The Major Arcana are the first set of cards. There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana set. Separate from the Minor Arcana, the Major Arcana are not divided into suits like regular playing cards, but are allegorical symbols of the ‘Journey of the Fool’, a journey we all take in our lives; a symbolic journey of understanding. Click each image to go to the card page, where you’ll find details on their meanings. Major Arcana are also known as ‘trump’ cards. Many of the most well known and iconic tarot cards; The Fool, The Lovers, The Hermit, Death, for example, are all from the Major Arcana.