The easiest way to learn the Court Cards is to find the person with those personality traits and characteristics. And there is a little trick here; since the Court Cards represent stereotypes, the perfect candidates are members of your family or famous celebrities and the like.
Here is the summary that will help you further. I have grouped cards by their suit. Read the stereotypes and try to match the cards to real people.
Wands are Creative and Adventurous
Spontaneity and a lot of action make them very charismatic:
Page of Wands – Free-spirit, adventurous youth with an endless source of new ideas he wants to try.
Knight of Wands – A living embodiment of daring and enthusiasm.
Queen of Wands – Very results-oriented lady; better don’t get in her way.
King of Wands – Natural-born leader of people, very charismatic.
Cups are Empathic
They are extremely good at reading people. They tend to be dreamers, very intuitive but not very pragmatic:
Page of Cups – A dreamer, a sensitive and emotional artistic type.
Knight of Cups – Chivalrous, romantic, the true knight in shining armor.
Queen of Cups – Beautiful and caring, a mother figure.
King of Cups – A visionary and born diplomat.
Swords are Guided by Dry Logic
They are usually perceived as brilliant but cold.
Page of Swords – Quick-witted, intelligent youngster; quite defiant and rebellious.
Knight of Swords – Gallant hero, but actually quite self-seeking.
Queen of Swords – An “ice queen”.
King of Swords – Born general, the supreme strategist.
Pentacles are Conventional and Responsible
They are “slow but sure” achievers:
Page of Pentacles – Ambitious yet committed and responsible, an ideal student.
Knight of Pentacles – A methodical and diligent perfectionist.
Queen of Pentacles – Devoted and pragmatic, the ideal head of a household.
King of Pentacles – A master of material concerns; everything he touches turns to gold.
I believe you have matched many stereotypes to actual people you know right away. Try again, this time with cards in front of you. You can use this flashcard deck:
Learn the Court Cards by matching each stereotype to the real person you know (or a celebrity).