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Court/Elemental correspondences


Hi folks,
I'm looking for tarot books with a kings/air, knights/fire orientation. I know that these are the correspondences that Nevill Drury makes in his "Tarot Workbook". Are there any others?

Thanks!
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Waite does, and most others...


each minor arcana suit of earth (pentegram/coin), air (sword/atheme), fire (wands/clubs), water (chalice, vessle) has a king, queen, knight & page or their variation. each correspondence also decribes a direction and a color, and mental state. Here is a list of "correspondents" which I have gathered from a variety of sources. I am sure they are not all that exist (most are strictly from "Westren/European history," some might be disputed, but I feel it is a fairly accurate list). You will see these things show up on the cards. Hope this is helpful.

Air:
Direction: East
Season: Spring
Point in life: Childhood/ Youth
Time of Day: Sunrise
Elementals: Sylphs
Color: Yellow or Pale Blue
Magical Virtue: To Know
Magical Tools: Atheme, Sword, Censor
Archangel: Raphael
Jewel: Quartz, diamonds, and Topaz
Metal: ?
Astrological Rulers: Mercury
Wind of the East: Eurus
Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Tarot Suit: Swords
Essential Oils: Lavender, Lemon, Violet, Rosemary, Frankincense
Creatures: Birds and winged creatures
Plants: Lavender, Marjoram, Mint, Caraway
Trees: Hazel, Aspen
Images: Knives, Swords, Arrows, Science, Analysis, Mountains, feathers, mirrors, wind instruments, perfume, poets, singers, teachers, books, scrolls, computers
To contact: Wind Chimes, bells, whistles, flutes, walk in the wind, analyze sound, breathing exercises, IQ tests, mental puzzles
Goddesses: Arianrhod, Athena, Minerva, Nuit
Gods: Enlil, Mercury, Hermes, Thoth

Air is the focus of the Spring Equinox, Eostre, and Beltain (with Fire)



Fire:
Direction: South
Season: Summer
Point in life: Prime of life
Time of Day: Midday
Elementals: Salamanders
Color: Red, Orange, Flame colors
Magical Virtue: To Will
Magical Tools: Wand, Candles
Archangel: Micheal
Jewel: Quartz, fire opal, red Jasper, ruby, bloodstone, garnet, lava, carnelian, tiger eye, agate
Metal: Gold and Brass
Astrological Rulers: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Wind of the South: Notus
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Tarot Suit: Wands
Essential Oils: Pine, Basil, Calendula
Creatures: Lions, Dragons, Lizards, Snakes
Plants: Heliotrope, Sunflowers, Basil, Chilies, Nettles
Trees: Oak, Ash
Images: Life Blood, Flames, Bonfires, Candles, Hearth, Lamps Solar Glyphs, Phallus, Divine King, Deserts, Volcanoes, Staffs and Staves, Infernos, Heart, Courage, illumination, Power
To contact: Wind Chimes, Fire, sunbathe, Sauna, Bikram Yoga, etc.: Get hot
Goddesses: Brigid, Freya, Hestia, Vesta
Gods: Ra, Vulcan, Apollo, Baldur, Bel, Horus

Fire is the focus of The Summer Solstice and of Imbloc with Water, Beltain with Air, Lammas with Water, Samhain with Earth


Water:
Direction: West
Season: Autumn
Point in life: Middle age
Time of Day: Evening/ Twilight
Elemental: Undines
Color: Sea Green, Blue, Aqua
Magical Virtue: To Dare
Magical Tools: Cauldron, Chalice
Archangel: Raphael?
Jewel: Aqua, pearl
Metal: Silver, Copper, Quicksilver
Astrological Rulers: Venus, Moon
Wind of the West: Zephyrus
Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Tarot Suit: Cups
Essential Oils: Jasmine, Rose, Vanillas, Tuber rose, Lilly
Creatures: Sea Creatures, Citations, Sea Snakes
Plants: Apple, Rose, Elder, Blackberry
Trees: Alder Willow
Images: Pools, water ways etc., Mothers, nurses, careers, translucent crystals, movement, mist, receptiveness, dark mirrors, holy wells, womb, menstruation, cleansing, rain, storm ice, flood
To contact: Bathe, beach, swim, cry, laugh out loud, be emotional, eat "emotional food"
Goddesses: Aphrodite, Tiamat, Isis
Gods: Manannan, Poseidon, Neptune

Water is the focus of the Autumn Equinox, of Imbloc with Fire, of lammas with fire

Earth:
Direction: North
Season: Winter
Point in life: Old age
Time of Day: midnight
Elementals: Gnomes, Dwarves
Color: black, Brown, earth tones
Magical Virtue: To Be Silent
Magical Tools: Pentacle, Shield
Archangel: Auriel
Jewel: Stones in particular; obsidian, Jet, and dark crystals
Metal: Iron
Astrological Rulers: Saturn, Earth
Wind of the North: Boreus
Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Tarot Suit: Pentacles
Essential Oils: Patchouli, Vetiver, Sage, Cypress
Creatures: Stags, Serpents, Wolves, Bears
Plants: Poppy, Fern, Barley, Corn
Trees: Beech, Cyprus
Images: Caves, Groves, Standing Stones, Forests, Orchards, Tombs, Burrows, Feasting, Long Barrows, Pyramids
To contact: Visit places above, walk in the woods, mazes and labyrinths. Study Pottery, Archeology, Geology
Goddesses: Gaia, Demeter, Ceres, Persephone, Flora, Cerridwen, Blodeuwedd
Gods: Pan, Herne, Cernunnos, Dumuzi

Earth is the focus of The winter Solstice and Samhain with fire
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Untangling Thoth Courts


Quote:
Originally Posted by WooMonkey
I'm looking for tarot books with a kings/air, knights/fire orientation. I know that these are the correspondences that Nevill Drury makes in his "Tarot Workbook". Are there any others?
This sounds like Thoth which probably means
there's lots of them around ~ but you may need
to read them as different than they're written...

If you already understand what you want here,
you are the best person to formulate the ideas.

Courts are almost always what feels right to us.
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This sounds like Thoth which probably means there's lots of them around ~ but you may need to read them as different than they're written...

You're right Fulgour--I was coming from a RWS orientation, but I should double check what a writer means by "knight". The kings/air, knights/fire correspondence is what feels right to me. I think I just like reading confirmation.

Since my original post, I've found a few other authors--Susan Levitt, Corinne Kenner, and Phyllis Vega. I'm going to go back and double check to see if they were referring to the Thoth deck.
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Who's to say that isn't implicit in the RWS? :-D

He was basing it on the Golden Dawn, after all, and he lets slip in his comments on significators that Knights are older men and Kings are younger.
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I see my discovery of Waite's reference
has enjoyed a widespread audience!

Here's the thread (Enjoy!):

Waite's Knight Kings - Dark & Fair
- Aeclectic Tarot Forum
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=54068
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