The more you understand your fellow humans, the more you will understand the court cards. Over the next few weeks, observe your relatives, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Consider celebrities, historical figures, and characters from books, TV and films. Ask yourself:
• What qualities does this person have? Not have?
• What qualities are helpful to this person? Not helpful?
• What court card is this person most like? Least like?
• How is this person unique...unlike any type at all?
• What court card types are common in my life? Uncommon? Exercise 14.7 - Court Card Families
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Shakespeare recognized that each of us is an actor with many roles. Our roles are not who we really are - that is a profound mystery. They are the changing personalities we assume as we take part in this show called life.
Create a cast of characters using the personalities of the court cards in four families - the Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. Each family has a father (King), mother (Queen), teenager (Knight) and young child (Page) of either sex.
Describe these four families so their unique styles are revealed. The members of each family share an approach to life (suit), but have separate positions within the family (rank). What vacation would the Pentacles family take? Would the Knight of Wands drive a Buick or a red Mustang? Here are some props you can use to flesh out your characters:
• physical characteristics - body type, hair color/style, features
• home - location, type, furnishings
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