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Hello Folks! After I completed my first series: “the meaning of each tarot card – major arcana overview”, I thought it might be much more useful, if you don’t have to switch between the different parts. That’s why I decided to give you a short summary with all the informations of the series!

If you haven’t read the separate parts before, I’d like to give you an advise that I’ve wrote before: the description of the meaning of each card sums up the most common associations and opinion, depending on the question, situation and spread you use, they might also mean something totally different! You can use this overview to get a quick idea of the meaning, but no guide can substitute your own mind and intuition.

  • The Fool: He’s on the way to new beginnings with endless possibilities but comes with a warning: if you daydream to much, you might stumble and fall.
  • The Magician: Creation by willpower and desire. The mental image of what you want to achieve. Revelation.
  • High Priestess: Knowledge. Revelation of a secret.
  • The Empress: The creation of something. Making something real.
  • The Emperor: Energy and enthusiasm, but also demanding and impatient.
  • The Hierophant: traditional education, the teaching of heaven to earth and the religion itself. Also associated with advise from a friend or teacher (but not necessarily the truth!). Some assume, the teacher forms the asking one to his likings.
  • The Lovers: the impulse, that send one “out of the garden”. Can be sexual desire as well as a duty or the wish to go on an adventure. Once one leaves the garden, there is no turning back.
  • The Chariot: a battle or conquest that one can win, if he has the qualities (like willpower for example). The Battle is usually an external challenge.
  • Strenght: inner discipline and control. While The Chariot represents an external challenge, Strenght usually means an internal struggle with desires, impulses or negative traits like anger of pride.
  • The Hermit: On the one hand the need to isolate oneself to internalize a lesson. On the other hand the need to share ones knowledge with others.
  • Wheel Of Fortune: Sudden (and often unexpected) change in life, a turning point, development.
  • Justice: objective mind, logic, rationality and intellect. But also responsibility and criticism.
  • The Hanged Man: Personal loss for a greater good. But also getting a new point of view.
  • Death: Among the cards, Death is one of the most difficult to interpret. Some possibilities are: the ending of a cycle and the beginning of a new one, transformation and sometimes the price one has to pay for something. (Note: The Death does not represent the physical process of dying!)
  • Temperance: Something (depends on what the question is) needs to be moderated. Other meaning could be: balance, recovery and synthesis.
  • The Devil: Something (maybe a habit, decision or idea, depends on the question) prevents one from developing. If representing a person The Devil might stand for negative traits or someone powerful.
  • The Tower: The Tower struck by lightning might represent a catastrophe and ruin. Often structures, beliefs and ideas are targeted by this negative change.
  • The Star: the positive regeneration of both the material and the spiritual world. It can mean hope, inspiration and a renewal of forces.
  • The Moon: On the one hand it represents hidden enemies, falsehood and lack of clarity. On the other hand it can also mean inspiration from the unconsciousness. The Moon is often associated with sleep, good dreams and nightmares.
  • The Sun: a positive card which represents the clarity of mind, enlightenment, enthusiasm and happiness.
  • The Judgment: it can represent an important decision as well as the return of something from the past (usually in context with a new beginning and clearing out the past).
  • The World: completeness, everything at once and the gap between the end of an old cycle and a new one.

That’s it folks – I’d like to hear about your experiences with this overview, if you’ like to share them! Be sure to come back once in a while, I’m planning to write an overview over the meaning of each tarot card of the minor arcana as well!

On to the fourth and last part of the series about the meaning of each tarot card of the major arcana! There are only six more major arcana cards left and I hope you’ll find this part as useful as the last three parts.

  • The Tower: The Tower struck by lightning might represent a catastrophe and ruin. Often structures, beliefs and ideas are targeted by this negative change.
  • The Star: the positive regeneration of both the material and the spiritual world. It can mean hope, inspiration and a renewal of forces.
  • The Moon: On the one hand it represents hidden enemies, falsehood and lack of clarity. On the other hand it can also mean inspiration from the unconsciousness. The Moon is often associated with sleep, good dreams and nightmares.
  • The Sun: a positive card which represents the clarity of mind, enlightenment, enthusiasm and happiness.
  • The Judgment: it can represent an important decision as well as the return of something from the past (usually in context with a new beginning and clearing out the past).
  • The World: completeness, everything at once and the gap between the end of an old cycle and a new one.

That’s the end of my series with witch I hopefully gave you an overview about the meaning of each tarot card from the major arcana. Fortunately there are so much more tarot cards and possibilities, that’s why I’ll soon start a new series: an overview about the meaning of each tarot card from the minor arcana!

Todays part of my series about the meaning of each tarot card of the major arcana will be in a nutshell. If you just found this blog, you can find Pt. 1here and Pt. 2 here.

  • Wheel Of Fortune: Sudden (and often unexpected) change in life, a turning point, development.
  • Justice: objective mind, logic, rationality and intellect. But also responsibility and criticism.
  • The Hanged Man: Personal loss for a greater good. But also getting a new point of view.
  • Death: Among the cards, Death is one of the most difficult to interpret. Some possibilities are: the ending of a cycle and the beginning of a new one, transformation and sometimes the price one has to pay for something. (Note: The Death does not represent the physical process of dying!)
  • Temperance: Something (depends on what the question is) needs to be moderated. Other meaning could be: balance, recovery and synthesis.
  • The Devil: Something (maybe a habit, decision or idea, depends on the question) prevents one from developing. If representing a person The Devil might stand for negative traits or someone powerful.

That’s all for today, folks! I hope it will help you to get an overview over the meaning of each tarot card of the major arcana. Next part will be the last one of this series, but I plan to give you an overview of the minor arcana as well.

Welcome back Folks!

Life was keeping me busy over the last days, but now I can continue the overview over the meaning of each tarot card from the major arcana. Again I want you to remember: this overview is supposed to give you a quick access to the meaning of each card, but it’s not necessarily complete and when you are using it, to interpret your tarot session, it might as well have a completely different meaning!

On the other hand, I’ll do my best to give you the most fitting and most common description. This way I’m quite sure, you’ll be able to find a meaning that fits your tarot session.

Now without further words, on to the next cards!

  • The Hierophant: traditional education, the teaching of heaven to earth and the religion itself. Also associated with advise from a friend or teacher (but not necessarily the truth!). Some assume, the teacher forms the asking one to his likings.
  • The Lovers: the impulse, that send one “out of the garden”. Can be sexual desire as well as a duty or the wish to go on an adventure. Once one leaves the garden, there is no turning back.
  • The Chariot: a battle or conquest that one can win, if he has the qualities (like willpower for example). The Battle is usually an external challenge.
  • Strenght: inner discipline and control. While The Chariot represents an external challenge, Strenght usually means an internal struggle with desires, impulses or negative traits like anger of pride.
  • The Hermit: On the one hand the need to isolate oneself to internalize a lesson. On the other hand the need to share ones knowledge with others.

I hope, the second part of my serial about the meaning of each tarot card of the major arcana will help you, to gain faster results when searching for a short overview. I will definitely write the 3rd part as soon as possible – write down your experiences with this guide and I promise to use your advise to enhance this serial!

The art of reading and interpreting the meaning of each tarot card can be difficult for beginners, especially if you don’t know about the backround of the tarot cards.

If you want to take a closer look at the art of interpreting tarot cards for divination, it’s a good idea to get the right feeling for the whole process first! For a short overlook of the history and the basics, I’ve found an interesting article for you:

Here’s the link.

It’s quite usefull, especially since the author Stephanie Yeh gives you an introduction to keying the cards and using a Signifier.

What do you think about the article?

Yours,
Jacob

When it comes to explanations about the meaning of each tarot card, do you prefer videos to dull text? Well, I certainly do!

I stumbled over a cool Video on YouTube and got rewarded with a tarot professional,
taking a closer look at the empress tarot card – it’s worth watching!

Here is the link.

I hope this will be a complete series about the meaning of each tarot card! Have fun watching. :)

Hello folks! In my opinion, there are times when you’re in a hurry and want a quick access to the meaning of each tarot card. Wouldn’t it be useful to have an overview now, where every card is explained in one sentence, or only a few words?

Well I know these situations. That’s why I want to give you the overview about every card, starting with the major arcana cards. Hopefully it’ll help you, when you are short on time and want to have a tarot session, but remember, that the explanation is not necessarily complete.

  • The Fool: He’s on the way to new beginnings with endless possibilities but comes with a warning: if you daydream to much, you might stumble and fall.
  • The Magician: Creation by willpower and desire. The mental image of what you want to achieve. Revelation.
  • High Priestess: Knowledge. Revelation of a secret.
  • The Empress: The creation of something. Making something real.
  • The Emperor: Energy and enthusiasm, but also demanding and impatient.

That’s it for now, but I promise to write about the meaning of each tarot card of the major arcana soon. Hope you can make use of this!