List of tarot cards in order:

Major Arcana

major arcana cardsThe Fool

0 – The Magician

I – The High Priestess

II – The Empress

III – The Emperor

IV – The Hierophant (Pope)

V- Strength, Vixen or Lioness. This is often referred to as “Lust” in modern decks.

VI – The Lovers (Lovers)

VII – The Chariot, often referred to as “Fortitude” in modern decks.

VIII – Justice or Balance/Adjustment. This is also known by some as La Papesse or Popess which was a feminine pope card until the negative connotation was realized and the card changed to Justice.

IX – Wheel of Fortune, also called “The Lord of Karmic Law” in some decks.

X- Hermit or The Hanged Man (Hanging man)

XI – Strength, Lioness or Lust: This is often referred to as Fortitude in modern decks.

XII – The Hanged Man or Death: this is often referred to as “the hanged man” in the Rider-Waite deck and called death in some other decks. This card can also be labeled by one of its alternative names, such as “self sacrifice”.

XIII – Temperance (Art)

XIV – The Tower or the House of God also sometimes called “The Devil” in modern decks.

Minor Arcana

Wands

minor arcana cardsI- Ace, Root of the Powers of Fire/Sulphuric fire. This card can be associated with new beginnings and creativity.

II- Two, Love: This can be associated with creativity, fertility and passion.

III- Three, the Empress: Sometimes referred to as “the mother” or “earthly delights”. This card is often seen as positive but not without its trials because it can also represent materialism. The number three may traditionally hold feminine connotations due to the sacredness of the number in many religions.

IV- Four, the Emperor: This card is associated with stability and protection but can also be seen as stubbornness or rigidity depending on what is happening in the question being asked. The four may hold masculine connotations due to its sacredness in some religions.

V- Five; this card represents the element of air which some associate with communication. Others see this card as representing change and instability.

VI- Six, the Lovers: This represents duality in all forms including love, hate or any form of attraction or repulsion depending on what is happening in question being asked. It can also represent relationships whether between friends or lovers because it can signify a union of some kind.

VII- Seven, the Chariot: This card is often associated with triumph and victory through struggles as well as an end to those conflicts It also represents determination because it’s about overcoming obstacles by moving forward. The number seven has been seen as having masculine connotations due to its sacredness in some religions.

VIII- Eight, Justice: Some associate this card with karma and balance because it represents the concept of fairness in that what goes around comes around or vice versa depending on how you want to look at the meaning of the card. It also means new beginnings which is why some see it as a positive cards despite its sometimes negative aspects such as revenge.

IX- Nine, Hermit: This card is associated with introspection and also mystery because it represents hidden knowledge that can only be known by looking within yourself or the unknown which cannot be seen without exploring all possibilities before reaching a conclusion (the hermiter symbolizes this). It has been said to represent balance in all things.

X- Ten, Wheel of Fortune: This card is associated with fate but also the idea that there are no accidents because everything happens for a reason depending on what you want to see when it comes up in a reading. It can also signify endings and new beginnings which why some people associate this card as being positive despite its negative associations.

Cups

cup tarot cardsI- Ace, Root of the Powers of Water/Mercuric water: This card is often associated with emotions and love because it’s about finding a soulmate or bonding with someone emotionally in some way. It can also signify creativity when used to represent that aspect.

II- Two; this card represents the concept of duality in all forms including love, hate or any form of attraction or repulsion depending on what is happening in question being asked. It can also represent relationships whether between friends or lovers because it can signify a union of some kind.

III- Three; the Empress: Sometimes referred to as “the mother” or “earthly delights”. This card is often seen as positive but not without its trials because it can also represent materialism. The number three may traditionally hold feminine connotations due to the sacredness of the number in many religions.

IV- Four; stability and protection but can also be seen as stubbornness or rigidity depending on what is happening in the question being asked. The four may hold masculine connotations due to its sacredness in some religions.

V- Five; this card represents the element of air which some associate with communication. Others see this card as representing change and instability.

VI- Six, Love: Some people tend to think of love when they see this card because that is one of the main associations to it. It can also represent relationships whether between friends or lovers because it can signify a union of some kind.

VII- Seven, Chariot: This card is often associated with triumph and victory through struggles as well as an end to those conflicts It also represents determination because it’s about overcoming obstacles by moving forward. The number seven has been seen as having masculine connotations due to its sacredness in some religions.

VIII- Eight, Justice: Some associate this card with karma and balance because it represents the concept of fairness in that what goes around comes around or vice versa depending on how you want to look at the meaning of the card. It also means new beginnings which is why some see it as a positive cards despite its sometimes negative aspects such as revenge.

IX- Nine, Hermit: This card is associated with introspection and also mystery because it represents hidden knowledge that can only be known by looking within yourself or the unknown which cannot be seen without exploring all possibilities before reaching a conclusion (the hermiter symbolizes this). It has been said to represent balance in all things.

X- Ten, Wheel of Fortune: This card is associated with fate but also the idea that there are no accidents because everything happens for a reason depending on what you want to see when it comes up in a reading. It can also signify endings and new beginnings which why some people associate this card as being positive despite its negative associations.

Tarot cards are a subset of playing cards used for divination purposes rather than the kinds that are typically seen in games like poker, bridge or other similar decks.

The first Tarot deck printed was created by a man named Martiano de Tortona and the illustrations were drawn by Michelino da Besozzo.

Tarot cards are used to tap into your subconscious and bring clarity through divinatory practices such as Tarot card reading, meditation or simple introspection that can be done with just a deck of those particular type of playing cards.

The Lovers Tarot Card

The Fool Tarot

Chariot Tarot Card

 

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