Tarot is full of mysteries and depths. Every card comes in layers many deep. Cards can be combined into all sorts of meaningful groups that make them especially significant in different ways. When you play with tarot long enough, you literally start seeing things. That's what we're going to do in this class.
Court Cards are a group unto themselves. What, exactly, makes them different in their essence from the other cards? The answer is that they are an Arcanum, a formal mystery, a whole separate secret unto themselves.
The Aces are are a secret like that. They are the geological platform of the elements on which everything rests — the secret roots of the world.
At their deepest, underneath and supporting all their standard meanings, the numbers 2 – 10 of the Minor Arcana also form a mystery, which is why they are called Arcana. At that level, they are ways to mastery of self and world.
The Majors are tarot's version of the arcane architectural principles of creation.
Court Cards are avatars, incarnations in human form of divine intention, which is also the purest distilled human intention, the highest, strongest intention you are capable of. The Court Cards bring with them the power to affect necessary change in any situation in specific ways. They are energies and forms that do things to you, for you, about you, around you, and in you. They're not about things that just happen. They are about things that happen because of you. They are intended to be personal.
When they appear as people in our lives, Court Cards influence our activities and what happens to us. This is because that influence is necessary rather than accidental. They reveal dangers and opportunities related to their qualities. They are signs that alert us to possible change and growth. And they are signals of a time to rise to dramatic, karmic challenge.
All these things are embedded in the Court Card Arcanum. They are things to be aware of when a Court Card comes up in a reading.
Of course there's more. Court Cards go even deeper than all this, and offer uses beyond their meanings in a reading. Come to our Thursday pre-conference class and we'll explore what makes the Court Cards a mystery, an Arcanum in their own right.
Pre-Conference Master Class w/ the Amberstones
Thursday, April 26
5:30 - 8:30 pm