Tuesday 15 March 2016

Pisces in the DruidCraft court cards

Last but not least, by any means – Pisces in the Druidcraft court cards. 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 Pisces is the mutable Water sign, I’m looking for the Cups court card that’s associated with fluctuating emotions and changes within relationships of all kinds – romantic, platonic, familial.

Prince of Cups (trimmed):
DruidCraft Tarot
So what court card does this represent?  If you work with a system that assigns mutability to the Knights, as do most of the Rider-Waite-Smith-based decks, you’re looking at the Knight of Cups.  This Knight will react through his feelings – his heart will rule his head! He’s kind and sympathetic, with an affinity for the underdog.  Not one of the speedy Knights, the image usually depicts the Knight on horseback walking slowly, often beside water – letting things happen in their own time, not pushing or rushing – and that’s exactly what we see in the DruidCraft’s Prince of Cups.   A dreamer, one who longs for an all-encompassing, ideal love.

Knights are often associated with quests: this one will be in search of love, or in pursuit of dreams and ideals, and will be willing to make sacrifices.  Full of good intentions, but with a tendency to lose himself in Piscean idealism or romanticism...

‘Emotional integrity’ is a good phrase for a Piscean court card; could this be the object of the quest?

The shadow side of this Knight/Prince could be a tendency to be moody, or to becoming lost in a dream world – possibly to the point of becoming addicted to something in the quest to lose oneself, to escape the reality of daily life.

DruidCraft Tarot created by Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Will Worthington, published by Connections 2004

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