The biggest question I get from my students, "how do you interpret court cards?" I've seen the frustration and confusion around this topic, so I am excited to be offering a 2-hour workshop specifically diving into the psychology of these 16 cards. In this workshop we will learn how to utilize these cards as tools for tapping into our chakra centers. We will also cover how to differentiate between these cards showing up as people, personality traits, invitations, or events. By understanding the historical, elemental, astrological, alchemical, and psychological significance of these royal cards, you will also deepen your understanding of the suit in which they rule over. This is going to be a powerful workshop! I can't wait to explore this deeply rich and complex topic with you all. You can sign-up by clicking the temporary link on my profile!
Strength asks, "What is true strength to me?" QUEEN OF CUPS & KING OF WANDS
This is kinda cool. I went to pull the card for the day and two were stuck together. I don't normally put too much stock in this, but they really represent two parts to a whole. So, two cards for this reading.
You'll notice their postures are opposite. And even though they look in the same direction, their focus is opposite as well. The Queen is sitting comfortably back in her throne intensely fixated on her cup. The King, on the other hand, is looking outward and sitting on the edge of his seat with erect posture.
STRENGTH: First, the ability to sit back and be comfortable with the self by feeling into deep emotions will open you up to your inner world and allow your truest desires to surface. This is exactly what we do when we use the TAROT for meditation and self-improvement. The Queen of Cups is the most closely related to a tarot reader in the entire deck! You can even think of the cup in her hand as a tarot card, or a self-help book, that she gazes at for deeper insight.
But this is just half of STRENGTH. We can use the tarot every day, or read every self-help book in existence, but if we aren't bringing the self-discovery into action, we may find ourselves drowning in emotions and desires. It's important to embody this internal connection by taking responsibility (king) through a call to action (wands) to bring these desires to life through hard work and optimism (king of wands). Inner-work alone will not bring about strength. True strength is bred out of being able to bring the self discovery into practical alignment with our day to day life.