One of the major requests for content we’ve gotten is to develop tarot cheat sheets for you all to quickly reference when doing readings. And so, I’ve gone ahead and made one for you! Remember, these are just tarot keyword references - meaning that they don’t include the full meaning of the card, but are helpful in helping you refresh yourself when going through readings. Often a keyword is enough to jog your memory.
Differences Between Rider Waite Smith and Marseille Tarot Decks
A quick reminder here too that these cheat sheets work with the Rider Waite Smith system, which we based the Golden Thread Tarot deck and Luminous Spirit Tarot deck on. While the general overall meaning remains rooted in those foundations, you'll notice that artist made decks can have slight variations and interpretations. If you're looking for the Tarot de Marseille cheat sheets, we'll have them ready soon too.
Download The Printable Cheat Sheet
Black and white list of keywords for 78 cards formatted for printers. Applicable to standard Rider-Waite-Smith-based tarot decks.
Download the Printable Tarot Meaning Cheat Sheets (Major and Minor Arcana)
There are two versions to these tarot cheat sheets - a digital one in full color that you can reference here, as well as a printable version that hopefully saves some ink on your printer and correctly sizes for pages.
If you’re looking for full tarot card meanings, I urge you to go check out our tarot cards meanings list, as well as download a few of our apps to help guide you through readings, and pull up meanings automatically for drawn cards.
So without further ado, here are those resources!
Major Arcana Tarot Cheat Sheet
Major Arcana Refresher: Represent key moments in the Fool's Journey from Innocence to Enlightenment.
Suit of Wands Tarot Cheat Sheet
Suit of Wands Refresher: Represent creative forces, pure energy, passion and willpower.
Suit of Cups Tarot Cheat Sheet
Suit of Cups Refresher: Represent feelings, emotions, relationships, everything that connects humans together.
Suit of Swords Tarot Cheat Sheet
Suit of Swords Refresher: Represent mental energy, intelligence, clarity, knowledge, ideas.
Suit of Pentacles Tarot Cheat Sheet
Suit of Pentacles Refresher: Represent the body, health, home, nature, finances, all things material.