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~ “If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen” ~

— Cher

Taurus

April 21 – May 21

A sharp contrast from Aries, those born under the sign of Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, are steadfast, stable, and conventional in outlook. One of the most reliable and charming signs of the zodiac, they possess an ability to inspire confidence in others, and impress everyone with their genuine sincerity. Although they rarely lose their tempers, once roused, their rage knows no bounds. This can cause them to hold on to a lot of resentment, which can be overcome by learning to be a little more magnanimous (accepting) in life. Lovers of luxury and the ‘good life,’ they are blessed with natural good tastes, preferring classical conventional styles to funky new fads that are ever changing. Although known to be stubborn and lazy, Taurus needs to keep a healthy balance between working hard to afford the lifestyle he desires and pursuing indulgent hobbies of leisure.

BASICS

Taurus - The Bull

  • Motto: I have
  • Element: Earth
  • Modality: Fixed (Organizers)
  • Gender: Feminine/Yin
  • Polarity: Negative
  • Duality: Night
  • Soul: Toddler
  • Ages: 7 – 14
  • Nature: Bestial
  • Season: Spring
  • Direction: South by East
  • Color: Green, Pale Blue, and Pink
  • Metal: Copper
  • Stone: Emerald
  • Trees: Almond, Apple, Ash, Cyprus, Fig, Pear, Vine
  • Herbs: Alder, Artichoke, Brambles, Cloves, Columbine, Daisy, Elder, Foxglove, Marshmallow, Mint, Poppy, Primula, Rose, Sorrel, Violet
  • Foods: Cereals (particularly wheat), Apples, Berries, Grapes, Pears, Spices
  • Countries: Capri, Cyprus, Egypt, Greek Islands, Iran, Ireland, Switzerland
  • Cities: Bologna, Dublin, Eastbourne, Hastings, Leipzig, Lucerne, Mantua, Palermo, St. Louis
  • Affirmation: I can create the life of my dreams. I give thanks for everything I have achieved.

PLANETARY INFLUENCE

Planet Venus

  • Planetary Dignity:-
    • Ruling: Venus
    • Exalted: Moon
    • Detriment: Mars (classical)/Pluto (Modern)
    • Fall: Part of Fortune
    • Esoteric Ruler: Vulcan
  • Classical Decans:
    • First Decan: Mercury
    • Second Decan: Moon
    • Third Decan: Saturn
  • Modern Decans:
    • First Decan: Venus
    • Second Decan: Mercury
    • Third Decan: Saturn
  • House: Second

TAROT & QABALAH

The Hierophant - Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot

  • Tarot Correspondence:
    • Major Arcana: The Hierophant
    • Minor Arcana: 5 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles, 7 of Pentacles
    • Court Card: King of Pentacles; Knight of Swords
  • Qabalah:
    • Hebrew Letter: Vau (Nail)
    • Path: 16 – (Triumphal or Eternal One)
    • Sephiras: Chokmah (Wisdom) – Chesed (Mercy)
    • Qliphotic Name: Admiron (The Bloody Ones)
    • Calendar: Sivah
    • Magical Power: The Secret of Physical Strength
    • Magical Weapon: The Labour of Preparation [The Throne and Altar]
    • Hierarchy: Teraphim
    • Order of the Blessed Spirits: Cherubim
    • 12 Degrees of Damned: Lying Spirits

BODY, MIND, and SOUL

  • Anatomy:
    • External: Neck and Throat
    • Internal: Gullet, Larynx, Cerebellum
    • Structural: Bones of the Neck
    • Notable Features: Strong Neck and Shoulders (often a stoop). Pensive Brows. Full Lips and Nostrils. Curling or Wavy Hair. Full Forehead. Heavy Jaws.
  • Mind:-
    • Positive Traits: Purposeful. Patient. Steadfastness. Conviction.
    • Negative Traits: Obstinacy. Prejudice, Unreasonableness. Possessiveness.
  • Soul:-
    • Karmic Lessons: To let go gracefully.
    • Karmic Strengths: Strong ethics, with the ability to endure and see things through.
    • Karmic Goal: A slow and steady evolution and development of inner security, and a sense of being unshakably rooted in a piece of eternity within one’s Self.

DIVINITY

The Three Charities - Thalia (Abundance), Euphrosyne (Joy), and Aglaia (Glory)

  • Biblical Reference: The Judge (John 5:22)
    • Apostle: Simon
    • Prophet: Haggai
    • Archangel: Asmodeus
    • Angel: Araziel
    • Evangelist: Luke
    • Tribe of Israel: Ephraim
  • Deities:-
    • African and Haitian: Yemaya Ataramagwa Sarabbi Olokun; Babalu-Aye
    • Celtic/Welsh: Ceridwen; Cernunnos
    • China: Kuan-Yin; Lu Hsing
    • Egypt: Heqit, Hapi
    • Greece: The Three Charities – Thalia, Euphrosyne, Aglaia; Boreas
    • India: Gauri; Kuvera
    • Japan: Benzaiten; Bishamon
    • Native and Latin America: Chantico; Pachacamac
    • Nordic/Germanic: Nehallennia; Freyr
    • Oceania: Humea; Tane
    • Roman: Ops; Bonus

CELEBRITIES

Henry Cavill

  • Men: Al Pacino, Andre Agassi, Bono, Channing Tatum, Cory Monteith, Daniel Day-Lewis, David Beckham, David Boreanaz, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Enrique Iglesias, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, George Clooney, Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel, Henry Cavill, Henry Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Liberace, Niccolo Machiavelli, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Pattinson, Salvador Dali, Sigmund Freud, Stephen Colbert, Stevie Wonder, Tom Welling

Cher

  • Women: Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Bea Arthur, Candice Bergen, Carol Burnett, Carolyn Jones, Cate Blanchett, Cher, Cloris Leachman, Enya, Eva Peron, Florence Nightingale, Janet Jackson, Jessica Lange, Joanna Lumley, Julie Benz, Katherine Hepburn, Laetitia Casta, Megan Fox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Natasha Richardson, Nora Ephron, Patti LuPone, Penelope Cruz, Queen Elizabeth II, Rene Zellweger, Shirley MacLaine, Shirley Temple, Tina Fey, Uma Thurman
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~ “From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.” ~

– Bette Davis

ARIES – The Ram

March 21 to April 20

As Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, those born under this sign are born leaders with a natural positive and enthusiastic energy that allows their aura’s to shimmer in a dazzling ruby shine. Lovers of life in the fast lane, Ariens possess a high physical energy level, which they need to express without any bounds. However it’s important for them to realize that there is a world of a difference between ‘aggression’ and ‘assertion’, the later being a more constructive way of releasing excessive energy. Their high ambitions and ideals often allow them to become pioneers in their respective fields, forever willing to take on every challenge head-on, for Aries knows no fear, and never shies away from achieving their biggest and wildest dreams.

BASICS

Aries - The Ram

  • Motto: I am
  • Element: Fire
  • Modality: Cardinal (Leaders)
  • Gender: Masculine/Yang
  • Polarity: Positive
  • Duality: Day
  • Soul: Infant
  • Ages: 0 – 7
  • Nature: Bestial/Violent
  • Season: Spring
  • Direction: East
  • Color: Red
  • Metal: Iron
  • Stone: Bloodstone
  • Trees: Holly, Fir, All Thorn-Bearing Trees and Bushes
  • Herbs: Arnica, Bayberry, Broom, Bryony, Furze, Honeysuckle, Hops, Geranium, Juniper, Leeks, Milk, Thistle, Mustard, Nettle, Onions, Peppermint, Rhubarb, Tobacco, Witch Hazel
  • Foods: Beer, Leeks, Onion, Tomatoes, Most Strong Tasting Foods
  • Countries: England, Germany, France, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Japan, Syria
  • Cities: Birmingham, Brunswick, Florence, Naples, Marseilles, Krakow, Leicester, Verona
  • Affirmation: I am achievement. I have the power to translate my dreams into reality.

PLANETARY INFLUENCE

Planet Mars

  • Planetary Dignity:-
    • Ruling: Mars
    • Exalted: Sun
    • Detriment: Venus
    • Fall: Saturn (classical)/Uranus (Modern)
    • Esoteric Ruler: Mercury
  • Classical Decans:
    • First Decan: Mars
    • Second Decan: Sun
    • Third Decan: Venus
  • Modern Decans:
    • First Decan: Mars
    • Second Decan: Sun
    • Third Decan: Jupiter
  • House: First/Ascendant

TAROT & QABALAH

The Emperor - Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot

  • Tarot Correspondence:
    • Major Arcana: The Emperor
    • Minor Arcana: 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, 4 of Wands
    • Court Card: Queen of Wands; King of Pentacles

  • Qabalah:
    • Hebrew Letter: He (Window)
    • Path: 15 – Constituting Intelligence
    • Sephiras: Chokmah (Wisdom) – Tiphareth (Beauty)
    • Qliphotic Name: Da’Airiron (The Flock)
    • Calendar: Ayar
    • Magical Power: Consecrating Things
    • Magical Weapon: Horns, Bruin, Energy
    • Hierarchy: Xeophim
    • Order of the Blessed Spirits: Seraphim
    • 12 Degrees of Damned: False Gods

BODY, MIND, and SOUL

  • Anatomy:
    • External: Head and Face
    • Internal: Brain
    • Structural: Cranium and Facial Bones
    • Notable Features: Long Neck. Bony or Angular face. Broad Temples. Narrow Chin. Crisp or Wiry Hair. Generally a distinctive mark on the face (a scar or a mole or a birthmark).
  • Mind:-
    • Positive Traits: Innocence. Wonder. Faith. Enthusiasm. Raw Courage.
    • Negative Traits: Selfishness. Egotistical. Thoughtlessness. Impulsive. Reckless.
  • Soul:-
    • Karmic Lessons: To find and to assert one’s Self.
    • Karmic Strengths: Tremendous courage and the ability to get things moving.
    • Karmic Goal: Becoming aware of the Self and initiating and being spontaneous without ignoring the needs of others.

DIVINITY

Ares - God of War

  • Biblical Reference: The Crowned Ram (Revelations 5:6)
    • Apostle: Matthias
    • Prophet: Malachi
    • Archangel: Malchidial
    • Angel: Sharhiel
    • Evangelist: Mark
    • Tribe of Israel: Gad

  • Deities:-
    • African and Haitian: Oshun, Chango
    • Celtic/Welsh: Macha, Llew
    • China: Tien-Hou, Kuan Ti
    • Egypt: Neith, Horus
    • Greece: Athena, Ares
    • India: Durga, Agni, Shiva
    • Japan: Amaterasu, Bishamon
    • Native and Latin America: Huitzilopochtli, Catequil
    • Nordic/Germanic: Alaisiagae, Freyr
    • Oceania: Pele, Oro
    • Roman: Minerva, Mars

CELEBRITIES

Hayden Christensen

  • Men: Adrien Brody, Alec Baldwin, Andy Garcia, Charlie Chaplin, Christopher Walken, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Dennis Quaid, Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ewan McGregor, Casanova, Gregory Peck, Harry Houdini, Heath Ledger, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Chan, John Sebastian Bach, John Schneider, JP Morgan, Marlon Brando, Omar Sharif, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Downey Jr., Russell Crowe, Steve McQueen, Timothy Dalton, Warren Beatty

Lady Gaga

  • Women: Amanda Bynes, Aretha Franklin, Ashley Judd, Bette Davis, Celine Dion, Debbie Reynolds, Diana Ross, Doris Day, Elizabeth Montgomery, Gloria Steinem, Jayne Mansfield, Jennifer Garner, Joan Crawford, Julia Stiles, Julie Christie, Kate Hudson, Keira Knightley, Lady Gaga, Linda Goodman, Lucy Lawless, Mandy Moore, Marcia Cross, Mariah Carey, Reese Witherspoon, Rosie O’Donnell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Selena, Shirley Jones, Simone Signoret, Virginia Grey

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~ “Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” ~

— Sigmund Freud

As mentioned in the post, Fucking Courts, court cards are one of the most controversial, as well as, confusing, overwhelming, and overall-stress-inducing modes of a Tarot Deck. Primarily, Court Cards either represent an aspect of us (the seeker) or someone within our lives, particularly someone upon whom we’ve ‘projected’ that part of our personality. However, they can also symbolize timing, qualities to embody, spiritual guides, and even events and situations coming into existence; thus making them all the more complicated to interpret.

The Court of Pentacles tend to be practical, grounded, solid, and weighted in this physical reality. They tend to be oriented towards work, goals, money, and the physical senses (especially touch). These are the sensualists who often like to garden, sculpt, and give and receive massages. These are also the builders and the doers on the planet; these folks often help establish businesses, cooperatives, foundations, and projects. They are loyal, headstrong, and literally down-to-earth people. Their practical nature can sometimes leave them a little too weighted, and they can get stuck in ruts and feel bogged down. They need a little stimulation and spark to get them out of their routines.

The following are a list of keywords for the Court of Pentacles. These keywords are not to be relied on as crutches, but as creative springboards for us to develop our own interpretation and understanding of not just each card, but the Court of Pentacles on its whole. And let’s face it, sometimes relating court cards with Celebrities does help.

  • King of Pentacles

George Clooney - King of Pentacles

    • Element: Air of Earth
    • Astrology: Fixed Earth – Taurus
    • Chart Position: 20 Aries to 20 Taurus
    • Dates: April 11th to May 10th
    • Qabalah: Tiphareth (Beauty) in Assiah (Body)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Venus in Aries – 4 of Wands – 20 Aries to 30 Aries
      • Second Decan: Mercury in Taurus – 5 of Pentacles – 0 Taurus to 10 Taurus
      • Third Decan: Moon in Taurus – 6 of Pentacles – 10 Taurus to 20 Taurus
    • MBTI: ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging)
    • KTS: The Provider
    • Celebrity Examples: Al Pacino. George Clooney. Tom Welling. Enrique Iglesias. Sigmund Freud. Orson Wells. David Beckham.
    • Positive Keywords: Self-Sufficient. Successful. Dependable. Realistic. Sensual.
    • Negative Keywords: Stubborn. Lethargic. Philistine. Dogmatic. Miserly.
    • Career Choices: Financier. Stockbroker. Investments. Real Estate. Wine. Insurance. Chef. Entertainers. Coaches and Trainers. Craftsman.
    • Sport and Recreation: Weight-Lifting. Body Building. Football. Hiking. Camping. All things that test our endurance.
    • Affirmation: At every turn opportunities appear before me. The Universe supports my every effort. .

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  • Queen of Pentacles

Marlene Dietrich - Queen of Pentacles

    • Element: Water of Earth
    • Astrology: Cardinal Earth – Capricorn
    • Chart Position: 20 Sagittarius to 20 Capricorn
    • Dates: December 13th to January 9th
    • Qabalah: Binah (Understanding) in Assiah (Body)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Saturn in Sagittarius – 10 of Wands – 20 Sagittarius to 30 Capricorn
      • Second Decan: Jupiter in Capricorn – 2 of Pentacles – 0 Capricorn to 10 Capricorn
      • Third Decan: Mars in Capricorn – 3 of Pentacles – 10 Capricorn to 20 Capricorn
    • MBTI: ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging)
    • KTS: The Protector
    • Celebrity Examples: Gypsy Rose Lee. Ava Gardner. Kristin Kreuk. Dame Maggie Smith. Marlene Dietrich. Susan Lucci. Pat Benatar.
    • Positive Keywords: Generous. Perseverance. Prosperity. Fertility. Sensibility.
    • Negative Keywords: Materialistic. Narrow. Hardened. Rigid. Conformity.
    • Career Choices: Banking and Finance. Bureaucracy. Administration. University Professors. Sculptors. Legal and Technical Work. Healers. Nursing/Caretaking. Retail and Luxury Goods.
    • Sport & Recreation: Hatha Yoga. Walking. Golf. Swimming. Rock Climbing. All things that require patience and strengthen self-discipline.
    • Affirmation: My abundant thoughts and actions lead in the perfect direction of my desires.

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  • Knight of Pentacles

Hugh Grant - Knight of Pentacles

    • Element: Fire of Earth
    • Astrology: Mutable Earth – Virgo
    • Chart Position: 20 Leo to 20 Virgo
    • Dates: August 12th to September 11th
    • Qabalah: Chokmah (Wisdom) in Assiah (Body)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Mars in Leo – 7 of Wands – 20 Leo to 30 Leo
      • Second Decan: Sun in Virgo  – 8 of Pentacles – 0 Virgo to 10 Virgo
      • Third Decan: Venus in Virgo – 9 of Pentacles – 10 Virgo to 20 Virgo
    • MBTI: ESFP (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Performer
    • Celebrity Examples: Andrea Bocelli. Hugh Grant. Elvis Costello. Richard Gere. Andy Roddick. Sean Connery. Freddie Mercury.
    • Positive Keywords: Practical. Purposeful. Responsible. Skillful. Pragmatic.
    • Negative Keywords: Impatience. Insensitivity. Arrogant. Cynical. Intolerant.
    • Career Choices: Accountants. Doctors. Mathematician. Merchandising. Hospitality/Hotel Management. Horticulturalist. Landscape Artists. Civil Servants. Editors. Dietician/Nutritionist.
    • Sport and Recreation: Biking. Jogging. Aerobics. Calisthenics. Martial Arts. All things that are simple, minimalistic, and have maximum impact.
    • Affirmation: I am one with my body and one with nature.

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  • Page of Pentacles

Lea Michele - Page of Pentacles

    • Element: Earth of Earth
    • Astrology: The Aries/Taurus/Gemini Quadrant of the Zodiac
    • Chart Position: 0 Aries to 30 Gemini
    • Dates: March 21st to June 20th
    • Qabalah: Malkuth (Kingdom) in Assiah (Body)
    • MBTI: ISFP (Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Composer
    • Celebrity Examples: Lea Michele. Cory Montieth. Jenna Ushkowitz. Dianna Agron. Andrew Lawrence. Jessica Alba. Hunter Parrish.
    • Positive Keywords: Watchful. Secure. Fascinated. Diligent. Loving.
    • Negative Keywords: Coveting. Critical. Hedonism. Neurotic. Obsessive.
    • Career Choices: Domestics. Elementary Education. Students. Bookkeeper. Secretary/Executive Assistants. Archivist. Librarian. Animal Trainer. Financial Speculator. Child-Care.
    • Sport & Recreation: Hatha Yoga. Camping. Rock Climbing. Swimming. Pilates. All things that bust stress and help connect with nature.
    • Affirmation: I listen to my body and follow its advice, for the wisdom within holds the key to all healing.

Hope you all enjoyed the Keywords for the Court of Pentacles.

Love and Blessings

Zorian

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~ “To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop” ~

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

As mentioned in the post, Fucking Courts, court cards are one of the most controversial, as well as, confusing, overwhelming, and overall-stress-inducing modes of a Tarot Deck. Primarily, Court Cards either represent an aspect of us (the seeker) or someone within our lives, particularly someone upon whom we’ve ‘projected’ that part of our personality. However, they can also symbolize timing, qualities to embody, spiritual guides, and even events and situations coming into existence; thus making them all the more complicated to interpret.

The Court of Swords are often associated with the mental realm. These are the thinkers, the talkers, and the socialites in our midst. They tend to be more detached and objective in their association with the world and can often seem both friendly and distant. They have a great capacity to draw groups of people together and often tend to know ‘everyone’ due to their love of connection and interaction. However, whenever there is an overemphasis on the thinking and talking function, the Court of Swords find it all the more difficult to reach deeper levels of emotional sensitivity.

The following are a list of keywords for the Court of Swords. These keywords are not to be relied on as crutches, but as creative springboards for us to develop our own interpretation and understanding of not just each card, but the Court of Swords on its whole. And let’s face it, sometimes relating court cards with Celebrities does help.

  • King of Swords

Christian Bale - King of Swords

    • Element: Air of Air
    • Astrology: Fixed Air – Aquarius
    • Chart Position: 20 Capricorn to 20 Aquarius
    • Dates: January 10th to February 8th
    • Qabalah: Tiphareth (Beauty) in Yetzirah (Mind)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Sun in Capricorn – 4 of Pentacles – 20 Capricorn to 30 Capricorn
      • Second Decan: Venus in Aquarius – 5 of Swords – 0 Aquarius to 10 Aquarius
      • Third Decan: Mercury in Aquarius – 6 of Swords – 10 Aquarius to 20 Aquarius
    • MBTI: ESTJ (Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging)
    • KTS: The Supervisor
    • Celebrity Examples: Christian Bale. Tom Selleck. Richard Dean Anderson. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Thomas Edison. Paul Newman. Clark Gable.
    • Positive Keywords: Precision. Rationality. Articulation. Ethical. Discerning.
    • Negative Keywords: Overly Critical. Dictatorial. Severity. Sadism. Ruthlessness.
    • Career Choices: Judge. Technical Writer. Lawyer. Diplomat. Intelligence Services. Anthropology. Professor. Scientist. Research & Development. Surgeon. Environmentalist/Humanitarian.
    • Sport and Recreation: Ice-Skating. Parachuting. Gliding. Deep Sea Diving. Svaroopa Yoga. All things that allow them to feel free and unrestricted.
    • Affirmation: I live up to my ideals with love and with joy. I confidently stand up for what I truly believe.

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  • Queen of Swords

Susan Sarandon - Queen of Swords

    • Element: Water of Air
    • Astrology: Cardinal Air – Libra
    • Chart Position: 20 Virgo to 20 Libra
    • Dates: September 12th to October 12th
    • Qabalah: Binah (Understanding) in Yetzirah (Mind)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Mercury in Virgo – 10 of Pentacles – 20 Virgo to 30 Virgo
      • Second Decan: Moon in Libra – 2 of Swords – 0 Libra to 10 Libra
      • Third Decan: Saturn in Libra – 3 of Swords – 10 Libra to 20 Libra
    • MBTI: ISTJ (Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging)
    • KTS: The Inspector
    • Celebrity Examples: Barbara Walters. Sigourney Weaver. Heather Locklear. Olivia Newton-John. Julie Andrews. Kelly Rippa. Susan Sarandon.
    • Positive Keywords: Strong Willed. Frankness. Independence. Observant. Self-Disciplined.
    • Negative Keywords: Bitchy. Hypercritical. Vindictive. Hurtful. Dismissive.
    • Career Choices: Academician. Conceptualizer. Writer. Negotiator. Editor. Physicist. Aesthetician. Economist. Scientist. Department Store Buyer.
    • Sport & Recreation: Tennis. Dancing. Kripalu Yoga. Aerobics. Pilates. All things that can be done in groups or with a partner.
    • Affirmation: I am balanced and harmonized with life, and am safe and secure in my expression of love.

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  • Knight of Swords

Zachary Quinto - Knight of Swords

    • Element: Fire of Air
    • Astrology: Mutable Air – Gemini
    • Chart Position: 20 Taurus to 20 Gemini
    • Dates: May 11th to June 10th
    • Qabalah: Chokmah (Wisdom) in Yetzirah (Mind)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Saturn in Taurus – 7 of Pentacles – 20 Taurus to 30 Taurus
      • Second Decan: Jupiter in Gemini  – 8 of Swords – 0 Gemini to 10 Gemini
      • Third Decan: Mars in Gemini – 9 of Swords – 10 Gemini to 20 Gemini
    • MBTI: ESTP (Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Promoter
    • Celebrity Examples: Anderson Cooper. Pete Wentz. Zachary Quinto. Liam Neeson. Laurence Olivier. Mike Myers. Wentworth Miller.
    • Positive Keywords: Analytical. Quick-Witted. Sharp-Minded. Mental Stimulation. Skillful.
    • Negative Keywords: Impatience. Insensitivity. Arrogant. Cynical. Intolerant.
    • Career Choices: Copywriter. Marketing/Sales. Concierge. Debater. Illustrator. Journalist. Linguist. Information Technology. Analyst.
    • Sport and Recreation: Running. Squash. Cycling/Spinning. Skiing. Rollerblading. Anything that’s playful, exciting, and gives them a thrill.
    • Affirmation: I boldly express myself in a unique and creative manner.

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  • Page of Swords

Paris Hilton - Page of Swords

    • Element: Earth of Air
    • Astrology: The Capricorn/Aquarius/Pisces Quadrant of the Zodiac
    • Chart Position: 0 Capricorn to 30 Pisces
    • Dates: September 23rd to November 22nd
    • Qabalah: Malkuth (Kingdom) in Yetzirah (Mind)
    • MBTI: ISTP (Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Crafter
    • Celebrity Examples: Taylor Lautner. Mischa Barton. Natalie Portman. Paris Hilton. Ashlee Simpson. Elijah Wood. Shia LaBeouf.
    • Positive Keywords: Clever. Vigilant. Objective. Practical. Alertness.
    • Negative Keywords: Gossip. Defensive. Scathing. Sneaky. Caustic.
    • Career Choices: Student of Law, Science, Anthropology, and Medicine. Computer Programmer. Dispatcher. Telemarketer. Receptionist. Mail Carrier. Playwright. Orator. Driver.
    • Sport & Recreation: Dancing. Gymnastics. Martial Arts. Chess. Tai Chi. Anything that helps them balance their mind, body, and soul.
    • Affirmation: I handle all ideas with love and with ease.

Hope you enjoyed the Keywords for the Court of Swords.

Love and Blessings

Zorian

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~ “Only do what your heart tells you.” ~

— Princess Diana

As mentioned in the post, Fucking Courts, court cards are one of the most controversial, as well as, confusing, overwhelming, and overall-stress-inducing modes of a Tarot Deck. Primarily, Court Cards either represent an aspect of us (the seeker) or someone within our lives, particularly someone upon whom we’ve ‘projected’ that part of our personality. However, they can also symbolize timing, qualities to embody, spiritual guides, and even events and situations coming into existence; thus making them all the more complicated to interpret.

The Court of Cups tend to be in touch with subtle emotions, deep feelings, and the nuances of life that others may not catch onto. They ‘feel’ their environment so powerfully that they can pick up on a lot of what’s going on underneath people’s interactions. Often they are more in touch with fear, sadness, and the deepest sensations of love, passion, and desire. Due to their incredible intuitive and psychic abilities, they get overloaded by the intensity of life and hence need a lot of quiet time to themselves to find peace. They need help defining themselves and their boundaries so that they don’t lose themselves to other’s needs.

The following are a list of keywords for the Court of Cups. These keywords are not to be relied on as crutches, but as creative springboards for us to develop our own interpretation and understanding of not just each card, but the Court of Cups on its whole. And let’s face it, sometimes relating court cards with Celebrities does help.

  • King of Cups

Ryan Gosling - King of Cups

    • Element: Air of Water
    • Astrology: Fixed Water – Scorpio
    • Chart Position: 20 Libra to 20 Scorpio
    • Dates: October 13th to November 12th
    • Qabalah: Tiphareth (Beauty) in Briah (Soul)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Jupiter in Libra – 4 of Swords – 20 Libra to 30 Libra
      • Second Decan: Mars in Scorpio – 5 of Cups – 0 Scorpio to 10 Scorpio
      • Third Decan: Sun in Scorpio – 6 of Cups – 10 Scorpio to 20 Scorpio
    • MBTI: ENFJ (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging)
    • KTS: The Teacher
    • Celebrity Examples: Calvin Klein. Dylan McDermott. Pablo Picasso. Leonardo DiCaprio. Joaquin Phoenix. Ryan Gosling. Gavin Rossdale.
    • Positive Keywords: Consideration. Understanding. Dignity. Protectiveness. Passion.
    • Negative Keywords: Obsession. Paranoia. Nihilism. Duplicitous. Sleaziness.
    • Career Choices: Health Care/Medicine. Ministry. Therapist/Counselor. Education. Fine Arts. Scientists. Research and Development. Customer Service. The Navy. Private Investigation.
    • Sport and Recreation: Weights. Iyengar Yoga. Kick-Boxing. Pilates. Swimming. All things where one can channel their intensity and devotion.
    • Affirmation: I am safe. It is safe to feel. My feelings are normal and acceptable. I honor and value my feelings and express them freely.

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  • Queen of Cups

Liv Tyler - Queen of Cups

    • Element: Water of Water
    • Astrology: Cardinal Water – Cancer
    • Chart Position: 20 Gemini to 20 Cancer
    • Dates: June 11th to July11th
    • Qabalah: Binah (Understanding) in Briah (Soul)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Sun in Gemini – 10 of Swords – 20 Gemini to 30 Gemini
      • Second Decan: Venus in Cancer – 2 of Cups – 0 Cancer to 10 Cancer
      • Third Decan: Mercury in Cancer – 3 of Cups – 10 Cancer to 20 Cancer
    • MBTI: INFJ (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging)
    • KTS: The Counselor
    • Celebrity Examples: Princess Diana. Meryl Streep. Angelica Houston. Cyndi Lauper. Helen Keller. Liv Tyler. Debbie Harry.
    • Positive Keywords: Receptiveness. Caring. Nurturing. Empathy. Musing.
    • Negative Keywords: Hypersensitivity. Fluctuating Moods. Irrational. Manipulation. Self-Pity.
    • Career Choices: Psychic. Healer. Nurse/Medical Assistance. Arts and Crafts. Interior Decorator. Designer. Social Worker. Counselor/Therapist. Chef. Acting.
    • Sport & Recreation: Swimming. Tantra Yoga. Pilates. Running. Rowing. All things that help one to flow with life.
    • Affirmation: I nourish and nurture the world around me with an open heart and an open soul.

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  • Knight of Cups

Jensen Ackles - Knight of Cups

    • Element: Fire of Water
    • Astrology: Mutable Water – Pisces
    • Chart Position: 20 Aquarius to 20 Pisces
    • Dates: February 9th to March 10th
    • Qabalah: Chokmah (Wisdom) in Briah (Soul)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Moon in Aquarius – 7 of Swords – 20 Aquarius to 30 Aquarius
      • Second Decan: Saturn in Pisces  – 8 of Cups – 0 Pisces to 10 Pisces
      • Third Decan: Jupiter in Pisces – 9 of Cups – 10 Pisces to 20 Pisces
    • MBTI: ENFP (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Champion
    • Celebrity Examples: Alexander Graham Bell. Daniel Craig. Jensen Ackles. Sidney Poitier. Jon Bon Jovi. Freddie Prinze Jr. Josh Groban.
    • Positive Keywords: Creative. Chivalrous. Romantic. Gallant. Charming.
    • Negative Keywords: Flighty. Impractical. Escapism. Illusionary. Addictions.
    • Career Choices: The Arts. Higher Education. Organizational and Personal Development. Public Relations. Catering. Film & Television. Bartender. Hospitality (Food & Drink Department). Musician. Song-Writer/Poet.
    • Sport and Recreation: Dancing. Gymnastics. Surfing. Ananda Yoga. Tai Chi. Anything that’s playful and fun and nurtures and nourishes the body.
    • Affirmation: I move forward with joy for I experience love wherever I go.

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  • Page of Cups

Dakota Fanning - Page of Cups

    • Element: Earth of Water
    • Astrology: The Libra/Scorpio/Sagittarius Quadrant of the Zodiac
    • Chart Position: 0 Libra to 30 Sagittarius
    • Dates: September 23rd to November 22nd
    • Qabalah: Malkuth (Kingdom) in Briah (Soul)
    • MBTI: INFP (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Healer
    • Celebrity Examples: Dakota Fanning. Jaden Smith. Freddie Highmore. Emily Osment. Kevin Jonas. Lindsay Lohan. Kristen Bell.
    • Positive Keywords: Sympathetic. Tender. Intuitive. Aesthetic. Affectionate.
    • Negative Keywords: Naïve. Indolent. Promiscuous. Fluffy-Bunny. Daydreaming.
    • Career Choices: Student of the Arts and Humanities. Social Work. Healer. Psychic. Puppetry. Writing and Poetry. Acting. Non-Profit Organizations. Volunteer services. Design Student.
    • Sport & Recreation: Surfing. Scuba-Diving. Swimming. Yoga. Gymnastics. Anything that’s fun, and enables them to find emotional release.
    • Affirmation: I am not afraid of dreaming big, for my dreams have the power to shape my reality.

Hope you enjoyed the Keywords for the Court of Cups.

Love and Blessings

Zorian

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~ “I am tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch. Okay” ~

— Madonna

As mentioned in the post, Fucking Courts, court cards are one of the most controversial, as well as, confusing, overwhelming, and overall-stress-inducing modes of a Tarot Deck. Primarily, Court Cards either represent an aspect of us (the seeker) or someone within our lives, particularly someone upon whom we’ve ‘projected’ that part of our personality. However, they can also symbolize timing, qualities to embody, spiritual guides, and even events and situations coming into existence; thus making them all the more complicated to interpret.

The Court of Wands tend to be robust, creative, expressive and dynamic individuals. There is a spark to these people, and they are often the initiators and the visionaries in our environment. They have an almost childlike desire to be admired and appreciated and may wither if they are not given love and attention. In a way, they channel the heat and essential divine sparks of life, and their prime objective is to direct this energy in creative, and not destructive manners. If the latter, then they end up becoming childish, petulant, and argumentative; leading them to be egotistical, bratty, and excessively domineering.

The following are a list of keywords for the Court of Wands. These keywords are not to be relied on as crutches, but as creative springboards for us to develop our own interpretation and understanding of not just each card, but the Court of Wands on its whole. And let’s face it, sometimes relating court cards with Celebrities does help.

  • King of Wands

Eric Bana - King of Wands

    • Element: Air of Fire
    • Astrology: Fixed Fire – Leo
    • Chart Position: 20 Cancer to 20 Leo
    • Dates: July 12th to August 11th
    • Qabalah: Tiphareth (Beauty) in Atziluth (Spirit)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Moon in Cancer – 4 of Cups – 20 Cancer to 30 Cancer
      • Second Decan: Saturn in Leo – 5 of Wands – 0 Leo to 10 Leo
      • Third Decan: Jupiter in Leo – 6 of Wands – 10 Leo to 20 Leo
    • MBTI: ENTJ (Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging)
    • KTS: The Fieldmarshal
    • Celebrity Examples: Ben Affleck. Edward Norton. Antonio Banderas. Eric Bana. Dustin Hoffman. Barack Obama. Julian McMahon.
    • Positive Keywords: Warmth. Generosity. Nobility. Strength. Leadership.
    • Negative Keywords: Arrogance. Vanity. Tyranny. Haughtiness. Egotism.
    • Career Choices: Actor. Entrepreneur. Cardiologist. Director. General Manager. Master of Ceremonies/Host. Publicist. Marketer. Spokesperson. Politician. Professor.
    • Sport and Recreation: Cardio. Boxing. Martial Arts. Tennis. Basketball. As long as it’s rigorous and they can show off that they can do it best.
    • Affirmation: My Will is Strong. My Heart is Big. I win the world with generosity and humility.

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  • Queen of Wands

Reece Witherspoon - Queen of Wands

    • Element: Water of Fire
    • Astrology: Cardinal Fire – Aries
    • Chart Position: 20 Pisces to 20 Aries
    • Dates: March 11th to April 10th
    • Qabalah: Binah (Understanding) in Atziluth (Spirit)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Mars in Pisces – 10 of Cups – 20 Pisces to 30 Pisces
      • Second Decan: Mars in Aries – 2 of Wands – 0 Aries to 10 Aries
      • Third Decan: Sun in Aries – 3 of Wands – 10 Aries to 20 Aries
    • MBTI: INTJ (Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging)
    • KTS: The Mastermind
    • Celebrity Examples: Reese Witherspoon. Sarah Jessica Parker. Fergie. Rosie O’Donnell. Kiera Knightley. Bette Davis. Joan Crawford.
    • Positive Keywords: Ambition. Popularity. Passion. Vivacity. Independence.
    • Negative Keywords: Selfishness. Thoughtlessness. Self-Centered. Ruthlessness. Jealousy.
    • Career Choices: Entrepreneur. Dentist. Entertainer. Hairstylist. Make-Up Artist. Producer. Ophthalmologist. Neurologist. Performance Artist. Pro-Athlete.
    • Sport & Recreation: Running. Spinning. Strip-aerobics. Dancing (especially Salsa). Aerobics. All things that make them burn out and feel hot after showering;
    • Affirmation: The divine spark within me is powerful enough to illuminate the world with love.

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  • Knight of Wands

Jake Gyllenhaal - Knight of Wands

    • Element: Fire of Fire
    • Astrology: Mutable Fire – Sagittarius
    • Chart Position: 20 Scorpio to 20 Sagittarius
    • Dates: November 13th to December 12th
    • Qabalah: Chokmah (Wisdom) in Atziluth (Spirit)
    • Decans:
      • First Decan: Venus in Scorpio – 7 of Cups – 20 Scorpio to 30 Scorpio
      • Second Decan: Mercury in Sagittarius – 8 of Wands – 0 Sagittarius to 10 Sagittarius
      • Third Decan: Moon in Sagittarius – 9 of Wands – 10 Sagittarius to 20 Sagittarius
    • MBTI: ENTP (Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Inventor
    • Celebrity Examples: Jake Gyllenhaal. Ben Stiller. Billy Idol. Brendan Fraser. Dick Clark. Jeff Bridges. John Kennedy Jr.
    • Positive Keywords: Confidence. Vision. Spontaneous. Dynamic. Enthusiastic.
    • Negative Keywords: Unfocused. Unpredictable. Destructive. Seething. Callous.
    • Career Choices: Writer. Crusader. Lecturer. Salesman. Pro-Athlete. Race Car Driver. Paramedic. Cowboy. Union Leader. Journalist. Explorer.
    • Sport and Recreation: Skydiving. Rock climbing. Hiking. Racing. Horse riding. All forms of competitive and extreme sport that’s outdoors.
    • Affirmation: I explore the world with courage and strength, illuminating the darkest areas with the divine light within me.

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  • Page of Wands

Miley Cyrus - Page of Wands

    • Element: Earth of Fire
    • Astrology: The Cancer/Leo/Virgo Quadrant of the Zodiac
    • Chart Position: 0 Cancer to 30 Virgo
    • Dates: June 21st to September 22nd
    • Qabalah: Malkuth (Kingdom) in Atziluth (Spirit)
    • MBTI: INTP (Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving)
    • KTS: The Architect
    • Celebrity Examples: Frankie Muniz. Miley Cyrus. Joe Jonas. Demi Lovato. Rumer Willis. Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
    • Positive Keywords: Daring. Optimistic. Exciting. Resourceful. Cheerful.
    • Negative Keywords: Rashness. Dismissive. Curt. Braggart.  Prima Donna.
    • Career Choices: Student. Apprentice. Journalist. Fame-ho. Amateur Athlete. Talent Show Junkie. Star-Child.
    • Sport & Recreation: Jazzercise. Spinning. Beach Volleyball. Martial Arts. Soccer. Anything to work up a sweat and tire them out.
    • Affirmation: The more I learn, the more I grow, the more the divine spark within me burns.

Hope you enjoyed the Keywords for the Court of Wands.

Love and Blessings

Zorian

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~ “Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits” ~

— Carl Sandburg

This step is to synthesize everything we’ve learned in Steps 5 & 6 – number, suit, element, and mode – into simple statements. In other words, we get to have a lil fun and mix and match the keywords in order to create mini-meanings or aphorisms to help us out in not only understanding our chosen card better, but also apply them when the card appears in our readings, as we seem fit.

The best part about this technique is that not only can it help us whenever we’re having intuitive dry-spells, but it can even help us with cards that have unillustrated minors that make it hard to read with ‘intuitively’, as well as, whenever we need to do a ‘quickie’ reading where we need ‘instant answers’ without being too ‘therapeutic’. For those of you who do the whole ‘psychic fair circuit’, as well as, those of you who read at parties, events, metaphysical stores, salons, etc, where you have to stick to a fixed amount of time per seeker, and wish not to be too drained at the end of the day; this reading technique can prove surprisingly useful.

What’s even more cool about it is that you can create an infinite amount of aphorisms and statements, as you can mix the keywords in any possible combination, as it suits the reading. So you can even create a set of ‘ready-made’ interpretations for your own personal convenience. However, I feel that it’s important that I mention that the cards are incredibly dynamic, and while this is a good step to follow, never ignore your own personal intuitive impulses at the time of a reading!

And with that, let’s see how we can synthesize the various structural aspects of the chosen card – 6 of Swords.

In this exercise, I’m making it like a mathematical formula (6 + Swords =…). 6 being a variable that contains all the keywords associated with 6, including the fact that it’s ruled by Venus; Swords being another variable that contains all the keywords associated with that suit, including the fact that it’s associated with the element of Air. And since it’s belongs to the Minor Arcana, one of the Modes of a Tarot Deck, all the resulting aphorisms are connected to the “what?” in a situation, and the “what action to take?” For more details on these, please check the previous step.

6 of Swords - Legacy of the Divine Tarot

6 of Swords

6 (Hamony) + Swords (Thoughts) = Harmony of Thoughts

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6 (Balance) + Swords (Mental) = Mental Balance

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6 (Perfection) + Swords (Planning) = Perfectly laid Plans

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6 (Union) + Sword (Mindset) = Unity of mindsets

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6 (Beauty) + Swords (Mind) = A Beautiful Mind

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6 (Fairness) + Swords (Decision) = A fair decision

(Make your decisions fairly; A decision shall be made that’s fair to everyone)

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6 (Emotions) + Swords (Detachment) = Emotional Detachment

(In order to move on we need to detach ourselves emotionally from the past)

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6 (Pleasantries) + Swords (Cutting) = Cutting through the Pleasantries

(Cut the crap and get down to business)

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6 (Yin) + Swords (Yang) = Yin & Yang

(A balance of our feminine emotional self and masculine logical self)

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6 (Idealism) + Swords (Ideas) = Idealistic Ideas

(Through our idealistic ideas, we can create a revolution, and move forward in our personal evolution)

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6 (Discrimination) + Swords (Criticism) = Critical Discrimination

(After all, Uncle Al did call this card ‘Science’)

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6 (Reunion) + Swords (Letters/Communication) = Invitation to a Reunion

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6 (Resolution) + Swords (Battle) = Resolving Battles

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6 (Moist) + Swords (Air) = Humidity 😀

(Yes, I was once asked on Radio to give a weather forecast. I ‘winged’ it in this manner, and it worked)

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6 (Vanity) + Swords (Cruel) = Vanity and Cruelty go hand in hand.

(If we think about it, a lot of people who are exceedingly vain have quite a cruel streak (Mirror Mirror on the wall…). And yes, this step can also be used to elaborate the ‘shadow’ aspect of a card)

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Wow! Just by synthesizing the various structural aspects of the card, we’ve managed to come up with 15 unique aphorisms which we can use with the card! See, just by understanding the various structural aspects of a card, we can learn so much about it, as well as, be able to create our own interpretations, and apply them to a reading where it seems fit. Some of them, I just created on the spot, because they just ‘hit’ me at the moment. That just goes to show how ‘intuitive flashes of inspiration’ can strike us even when doing something as ‘mundane’ as mixing and matching keywords to create aphorisms.

We shall next see how we can use our intuitive abilities and create metaphors for our chosen card in Step 8: Metaphor.

Till then, have a lovely week ahead.

Love and Blessings

Zorian

PS: Hey, be a sport, try this out and see how you can synthesize the various aspects of the 6 of Swords (or whichever card you’re doing your own personal Journey through Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card), and please share them with us here. I’d so totally love to read them. You could just end up teaching us all something new!

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