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What are the Court Cards?

A tarot deck has 78 cards. The cards are divided into sections, which makes learning them easier because the section a card is in shapes its meaning. The sections are: Major Arcana (22 cards) Minor Arcana (40 cards) Court Cards (16 cards) This article focuses on the Court Cards. The Court Cards are technically part […]

The Role of Court Cards

People ask me a lot about court cards, about how to interpret them in a reading. I’ve written about this before, on other people’s blogs, in my books, in articles. But just in case you don’t know my method, I’ll share a short version of “here’s how the court cards work” speech with you here. […]

So Below Court Cards

I am really proud of the court cards for both volumes of the Book of Shadows Tarot. Because Lo Scarabeo encouraged me to push the boundaries and explore new possibilities, I tried to meet the challenge. Because Book of Shadows, vol. 2: So Below is meant to be closer to the RWS tradition (whereas As […]

Wheel of the Year Tarot

Last year, when I got my copy of the Wheel of the Year Tarot, I really liked it. Over a year later, and guess what? I still do. You can read my original review HERE. It’s regular page is HERE. Court cards are often the neglected cards of tarot…often considered a problem for interpretation. Also, […]

Selecting a Significator

What is a Significator? A significator is a card that is used in a tarot spread to represent the querent (the person asking the question).  Not all readers use significators. Some don’t use them at all. Some use them only with certain spreads. Some use them in every reading. I suggest trying various methods to […]

Selecting a Significator

Most tarot students agree that the court cards are the most challenging. Perhaps this is because they represent people and, let’s face it, people are complicated! One of the best books I’ve read to explore all the complexities of the court cards is Understanding the Tarot Court by Mary K. Greer and Tom Little. They […]