The Major Cards

In the seventy-eight card Tarot deck there are twenty-two Major Arcana Tarot cards.

These Tarot cards are also referred to as Tarot trump cards which are
numbered from 0 to 21. The Major Arcana Tarot cards relate to the Fool’s
Journey, which represents major themes or lessons in one’s life. While these
archetypes represent one’s own spiritual journey, at the same time, they can
represent different individuals.

  • The Fool

    A jester dances playfully on his tippy toes with one arm behind his back. In his other hand he holds a stick that he has tied to a small sack of his belongings. He is blissful and unaware of his current surroundings and that he is soon to walk off a cliff. A dog barks […]


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  • The Magician

    A Magician holds his hand, and almost like magic, poof, a floating affinity symbol appears, representing infinity. Under him appears the four suits of the Tarot, the Coins, Swords, Wands, and Cups. The suits represent the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water which the Magician works with to manifest his desires. The Magician […]


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  • The High Priestess

    A High Priestess sits on her throne between the two pillars in her temple. This represents secrets and hidden knowledge. She is mysterious. A crescent moon floats above in the background representing inner consciousness. The High Priestess is intuitive, an advisor and connected to the divine spiritual realms. She represents all things unseen, psychic ability […]


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  • The Empress

    The sky is bright yellow and a very pregnant Empress sit on her throne in a green plain, blooming with wheat. Everything is at bloom. This represents fertility on all levels and a time of abundance. A heart with the symbol ofVenus represents the divine feminine and love. Many also refer The Empress as a […]


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  • The Emperor

    A stern-faced Emperor sits on his solid, immovable, stone throne. Craved into his throne are bulls and rams which represent strength, toughness and something hard to change. Great mountains surround his throne which indicates the security of his empire. The Emperor is dressed in armor under his clothing because, not only is he the ruler […]


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  • The Hierophant

    The Hierophant (The Pope) stands between two pillars while holding up two fingers representing peace and blessings. In the other hand, he holds his staff of authority and power. Kneeling beside him are two nuns with their hands in prayer. This signifies that they are showing him respect, have belief in him and honor his […]


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  • The Lovers

    Two lovers, which are Adam and Eve, hold each other closely in the Garden of Eden. An archangel floats over them, ascending from a cloud. The sun beams down on them. A snake slithers up a fruit tree, which is called the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. A tree with its leaves aflame […]


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  • The Chariot

    The brave victorious heroine arrives on her zodiac chariot harnessing two horses with different colored manes. This represents the different forces in life, ying and yang, that she’s connected to and able to balance correctly inorder to achieve success. The heroine proudly holds her staff straight up, which is a sign of victory. In a […]


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  • Strength

    A beautiful woman looks calmly at a lion. She has no fear of him. Her hair is adorned with flowers, which is a sign of compassion and beauty. The lion relaxes calmly laying in front of her. He trusts her. He is tamed. He is actingthe opposite of aggressive. We do not know how long […]


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  • The Hermit

    An old man, which is The Hermit, is draped in black and walks in alone with a staff. He is on a solo journey and carries a lantern to light his way. He journeys forward, but where he is headed, we don’t know. The Hermit in the Tarot can represent a period of withdrawal needed […]


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  • Wheel of Fortune

    A Wheel floats in the sky, surrounded by clouds and four winged creatures, which represent the fixed astrological signs. A sphinx, representing life’s riddles, sits on top of the Wheel. The Wheel is divided into quarters. If you look closely, the letters on the Wheel spell out TARO, one letter short of the word ‘Tarot.’ […]


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  • Justice

    A woman clothed in a red robe sits on a throne. She is blindfolded, which symbolizes her being unbiased. She wears a crown on her head, symbolizing leadership. She holds a scale in one hand, which represents balancing opposing sides. She holds a sword in her other hand, representing a swift and final decision. The […]


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  • The Hanged Man

    A man hangs upside down from a tree, tied by one leg. His hands are crossed behind his back and a glowing yellow bright light surrounds his head, indicating enlightenment. He looks unbothered and has a straight face. He was not forced to be there, but he is clearly allowing himself to be in this […]


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  • Death

    A reaper rides on a white horse across a valley holding a black flag with a printed white flower to announce his arrival. Suddenly the reaper stops, as he comes to the ledge of a cliff. There lays a burial of a group of people, as if a plague or something like it, has hit […]


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  • Temperance

    An angel with red wings stands at the edge of the water with one foot on land and one foot in the water. With calmness and precision, the angel pours one chalice of water into another chalice. This action represents patience and balance. The Temperance in the Tarot represents the practice of patience and harmony […]


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  • The Devil

    The two Lovers from the Garden of Eden now have horns and are shackled prisoners of a skull-faced, winged animal. The background is red indicating toxicity, whether it be mental, physical, or spiritual. The Devil card represents one’s fears or things that make us feel trapped. From a positive perspective, the Devil card in the […]


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  • The Tower

    A tall tower stands atop of a cliff, sounded by dark clouds. Lightning strikes, setting the tower aflame and creating a sudden weakness in the tower’s structure. Two people fall out of the tower. Their facial expression shows that they are in shock. A big crown falls off the top of the tower, indicating that […]


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  • The Star

    Deep in nature, a naked woman stands at the edge of a pond with two cups floating in reach of each hand. Each cup, filled with water, tips over and water pours out. One cup pours onto the land and the other into the pond. The streams of water represent spiritual connection. The sky is […]


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  • The Moon

    At night in clear skies, a radiant full moon, with a crescent moon inside of it, shines bright. Two watchtowers stand tall at a distance and in the middle of water at high tide. A dog and a wolf, one on each side, and separated by asmall path, howls at the moon. A lobster crawls […]


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  • The Sun

    The Sun shines brightly in the summer sky, indicating happiness and joy. Sunflowers fill a garden in the background, representing abundance. A naked child, symbolizing innocence and newness, rides blissfully on a white horse. The Sun card is one of the most positive cards in the Tarot, for what can outshine the Sun? In the […]


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  • Judgement

    The Angel of Messages, Gabriel, comes out of the clouds and sounds his trumpet. The dead rise out of their caskets naked. The people are shameless. Their arms are opened wide, and they are ready to be judged. The Judgment card in a Tarot reading represents a finality, judgment and an awakening. This card can […]


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  • The World

    A nude woman floats in the sky, surrounded by clouds. She is surrounded by a laurel wreath representing victory and completion. Four animals also appear from the clouds, which symbolize the fixed astrological signs. The woman floats gracefully in the air with her hands out, which represents balance and control in her life. The World […]


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