A Page Of Swords Question



  • Would the Page of Swords be considered the eleventh card? I'm a beginner to the tarot cards. There are 14 cards in each Minor suit right? I would think Ace would be one. Thanks in advance to whoever can help me.



  • Yes, it would be 11th in line. However, I don't think they're usually thought of in quite that way. The page, knight, queen and king are considered court cards. Part of the minor arcana, yes. But different in that they don't represent a continuation of energy of that suit. For example: An ace is a beginning. The two in that suit has an increase in energy and the three even more so.

    The court cards are usually more representative of a situation or a person. So they are not a real continuation of that suit as the 11th.

    I'm not sure I'm explaining it well.



  • I see on wikipedia that the 11th card is either Jusice or Strength (depends on the deck). The page of swords is not given a certain number here.

    So the tarot cards are not counted as normal playing cards are.

    Check the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Arcana and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_of_Swords

    Hanged Woman


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