You can find the meanings for all 78 tarot cards here, by searching for them in the search bar, or by using the menu above. The cards on Tarot-Explained are divided into their suits, so they’re all really easy to find! Click one of the cards from a relevant suit below to go to the meanings page for that suit.
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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 ‘The Fool’ above to find out more about the Major Arcana.
Cups represents the vessel, and the ‘element’ is water. The suit of Cups deal with the traditionally feminine and emotional side of things. In symbology, a cup or other vessel for liquid is frequently used to signify ‘female’. Click ‘The Ace of Cups’ to find out more about tarot card meanings in the Cups suit.
Wands (also known as rods or staves in some Tarot decks) are prevalent in magical and occult lore. A magician will frequently wave a wand to make something happen, witches and wizards are seen using wands to conjure spells. Click ‘The Ace of Wands’ to find out more about tarot card meanings in the Wands suit.
Pentacles are a well known occult symbol with many meanings, these can range from Satanic worship to use in Wiccan belief, and it’s also seen in some major religions. A Pentacles card in a tarot reading represents wealth, and their element is ‘Earth’. Click ‘The Ace of Pentacles’ to find out more about tarot card meanings in the Pentacles suit.
Swords represent the mind and personal thought. The suit of Swords look deep into the psyche and can remind us of our personal challenges. . The element of Swords is ‘air’. We all have our own goals and fears that we will accomplish and overcome, and these are frequently represented within the Swords suit. Click ‘The Ace of Swords’ above to find out more about tarot card meanings in the Swords suit.