Friday 18 December 2015

Sagittarius in the Druidcraft court cards: quest for fire!

Last but not least, by any means – Sagittarius in the court cards. But which one – or ones?  Different traditions have different astrological correspondences when it comes to the Court Cards.  Generally  (but not always!) these correspondences depend on how cardinality, fixity and mutability have been assigned.  As Sagittarius is the mutable Fire sign, we’re looking (in the system I follow) at the Knight of Wands. 

Knight of Wands (detail) - Druidcraft Tarot
The Druidcraft’s Knight of Wands charges towards us on a horse that looks as though it’s flying through the air.  Fire is represented by his red cloak that billows out behind him, and the red blanket beneath his horse’s saddle.  The mutability is in the action, his flying through the air, eager to seek adventure and travel the world. 

This Knight won’t stay long in one location, but takes what he’s learned with him.  Like all the knights, he’s on a quest for knowledge, which is in itself quite Sagittarian – but this one is primed for action and adventure!  The fact that he’s so confident and positive works for him; he doesn’t consider the possibility that he might fail in his quest, an attitude which often leads to successful outcomes – but can lead him to become over-confident or fool-hardy!

Druidcraft Tarot created by Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Will Worthington, published by Connections

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