What Tarot Card would be best to symbolize someone I don’t know all that well?
I’m not going to state my reason for asking this as it is personal business but I am just wondering what Tarot card might represent somebody of whom I don’t know enough about to assign them a Tarot card representing them as a significator?
I don’t remember much about Tarot but I think the Hanging Man?
Not of G-D don’t use them.
Well, I would suggest The Fool, if you’re staying with the Major Arcana. I wouldn’t recommend this if the person you’re assigning this is easily offended however, as one can quite easily jump to conclusions based on the name.
The Fool symbolizes the beginnings of a journey; someone on a quest for development or in search of experience — perhaps symbolizing the development of something between you and the other person? Even its number, 0, is symbolic in this way. Zero plus anything equals the same thing. It is the “tabula rasa”, the current blank slate between you and that other person to develop a friendship, or a professional relationship, or rivalry, or what have you.
The significator isn’t necessary in my opinion. I never use it when reading cards.
If you really want to use one and want a card then here are some suggestions.
The Queen’s refer to women of all ages if it’s a woman.
For men use a Knight if he is a youth (16->35) and Kings if it’s a mature man (35+).
Pages represent children.
If you know the profession of the person then choose the suite from the following.
Pentacles – business man, accountant, banker, sales man, entrepreneur etc
Swords – Any profession dealing with law, military or medical professions and academics/teachers.
Wands/Rods – Engineering, construction, tradesman, farmers, horticulture etc.
Cups – counsellors, psychologists, firemen, fishermen anything to do with water or feelings/emotions.
If you still can’t choose a card then go on their appearance, which card looks like them if any?
Choose based on hair colour, facial expression etc matching the court cards in your deck.
I personally never pick Significators myself for a reading, whether it be for a stranger or a close friend, for several reasons. Firstly, picking a Significator for a person means you have to ponder and decide what card you think fits them best, and then you have to root through the entire deck for the card you want, and then you have to re-shuffle the deck, all of which take time and energy that I’d rather put into the reading itself.
Secondly, and most importantly, I have found that the cards, or whatever force communicates through them, often pick better, more accurate and more interesting Significators than I could ever think up. So I recommend that you just deal out the Signficator the same way you would any other card – it’s not only easier and faster but it gets better results, and it also shows the person you’re reading for that you’re not assuming anything about them. In your case, this sounds like just the kind of feeling you want to give the person you’re doing the tarot reading for.