The Fabulous Knights of the Tarot (Guest post by Sorchia DuBois)
The tarot deck is a divination tool—a deck of cards with fantastic pictures sometimes used to forecast the future. I use a Rider-Waite tarot deck as inspiration when I write. A tarot deck is divided into two parts: the Major Arcana, twenty-one cards in the Fool’s Journey reflecting major life events and changes; and the Minor Arcana, which provide insight into daily affairs and more mundane situations. I use the pictures on the cards to guide me when I get stuck or when I need to inject a little surprise.
When I’m looking for a hero, I go to the Knight cards in the Minor Arcana.
The Knight of Wands
He’s a tall, dark, and handsome stranger who travels the globe, romancing women at every stop of his journey. And he never stops journeying unless he comes across his match—a woman who will not only join him in his travels but who can take the lead.
One of my favorite movies even though it has many, many flaws is Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Despite his on-again-off-again accent, Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood is a great example of the Knight of Wands. He does it again in Waterworld—another flawed movie, but we aren’t here to critique—We’re here to talk about hunky men.
The Knight of Cups
He is an idealist and a hopeless romantic. He’s so romantic that he falls in love with every woman he meets. He intends to be true, but then here comes another one!!
Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones is the epitome of the Knight of Cups. So cute and so sweet, but even as he’s kissing your neck, his eye wanders to the sweet young thing passing by on the sidewalk.
The Knight of Pentacles
He isn’t your typical dashing adventurer. He is a practical, careful man who likes to take a long, hard look at the situation. He may court a woman for years—even decades—before he makes up his mind.
Colin Firth in Love, Actually has more than a little of the Knight of Pentacles in him. He seems wishy washy until he makes up his mind and then nothing in heaven nor on earth can’t stop him.
The Knight of Swords
I’ve saved him until last because he is…perfect!!! A warrior—brave and skillful—he tends to rush in where angels fear to tread—and he comes out on the other side carrying the head of his enemy. He’s that good!
Clark Gable’s Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind and (swoon) Jamie Frazer as played by Sam Heughan in Outlander are Knights of Swords. Sometimes foolhardy, but always brave, they are bigger than life and glorious to watch.
Be sure to enter my giveaway to celebrate the release of Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. I’m giving away a necklace of smoky quartz—the very stone Zoraida seeks in a haunted Scottish castle.
About Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones
Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland––in a haunted castle––guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.
Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two handsome Scottish witches. Up to their necks in family intrigue and smack-dab in the middle of a simmering clan war, Zoraida and her best friend Zhu discover Granny hasn’t told them everything.
Not by a long shot.