A standard 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.
The Minor Arcana is the whole of four suits of 14 cards each, that speak to our daily experiences.
This includes our wins, our losses, our inspirations and our pains. These are also referred to the Trump Cards.
I invite you to review the 4 suits of the Minor Arcana, and work with the cards to understand them better as they relate to you, in your own life.
What to expect
Every week, journal prompts are emailed out exclusively to the mailing list.
For each card, I will provide questions for you for to reflect on and record your answers in your tarot journal.
Each card will present you with a different series of questions designed to help you connect the concepts of that card with your own personal life experience.
These will now serve as an additional form of reference for you to use in your personal tarot studies.
These are your personal notes, for your own personal use.
The result will be your own private repertoire of meanings/connections/notes to use from each card to help you in your tarot readings.
There is no correct or incorrect answer for any prompt.
Who is this for?
This series is designed for everyone in mind.
- If you read tarot only for yourself, this will help you connect with the cards on a more personal level.
- If you read tarot professionally, these will help you prompt your seekers to connect with the meanings of the cards better.
- You don’t read tarot but like to have your cards read? Thinking about these concepts in advance will help you understand what your favorite tarot reader is communicating with you. Just answer the questions and keep them handy for your next reading. You’ll be surprised at the insight you are getting from them.
Which Tarot Deck to use
It is best to use a Rider-Waite-Smith based deck for this exercise. If you would like to use something else, send me a message and I will help you figure out what’s what.
Suit of Wands
The suit of Wands is about motivation, action and drive. It represents our inspirations and the energy behind what we do. It is the burning desire to create, to manifest, and to accomplish.
The Suit of Cups
The Suit of Cups represents our emotions or situations that affect us emotionally. In readings, the Suit of Cups calls attention to our relationships with the people closest to us. It highlights connections with others and the different layers of love and how we internalize and express them. The heart rules when the Cups are present, so instead of rational, planned out thoughts an actions, creativity, fantasy, and imagination take over.
The Suit of Swords