List of tarot cards in a deck
Tarot cards are used to predict future events, advise, and counsel.
The tarot deck consists of 52 cards and is divided between major and minor arcana.
The major Arcana have twenty-two cards numbering from zero to twenty-one. The major Arcana of the Tarot deck are the stronger of the two divisions of Tarot cards. Their presence in a reading is significant.
The Tarot cards of the major Arcana are the fool (depending on the deck the fool is sometimes listed as number 22 or 0). The fool represents innocence magnified, lackadaisical events. The magician represents the number 1, new significant events, and great beginnings. The high priestess represents the number 2, feminine energy and serenity. The empress represents the number 3, fertility and abundance. The emperor represents the number 4, material wealth, and global power. The hierophant represents the number 5, spiritual growth and academia. The lovers represent the number 6, male/female balance and challenges. The chariot represents the number 7, hard work with significant results and triumph. The card strength represents the number 8, discipline over carnality and love’s strength. The hermit represents the number 9, knowledge through introspection and reserve. The wheel of fortune represents the number 10, serendipity for good and new series. The card of justice represents the number 11, all things legal and resolutions. The hanged man represents the number 12, upheaval and sudden change for the good. The card of death represents the number 13, transformation from endings and the death of old habits. The card of temperance represents the number 14, networking and adaptability. The devil represents the number 15, obsession and frustration. The tower represents the number 16, routine destroyed and freedom. The star represents the number 17, hope and rejuvenation. The moon represents the number 18, psychic impressions and moodiness. The sun represents the number 19, corporate success and happiness. The card of judgment represents the number 20, timing for positive change and clear thinking.
The card of the world represents the number 21, outside influences and summits.
The minor arcana of the Tarot are divided into four categories, wands, cups, swords and pentacles. They range in numbers 1-14
The suit of wands represents earthy, physical influences and should be read according to the degree the number weighs on the card with the ace of wands being the newest to the king of wands the highest achievement card. For example, the seven of wands would be read as the midpoint between the ace and king of wands. Its interpretation would be, efforts for achievement are recognized, space for a spiritual retreat, but summit has not been met yet.
The suit of cups represents emotions, learning from intuition rather than science. The cards range from ace of cups through the king of cups. The seven of cups would be read as handle on emotions, but is not ready to face worldly choices.
The suit of swords represents activity, outward results. The cards range from ace of swords through king of swords. The seven of swords represents events of outward focus without inner thought to actions.
The suite of pentacles represents material accomplishments with the possibility of spiritual loss. The seven of wands represents review of wealth without consideration of charity. Tarot cards are a tool for the diviner and their interpretations are read through the sum of all the cards.
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