The court cards consists of pages, knights, queens and kings. There are four of each, one for each of the four suits. These cards represent one of two things, either an individual person, or a particular meaning. Each interpretation is subjected to the reader’s intuition, knowledge of the cards and experience. As these court cards can be referring to a person, each are viewed as pertaining to an age range of someone having to do with the querent (seeker).
Pages – up to the age of 25. Knights – between 25 and 45, a single-minded effort toward goals. Queens – any age as queens denote a receptivity and willingness depending on the suit. Kings – 45 and over, culmination or accomplishment.
Fire = wands/clubs (same as clubs); Water = cups/hearts; Earth = pentacles/diamonds; Air = swords/spades.
How to shuffle Tarot cards is an individual choice. It may take a little practice first to find a method that’s both comfortable and works well to provide the information in question. Developing a consistent method of preparing the cards for spreads is worth the time and effort in the long run.
It isn’t necessary to apply much thinking to the cards, nor to depend on the discriptive meanings that are defined in various books. Take notice of any card or cards that seem to be drawing your attention to them the most and begin with those. When images, songs, or ideas enter your mind from out of the blue, share it in a positive manner because that might contain a message of value. Some cards can have more than one interpretation, even in a spread, therefore, encourage the querent (seeker) to participate. Their responses help clarify for a more indepth and accurate understanding.
Consider if there’s a feel to the energies, such as whether they’re joyful, practical, sad, confused or maybe a mix of emotions. When a theme, or a particular characteristic, repeats itself a couple or more times, share that also as it may well be an important element that offers constructive guidance. After sharing what the initial skim-through appears to be illuminating on, search to uncover a deeper level of meaning, as there can be several layers in regard to an issue or situation that adds clarity.
To summarize, review the main points such as key phrases that overshadow everything else in the reading, and any thoughts you may have as well, being sure to remain objective, and as positive as possible. It’s a good policy to remind the seeker that their actions affect or have an impact on the development of the actual outcomes, as well as having the free-will and responsibility to exercise their decisions.
Giving advice is another matter entirely, such as financial, medical and legal, and is best left to the experts who are liscenced in those professions.