Showing posts with label FUN LEARNING: Questionable Queens. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

When Court Cards go Wrong Part Three: Questionable Queens


Even in upright positions the tarot cards are not univocal or one-dimensional. There are shades, shadows, reflections, inflections and layers of meaning to each card. Often whether you read the cards "positively" or "negatively" depends on the theme of the reading, their position and their relation to other cards in a spread.

With the Court cards we know that they can represent a theme, a situation or an event. A Page (or Princess) can also be a message or piece of news. However, more usually they are people. Sometimes the querent, more frequently someone the querent knows, has known, or is about to know.

But what if it's not a happy sight? What unwelcome qualities could the Courts betoken in a person? What might they look like on a bad day?

Here's a Psyche Profile of the Court cards in their less likeable guise. Of course, it should be noted that they don't exhaust a personality; they only highlight those qualities or characteristics most pertinent to the issue at hand. 

Images are from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot, US Games Systems Inc. 

Missed the others? Find them below:

Queen of Wands
She's warm, she's witty, she's smart. The Queen of Wands has oodles of energy, upbeat determination and exuberance. Nothing holds her back, little can get her down. She bounces in, dazzles, and steals the show. She's life and verve, good cheer and fortitude. She's bewitching, enchanting. 

On a bad day the Queen of Wands is, uh, not so likeable. She's hostessing at her Tupperware party, furiously stacking up displays of plastic boxes for cakes, salads, sandwiches, bread; all sorts of shapes and sizes of box for sale. She's dressed up for it in an eye-catching outfit and toiled for weeks networking to secure a large posse of people. She darts around engagingly, chatting and smiling but when Mrs Withers begins to question her taste and her prices our Queen feels a flicker of indignation.