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Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 13 Jul 2002, and now archived in the Forum Library.



Keslynn  13 Jul 2002 
Hi all,
I just had a brilliant (if I do say so myself ;)) idea though I'm pretty sure it's probably not new. I was thinking of ways to increase the ease with which people read the court cards. I just recently started working with the Spiral tarot and the courts really spoke to me. I could get whole pragraphs in my journal on what they were saying to me. So then it hit me... they do have stories. I'm not big into meditation (lack of attention span) but I wouldn't mind writing things down. I think if I sat there with my court cards, whether as individuals or families, I could make a story about them. That way, I would have a lot more insight into their characters and what they would mean if they popped up in a spread. I think I'm going to start writing about them pretty soon. Give them names, pasts, character traits... know them completely.

Then I thought... why do it alone? Would anyone be interested in a courts study group so we could share the stories? Then we could get even more insight. Everyone could use their favorite deck and write stories, letters, poems, whatever about the courts. I think it would be neat!

Anyhow, I hope that made sense. I'm all excited about this idea so I don't know if I expressed it right. lol

:) Kes 


RedWood  13 Jul 2002 
I think it is a great idea..count me in! 


SharonElizabeth  14 Jul 2002 
I'd love to do a court card study group based on this idea, and I think it's a great idea by the way. I have such a tough time reading courts that this would help a great deal. 


WolfSpirit  14 Jul 2002 
I like the idea, I'm certainly gonna try it.

I guess you could even expand it, make stories about other people (or maybe not just people) on cards. Never thougt of reading tarot that way ! 


squigglywiggly  14 Jul 2002 
There really is no need for this sort of thing. A Myers-Briggs analysis of all the court cards will give you as deep an understanding as you could possibly hope to get. You can find my favorite such study here:

http://members.cts.com/king/s/saoirse/TarotCourtCards.html

With that said, I have a dirty little secret to share. I have written numerous love letters proposing a bisexual affair to the Queen of Wands. She affects me in a fierce way, just handling her card gives me a certain tingling sensation. I don't know why this happens. Am I wierd? 


WolfSpirit  14 Jul 2002 
I think the idea is not to get the understanding from a book, but make your own. Maybe fantasy may lead us too far to the point where it becomes a story not tarot anymore, but I still like the idea though. I think it's a very original approach well worth a try :) 


tigerlily  14 Jul 2002 
I love writing fiction, so count me in! 


Alex  14 Jul 2002 
Sounds good. I support the idea. 


Starfish  14 Jul 2002 
I would like to try my hand at this too.

:T7W Starfish 


Faerie Lin  14 Jul 2002 
This sounds like loads of fun!! If I have time to write something I will!

Lin 


RedWood  14 Jul 2002 
Maybe put down which deck you used to pick a court card..?
are you picking randomly or shuffling the courts saying who wants to tell a story and waiting for one to pop out of the deck? i think i will try that and see how it goes.. 


Kiama  14 Jul 2002 
Count me in too! I love this idea, and I love writing...

Kiama 


meatbox666  14 Jul 2002 
I'll join. 


Keslynn  15 Jul 2002 
Oh lovely! I was hoping to get lots of people to make it interesting. I'll be on vacation this weekend, but after that, I'll talk to the admins about setting up a special forum under Study Groups. Then we can go crazy. ;) I think saying which deck (or combinations of decks) we each are using would be helpful. I personally was going to take a few of the same person from each deck and pretend that the different images are just different pictures of the same person. It's a weird idea but I'm going to give it a go.

:) Kes 


RedWood  15 Jul 2002 
I don't think taking the different images and making them the same person is weird...I just got the Mythic deck and I noticed in the suits that it is the same person in almost every card..except the court cards which is a different person..Good Idea putting it in its own thing in study groups.. 


divinerguy  16 Jul 2002 
For those interested in court cards, Amber Jayanti has as good a handle as anyone I've read. Court cards drive me nuts, and after reading her opinions on the subject, I wasn't yanking my hair out with as much vigor.

I recommend her writings as a starting point.

Divinerguy. 


Starfish  16 Jul 2002 
Quote:
Originally posted by divinerguy
For those interested in court cards, Amber Jayanti has as good a handle as anyone I've read. Court cards drive me nuts, and after reading her opinions on the subject, I wasn't yanking my hair out with as much vigor.

I recommend her writings as a starting point.

Divinerguy.


Does she have a book available? Court Cards are what I want a better understanding of now (it used to be reversals, until I got Mary Greer's wonderful book!).

:T4S Starfish (I love your quote, Divinerguy!) 


Kellinator  16 Jul 2002 
Starfish, I noticed that Llewyllen's Special Topics in Tarot series, of which Greer's Tarot Reversals is the first, is doing one on court cards soon. I can't wait! 


Starfish  16 Jul 2002 
Quote:
Originally posted by Kellinator
Starfish, I noticed that Llewyllen's Special Topics in Tarot series, of which Greer's Tarot Reversals is the first, is doing one on court cards soon. I can't wait!


Woohoo! You made my night, Kellinator!

:T4S Starfish 


The idea on those pesky courts thread was originally posted on 13 Jul 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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