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.
The Fool – Movement into the unknown, intuition, trust, new beginnings. Click here for more.
I – The Magician
The Magician – Hands on skills and creation. Trust in inspiration and what you can create yourself.
II – The High Priestess
The High Priestess – Secrets, mystery, wisdom.
III – The Empress
The Empress – Nurturing, fruitfulness
IV – The Emperor
The Emperor – Stability, foundation, authority, will.
V – The Hierophant
The Hierophant – Societal structure, alliance, conformity.
VI – The Lovers
The Lovers – Harmony, balance, attraction.
VII – The Chariot
VII – Strength
Strength – Courage, power, success and honor
IX – The Hermit
The Hermit – reflection, retreat for contemplation
X – The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune – destiny, events in motion, luck.
XI – Justice
Justice – Equality, the law and rightness.
XII – The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man – wisdom, contemplation, inner guidance.
XIII – Death
Death – Endings, destruction, fatality. Rebirth, renewal from ending.
XIV – Temperance
Temperance – modesty, balance, being frugal, economy.
XV – The Devil
The Devil – Force, manipulation, lies, deception.
XVI – The Tower
The Tower – distress, disruption, chaos, unforeseen catastrophe.
XVII – The Star
The Star – Loss, abandonment
XVIII – The Moon
The Moon – Hidden mystery, hidden energies, shadow secrets.
XIX – The Sun
The Sun – Happiness, growth.
XX – The Wheel of Fortune
Judgment – Change of position, outcome, decision.
XXI – The World or the Universe
The World – Success, completion.