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Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 18 Jun 2002, and now archived in the Forum Library.

Adrian  18 Jun 2002 

In some decks you get pages, knights, queens and kings. In others its queen, knight, prince and princess.

Which is which in each deck? 

Pollux  18 Jun 2002 
KING = sometimes KNIGHT (like Cosmic Tribe for example)
QUEEN = I don't know of any other frequent names

If you are asking for a list of decks, with the specific associations, think it would take years to make one. However, on a general basis, RW-oriented decks go along with the first column, and Thoth-like with the second.

There are decks who introduce different names to courts as well.
For example, the Vision Quest (I LOVE IT! :D 1st column) and the Wolrd Spirit (Don't have it :( 2nd)

Well, the final answer is... IT DEPENDS ON THE DECK! :) 

Pollux  18 Jun 2002 
Well, Goddess forgive me.
I forgot to say that at you can browse decks and see the nam eof the courts and their "usual" correspondent.
For example here (, in the line "Court Cards" you can read the name for the World Spirit... It is the same for every other deck.
Hope this will help... :) 

Liliana  18 Jun 2002 
Yep Pollux got it

I think Crowley thought the highest court should be more active than the Rider Waite King, who sits on his duff all day hehe.

The Knight has to actively win the hand of the fair Queen to get his position, which I feel gives the Queen a sense of power about her,butothers disagree.

There was another thread on this, maye i can dig it up.


The Courts thread was originally posted on 18 Jun 2002 in the Using Tarot Cards board, and is now archived in the Forum Library. Read the threads in Using Tarot Cards, or read more archived threads.

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