Short Meanings of The Major Arcana Cards
Almost all Tarot decks consist of 78 cards: 22 Major Arcana, and 56 Minor Arcana cards. The 22 Major Arcana cards are an addition to what otherwise could be described as an ordinary playing deck that consists of four suits.
The first sets of cards were thought to be the three decks called the Visconti Trumps. Here is a photo of some cards from one of those decks. They were originally playing cards but later developed into divinitory tools.
The meanings of the 22 Major Arcana cards are based on an Old French parlour game that was used to predict the lives of the celebrities of the day. Since then, they have mutated to symbolise major life events and personal attributes.
When you are first learning to read the Tarot cards, sometimes it is valuable to have a list of the cards’ abbreviated meanings to refer to while you are throwing the cards.
Here is a list of the classic meanings of each of the 22 cards of the Major Arcana.
0 The Fool – choices offered, folly, going in circles
1 The Magician – creative energy, psychic power
2 The High Priestess – mystery, hidden influences, female supremacy
3 The Empress – abundance, fertility, motherhood
4 The Emperor – leadership, control, fatherhood
5 The Hierophant – convention, society, restrictions
6 The Lovers – love, relationships, intimacy
7 The Chariot – mind over matter, conflicts, war
8 Strength – courage, power, stamina
9 The Hermit – wisdom, spirituality, connection with Higher Self
10 Wheel of Fortune – unpredictability, changes of luck for good or bad,
11 Justice – legal issues, balance, karmic return
12 Hanged Man – withdrawal, study, rest, waiting
13 Death – change, physical death, an ending
14 Temperance – moderation, adaptation, patience
15 The Devil – temptation, the material world, evil
16 The Tower – conflict, problems, devastation
17 The Star – hope, inspiration, happiness
18 The Moon – unseen troubles, black magic, female sexuality
19 The Sun – marriage, success, male sexuality
20 Judgement – awakening, renewal, the result of good or bad actions
21 The World – success, opportunity, a clean slate
Thanks for reading,
Psychic Madeline Rose
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