Definition of Major Arcana
The major arcana makes up one of the two main segments of a deck of tarot cards. These cards are also known as trump cards. There are 78 tarot cards in a deck, and 22 of these are the major arcana. They represent archetypal images and energies, and tell the story of the Fool, as he starts at number 0 and travels through all of life’s experiences, ending with the World card at number 21.
The imagery on the trump cards is taken from a myriad of traditions and cultures, and not all of these pictures are pretty or peaceful. Some of them are disturbing — but then some facts of life are disturbing, too, and the major arcana cards reflect life and the situations faced. The trump cards in a tarot reading signify an area of importance, and ask that particular attention be paid to this issue.
TERM OF THE DAY
The bull symbolizes the Taurus zodiac sign known for stubbornness and the ability to see things through to completion. This is the 2nd sign of the zodiac occurring after Aries and before Gemini. Those born April 20 to May 20st are a Taurus. As an earth sign, they are aware of the physical world around them, will always have a budget and take their time making decisions. A Taurus is a very caring sign known to live their physical senses enjoying tastes, textures and a luxurious home. They do well in fields such as design, home organization, floral arranging and the culinary arts as well as law, education, and research.Read the full Taurus definition