Major Arcana Card Meanings
The Major Arcana is the most important part of a Tarot deck. Getting to know and understand the meaning and symbolism of each card is imperative to giving an accurate and meaningful reading.
Justice Tarot Card
After learning about karma in the Wheel of Fortune, the Fool is forced to face the consequences of his actions when he meets Justice.
Strength Tarot Card
The Fool is beginning to really understand what it is to be human. He started out innocent and guileless. But, now he is a fully functioning social being. He knows he has free will, but is he strong enough to handle that fact?
The Aces in Tarot
The Aces in Tarot are somewhat similar to the Aces in a regular playing card deck. They can represent the highest or the lowest depending on any given situation. It is the cards around them that are the determining factor.
The Chariot Tarot Card
The Fool's journey so far has taught him many lessons. He is becoming a self realized and self confident individual who is ready to tackle any obstacle. He is ready to climb aboard the Chariot.
The Devil Tarot Card
The Fool learned lessons about patience, compassion and love in Temperance. But now, sad and lonely, he is moving forward once again. Will he get caught in the chains of temptation as he meets The Devil?
The Emperor Tarot Card
The Fool has worked his way through the first three incarnations of the Major Arcana, both male and female. He has learned what it feels like to live, love and laugh. And now, he finds himself face to face with the Emperor.
The Empress Tarot Card
During his journey thus far, the Fool has discovered that he is alive and that he can fend for himself in the natural world. He has also discovered that he has a past, a present and a future. And, now, he encounters the Empress.
The Fool Card in Tarot
As the Fool begins his journey, let's take a look at who he is and what he represents to you.
The Hanged Man Tarot Card
The Fool has met Lady Justice and is now embarking on a journey of self enlightenment. The first person he meets along the path is the Hanged Man.
The Hermit Tarot Card
The Fool has been on a long journey of self discovery. His last lesson was all about inner strength. And now, he finds himself deep in meditation on a snowy mountaintop with the Hermit.
The Hierophant Tarot Card
The Fool is slowly making his way through the Major Arcana. He has learned a lot about himself so far, but he still has a long way to go until he truly understands who he really is.
The High Priestess Tarot Card
The Fool has met the Magician and now he walks forward again into the guise of the High Priestess. Through her guidance and wisdom he discovers that he is more than just flesh and blood.
The Judgement Tarot Card
The Fool's journey is almost complete. It has been a bittersweet experience for him. But now, he must review his life before he moves forward into the World. What will he see?
The Lovers Card Interpretations
I find that The Lovers card in the Major Arcana is among one of the most difficult to interpret. Even though this card may seem to be self explanatory, it really holds a myriad of meanings.
The Lovers Tarot Card
The Fool has learned what it is like to be male and to be female. But, now he must learn to reconcile these two dualities within himself.
The Magician Tarot Card
The first stop on the Fool's journey is the Magician card. The Magician has the tools to manifest what he desires into his life. The Fool learns that he is alive.
The Moon Tarot Card
The Fool is getting close to the end of his journey. After an emotional meltdown in the Star, he is ready to face his shadow self in the Moon. What mysteries of the soul await him there?
The Star Tarot Card
The Fool has made it unscathed through his experience in the Tower. He came face to face with himself and realized that his life still had meaning and purpose. He sees the Star shining in the distance and follows it's dim light. Here he will find peace and reconciliation with who and what he is.
The Sun Tarot Card
The Fool emerges from the Forest and steps from the light of the Moon into the warm brightness of the Sun. His journey has been long and he is tired. The Sun beckons him to sit a while and just bask in it's healing rays.
The Symbolism of The Fool
Symbolism is the most important factor when it comes to reading Tarot. Symbols can mean different things to different readers. Here is my interpretation of the symbolism inherent in The Fool Tarot card using the Rider-Waite deck.
The Temperance Tarot Card
The Fool has been transformed in his journey through Death. Now he needs to learn the wisdom and sense of purpose that defines Temperance.
The Tower Tarot Card
The Fool has wandered his way through the Major Arcana. He has learned a lot about himself, the world around him, and social interaction. He learned about addictions when he met the Devil. And now he finds himself trapped in the Tower.
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card
The Fool's journey has taken him through the first 9 cards of the Major Arcana. He thinks he knows it all.. but he has yet to encounter the Wheel of Fortune.
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The Fool's journey has reached completion. He transcended beyond his human body in Judgement and now he is reborn once again in the World.
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