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Tarot Card Meanings
of the Major Arcana

Major arcana tarot card meanings

Tarot Card Meanings of the
Major Arcana

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.

tarot card meanings of the major arcana

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.

Each Major Arcana Card Page is designed in a specific format:

  • Card Image
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Key Symbols
  • Questions

The Pictures, Keywords and Introductions are fairly explanatory, but the Key Symbols offer 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.

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