THE GENERAL THEORY OF MEANINGS FOR THE MINORS
It seems to be that the cards of each of the four suits are divided, in so far as divinatory value is concerned, into four steps of progression. Notice that in all four suits you can say that a project or line of action begins with the Ace or No. 1 card, be it cups, swords, wands or pentacles. It has its first ending or middle of the series of events indicated with the FIVE card. A fresh start is indicated for the progression of those particular events with the SIX card, and the TEN card ends the series and lowers the curtain on that train of activities, events, efforts, desires or troubles.
The four cards, Page, Knight, Queen and King, which follow the TEN as I have shown them laid out in our illustrations, have to do with the people involved in the series of events as indicated by the 10 preceding cards of the suit. For instance, the Page is usually read to indicate a young and inexperienced person who has, perhaps, undertaken something which the series of ten cards preceding should indicate. He is young and not too experienced, and this may be read as showing that the customer is engaged in trying some project without proper experience, but often with youthful enthusiasm which may carry him through, with or without success, as the run of the cards may indicate. The Knight, on the other hand, is a seasoned warrior and in all suits indicates a better chance of success. The Queen may be a “friendly woman” or may stand for the feminine part of the background of a project or series of events. She is loving and helpful or jealous and inclined to dictate, according to her suit and the cards falling with her in the runs. The King is much the same as the Queen, only with all the male angles tied to him. He may be friend or foe, helpful or not, according to the cards falling with him in runs or later draws to illuminate first meanings.