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Understanding Tarot Court Cards

Understanding tarot court cards and their meaning is a breeze if you associate their traits with famous characters or celebrities. Share your insight and get a free tarot deck to download!

Court cards may represent actual people involved in a situation or just particular aspects of a personality.

Real people are complex and nuanced but the court cards represent only one particular facet of that person in a given situation and sometimes the characteristics are simplified to the extreme.

We had fun coupling the court cards traits with fictional characters to help you visualize the card meaning. 

While you are reading the typical traits of each card, you may happen to think of someone you know or a character that represents that particular type of personality.

Let us know by entering your comment at the bottom of this page, you can win a downloadable tarot deck!

Understanding Tarot Cards: the Pages

Young people, naive and enthusiastic but sometimes hasty and shallow. These cards can herald a message.

Page of Wands

An intelligent and restless child, an ardent young lover, inspirational speaker, passionate youth.

Frodo Baggins, Marty MacFly ( Back to the Future), Harry Potter, Tin Tin, Kim (Rudyard Kipling), Pippi Longstoking, Bart Simpson

Page of Pentacles

Quiet, reflective conscientious youth, reliable friend, sensible person, diligent child.

Samwise Gamgee, Wall-e, Alice (Alice in Wonderland) , Maggie Simpson.

Page of Swords

Clever child, quick and subtle youth, a communicator. 

Anakin Skywalker, Juno, Matilda, Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Zazie (Zazie in the Metro), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Game), Lisa Simpson.

Page of Cups

Gentle, artistic child, sensitive dreamy imaginative youth, introverted young person.

Norman Bates (Psycho), Napoleon Dynamite, Amelie, Juliet.

Understanding Tarot: the Knights 

Committed like knights on a quest, they can be radical. They may represent also a fast moving situation.

Knight of Wands

Impetuous young man, fun loving person who likes a challenge

Alex Foley (Beverly Hills Cop), Han solo, Rocky Balboa. 

Knight of Pentacles

Sensible conscientious dependable person, loyal friend, methodical worker. The quiet, brave hero.

George Bailey (It’s a wonderful Life), Dr Watson (Sherlock Holmes).

Knight of Swords

Strong assertive leader, impatient person, intellectual gallant youth that ruthlessly pursues his goals.

Boromir, agent Smith (Matrix), Boba Fett (Star Wars), Dr. Emmett Brown (return to the future), Tony Stark (Iron Man), Neo (Matrix), James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)

Knight of Cups

Romantic young man, dreamer, artist, idealistic person, intuitive lover.

Prince charming, Luke Skywalker, Rick Blaine (Casablanca), Forrest Gump, Jay Gatsby.

Understanding Tarot Queen Cards

Mature, nurturing, thoughtful woman. These characters can show obsessive behavior.

Queen of Wands

Enterprising woman, a lady of power and position, vibrant, competitive, assertive woman, helpful friend.

Marge Gunderson (Fargo), Ellen Ripley (Alien), Karen Blixen (Out of Africa), Moll Flanders, Sarah Connor (Terminator)

Queen of Pentacles

Sensual woman, creative, good organizer, sensible administrator, a provider.

Aibeleen Clark (The Help), Maria (The Sound of Music), Ma (Room), Marge Simpson, Molly Weasley (Harry Potter).

Queen of Swords

Cool, aloof intellectual woman, intelligent, witty and analytical.

Mary Poppins, Scarlett O’Hara, Lizzie Bennett (Pride and Prejudice), Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Queen of Cups

A mother, caring, empathetic, intuitive, artistic woman, social worker.

Arwen (Lord of the Rings), Madame Bovary, Lady Chatterley, Mrs Gump (Forrest Gump), Miss Honey(Matilda), Phoebe (Friends)

Understanding Tarot King Cards

Mature, demonstrative, active man, a good organizer. Sometimes can forget personal matters or turn domineering.

King of Wands

Decisive leader, loyal family man, good communicator, optimistic, passionate, adventurous action man.

Napoleon, Julius Cesar, Aragorn, Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator), Rambo 

King of Pentacles

Conscientious worker, devoted father, responsible, conservative man, a provider.

Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mocking Bird),Ebenezer Scrooge, Marshall Will Kane (High Noon)

King of Swords

Commanding, independent, intellectual men, scientist, out of touch with his feelings, intelligent, unemotional.

Gandalf, Dracula, Indiana Jones, Darth Vader, Gordon Gekko (Wall Street).

King of Cups

Emphatic, mature, balanced man. A beloved teacher. Someone who loves art, science and is in touch with emotions.

John Keating (Dead Poets Society), Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Oskar Schindler (Schindler’s List), Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

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