There are many types of Tarot decks, but the most popular is the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, created by A.E. Waite. Most decks are clones of this deck. Tarot cards help to predict the future by supplying a narrative. Learning the meanings behind the Tarot cards is an ongoing process. General knowledge of the 78 cards is enough to get started. In time, as people gain experience, they become more knowledgeable.
Typically, a set of Tarot cards is divided into Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. There are 22 Major Arcana.
The High Priestess
Wheel of Fortune
The Hanged Man
The Moon The Sun
There are 56 Minor Arcana, which include four suits, each with 14 cards. Each card corresponds to a different element which represents different aspects of daily life.
Suit of Wands
The Suit of Wands represents zodiac Fire signs: Leo, Sagittarius and Aries. It is associated with inspiration and spirituality. A reading that is predominantly Wands cards usually deals with finding purpose or meaning in the person’s life.
Suit of Cups
The Suit of Cups often corresponds with the zodiac Water signs: Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. It is associated with emotion and relationships. When Cups cards appear in a Tarot reading, it usually means the client is dealing with feelings.
Suit of Pentacles
The Suit of Pentacles corresponds with zodiac Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. It deals with physical aspects such as business, work, money and property. When The Suit of Pentacles shows up during a reading it usually symbolizes financial issues.
Suit of Swords
The Suit of Swords corresponds with zodiac Air elements: Aquarius, Libra and Gemini. Swords people are thoughtful and logical. They are also good communicators. When the Suit of Swords appears often during a reading it usually symbolizes intellectual issues.
The quickest way to begin working with Tarot cards is to memorize the name of each one, just as you memorized arithmetic flashcards as a child. There are many components to each card, but each one represents a single idea. For example, the Two of Cups represents Love and the Moon represents the act of being hidden.
The Court Cards reflect people’s personality traits, providing clues to what motivates them. The Court Cards are often associated with Carl Jung’s Myer-Briggs Personality Trait Indicator (MBTI), which describes 16 Personality Types.
Positive and negative extremes
The Court Cards can be challenging to interpret and are highly dependent on intuition. They can reflect both internal and external meanings. Court Cards can also refer to people from the past, present or future as well as those who have passed on.
Tarot card readings are helpful for individuals seeking guidance in their lives. A well-trained Tarot card reader can direct you to the best path for your situation.