Welcome to the third part of our guide to the meanings of cards in the Major Arcana. As explained in the first part of this guide Major Arcana is a suit of twenty-two cards in the tarot deck.
This card is often hoped for by those who use Tarot as a divination tool. The Star card represents a world of possibility, and an opportunity for learning new things and becoming comfortable with oneself. It is a card of hope, of new dreams and of second chances. When we draw this card we are represented by the young woman; we are free, complete beings with everything we need at our fingertips. If this card is drawn and the querent currently does not find themselves in a place of peace, this time is coming. This card indicates subtle changes like ripples in the water, and often these changes are not the result of any sort of dramatic event. (more…)
Welcome to the second part of our guide to the meanings of cards in the Major Arcana. As explained in the first part of this guide Major Arcana is a suit of twenty-two cards in the tarot deck. To preform a reading using Tarot, shuffle the cards while concentrating on the problem or issue you wish to investigate, then when you have the inclination to do so, cut the deck and turn over the top card. You may do this for yourself, or for a “querent” – someone else who is asking a question.
Use the descriptions below as a guide only, and use your intuition to cipher the parts most relevant to your initial question.
Justice is often personified on various Tarot decks by a dignified royal man on a throne. The card implies a balance between the different forces at play in life. Drawing this card is advice to the questioner to avoid extremes. It may also suggest that you need to take an objective look at your problem or issue, or that it is time to call in an unbiased party to assist you in gaining clarity on the situation at hand. You may be facing an ethical dilemma or be involved in legal proceedings. (more…)
Welcome to the first part of our guide to the meanings of cards in the Major Arcana. The Major Arcana or trumps being a suit of twenty-two cards in the tarot deck. There is an art to Tarot, but much can be gained by doing a simple one card draw to give clarity to a situation and help unlock knowledge you already possess. Although different decks may give different monikers to their Major Arcana cards, the most common names are listed below, with a brief overview of their potential meanings. There are no right or wrong answers in Tarot; Tarot is a tool to be used for self-enlightenment.
Unencumbered by many possessions, The Fool is free to choose his own path. The card may symbolize a new beginning or a feeling of starting over, but with little worry as to the eventual outcome. The Fool card represents someone who has a happy-go-lucky attitude, and likely does not know where he or she is headed, but feels little anxiety over a lack of certainty. The Fool is child-like, and sometimes childish; the latter being a cause for concern represented in some decks by a cliff face where the character depicted is likely to step off of the edge. The card represents optimism, positivity and spontaneity, but can also indicate a major life change. It is also associated with timelessness, an inexpressible spirituality, and a connection with esoteric beauty. (more…)
The Tarot is the name for a particular deck of 78 cards. First used in the mid-fifteenth century in parts of Europe, the cards were used to play games for entertainment.
It was from the late 18th Century that the cards came to be used by psychics to offer readings of peoples past, present and potential futures. According to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn “The most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.”
There are many different varieties of Tarot cards, and the decks differ from country to country. The most widely used deck for English speaking countries such as the UK and America is the Rider-Waite deck. The deck was created in 1909 by A.E Waite an academic and prominent member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, they were illustrated by Pamela Coleman Smith and published by the Rider Company. (more…)
Tarot cards have been used for hundreds of years by psychics in order to give people guidance on their current situations as well as the possibility of finding out what is yet to come. A tarot reading can help people to deal with many different situations. Different ‘spread’s’ of the cards may help you understand a variety of topics including money, family, friends and love. Atarot reading may simply give you a fresh perspective on your issues or you may find it can help you plan for your future.
A popular tarot spread is the ‘relationship spread.’ Tarot is a great tool to help people understand their partners and highlight the areas of their relationships that may need to be worked on. A lot of the time your basic instinct about a situation will be correct, however a tarot reading may give you the assurance and support you need to make a decision. The relationship spread is useful in that it gives both sides to a relationship question, revealing how your partner feels as well as confirming your own perceptions. (more…)