Major Arcana Tarot card Meanings

The Major Arcana are the first set of cards in the tarot 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. Almost every aspect of your life can be interpreted within the Fools’ journey. Click each image to go to the card page, where you’ll find details on their meanings. The Major Arcana tarot cards usually show a scene focusing on people, with many symbolic elements which are described in the card descriptions.

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.

0 – The FoolThe Fool - Thumbnail

 

I – The MagicianThe Magician Thumbnail

 

II – The High PriestessThe High Priestess thumbnail

 

III – The EmpressThe Empress Thumbnail

 

IV – The EmperorThe Emperor Thumbnail

 

V – The HierophantThe Hierophant thumbnail

 

VI – The LoversThe Lovers Thumbnail

 

VII – The ChariotThe Chariot Thumbnail

 

VIII (or XI) – JusticeJustice Thumbnail

 

IX – The HermitThe Hermit Thumbnail

 

X – The Wheel of Fortunewheel of fortune Thumbnail

 

XI (or VIII) – StrengthThe Hanged Man Thumbnail

 

XII – The Hanged ManThe hanged Man Thumbnail

 

XIII – Deathtarot death Thumbnail

 

XIV – TemperanceTemperance Tarot Thumbnail

 

XV – The DevilTarot Devil Thumbnail

 

XVI – The TowerThe Tower tarot Thumbnail

 

XVII – The Startarot star Thumbnail

 

XVIII – The MoonThe moon tarot Thumbnail

 

XIX – The Sunsun tarot Thumbnail

 

XX – Judgementjudgement tarot Thumbnail

 

XXI – The WorldTarot - The World Thumbnail

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