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Understanding the Tarot Court

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Just who are those kings, queens, knights, and pages in the Tarot deck? Generally considered the most difficult part of the Tarot to interpret, they actually represent different characters or personalities that are aspects of ourselves. They also serve as teachers or projections of our own unacknowledged qualities.

Two esteemed Tarot scholars unmask the court cards with det

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published April 8th 2004 by Llewellyn Publications (first published April 1st 2004)
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Richard Szponder
Many who have undertaken the study of Tarot have found the most challenging cards in the deck to be the Court cards, the kings, queens, knights and pages of the four suits of cups, wands, swords, and pentacles. Do they represent aspects of the seeker’s personality? Or are they other people impacting the seeker’s experiences and emotions? Still yet, do the Court cards represent the subtle shadow self of the individual? The exercises and explanations in Understanding The Tarot Court by Mary K. Gre ...more
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La parte che tratta ogni singola carta dettagliatamente è eccellente! Solo che è scarsa e il libro si perde in tante altre piccole cose qua e là che avrebbero potuto essere omesse o, quanto meno, trattate in maniera più sintetica per lasciare più spazio al resto. Nonostante questo, è un libro che raccomando proprio per quello striminzito numero di pagine, ricchissimo di contenuti, e per diverse stese e diversi esercizi contenuti qua e là.
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Greer and Little provide a very detailed and in-depth analysis of the tarot court cards. I especially like the tables of correspondences. My primary criticism is more a matter of personal taste than anything else, but I wasn't particularly fond of the decks featured in the illustrations. Overall, a pretty fascinating look at a very specific aspect of the tarot. Recommended.
Another great tarot book co-authored by Mary Greer. This is a very detailed and informative guide to the court cards that segues into many different approaches, from Jung to the Golden Dawn. One minor criticism is that some of the text is culled from Greer's Tarot for Your Self, but this is thankfully not the bulk of the reference.
Good, helpful resource. I don't agree with everything in it and it gets a bit long-winded in parts, but has some good activities and suggestions for understanding the court cards. Worth looking at if you have trouble with them.
Helpful exercises, and history of the Tarot.
May 06, 2009 Anita rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: students and teachers of tarot
An invaluable teaching tool!
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