The MAJOR ARCANA CARDS - TAROT CARD READING

The Major Arcana Cards
(22 cards)

These cards symbolise very powerful archetypes of spiritual states, people, virtues and circumstances



The Fool
The Spirit of the Aether

The Magician
The Magnus of Power

The Papess
The Priestess of the Silver Star

The Empress
The Daughter of the Mighty Ones




The Emperor
Son of Morning: Chief Among the Mighty


The Pope
The Magnus of the Eternal

The Lovers
The Children of the Voice; The Oracle of the Mighty Gods


The Chariot
The Child of the Powers of the Waters; The Lord of the Triumph of Light




Strength (fortitude)
The Daughter of the Flaming Sword


The Hermit
The Prophet of the Eternal; the Magnus of the voice of Power

Wheel of Fortune
The Lord of the Forces of Life

Justice
The Daughter of the Lords of Truth; The Ruler of the Balance




The Hanged Man
The Spirit of the Mighty Waters

Death
The Child of the Great Transformers; The Lord of the Gate of Death

Temperance
The Daughter of the Reconcilers; The Bringer Forth of Life


The Devil
The Lord of the Gates of Matter; The Child of the Forces of Time




The Tower
The Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty


The Star
The Daughter of the Firmament; The Dweller Between the Waters

The Moon
The ruler of the Flux & Reflux; The Child of the Sons of the Mighty


The Sun
The Lord of the fire of the World




Judgement
The Spirit of the Primal Fire


The World
The Great One of the Night of Time

The Fool - Major Arcana Cards - Tarot Card Reading

The Fool (Le Mat)
The Spirit of the Aether

Card Number: 0
Key Number: 11
Rulership: Air
Hebrew Letter: Aleph
Translation: Ox
Numerical Value: 3

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Beginnings, most probably of journeys which may be possibly mental, physical or spiritual. The beginning of a new life-cycle. Energy, force, happiness and optimism. The overturning of the status quo or existing states by unexpected happenings. Innocence, naivety, and spontaneity. Important decisions to be made.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Ill advised risks, impulsive action, choices and rash decisions. Foolishness, gambling, instability and the wasting or frittering way of creative energy. A bad time for commitments and can be an indication of someone who starts many new things but never finishes them. They may also consistently seek changes in their environment or job.

The Magician - Major Arcana Cards - Tarot Card Reading

The Magician (Le Bateleur)
The Magnus of Power


Card Number: 1
Key Number: 12
Rulership: Mercury
Hebrew Letter: Beth
Translation: House
Numerical Value: 9

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Mastery of the material world, creative action, self discipline and a willingness to take risks. An ability to recognise one's own potential, the power to initiate, communication and wit.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Confusion, hesitation, inability to make decisive choices. Inability to properly utilise time or talents. Lack of inspiration or energy. Giving up easily, poor self image, poor co-ordination and sometimes learning difficulties.

The High Priestess or Papess - Major Arcana Cards - Tarot Card Reading

The High Priestess or Papess (La Papess)
The Priestess of the Silver Star


Card Number: 2
Key Number: 13
Rulership: The Moon
Hebrew Letter: Gimel
Translation: camel
Numerical Value: 9

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Intuition, wisdom and secret knowledge, the feminine side of the male personality. Something remains yet to be revealed, but patience must be observed. Duality and mystery. Hidden influences affect both home and work and intuitive insight suggests new solutions. The influence of women.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Lack of personal harmony and problems resulting from a lack of foresight. Suppression of the feminine or intuitive side of the personality. Facile and surface knowledge. repression and ignorance of true facts and feelings. In women, an inability to come to terms with other women or themselves. Things and circumstances are not what they seem.

The Empress - Major Arcana Cards - Tarot Card Reading

The Empress (L'Imperatrice)
The Daughter of the Mighty Ones


Card Number: 3
Key Number: 14
Rulership: Venus
Hebrew Letter: Daleth
Translation: Door
Numerical Value: 9

Divinatory meaning
Upright - The promotion of well-being and security. Creativeness in financial affairs, love and parenthood. Maternal care, domestic stability, abundance and material wealth. Fertility, security, achievement of goals and growth. Depending on surrounding cards - sometimes marriage and pregnancy.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Possible domestic problems, financial difficulties, lack of affection and achievement. Creative blocks and possible problems with a relationship. Infertility, sterility or promiscuity and/or unwanted pregnancy. Poverty.

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