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Tarot Card Meanings of the Major Arcana

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All of the 78 Tarot card meanings are relevant and necessary for a full understanding of the entire Tarot system. However, the Major Arcana cards are the first keys to our initial understanding.

Tarot card meanings of the Major Arcana (Latin meaning "big secret") deal with the human condition. Each card represents the joys and sorrows every man and woman can experience in a lifetime. The human drama illustrated in 22 cards. Amazing, isn?t it?

As an interpreter, the Tarot card meanings aren't always straight forward in a reading. Even when we are reading the cards for our own personal enlightenment, we know the cards are a reflection of our lives, but often what we see in a spread, is not as simple as identifying "happy" or "sad" circumstances in our lives.

If it were that easy, everyone would be devoted to the Tarot for guidance.

That is why learning the nuances of the Tarot card meanings is essential to our full development, and we begin our learning journey with the Major Arcana. It is much more than merely placing a bet on the outcomes of your future.

Below are links that will take you to each Tarot card meaning for each Major Arcana card. Simply click on the card you wish to view. Each page will give you the option of going to the next card in sequential order, the previous card, or back here to the Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings page.

You will see each Major Arcana Card Page is designed in a specific format:

  • Picture of the card
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Key Symbols
  • Questions

The Pictures, Keywords and Introductions are fairly explanatory, but the Key Symbols offer you extra insight into the subtle meanings of each card. You will find the pictorial key symbols to be quite helpful on your journey.

Likewise, the Key Questions are provided as a tool for further identifying with the cards. After familiarizing yourself with the card, ask yourself the questions listed. You will find this engaging practice will open up your horizons, and expand your perception of each card.

Each link will take you to the meaning of each Major Arcana card:

0-Fool 11-Justice
1-Magician 12-Hanged Man
2-Priestess 13-Death
3-Empress 14-Temperance
4-Emperor 15-Devil
5-Hierophant 16-Tower
6-Lovers 17-Star
7-Chariot 18-Moon
8-Strength 19-Sun
9-Hermit 20-Judgment
10-Wheel 21-World



Other Related Tarot links on this website:

Aspects of Reading the Tarot

Numerology and the Tarot

Colorology and the Tarot

Astrology and Tarot

Tarot and Crystal Meanings

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Outside Web Resources on the Major Arcana:

Tarot Vision at the Pyschic Junkie
This website shows you a video journey of the Major Arcana. An excellent media for learning Tarot card meanings. Thank you ZorbaZiv for this creative and useful resource.




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