Tarot cards have been used for centuries to give a realistic overview of the questioner’s situation. Additionally, they can outline possible choices, peer into the future, or point them down the best life path. People can use tarot readings for information regarding their love life, preferences in a partner, work, money, and other relationships.
They can even shed light on legal matters. The practicality and accuracy of tarot card readings make them an ideal choice for divination. Within the 78-card deck are arcana separations of the cards based on what they are. There is a major arcana, a minor arcana, and court cards. Each tarot card has a specific meaning when it appears in a spread. Here you will find the meaning of each card within the major arcana.
As card number 0 in most decks, The Fool is a card of new beginnings, which predicts the beginning of a new life path or journey. Generally, it is full of joy and frivolity and shows you being enthralled by all that surrounds you on this path. He also comes with a warning: proceed cautiously and be aware of possible naivete. Otherwise, you may end up looking like a fool.
He is the number one card and comes with great power and inspiration. This card signifies great power, creation, individuality, love, problem solver, idea, or career.
The High Priestess
She provides knowledge and secrets. This card often represents finding the answer to your question within yourself and brings the knowledge out of you and into the light. If this card represents the querent, it can mean that a person can read ancient religious texts or are otherwise spiritually enlightened. The same holds when this card represents another person in their life.
She is the embodiment of love in its purest form. This card always represents motherhood with unconditional, often overprotective, love. In addition, this card is about accomplishing frightening tasks while wearing a smile. The Empress often represents the tasks associated with bearing children or motherhood.
This card is about rules, control, and wise advice, similar to what we would get from a father. This card in a reading represents the ability to take control of a situation and confidently have the power to accomplish the task. Lastly, he is a reminder that rules are in place for a reason.
He often represents groups instead of individuals and is concerned with making peace and solving issues in spirituality. This card may represent an unpleasant and inflexible teacher, and additionally, it may suggest that you must open your mind to new ideas if one has yet to work out well.
When this card appears, it references the love life of the querent. It can be that a relationship is present or that one is on the horizon that will meet and fill the needs and expectations of the questioner. Another representation is that while new love is full of happiness, there will be bumps and conflicts. However, couples can solve these problems if they work through them together.
When it represents a new love on the horizon, it is a long-awaited love you must handle with maturity. On the other hand, it can also mean that the querent has two people in mind and both are well suited. In this case, The Lovers is a card that suggests they should listen to their inner intuition in deciding which person to choose.
This card can be one of the hardest to interpret. It deals with feelings quite a bit and can indicate that your emotions are running away from you and that you need to get ahold of them. It can also mean people are scheming and plotting against you. On the other hand, it may mean that you will be victorious in an unpleasant situation. It can also represent the need to overcome your fears and pull yourself together.
The basic meaning of this card encompasses courage, balance, and patience. It suggests that you must be strong, firm, balanced, and fair. First, you must be courageous enough to confront the situation, then have the strength and patience to see it through. Most importantly, never give up!
He is all about resting, not just sitting around and doing nothing. However, the hermit also shows a need to stop, relax, and look inside oneself. After all, introspecting doesn’t mean you’re doing nothing; it’s hard work! It’s a calling to humility, humbleness, and inner peace learned through quiet self-reflection.
The Wheel of Fortune
This card represents good things to come in life, and it is about facing the world with renewed vigor and the opportunity to experience great fortune and happiness. However, it can also indicate a sudden change for the worse. Its interpretation depends on the wheel’s position at the moment, and it always represents a sudden and climactic change.
He is all about balance, or Karma, in life. In other words, reaping what you’ve sown. It can also have implications for a court or legal case. It suggests you cannot sit and do nothing and expect money to appear before you. On the contrary- you must work for what you want.
The Hanged Man
He represents stagnation. Perhaps you find yourself stuck in a situation that you find difficult to remove yourself from. This card suggests that you must look deep inside yourself to pinpoint what exactly may be holding you back. That way, you can move forward with your life’s journey.
This card can be scary to receive in a tarot reading at first. However, what people should understand is that this card isn’t really about actual death at all. Instead, it represents transformation. Perhaps an end to old ways is indicated here. Whenever one thing ends, something new must begin. This card represents a transformation of self from the old into the new.
This card shows the coming together of two things. Be it a union between a man and woman, a family, a partnership, or any other relationship coming together. This card tells the querent to be patient and find harmony. One can understand, accept, and change outside opposition by finding harmony within oneself. It suggests reaching inside your deepest being to encourage spiritual growth and enlightenment.
This card is the last one in the major arcana and is quite possibly the only one more misunderstood than the Death card. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t imply Satan or any demonic presence. Instead, it implies that we must change negative traits in us all. When this card appears about yourself, it’s time to study your negative habits.
Are you lazy or lacking in ambition? Have you become consumed by pursuing worldly desires? This card indicates any prominent negativity you are allowing to run your life in an unhealthy way. One must look at themselves through spiritual eyes to change their path and remove ignorance from their mind.