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Major Arcana


The Major Arcana is a 22 card set within the tarot that is considered to be the core and the foundation for the deck. All of the deck is filled with archetypal significance, but this is most pronounced within the Major Arcana. These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfillment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

And so, as we follow the journey of the Fool, we can start seeing common parallels between our own stages in life and those in the cards, each card teaching a specific lesson and a concept to meditate over. Because they form the basis of the tarot, some readings can sometimes be conducted with only the Major Arcana as well.

The World Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The World Meaning

The World card in the tarot deck has a dancing figure at the center. The dancing figure on the ca...

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Judgement Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

Judgement Meaning

This card depicts what one would imagine the last judgment would be, in the various forms that ta...

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The Sun Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Sun Meaning

The Sun card presents an feeling of optimism and fulfillment. This card represents the dawn which...

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The Moon Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Moon Meaning

When we encounter the Moon, we see a path that leads off into the distance. On either side of the...

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The Star Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Star Meaning

The Star card shows a woman kneeling at the edge of a small pond. She is holding two containers o...

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The Tower Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Tower Meaning

The Tower card depicts a high spire nestled on top of the mountain. A lightning bolt strikes the ...

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The Devil Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Devil Meaning

This card shows the Devil represented in his most well-known satyr form, otherwise known as Bapho...

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Temperance Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

Temperance Meaning

On the Temperance card, there is an angel with wings, whose gender is not immediately obvious, wh...

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Death Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

Death Meaning

Here, we see Death riding a beautiful white horse while holding up a black flag with a white patt...

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The Hanged Man Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Hanged Man Meaning

In this card, it depicts a man who is suspended upside-down, and he is hanging by his foot from t...

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Justice Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

Justice Meaning

The Justice tarot card is a symbol of truth, fairness, and law. As she sits in her chair, the sca...

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The Wheel of Fortune Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Wheel of Fortune Meaning

The Wheel of Fortune is one of the most highly symbolic cards in the deck, filled with signs that...

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The Hermit Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Hermit Meaning

The Hermit depicts an old man standing alone at the peak of the mountain while holding a lantern ...

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Strength Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

Strength Meaning

In this tarot card, you will see a woman who calmly holds the jaws of a fully grown lion. Despite...

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The Chariot Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Chariot Meaning

The Chariot tarot card depicts a figure sitting inside a vehicle that is being driven by two blac...

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The Lovers Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Lovers Meaning

In the Lovers card, the man and the woman in the image are being protected and blessed by an ange...

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The Hierophant Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Hierophant Meaning

The card depicts a religious figure that sits in a rather formal environment characteristic for a...

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The Emperor Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Emperor Meaning

In the Emperor tarot card, a stoic ruler figure can be seen on his throne, which is adorned with ...

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The Empress Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Empress Meaning

The Empress depicts a woman sitting on a throne. From the abundant nature that surrounds her, we ...

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The High Priestess Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The High Priestess Meaning

You've most likely encountered the High Priestess before, but in other forms - she can be seen in...

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The Magician Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Magician Meaning

The Magician is one tarot card that is filled with symbolism. The central figure depicts someone ...

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The Fool Meaning - Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Fool Meaning

The Fool depicts a youth walking joyfully into the world. He is taking his first steps, and he is...

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Suit of Wands


Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans. At their worst, they can refer to situations that are filled with recklessness and lack of direction. As you follow the journey within the wands, you'll come across these themes again and again.

Seven of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Seven of Wands Meaning

The Seven of Wands has an image of a man who is standing on a tall hill and being challenged by t...

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Four of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Four of Wands Meaning

The Four of Wands depicts a couple which dances beneath the welcome wreath which is tied between ...

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Ace of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ace of Wands Meaning

Wands are associated with fire energy, and the Ace of Wands is the core representation of fire wi...

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Ten of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ten of Wands Meaning

A man is shown carrying a heavy burden of wood, in the form of ten bundled wands, approaching a t...

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Nine of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Nine of Wands Meaning

The Nine of Wands shows a weak-looking man holding on to a wand with 8 other upright wands standi...

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Eight of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Eight of Wands Meaning

The Eight of Wands is depicted as eight flying staves that appear as if they are suspended in the...

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Six of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Six of Wands Meaning

The Six of Wands tarot card depicts a man who is currently wearing a wreath of victory around his...

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Five of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Five of Wands Meaning

The Five of Wands depicts five men all holding their own wands and brandishing them up in the air...

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Suit of Cups


The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit. At their worst, the cups suit is fret with uncontrolled feelings, fantasy, and a disconnect with one's inner voice.

King of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

King of Cups Meaning

The King of Cups is a card in the tarot that shows generosity, control, and emotional balance. Th...

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Queen of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Queen of Cups Meaning

The Queen of Cups rules the emotional realm. She is the woman whose throne is right on the ocean’...

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Knight of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Knight of Cups Meaning

The Knight of Cups is a card which depicts a young knight who is gloriously riding a white horse ...

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Page of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Page of Cups Meaning

The Page of Cups represents the unexpected inspiration that comes to us from the unconscious, per...

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Ten of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ten of Cups Meaning

On the Ten of Cups, there is a couple holding each other while facing a beautiful house and a gre...

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Nine of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Nine of Cups Meaning

In this card, a middle-aged man is sitting on a wooden bench while his arms are crossed, and his ...

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Eight of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Eight of Cups Meaning

In the Eight of Cups, we are confronted with the moment of transition. We see a cloaked figure ta...

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Seven of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Seven of Cups Meaning

The Seven of Cups symbolizes imagination, choice, wishful thinking, illusion and fantasy. The car...

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Six of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Six of Cups Meaning

The Six of Cups symbolize the joy of nostalgia, the comfort of home and childhood innocence. In t...

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Five of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Five of Cups Meaning

There are certain Tarot cards whose imagery immediately conjure up negative emotions, and the Fiv...

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Four of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Four of Cups Meaning

The Four of Cups displays a young man sitting under a tree on a mountaintop, far from others. He ...

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Three of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Three of Cups Meaning

When you draw the Three of Cups, you will see three women lifting their cups up in the air in a c...

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Two of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Two of Cups Meaning

This card shows an image of a man and a woman that are exchanging their cups in a ceremony. There...

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Ace of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ace of Cups Meaning

In the Ace of Cups card, there is a hand emanating from the clouds holding out a cup, as if in a ...

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Suit of Swords


The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged. This can be used for both good or evil, to help and to harm, and our greatest conflicts usually come from this delicate balance. At their worst, the swords can be abusive, harsh, and lack empathy.

King of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

King of Swords Meaning

The King of Swords tarot card shows a king who sits on his throne while holding a double-edged sw...

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Knight of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Knight of Swords Meaning

What a rush we see this Knight in! The Knight of Swords card depicts a young man who is dressed i...

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Queen of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Queen of Swords Meaning

The Queen of Swords wears a stern look as she sits high on the throne - looking off into the dist...

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Page of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Page of Swords Meaning

The Page of Swords card is representative of a person in one's life who shows an abundance of ene...

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Ten of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ten of Swords Meaning

Another one of the most striking and ominous cards in the deck, the Ten of Swords shows a man lyi...

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Nine of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Nine of Swords Meaning

The Nine of Swords depicts a woman that is sitting on her bed while she holds her head in her han...

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Eight of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Eight of Swords Meaning

On the Eight of Swords is a woman who is tied up and blindfolded. There are eight swords placed s...

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Seven of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Seven of Swords Meaning

In the Seven of Swords card, there is a man that is seen running away sneakily from a camp of som...

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Six of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Six of Swords Meaning

The image in the Six of Swords shows a woman and a child in a boat being rowed in the water to a ...

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Five of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Five of Swords Meaning

The Five of Swords card depicts a young man who has a very convenient look of contempt on his fac...

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Three of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Three of Swords Meaning

One of the most iconic images in the tarot, the Three of Swords displays a floating heart that is...

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Four of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Four of Swords Meaning

There is a quiet stillness that is present in the Four of Swords, a sense of calm peace that is c...

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Two of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Two of Swords Meaning

The Two of Swords symbolizes the confusion we face when we are forced to make difficult choices. ...

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Ace of Swords Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ace of Swords Meaning

The Ace of Swords shows a hand emerging from the clouds wielding a double-edged sword. This doubl...

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Suit of Pentacles


The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element. When we see pentacles show up in a reading, they are usually concerned with your long term future, career, generosity, your household, business investments and your feelings of sensuality. The negative side of the pentacles show up as greed, jealousy, miserliness, and unbridled ambition at the cost of all else.

King of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

King of Pentacles Meaning

The King of Pentacles refers to a man of high ambition, materialistic satisfaction, and worldly s...

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Queen of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Queen of Pentacles Meaning

The Queen of Pentacles card depicts a beautiful woman sitting on a decorated throne holding a gol...

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Knight of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Knight of Pentacles Meaning

Much like the other court cards of this suit, the Knight of Pentacles revolves around work, effor...

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Page of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Page of Pentacles Meaning

The Page of Pentacles card depicts a youth standing all by himself in a wide field surrounded by ...

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Ten of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ten of Pentacles Meaning

In the Ten of Pentacles card, there is an old man seated in an archway leading into a great estat...

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Nine of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Nine of Pentacles Meaning

The Nine of Pentacles depicts a woman in the middle of a vineyard. The woman wears what appears t...

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Eight of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Eight of Pentacles Meaning

The Eight of Pentacles card depicts a young man who is etching a pentacle shape into the eight go...

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Seven of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Seven of Pentacles Meaning

The Seven of Pentacles shows a young man who seems to be taking a break from his hard labor to ad...

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Six of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Six of Pentacles Meaning

In the image on the Six of Pentacles, there is a man who is dressed in purple robes. The color pu...

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Five of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Five of Pentacles Meaning

Just like the fives of the other suits in the tarot, the Five of Pentacles symbolizes adversity. ...

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Four of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Four of Pentacles Meaning

This card depicts a man who is sitting on a stool, who is holding onto two pentacles in a very de...

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Three of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Three of Pentacles Meaning

The Three of Pentacles displays a young apprentice who works in a cathedral. In front of him, the...

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Two of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Two of Pentacles Meaning

The Two of Pentacles card depicts a man who is dancing as he is juggling two large coins. The pen...

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Ace of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

Ace of Pentacles Meaning

In this card, there is a single mysterious hand that comes out of the clouds. In the hand is what...

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