"She weaves individual strands into a tapestry, creating common ground and common cause."
This King’s sword is double edged, and like most (if not all) of the Swords cards, there are ways we can still 'win' whatever it is we are facing or fighting.
This card can be a beautiful call to action and a powerful source of encouragement and affirmation to our community in ever-trying political times.
The final installment of Siobhan's Sorting the Courts series is all about the Pages!
Just in time for Sagittarius season, Siobhan writes about the mutable signs and the questing knights.
Siobhan discusses power, poses, and the kings of the tarot court.
This week the Queen of Cups reminded me of the value of surrender... and how hard it can be to 'go with the flow'.
Siobhan shows how we can write new origin stories for the tarot's queens, reclaiming them for ourselves.
There are many different ways to rename the court cards in tarot, and each system teaches us something new about these characters.
Part II of How to Sort the Courts: A guide to sorting and understanding the Tarot's 'people' cards, the court cards.
These four powerful femmes have 'done the work', and they can help you to do it, too!
To understand the court cards, we lean in to the oppressive social structures with which they were initially associated.
The knights can be relied on to go a tad OTT. Here's an approach to help you understand each of them.
Brave enough to go where fear resides, committed with curiosity and love to the heart's long and often difficult journey.
Here Siobhan begins the project of taking the court cards out the closet, dusting off the stale old interpretations, and reinvigorating them via astrology & storytelling.
This woman grips her sword in her hands - grips the blade itself with her bare fingers. If a sword is wisdom, truth and experience, she is unafraid.
[Guest post] "The suit of Pentacles asks us to seek out the green, abundant spaces in our life. If we lack such places, we must learn to grow them. If they have become overgrown, we must learn to find the sunlight again to nourish our roots."
Most of us are familiar with the Page, Knight, King and Queen cards in tarot This ‘royal family’ makes up what is traditionally known as the ‘court’ – and they are often seen as the trickiest cards to learn. They are the characters in tarot, often representing ourselves or the people in our lives. Many decks have …
I want to talk about the ‘people’ of the tarot. The pages, knights, kings and queens that make up the tarot’s ‘court’. These sixteen court cards are notoriously tricky to interpret, with beginners and seasoned readers alike often struggling to understand their meaning in tarot readings.
Everyone finds the court cards tricky, right? I know it’s not just me. I get asked regularly how I work with these cards and I know other tarotists do too. On a forum I belong to, experienced tarot readers often post questions and answers about how to learn and read these cards. Do they always …
So, like many people, I struggle somewhat with the Tarot's court cards - the queens, kings, pages and knights. To help me get to know them a little better, I thought I'd brainstorm a little - mapping the cards to explore the relationships between ...
Daily draw - 28th May 2011 The Page of Swords. Interesting card! I'm kinda in the middle of a mapping exercise to help me learn more about the personalities of the sixteen court cards, and thought I'd have a little moment with this character. Page...
Daily draw – 9th May 2011 Hawk Roosting I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.Inaction, no falsifying dreamBetween my hooked head and hooked feet:Or in sleep rehearse perfect kills and eat.The convenience of the high trees!The air’s buo...
Daily draw - 2nd May 2011 (Page of Pentacles, from the Shadowscaps Tarot by Stephanie Lau) Funny. Was just thinking how I'd not drawn any Pages yet in my daily draws. This Page is a fun one. She looks like she's offering me somthing; there's a bal...