Introducing The Four Knights of The Court Cards
Hello to all my Tarot Students and Friends,
I have been quiet in the last week, not much writing work achieved I am sorry to say. Unfortunately I was pretty unwell and ended up in the A&E Department of my local hospital. They say I have Peptic Ulcer Disease and am now on treatment. I am awaiting more tests. I was in terrible pain and quite unable to sit down to my computer. Yesterday and today have been my first okay days, so here I am, back at my writing once again.
I do hope you enjoyed the First Instalment of The Knight of Wands Drama and the Second will follow later this week. In the meantime, I have been working on The Knights Introduction Page and I think it is worth taking a visit to read about these dashing young men before you begin studying the individual Knights. Here is an excerpt from The Four Knights Intro. Just click on the link after the excerpt to take you directly to the The Four Knights Introduction Page.
Happy Reading. I will get back to my work now on The Knight of Wands himself and of course the Second Instalment of his Drama. Once that is all complete, I will rapidly move onto re-working and re-writing The Knight of Cups, The Knight of Swords and The Knight of Pentacles.
The Four Knights – Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles
The Four Knights in the Tarot represent people, situations, atmospheres, advice or messages, based on the Elemental Energies of the particular Knight. They generally represent males between 22 and 30 years of age but they can represent a female if their energy fits and she is displaying Knightly qualities. If a Knight turns up and the Querant is convinced it represents someone much older than 30, then it might suggest there is immaturity evident in this person.
The Knights represent the Fiery part of the Suits. Regardless of which Suit The Knight represents and his Governing Element, he will also be influenced by the Element and Energy of Fire.
Fire has very obvious effects on the individual Knights. By their very nature, age and archetypal personality, a Knight is expected to be able to call on Fire at will when the situation warrants it. In fact, those in his Kingdom would think it odd, if not unacceptable for a Knight not to display his Fiery side. How would a Knight be able to ride into battle and face the enemy without Fire bravely driving him forth? How would a Knight defend the honour of The Queen and King, or race to the rescue of a Damsel in Distress, if he had not the energy of Fire to ignite his passion and interest?
Without Fire coursing through The Four Knights, they would stay at home in their castles pampered and fussed over, lounging around all day letting others do all the hard and difficult work for them. They would come across as weak in themselves, lacking in spirit, motivation and initiative. They would be enthusiastic for nothing and too tired to go anywhere.
History would have to re-write itself, and for certain most traditional romantic novels too. Rapunzel would still be locked up in her tower, Sleeping Beauty still deep in slumber and jousting tournaments too dangerous to participate in. Kingdoms would lie in ruin and pillage because of their Knightless defence. Brave battles would never be fought, corrupt rulers never ousted, risks never dared and challenges never risen to. We would never have heard of Sir Lancelot or Sir Galahad.
Want to read more? Then click on the link below to go straight to The Four Knights Introduction Page
Vivien (your tarot teacher)
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Posted on September 30, 2013, in Course Update, Court Cards and tagged Court Cards, Interpreting The Four Knights of The Tarot, The Four Knights, The Knight of Cups, The Knight of Pentacles, The Knight of Swords, The Knight of Wands, Truly Teach Me Tarot Course, Understanding The Four Knights of The Tarot. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.