Court Cards and Their Meanings
Court cards have a double meaning. Normally, they symbolize people. Also, they may describe a
person’s character. When such cards are found in a spread, a lot of persons are involved in the situation.
The suits can be interpreted based on the astrological sign or according to psychological characteristics.
All Pages symbolize a child, teenager, young person – male or female. All Knights symbolize young
people aged 20 to 40. All Kings and Queens symbolize people over 40 years old.
The Court cards of Wands relate to the Fire Element (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). If interpreted based on the
psychological characteristics, they are brave, creative people.
They have a lot of new ideas and are always ready to help. In the reversed position, they are liars and
slanderers and they need to be avoided.
Any Court card of Pentacles symbolizes a person related to finances, a good worker.
In the reversed position, it symbolizes a bureaucrat, embezzler, and a petty person. These people
represent the Element of Earth – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
The Swords relate to the Element of Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and symbolize a strong person capable
of solving any problems and negotiating. In the reversed position, this person’s cunning and
People described by any Court card of Cups are kind-hearted, artistic and with good social skills.The
reversed meaning – spoilt, light-headed, alcohol or drug addicts.
They relate to the Element of Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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