and their always being the sword and rarely the king)
Lannisters are Pentacles (A Lannister always pays his debts.)
Tagaryens are Wands (passion leads them.)

The Watch might be Swords as well but I associate them with the Starks. πŸ™‚


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