when there are many court cards in a tarot reading, what does that mean?
i made a celtic cross spread and 6 cards out of 10 were court cards. i had king of cups reversed, king of swords, queen of wands, queen of pentacles, page of swords, page of wands.
what could be the story behind all those court cards.
the two pages are in reverse
Suggestion by Scarlet MacBlu
What did you think it meant? You’re the interpreter… only you can interpret that spread, no one else can.
When I see a lot of court cards in a spread, I tend to think that there are a lot of people with a lot of different opinions to consider when working on the problem. If there aren’t many court cards, I tend to think the problem is mostly internal within the seeker and s/he is mostly on his/her own for solving it.
But it really depends completely on the context, which cards are pulled etc.
Suggestion by Primeval Serpent
Like Scarlet is saying, a traditional interpretation when you get a lot of court cards means a lot of people surrounding the question. And she’s also correct to mention it’s what *your* interpretation is. In a Celtic Cross spread the cards are in a certain position which tells you about that particular area. And then there is the question for what the reading is about.
Some people understand the court cards to mean stations in life, such as the different suits would be an aristocratic class for Wands, while a more menial station in life for the Pentacles. The King/Knight would be an elderly male, so on and so forth.
Some people look at the court cards as different shades of personality.
King of Wands = Fire of Fire = willful and aggressive. So on throughout the 16 court cards. And some consider the court cards to show astrological significance such as the King of Wands would represent the card rules the celestial heavens from above the 20th degree of Scorpio to the first two Decans of Sagittarius and this includes a part of the constellation Hercule (who also carries a club).
My suggestion if you really want to understand the cards is to keep yourself a journal with making a very clear note on the day and time. Where the sun and moon is at. What type of reading you are using and what cards come up along with what deck you are using.
Don’t use a book to interpret the cards while you are doing a reading. But start the session by getting into a meditative state for as long as you feel comfortable and then begin your reading trying to keep that meditative state throughout. Let the cards speak to you and write down what you think and how you feel. And it would be proper when you are done with your reading to acknowledge whatever Higher Power you believe in. Or if you just use them to trigger a response from your subconscious acknowledge your Holy Guardian Angel, or higher consciousness if you will.
Then if you want you can use whatever book you have on the “traditional” interpretations to study your reading and learn a little more about the cards. But don’t do that while you are reading the cards.
You will be able to see how your interpretation plays out over time by looking back at the journal and see how you are making progress. Then you can make comments about that in your journal.
Maybe once a week, or once a month go back and reread what you’ve written to remind yourself of an issue you were working on or how things might be working out for someone you did a reading for.
But take Scarlet’s advice and look at things in their context and use your own intuition when doing a reading. I’ve seen so many contradicting meanings for the cards from one author on the Tarot to the next.
Suggestion by EdgeWitch
Court cards usually represent people if they are around the significator
They can also denote attitudes of people or the stance the siiter should take depending upon how they are placed.
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Tarot Cards – meanings?
I have been seeing only Justice tarot cards in my readings over the last two days. When I asked for a clarification I got Wheel of Fortune (reversed), The Moon (reversed) and The Lovers.
Andbody knows what it means?
I asked different questions, got the same card. Also I have been seeing the tarot card Tower, both revered and upright on and off.
Suggestion by Marquis de LaDeaux
You must keep an eye out on both friends and enemies, because chances are someone is going to try to deceive you. You should also take some personal time for yourself, as people may depend on you and cause you stress.
Suggestion by Brigid
Justice – well, it pretty much means justice. Something that was wrong will be put right.
Wheel of Fortune – upright, it means to let go and simply accept what will happen because the event are out of your control (fate).
The Moon – upright, it represents the unknown, intuition, possibly feminine mysteries or the mysteries of the dark.
The Lovers – could mean love or a relationship; usually means there is an important decision to be made and a sacrifice that will go with it. With love comes choice, with choice comes sacrifice.
The Tower – upright, it represents a sudden and drastic change, like a lighting strike. This energy can be harnessed and directed, but this is incredibly difficult. Usually it best to try and avoid being in the direct path, but certainly expect something big.
When it comes to reversals, there are different schools of thought on the matter. The general method is to interpret the energies of those cards are blocked or in their opposite form. This usually gives them a negative meaning, but in some cases can be pleasant. As with all tarot cards, remember that even the ones that seem bad have a silver lining – with pain comes understanding and learning.
How you want to interpret these reversals is up to you. Base it on the situation and the cards surrounding them in the spread; go with how you think they should be read.
With the Wheel reversed, I would think that means you or someone involved is not willing to surrender control of the situation and just let things take their natural course. The Moon reversed probably means there is a block against your intuition and that you are not listening to your inner voice, probably out of a fear of the unknown. The Tower, well that one is a special card all on its own. Upright, drastic change. Reversed, perhaps a not-so-drastic change. Still, even if you turn the card around, there still is that lightning bolt.
It seems to me that there are important events coming up in your future, and some problems will be made right. You need to let go and accept that some things are out of your control, and have faith in yourself and what you know to be right. Above all, The Lovers is telling you to be true to yourself and what you believe in when faced with a difficult choice. Justice is an important card for you, so hang on to that. What happens now may not be fun and certainly may not be pleasant, but it will be for the best.
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