The Major Arcana is the first suit of a tarot deck, and is comprised of 22 cards. They all depict 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 life attitudes.