Tarot, for Divination or Occult purposes, revolve around the belief that each card can be used to gain a thorough insight into the past, present or even possibly the future situations of the subject.
Some Tarot Readers are of the opinion that they are guided by some mystical or spiritual force providing them the vision.
Others opine that Tarot is not about predicting or changing the future directly - it is about allowing the subject to dive deep into her/his own subconscious mind to look for answers that will help her/him to make better choices in life thereby making the future a brighter one.
Major Arcana (also known as Trump) Cards
Major Arcana are identified by a suit of twenty two cards in the deck that are also known as Trumps.
They are usually believed to depict the major life events.
- The Fool (Sometimes also numbered as 22 or XXII)
- The Magician
- The High Priestess
- The Empress
- The Emperor
- The Hierophant
- The Lovers
- The Chariot
- The Hermit
- Wheel of Fortune
- The Hanged Man
- The Devil
- The Tower
- The Star
- The Moon
- The Sun
- The World
Dressed in colorful motley of clothes, with his worldly belongings packed near the edge of the
cliff with a dog at his heels signify that you may have all you want with you, but you should still
be careful about where you are going or you may fall.
A magician with his wand pointing at the heaven depicts a person with a will of steel that can
help him overcome all hurdles in this journey towards success.
Sitting on a throne between the pillars of Solomon Temple, the High Priestess has a lot of secret
knowledge under her veil which she may choose to illuminate at her will.
She represents the cradle of creative ideas that she nurtures just like Mother Earth.
She is in no hurry. She can wait till the time is right.
The counterpart of the Empress, The Emperor, sits on a solid stone throne and is authority personified.
He represents that your vision in life is based upon strong foundations and can be realized with effort and time.
Signifying tradition, this card encourages one to move on in life exploring the unknown.
They signify choice - you may have the option to listen to logic or to follow the footsteps of your heart.
Symbolizing victory, the Chariot says that when you can master your mind and do
away with the inner conflicts, you always emerge a winner.
A maiden in white representing purity depicts that when you can control your
passion you can overcome all obstacles through your conviction.
It signifies turning over of a new leaf whereby your banish all obstacles
and move towards a better tomorrow.
Fate would bring an unexpected turn of events and you shall have to alter all the
plans that you had made previously.
Fair and just, it prepares you to face consequences of your own action and generally
means that a trying period of time is coming to an end.
It represents surrender - it is when you unconditionally give in to a Superior
force that you can think of adjusting your goals in life.
This card signifies major transformation whereby your life will change altogether.
Balancing the conscious and the subconscious this card signifies that you can mould the outcome of events to your
liking and even transform negative situations to positive ones.
This forecasts that there may be a negative turn of events in your life. However, this can be overcome if you
release your focus from material gains and adjust your priorities.
An emotional journey is on the cards that will negatively affect you, but will preserve what is important in the essence.
This card guides you to find an inspiration and purpose in your life to welcome a
new direction in your life - something you choose by will.
It represents the duality of disquiet and inspiration. It is about finding your true
creativity in times of turmoil to give your life a significant turn.
Representing youth and clarity this card talks of new beginnings where the rays of
sun will guide the way as things rightfully fall in their proper places.
This card teaches that time is the best healer. There is no use hiding from your past. Face it, but learn to move on.
Indicating the completion of the Fools Journey, this card is all about fulfilling life in its true sense. Travel is also indicated.
Minor Arcana Cards
The Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards that can be categorized into four suits each with fourteen cards.
They are usually believed to depict the more ordinary day to day occurrences of the life of a person.
- Wands (also known as Batons)
As the first suit of the Minor Arcana, the Wands represent the nascent stage of any idea.
- King of Batons
- Queen of Batons
- Knight of Batons
- Valet of Batons
- Ten Batons
- Nine Batons
- Eight Batons
- Seven Batons
- Six Batons
- Five Batons
- Four Batons
- Three Batons
- Two Batons
- Ace of Batons
Indicates a person who is noble and generous, but can be short tempered and driven by passion.
Indicates a proud and honorable woman who is specially attached to her home but is not free from bouts of whims.
It represents a hasty person who is passionate but may give rise to conflict due to narrow-minded approach.
Indicates a person with beauty, intellect and charm who can shine in the field of creativity or academics.
This is about carrying a heavy burden. This is also about learning to detach to make yourself free.
With courage, faith and discipline they fight the battle of life in their own way.
This card represents movement and encompasses long distance communication including relationships as well as new ideas.
This represents a person who can hold fort even at times of adversity and emerge a winner.
Leadership and enterprise combine to form a leader.
This indicates hurdle. But this can also mean that you need to find a new way for yourself.
Represented by a triumphant procession, this signifies prosperity and fulfillment.
The focus is on partnerships and putting your ideas to work.
The focus is on your career, social status and personal reputation.
It signifies new beginnings. It also has a seasonal significance. It represents autumn.
- King of Cups
- Queen of Cups
- Knight of Cups
- Valet of Cups
- Ten Cups
- Nine Cups
- Eight Cups
- Seven Cups
- Six Cups
- Five Cups
- Four Cups
- Three Cups
- Two Cups
- Ace of Cups
The card represents everything related to home and also love.
Magnetic and full of charisma, it deals with a person who can form ideas even from the abstract and communicate them with logic.
It signifies that there will not be any room for stagnancy in your life - change is inevitable.
It says that there is something about to unfold in your life - something phenomenal.
It represents happiness, relaxation love and relationships.
This card indicates fulfillment of wishes.
This card says that you need to change your course as the present path is no longer going to do you any good.
This card indicates a confused mind that is high on imagination.
This card is all about nostalgia, especially of childhood memories, and how pleasure can be attained from simple things in life.
This one speaks of delays and setbacks and also of obstacles leading to impatience.
This signifies that it is time for re-evaluation of your mottos in life and that you shall be presented with options to consider.
This card signifies success in matters of the heart.
It is all about relationships and communication.
This signifies a fresh start due to spiritual awakening.
Swords represent movement or struggle - it is the journey which leads to the fulfillment.
- King of Swords
- Queen of Swords
- Knight of Swords
- Valet of Swords
- Ten Swords
- Nine Swords
- Eight Swords
- Seven Swords
- Six Swords
- Five Swords
- Four Swords
- Three Swords
- Two Swords
- Ace of Swords
The focus is on advancement taking in stride the inner and outer conflicts thereby reaching complete clarity.
This signifies that the earthly prospects sometimes should be negated in favor of spiritual gains.
It brings about a good time to embark upon something new.
It brings about unexpected turn of events, especially in the romantic sphere.
This tells you that the course of events will be different from what you anticipate.
This card laments the block on advancement.
This card signifies your indecisive mind that keeps you from acting upon something.
It signifies your efforts even when the conditions are not in your favor to attempt to take things to your stride.
This card is about moving away from difficulties - whether material or spiritual.
The focus would be on winning the unforeseen without succumbing to depression.
This signifies a static period before you plunge into the action mode - a period you engage in planning.
The card brings the news of drifting apart resulting in sorrow, but also talks of rebuilding with renewed vigor.
The focus is on sticking to your decisions and moving ahead without any doubt or fear.
It represents a period of pressure and tension, but also to make way to move ahead.
The Circles represent realization of ideas into actions whereby you achieve results.
- King of Coins
- Queen of Coins
- Knight of Coins
- Valet of Coins
- Ten Coins
- Nine Coins
- Eight Coins
- Seven Coins
- Six Coins
- Five Coins
- Four Coins
- Three Coins
- Two Coins
- Ace of Coins
It represents a solid financial situation or a person with great enterprising skills.
Compassion and intellect join hands to make a benevolent person.
Follow your intuitions and your efforts will be rewarded.
This says that it is time you listened and opened up to new ideas.
It brings the message of stabilizing your home front with money and honor.
Symbolizing wealth and success it brings the news of a new offer you cannot resist.
This says that you have to bide for time and wait for the perfect opportunity.
This pictures the pause before a progression and also assures that help is on the way.
This teaches you to give for it is only when you give that you get returns in abundance.
You need to seek spiritual enlightenment and need to concentrate more on your business.
You fear loss and shy away from taking any risks.
The focus here is to build career and concentrate on work.
This predicts your capability to juggle multiple things at a time.
It talks about replacing the old with new prosperity. On a time frame, it signifies spring.
Keep in mind, that understanding the true meaning of tarot cards depends on interpretations too.
It requires a lot of reading, practice and introspection to fathom the true significances.
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