Gender is often a hot topic, no matter the era is. And in these days of clicks and swipes, it’s interesting to explore what the tarot card says about this issue. One thing is for sure, we all have energy and qualities, whatever our gender is.
The tarot cards have indeed a more profound insight about the male and female qualities than our human knowledge perceives. This is because a standard deck of tarot cards addresses a character attribute in the images of people. And if we see the different decks available today and, in the past, we can find the male energy being portrayed and interpreted in very particular contents.
Among the 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards, five of the former are male in essence while eight of the latter’s court cards represent the masculine male. Let’s see each of these tarot cards and what determine what they say about masculinity.
This card depicts power and authority. It tells us to make an action plan to accomplish the desired outcome. The traits that usually represent The Emperor are endurance, organization skills, and self-discipline. It can also mean everything that is fatherly because of his experience, reason, and rationality.
As the card name implies, this card is about self-discovery. He stands alone and taps an inner direction to achieve a particular awareness level.
Even though this card’s image shows The Hermit with a lantern for guidance, it doesn’t mean that he uses it to illuminate his journey all the time. This means that now and then, we need to take a break from the rest of the world.
This specific card tells us about choosing our own direction through motivation. It reflects the essential characteristics of a man, such as determination, will power, self-confidence, and overall masculinity. The Magician has the abilities within him to turn energy into matter and realize things around him.
Some call this card as The Teacher in an orthodox or religious way. This is because The Hierophant has spiritual wisdom and dominates the conscious and subconscious, even the super-conscious. This card tells us to bring faith and belief together for a more stabilized sense. It also symbolizes tradition and learning.
The Hanged Man
The card purports sacrifice and hardship for the greater good of others, just like what a father endures for his family. His sacrifices will then lead him to stability and happiness, sure greater contentment. The idea of hanging upside down is like seeing the world from a new and different perspective.
On the other hand, the Court cards are harder to interpret and understand, and only the professionals can tell us more about them should we want to determine if they relate to a person or a trait. There is a free reading you can try at Onlinetarotreadings.Net, which will help you learn and comprehend the tarot readings and their interpretations better.
As the most matured of all the court cards, the Kings are responsible for the well-being of others. The type of authority of the King that will show up in a tarot reading will depend on the suit it belongs to. For instance, the King of Cups represents the balance between intellect and emotions, while the King of Pentacles depicts guidance and financial abundance.
The Knight in the physical world would be probably be aged between twenty to thirty-five years old. That’s why the Knight is highly ambitious and constantly taking action. He is mature enough to know what to do but not enough to see the potential outcomes of his actions. Just like any other Court cards, the representation of the Knight depends on its suit.
It’s not as straightforward as it seems
Whenever we see a masculine image in a tarot reading, it doesn’t have to be about a male in our corporal world. Same goes if the Queen shows up in a tarot spread, it does not always reflect a feminine interpretation.
The tarot cards’ imagery and illustrations are symbolic and put more emphasis on the traits than the gender. Focus on the energies and characteristics of each card to have a better understanding.