Card study: Knight of Pentacles

IMG_20190215_091810_301Kim Krans reframes the court cards as a family, which is an interesting take.  If you struggle with the court cards, take a look at elements like body language, facial expressions, an actions. Noticed how the Son of Pentacles has a serious expression on his face. His head is down, a bit like nose-to-the-grindstone. He’s clearly focused on a detail in front of him. Which is excellent for when you’re trying to accomplish a goal. But don’t forget to look up and see the bigger picture. Often this card is telling you that you need to take a wider view. If you’re having trouble focusing, then this card is a message to limit distraction.

The important element for me here is that blazing sun above him. That’s the success, that’s the goal. Keep that bright goal in mind as you move forward. And if you’re feeling bored or uninspired, try to find that ray of sunshine on your journey. Know you might have to look hard to find it.

He is a good one to see when money or leadership/career are in question. FOCUS, FOCUS, and be frugal, he says. Do not count chickens before they hatch. Do not take anything for granted. Hone in on details, keep the big picture in mind, and be prepared for a long haul.

Card study: the Prince of Swords as Aquarius

Screen Shot 2018-04-28 at 11.36.13 AMIn #thecosmictarot the Prince of Sword is represented by the sign of Aquarius. Notice the symbol on his cravat. This deck uses astrology and planetary symbols often. Getting to know these symbols gives you quick but deep insight into cards. Many decks use these symbols to represent cards so putting in the time is worth it.

Aquarius men are independent, a bit eccentric, but highly intellectual and deep thinkers. The Prince of Swords personifies these ideas to a T! Fortunately they are also humanitarians to enjoy helping others by solving their problems. They are not DOERS or caretakers or emotional supports necessarily. They prefer to listen to problems in order to pinpoint the best plan of action. (Which they feel is the BEST and ONLY plan of action, of course!) They do not like being disagreed with and can be a bit of a Rebel Rouser. When you see the Prince of Swords, there is the possibility that annoying but ultimately inconsequential trouble is ahead. (He’s a rebel just for kicks, yeah.)

In being represented by the sign of Aquarius, we also get a sense of the Prince of Swords tendency to be a bit aloof and unemotional. The Sword court overall shies away from the world of emotions. They hide behind their keen intellect and sometimes biting sarcastic wit. Feelings are not their strong suit, so beware of this Prince when he comes up in a reading about Romance.