Monday, 2 April 2012

Court Couples 3

Once again, following Ali's sage advice over on her blog that specialises in Court Cards, I have drawn two Courts from the Wheel of the Year Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2011).  And again, a King and a Princess...

This time we have the hugely romantic Princess of Chalices (ignore the titles in English and Spanish on this card - they are typos), and the King of Wands.  Although the Princess is looking in the King's direction, she actually seems to be gazing off into the distance beyond him.  Meanwhile, the King sits with his body angled slightly away from her, and his gaze out towards us.

The first thing that comes to my mind is a business person and his/her moonstruck secretary.  The King of Wands is an incredibly dynamic person, full of enthusiasm, charisma and wisdom.  As Fire of Fire (following the system I use), he can be a little overly sure of himself, a little overly forceful and opinionated.  Still, he is someone who is caring, passionate about what he believes in, committed, and responsible. 

The Princess of Cups, on the other hand, is Earth of Water, which can be a quite sludgy, muddy mix.  She gets stuck in emotions, wallowing in them, even if they aren't enjoyable feelings.  When in love, she is sure that this is "the one", but may not really see the other person or what is happening between them.  On the positive side she is idealistic and giving, dreamy and imaginative.

In some ways, these two are a good match - they can both enjoy a relationship with the other, though they may see it in very different ways.  The Princess of Cups is likely to get hurt, in the end, when she realises that the King doesn't see things the same way she does.  Still, that's how we learn and mature, right?

In business, the Princess is very much a follower, and the King a leader - I just can't see the Princess being the boss of anything.

How about you, what do you see in this pair?


  1. for some reason i get a very father and daughter dynamic here...

  2. Hi Bonkers,

    Funny you should say that, I was just looking at another Court Couple I may write about and thought, "Mother and daughter". And then I wondered why that dynamic hadn't popped into my head for the last two couples where there was a princess involved. I guess it's to do with my relationship to my own father, or lack thereof... So, thanks for pointing out my blind spot :)

  3. I can see a certain amount of idolising and hero-worship in this dynamic. The king is very charismatic and charming so the princess might well end up with a huge crush on him. Does the reality match her fantasy though?

  4. Hi 78mirrors,

    That's definitely the first thing I saw with them, too ;)

  5. I fear she will be hurt because he won't temper his passionate responses and she wears her heart on her sleeve. :D

  6. Hi Arwen,
    Yes, I can see where you're coming from with that, too. I love how many things we can see in these relationships :)