Tarot Card Meanings

Before you are able to start “reading the cards” and start to benefit from studying their meaning, you need to learn the language being spoken.

These tarot card meanings are easy to understand and easy to build from for you to develop your own connection with your own tarot card deck.

Tarot Card Meanings – Start Here

The tarot deck has 78 cards, divided into two categories: The Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana.

The Major Arcana is made up of 22 cards that refer to the major themes and life lessons we experience in our lives. These are also referred to the Trump Cards

The Minor Arcana is four suits of 14 cards each, that speak to our daily experiences, including our wins, our losses, our inspirations and our pains.

The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana show us the stages we go through or experience as we grow and move through our life. These are universal, and they are deep and meaningful life lessons. We understand these cards on a very special meaning, as these do not speak to mundane or temporary occurrences.

In a reading, these are important cards to focus on, as they are broad in their application, and are repeatable themes we are experiencing.

The Fool

The Magician

 High Priestess

The Empress

The Emperor 

The Hierophant

The Lovers

The Chariot


The Hermit

The Wheel of Fortune


The Hanged Man









The World

The Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana reflect our day-to-day lives. These are events, people, and situations which we react to and are forced to deal with. These are temporary, time-limited events and do not reflect broad life themes.

The Minor Arcana is divided into four suits, each representing a different part of our lives. Some decks may change the names, but the designations don’t. Each area is still represented.


Ace of Wands

Two of Wands

Three of Wands

Four of Wands

Five of Wands

Six of Wands

Seven of Wands

Eight of Wands

Nine of Wands

Ten of Wands

Page of Wands

Queen of Wands

King of Wands


Ace of Cups

Two of Cups

Three of Cups

Four of Cups

Five of Cups

Six of Cups

Seven of Cups

Eight of Cups

Nine of Cups

Ten of Cups

Page of Cups

Knight of Cups

Queen of Cups

King of Cups


Ace of Swords

Two of Swords

Three of Swords

Four of Swords

Five of Swords

Six of Swords

Seven of Swords

Eight of Swords

Nine of Swords

Ten of Swords

Page of Swords

Knight of Swords

Queen of Swords

King of Swords


Ace of Pentacles

Two of Pentacles

Three of Pentacles

Four of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Six of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles

Nine of Pentacles

Ten of Pentacles

Page of Pentacles

Knight of Pentacles

Queen of Pentacles

King of Pentacles