What Each Tarot Card Means To You

A tarot card reading sounds enigmatic and mysterious, but if you're unfamiliar with the archetypal images it can also be very confusing and even intimidating!

Tarot definitions are by no means complete; no single meaning or interpretation is carved in stone. What's important is what your tarot reading means to you. These tarot definitions are meant to help you understand the major arcana and minor arcana, the 78 cards in a tarot deck, and the energy of the cups, wands, pentacles, and swords of the tarot. Let your intuition guide you to the secrets that the tarot has to share.

The Major Arcana (aka Trump Cards)

There are 22 major arcana cards in an average tarot deck. 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.

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The Minor Arcana

The 56 minor arcana cards are meant to complement the major arcana. The minor arcana is divided into 4 suits (similar to playing cards). These suits are wands, pentacles, swords, and cups.

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Cups

Pentacles

Swords

Wands