Major Arcana tarot card meanings


Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

0 – The Fool
1 – The Magician
2 – The High Priestess
3 – The Empress
4 – The Emperor
5 – The Hierophant
6 – The Lovers
7 – The Chariot
8 – Strength
9 – The Hermit
10 – The Wheel of Fortune

11 – Justice
12 – The Hanged Man
13 – Death
14 – Temperance
15 – The Devil
16 – The Tower
17 – The Star
18 – The Moon
19 – The Sun
20 – Judgment
21 – The World

What are Major Arcana Tarot Cards?

….explain subjects in your life that are important issues for you and will mainly take a longer period. Not only they take a longer time to learn but they show also that the subject of the card is a major theme in your life at this moment. The major arcana tarot cards symbolizes motivations why we are doing what we are doing. They symbolize important lessons in the life of the querent. The Hanged man for example shows you that it is time to learn to surrender.

….are seen as “life’s significant issues”. The higher the number on the Major Arcana tarot card the more important the subject is to the querent at this moment. The last card; “The World” has the highest number of the Major Arcana tarot cards and indicates that a circle has ended and a lesson or journey has ended. It indicates a new journey and package of life lessons. The words “major arcana” means “big secret” in Latin language.

….with personalities on it like the Emperor, The Empress, The Hierophant and The High Priestess, are sometimes showing aspects of someones character and their role in life. The Empress for example can show the feminine side of the querent and the Emperor can stand for the madculine side of the querent. The High Priestess and the Hierophant can tell something about spiritual aspects and important values for the querent.

What does it mean when a Major Arcana card is present in your reading?

When there are not a lot of Major Arcana tarot cards in your reading the reading there is a chance that the querent will get over this subject within a short amount pf time. So for example if the reading is about a break up that just happend a week ago, it could be that both parties dpn’t have a lot to process before they can continue with their life. Another option is that they didn’t have a very long relationship together. It could also be that both people are pretty sober and down to earth about the break up.

When there are a lot of Major Arcana cards in a reading the subject is something to work on for the querent. This tarot reading presents a lot of important subject for the querent. This question the querent asked hits the nail on the head. It is a question that kept the querent busy for a longer period of time.

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