Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

The Major Arcana is the first suit of a tarot deck, and is comprised of 22 cards. They all depicts varying characters, scenes and may symbolic elements, and the reactions they draw from us are layered and sometimes complicated. These cards are important because they represent and reflect the prevailing themes in our lives and profound life lessons. Each card has its own unique name. Some names are more direct, and we have a basic understanding of the word while others point to a life attitudes.

0 – The Fool

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The Fool – Movement into the unknown, intuition, trust, new beginnings. Click here for more.

 


I – The Magician

Magician - Tarot Card Meaning
The Magician – Hands on skills and creation. Trust in inspiration and what you can create yourself.

 


II – The High Priestess

The High Priestess Tarot Card Meaning
The High Priestess – Secrets, mystery, wisdom.

III – The Empress

The Empress Tarot Card Meaning
The Empress – Nurturing, fruitfulness

IV – The Emperor

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The Emperor – Stability, foundation, authority, will.

 


V – The Hierophant

The Hierophant Tarot Card Meaning
The Hierophant – Societal structure, alliance, conformity.

VI – The Lovers

The Lovers Tarot Card Meaning
The Lovers – Harmony, balance, attraction.

VII – The Chariot

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VII – Strength

Strength - Tarot Card Meaning
Strength – Courage, power, success and honor

IX – The Hermit

The Hermit Tarot Card Meaning
The Hermit – reflection, retreat for contemplation

X – The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meaning
The Wheel of Fortune – destiny, events in motion, luck.

XI – Justice

Justice Tarot Card Meaning
Justice – Equality, the law and rightness.

XII – The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man Tarot Card Meanings
The Hanged Man – wisdom, contemplation, inner guidance.

XIII – Death

Death Tarot Card Meaning
Death – Endings, destruction, fatality. Rebirth, renewal from ending.

XIV – Temperance

Temperance Tarot Card Meaning
Temperance – modesty, balance, being frugal, economy.

XV – The Devil

The Devil Tarot Card Meaning
The Devil – Force, manipulation, lies, deception.

XVI – The Tower

The Tower Tarot Card Meaning
The Tower – distress, disruption, chaos, unforeseen catastrophe.

XVII – The Star

The Star Tarot Card Meaning
The Star – Loss, abandonment

XVIII – The Moon

The Moon Tarot Card Meaning
The Moon – Hidden mystery, hidden energies, shadow secrets.

XIX – The Sun

The Sun Tarot Card Meaning
The Sun – Happiness, growth.

XX – The Wheel of Fortune

Judgement Tarot Card Meaning
Judgment – Change of position, outcome, decision.

XXI – The World or the Universe

The World Tarot Card Meaning
The World – Success, completion.