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Tarot Meaning Cheat Sheets: Infographics Plus Free Printable Resource

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 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!

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.

Major Arcana Tarot Cheat Sheet

Major Arcana Refresher: Represent key moments in the Fool's Journey from Innocence to Enlightenment.

Tarot Meaning Cheat Sheet - Major Arcana keywords upright and reversed meanings

Suit of Wands Tarot Cheat Sheet

Suit of Wands Refresher: Represent creative forces, pure energy, passion and willpower.

Tarot Meaning Cheat Sheet - suit of wands keywords upright and reversed meanings

Suit of Cups Tarot Cheat Sheet

Suit of Cups Refresher: Represent feelings, emotions, relationships, everything that connects humans together.

Tarot Meaning Cheat Sheet - suit of cups keywords upright and reversed meanings

Suit of Swords Tarot Cheat Sheet

Suit of Swords Refresher: Represent mental energy, intelligence, clarity, knowledge, ideas.

Tarot Meaning Cheat Sheet - suit of swords keywords upright and reversed meanings

Suit of Pentacles Tarot Cheat Sheet

Suit of Pentacles Refresher: Represent the body, health, home, nature, finances, all things material.

Tarot Meaning Cheat Sheet - suit of pentacles keywords upright and reversed meanings

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7 comments


  • LeAnn
    I like this, but I have the Arcana Iris Sacra deck. The meanings are very different on some of the cards. I would love if this site had the information under the learn tab as well.
  • Drusilla
    I can’t tell you how much I use this website 🤣 it’s perfect for all of my tarot needs!
  • Daphne Maritz
    Thank you for your website and for the tarot sheets plus, plus.
  • Tina
    @L – Yeah, they’re different lists – but if you’re already signed up, it should just let you do it again. @Eden – Just sign up! We’ll automatically email you. @Taylor – It’s included with the deck. :)
  • Taylor
    Hi! When will there be a printable cheat sheet for the arcana iris deck? I would like it to include the meanings and reversals! Thank you

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