Tarot Cards: What Are They?
You’ve come to the right place if you’ve never heard of Tarot Cards before. Readers will choose several cards at random and read them next to each other, revealing information about your current path, your past experiences, and your plans. You can gain insight into several facets of your life by consulting specific cards.
The Lovers is the Gemini archetype most closely associated with the importance of interpersonal bonds within families and intimate friendships. It represents successful relationships that last for years and inspires individuals who have lost their passion for love to rediscover it even after marriage. The Divine Love that binds us to another human being is symbolised by the fiery passion between lovers in this card.
“The Hanged Man”
The Hanged Man represents trust and letting go, which are both troublesome qualities. It uses real-world examples and difficulties to demonstrate how the stars determine our fate here on Earth. The message of this card is to let emotions flow freely rather than suppress them. Only the sacral chakra and the law of beauty and love it delivers into physical reality remain unchanged when the Hanged Man card is turned upside down.
When everything is in order and peace is gained through bravery, the Emperor displays masculine dominance. The Emperor is the personification of awareness and illumination, and this card stands for total independence, solitary existence, and sole accountability. This card can be difficult to juggle depending on the other cards in play, but it represents the power of initiative and the weight of responsibility.
The World is the total of our life’s work and the realisation of our Soul’s aspirations. A reading that shows a person has found a way to put an end to a cycle is a sign that the universe recognises their efforts and the work they have put into solving problems relating to their Soul. Someone new to an endeavour, having little idea of the magnitude of the challenges that lie ahead, but who is nonetheless learning, developing, and acting responsibly by setting goals and taking specific actions fits this description.
The Justice card represents harmony, harmony in relationships, and equilibrium. It’s a manifestation of our need to make sense of the world and distract ourselves from anxiety by arranging and stocking our environments. Organisation and discipline are necessary for our perceptions, decisions, and success. To move on, it is necessary to recharge, and this card indicates the time spent alone that is required to do so.
Since the Devil is usually straightforward in its Soul teachings that can only be overcome through self-acceptance and awareness, it makes for a good reading ally. This card is generally seen as a call to abandon worldly possessions, unfulfilling goals, and rigid beliefs. Destiny, the fatal pull of souls, challenges our faith and might make us frustrated, sad, or even furious.
The Magician, the deck’s opening card, is a symbol of possibility and renewal. But it is so much more than that; it is familiar with all the elements and the beauty of life. The upright position of this card is a metaphor for the difficulty of opening out to others and communicating your thoughts and feelings. This card represents a limitation of communication in a relationship and a call to action to open lines of communication to foster trust and dependence.
The Sun represents our naiveté and youthful vitality after we have overcome our gloom. Liberation, love, and acceptance of oneself provide the fuel for shameless play, movement, and use of abilities. This card sheds light on everything and marks the end of a path that caused us much anguish. When a period of our lives comes to a close, we are wiped clean of past wounds and errors.
Repressed emotions are represented by the Moon card. It’s unpleasant to see it in a reading, especially when the other cards are optimistic because it almost invariably depicts the darkness of our Soul, problems we have yet to address and fix. It represents how our inner world mirrors our interpersonal connections, as well as our dreams and the subconscious signals we would rather ignore or act upon.
The Hermit, who represents Mercury, Saturn, and Virgo, discusses such Soul defects as isolation, celibacy, and communications from the underworld. It calls for time alone and a steady march up the mountain until we attain our goals and may rest easy. There is no point in running away from our past since Pluto teaches us how to overcome it through healing, forgiveness, and maturation.
Most people want to avoid drawing the Death card, but they should not. Death is an essential part of life and starting over. To move forward and let go of the past, this card indicates where energy has become stuck and must be severed, shaken loose. Keeping negative feelings bottled up inside can be toxic to our well-being on all levels of our being.
The Minor Arcana Deck is up next
In Tarot, why are there Major and Minor Arcana? The Major Arcana symbolises our shared experiences, while the Minor Arcana emphasises our unique qualities. If Life were a song that could be played by millions of different performers, you could think of the Major Arcana as the basic structure of the tune and the Minor Arcana as the endless potential permutations on that melody. Moving on to the lesser arcana…
Ace of Wands
Like the first day of spring, the Ace of Wands contains a fiery centre that can be used as a torch to open any lock. It’s the unadulterated vitality of a new start, the gift of physical freedom and drive. It’s a metaphor for the adventures ahead and the confidence that comes with knowing what you want out of life. A good card to draw, improved by its companions.
The Ace of Cups
The Ace of Cups stands for feelings of the sea. It reveals who we are at our core—our emotions, our relationships, and our feelings. It’s a familiar sensation that stands for our emotional investment in things and people. The decisions we make in response to this card have a direct impact on our Soul’s desires and requirements. Since our strong emotions have the potential to push us too far, it also cautions us to act rationally and with care.
The Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords paves the way for fresh perspectives. Since this is when we first have an idea and take our first breath on Earth, it might be a metaphor for birth. This powerful card serves as a gentle reminder to move forward cautiously but steadily toward our hopes and dreams. It links the Sun and Uranus, symbolising complete mental clarity, and bridges the gap between our subjective experience and objective reality, where so much conflict seems to exist.
The Ace of Pentacles
The Ace of Pentacles (or Coins, or Discs) stands for monetary advancement and constructive endeavours. The slow yet true nature of Earth requires focus and tolerance. With the right amount of inspiration, we can conquer any obstacle. It’s a physical manifestation of taking a leap of faith into the unknown with other people. We need to be as delicate and perceptive with our feelings as we can be so that we can track how we’re feeling at every moment.
Two of Wands
The Two of Wands asks readers to be patient as they wait for the situation to improve. With the fate of the planet in our hands, it can be difficult to keep our attention on the tasks at hand and the choices we must make. We may be wasting time and effort trying to fix the past while also planning for the future. The chaos within is distracting us from the task at hand. This card represents internal and external authority conflicts, as well as the inability to trust one’s judgment.
Three of Cups
The Three of Cups indicates sharing private thoughts and feelings with those we care about and finding a place in our communities that allows us to be fulfilled emotionally. It delivers the benefits of free speech and social bonding right to our doorstep. Feminine energy, reliable people, and a sense of community can all be found there. Everyone is present, and the brainstorming session sparks enthusiasm and originality.
Four of Swords
After the sacrifice and pain of the Three of Swords, the Four of Swords represents a time of reflection, relaxation, and healing. This card represents our connection to our inner self, our heritage, and the struggle we overcame to find success. It’s like putting together a fresh set of bones so you may stand tall and reflect on the good times you’ve shared with someone while sharing in their joy, laughter, and closeness.
Five of Pentacles
The Five of Pentacles, portraying a fallen Jupiter, is a symbol of being stuck in a rut from which there is no escape. Loss, confinement, meaninglessness, and a collapsed partnership are all common themes associated with this card. We let common beliefs and practices shape our work and lives without considering that there may be better ways to do things.
“Six of Wands”
The Six of Wands, a symbol of authority and accomplishment, was once employed to proclaim war once the inner flames had died down, but its moral standing has since improved. Followers flock to a courageous and magnetic someone who gives their all to the group. This card honours our success in overcoming the Five of Wands and should be held in high regard.
Seven of Swords
The Seven of Swords seems to emphasise the prevalence of seemingly insignificant challenges. It’s the truth that we’d rather ignore: the weakest point of our ego, where we should be most focused on fortifying it and achieving our goals. The mental power and conflict of this card are immense, and as our awareness broadens, we’ll see that we don’t need external validation to know we’re making progress; rather, we need just trust that we are.