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Introduction to the Court Cards

In most traditional Tarot decks the court cards consist of a Page, Knight, Queen, and King. More recent decks include Princesses in the place of Pages, and Princes instead of Knights. Sometimes Knights are in the place of Kings.
Traditionally, the Queens and Kings or (their equivalents) are often used to represent mature adult men and women. The Knights, Pages, (Princesses in some decks) will be used to represent younger men and women, teenagers, and children.
 

The Importance of Court Cards in a Tarot Deck

In a reading the Court Cards can be used for many things such as:

  1. People
  2. Personality types
  3. Astrological signs
  4. Specific physical characteristics (Golden Dawn).
  5. Used as significator cards
  6. Used as an indicator of time

 
 

The Court Cards in the Suit of Wands

   
   
King of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands

Page of Wands

 

  • King of Wands
  • Queen of Wands
  • Knight of Wands
  • Page of Wands

 

The Court Cards in the Suit of Cups

       
 King of Cups  Queen of Cups  Knight of Cups Page of Cups 

 

  • King of Cups
  • Queen of Cups
  • Knight of Cups
  • Page of Cups

 

The Court Cards in the Suit of Swords

       
 King of Swords  Queen of Swords  Knight of Swords Page of Swords
  • King of Swords
  • Queen of Swords
  • Knight of Swords
  • Page of Swords

 

The Court Cards in the Suit of Pentacles

       
 King of Pentacles  Queen of Pentacles  Knight of Pentacles Page of Pentacles 
  • King of Pentacles
  • Queen of Pentacles
  • Knight of Pentacles
  • Page of Pentacles

 
 

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