Lifetime Court Card Guardians

Published by Alison Cross on

We have worked out what the Year Card will be for 2021 and who our personal guardians will be for 2021 too, but we can also use the same technique to work out our lifelong court card companion. Curious to find out who walks by your side every day of your life?

Let’s find out!

First of all, let’s go over the technique for this:

In the table below are listed the Court Cards and the numbers that I have allocated them, 1 to 17. If you attended the WDA Manifestation Conference and watched my session, you will know how I arrived at these cards in these positions with these numbers … if you didn’t, well, you’ll just have to take my word for it that there was some Serious Thought involved and wait for my court card book to come out!

Page of Pents (1) or 17
Page of Cups 2
Page of Swords 3
Page of Wands 4

Knight of Pents 5
Knight of Cups 6
Knight of Swords 7
Knight of Wands 8

Queen of Pents 9
Queen of Cups 10
Queen of Swords 11
Queen of Wands 12

King of Pentacles 13
King of Cups 14
King of Swords 15
King of Wands 16
 

Get yourself a pen and paper.

Take the digits in your date of birth (day, month and full year of birth) and add them together. Bear in mind that there are lots of different ways to add the digits together – splitting them into double digit numbers, adding them as individual digits etc.

Try more than one way to add your birth numbers up. Adding your digits up one way may yield a total of, say, 6. However, adding them another way may yield a total of 15. Go with the 15, the larger number.

When I add my digits together one way, I get 103 which is much too big for our table of Court Cards, so I reduce that down to 1 + 3 = 4

When I add it up another way, I get 31, which again is to big for the Court Card number table, so again it reduces to 4.

My lifelong Court Card guardian is the Page of Wands.

Alexander Daniloff | Page of Wands | Tarot Thrones

This little person’s presence is within me throughout my life – from my ‘Pollyanna’ optimism through to my unwavering desire to learn new stuff . I have so many IDEAS about being creative and easily get fired up to try new things. During lockdown I have bought two looms, learned Scottish Gaelic, started a collection of house plants, started working with the Kipper cards, watercolour paints, watercolour pencils, colour pencils …

But the reversed Page of Wands is also me, so this can manifest as being easily discouraged by people dampening my little flame down into a damp squib. When this happens, I rarely get beyond those beginner stages of a new project.

So, now I have a name for my lifelong court card companion.

Next – explore lots of different images of your card in a variety of different decks – what do those different pictures add to your understanding of this character?

Lots of Pages of Wands

Pick the one that you like best and figure out a way to hold the character’s energy with you on a daily basis – this could be something as simple as printing a thumbnail of the image and snapping it into one of those promotional plastic key rings or setting the image as your phone’s lock-screen.

If you want to get fancy about it, you could buy or make a charm that you associate with this particular card and keep it somewhere where you can see it every day and be reminded of your courtly friend.

Who is your lifelong court card companion? How are you feeling about that?


Alison Cross

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

4 Comments

Veena · 12th January 2021 at 5:56 am

I am the Queen of cups. Empathic and intuitive. Thank you for this lovely exercise.

Alison · 11th January 2021 at 9:55 am

Depending on how I add them up, either 17 or 8. Page of Pentacles fits very well – eternal student who needs to take things slowly and methodically!

Joanne Sprott · 23rd December 2020 at 6:59 pm

Lovely exercise, Alison! My life number is 9, so the Queen of Pentacles. She feeds in the practical stuff that keeps me going in business and makes me want to take care of everyone! I love being home now more than ever, so she also promotes that.

Nancy · 23rd December 2020 at 1:44 pm

Knight of Pentacles! Slow, but I get there 😃

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