The Tarot Court Cards: What Do They Mean?

Casey Luft-Runner
Casey Luft-Runner
Tarot Court Cards
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When it comes to reading tarot, the court cards can be some real stumpers. While the minor arcana tend to have keywords associated with them, the pages, knights, queens, and kings can be quite confusing.

Court cards can either refer to other people or different aspects of yourself. They represent humans at different ages and maturity levels.

Remember, if you’re totally stumped on a card, you can always ask a tarot reader. There are Free tarot tools, but they can’t give you a personalized meaning for each card. A psychic can.

Let’s do a quick overview of the court members and what they can mean in different kinds of readings.


Pages symbolize youth, children, or a youthful mindset. It is not uncommon for readers to draw this card when they have started a new adventure. The Page is ready to learn, but can also be a bit immature and lazy.

Pages in Career Readings

When the Page shows up in a career reading, the spirit guides are telling you to adopt a beginner’s mindset. The suit of the page will indicate what aspect of your life needs your attention.

Pages in Love Readings

The Page in a love reading symbolizes a youthful, if immature lover. “Puppy love” is the best term to describe a relationship symbolized by the Page. Relationships with Pages are fun, but if you’re ready for something real, it’s best to walk away and find you King. Read more about love reading.


Knights represent young adulthood. They’re always moving forward. When you draw a knight in a tarot reading, the spirit guides are telling you to take action. The suit of the knight will tell you the nature of the action you should take.

When Knights show up reversed, they can be a warning of being too quick to anger. The Knight rushes into battle– whether or not that’s a good thing.

Knights in Career Readings

Knights in career readings typically mean that you’re doing great, keep going. While you have yet to master your desired skill, you’re on the right path. A reversed Knight can indicate stagnation or a need to change directions.

Knights in Love Readings

In a love reading, a Knight signifies potential for a future. While this person still has growing to do, they have potential. A relationship with a Knight will go somewhere, just be aware where things are going. Be mindful if that it’s somewhere you want to go.


Kings and Queens represent mature adulthood. When you draw these cards, you have entered a state of mastery.

Queens in Career Readings

In career readings, Queens represent both powerful women and mastery over the more “feminine” aspects of business. Networking, scheduling, and communication are all areas of mastery for the Queen. The Queen of Cups in particular reminds us to focus on our work relationships.

Queens in Love Readings

When it comes to love readings, these cards are a bit more clear for heterosexual people than homosexual folks. This is because for heterosexual people, the card that is your gender represents you, and the other represents your partner. For those who are bi or pansexual, they can represent anyone.

But what if you’re a gay man and you draw a Queen? She could be calling you to get in touch with your feminine side. Again, love readings are especially hard to do on your own. When in doubt, call a psychic!


Kings are very auspicious, especially in love readings. Much like the Queen, Kings represent mature married adults.

Kings in Career Readings

In career readings, the King urges you to stop playing small and step up. The King assumes responsibility for his kingdom and leads by example.

If this card comes up reversed, it’s advising you to keep your ego in check. You haven’t mastered everything yet.

Kings in Love Readings

Kings typically indicate male love interests who are ready to get serious. At the same time, if you’re a woman drawing a King, the spirit guides might also be telling you to honor your masculine side.

When Kings show up reversed in love readings, it generally advises you to not rush to commitment. You might not be ready to get married just yet, take your time!

Order In The Court!

Of course, the best way to know what any particular tarot card means for you is to get a psychic reading from a professional psychic. Just like any other free tarot resource, this blog post can only give you general information. If you want specifics, ask a professional.

In general, it’s best practice not to do your own love readings. Tarot cards have a tendency to pick up more on your desires than what is actually going on. It’s also good to get an outside opinion on your career, your dream job might be something totally unexpected.

Because the court cards are so confusing, it’s best to ask a psychic what they mean for you. Their meanings will also change and shaft over time. With the help of a psychic advisor, the secrets of the cards will reveal themselves to you!

When Hogwartz failed to send an owl to Casey at age 11, she decided to take her magical education into her own hands. Her main passion is tarot, but she has also studied astrology, numerology, and dream interpretation. She currently works as an online tarot reader and astrologer. By channeling the power of the cards, Casey can illuminate the past, provide perspectives on the present, and divine paths for the future. Casey Luft-Runner is also a featured author for the Icebreakrs blog, a dating coach, and an aerial silk dance teacher. Casey Luft-Runner is a proud “jack of all trades".

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