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Leeza Robertson’s book on court cards is titled for beginners but truly anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the cards and of themselves will find value here. In addition to explorations of the card meanings, Leeza includes spreads and exercises that anyone can use. This one helps you explore your inner child…something that always feels right to me in the spring.
Your Inner Child Spread
The page cards are perfect cards to work with when it comes to inner child work. Some of us have happy and joyful inner children, some do not. They can be wounded, angry, hurt, neglected, alone, or feel unloved. Inner child energy is very powerful and can be
Adapted from Your Tarot Your Way
As we know, different people will feel differently in the same situation. That is, at a large party full of witty conversation and high energy, introverts will feel overwhelmed and extraverts will feel stimulated and happy.
One of the great skills in reading tarot is seeing how the energy of various cards works together to create a story. Court cards represent people, so we can learn more about court cards in general and gain practice reading energy interaction with this simple activity.
Separate your court cards from the rest of the deck. Shuffle the rest of the deck and lay them out as below…except leave the position of Card 1 - Significator
Many people think that the court cards of tarot are antiquated and no longer relevant to modern people. They may be right, but for some reason even when deck designers rename and re-imagine them, people usually revert back to the traditional names. For example, when using a deck with a court card called Seeker of Air, they will use the traditional card name in addition to or even instead of the name given by the creator, in this case, Knight of Swords.
For better or worse, we can’t seem to release these names from another time. If we can’t let them go, perhaps we’d do better to try to understand them more deeply.
In Tarot Court Cards for Beginners, Leeza Robertson gives
Tarot Court Cards for Beginners
Leeza Robertson helps us to really understand the court cards of tarot. So many of us say that the ranks of Page, Knight, Queen, and King are not relevant to our experience and make no sense. Leeza helps by exploring what these positions meant in their own context. Once we understand what these positions were like, we can better understand the cards. In addition, she provides interpretations for what the cards mean in the following categories:
As a person
As an archetypal influence
As a spiritual influence
As a messenger
Here is how Leeza introduces us to the Pages:
In the world of tarot, the page can go by other names. It can be