I thought I’d share some more little snippets from my forthcoming Court Card book on the DNA of the Tarot Court – never overlook the importance of the image itself, it can contain a barrow-load of insights! When you look at a Court Card, what do you see – a Read more…
|Page of Pentacles
on his way to Masterchef
It doesn’t matter what age you are, we are all Pages at something or other. The Tarot deck’s Pages show us in our tentative first steps, those beginner steps at anything: those moments where you wobble uncertainly forwards, sometimes falling – but always getting back up again.
Back in the day, the well-to-do Late Medieval/Early Renaissance family with connections would find a place for their son within the household of the local aristocracy. Daughters? Not so much.
The boys, usually between the ages of 7 and 14 were promptly dispatched to what we fondly call here on the island The Big Hoose. There they were allocated positions within the ‘court’. Mostly they were apprenticed to Knights or acted as a Very Early Internet System (ie delivering messages). Their tasks were mainly minor and uncomplicated *thinks of own Son at seven years of age and how he could barely be trusted to flush the toilet after him at that age. That’s still a work in progress to be honest.)