Rider-Waite Court Cards

The Rider-Waite court cards divinatory meanings, and keywords. The Court card titles includ the Kings, Knights, Queens, Pages and Aces

Titles of the Rider-Waite Court Cards

  • Father – Knight
  • Mother – Queen
  • Son – King
  • Daughter – Page or Knave

King of Wands – Rider-Waite

King of Wands – Rider-Waite

King of Wands Keywords and Meanings Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. The card always signifies honesty, and may mean news concerning an unexpected heritage to fall in before very long. Additional meanings: Generally...

Queen of Wands – Rider-Waite

Queen of Wands – Rider-Waite

Queen of Wands Keywords and Meanings Dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honourable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed towards him; if a woman, she is interested in the Querent. Also, love of money, or a certain success in...

Knight of Wands – Rider-Waite

Knight of Wands – Rider-Waite

Knight of Wands Keywords and Meanings Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence. Additional meaning: A bad card; according to some readings, alienation. Knight of Wands Keywords Reversed Rupture, division, interruption,...

King of Cups – Rider-Waite

King of Cups – Rider-Waite

King of Cups Keywords and Meanings Fair man, man of business, law, or divinity; responsible, disposed to oblige the Querent; also equity, art and science, including those who profess science, law and art; creative intelligence. Additional meanings: Beware of ill-will...

Queen of Cups – Rider-Waite

Queen of Cups – Rider-Waite

Queen of Swords Keywords Good, fair woman; honest, devoted, who will do service to the Querent; loving intelligence, and hence the gift of vision; success, happiness, pleasure; also wisdom, virtue; a perfect spouse and a good mother. Additional meanings: Sometimes she...

Knight of Cups – Rider-Waite

Knight of Cups – Rider-Waite

Knight of Cups Keywords and Meanings Arrival, approach — sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanor, invitation, incitement. Additional meanings: A visit from a friend, who will bring unexpected money to the Querent.  Knight of Cups Keywords...

King of Swords – Rider-Waite

King of Swords – Rider-Waite

King of Swords keywords and Meanings Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connexions—power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law offices of the crown, and so forth. Additional Meanings: A lawyer, senator, doctor.  King of Swords...

Queen of Swords – Rider-Waite

Queen of Swords – Rider-Waite

Queen of Swords Keywords Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation. Additional Meanings: A widow. Queen of Swords Reversed Keywords Malice, bigotry, artifice, prudery, bale, deceit. Additional Meanings: A bad...

Knight of Swords – Rider-Waite

Knight of Swords – Rider-Waite

Knight of Swords Keywords and meanings Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other...

King of Pentacles – Rider-Waite

King of Pentacles – Rider-Waite

King of Wands Keywords and Divinatory meanings Valour, realizing intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and attainments of this kind; success in these paths. Additional Meanings: A rather dark man, a merchant, master,...

Queen of Pentacles – Rider-Waite

Queen of Pentacles – Rider-Waite

Queen of Pentacles Keywords and Meanings Opulence, generosity, magnificence, security, liberty. Additional Meanings: Dark woman; presents from a rich relative; rich and happy marriage for a young man. Queen of Pentacles Reversed Keywords Evil, suspicion, suspense,...

Knight of Pentacles – Rider-Waite

Knight of Pentacles – Rider-Waite

Knight of Pentacles Keywords and Meanings Utility, serviceableness, interest, responsibility, rectitude—all on the normal and external plane. Additional Meanings: An useful man; useful discoveries.Knight of Pentacles Keywords Reversed Inertia, idleness, repose of that...