The Tarot Structure is comprised of 78 tarot cards divided into two groups: the major arcana, which contains 22 cards known as trumps, and the minor arcana, which has 56 cards.
The images on the cards of the major arcana reflect various forces, personalities, virtues, and vices.
The Tarot has a very particular structure. The structure of Tarot cards distinguishes them from other forms of cartomancy, such as Oracle or Lenormand card reading.
78 cards comprise a Tarot deck. Any fewer cards and you are not using a Tarot deck.
Although some deck builders choose to include extra cards in their decks, these cards are typically not used in Tarot readings.
Readers of the Tarot may gather extra cards or use them as bookmarks.
Major Arcana represents
The Major Arcana represent significant life events. The Major Arcana describes or forecasts
Difficult-to-control events are the product of destiny or fate.
Although the events of the Major Arcana can occasionally be averted, it is more difficult to compare well to the Minor Arcana. However, this might also indicate that destiny is on your side.
The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgment, The World.
What are the different sections of the Tarot?
Decks of Tarot have two distinct sorts of cards. These card types are known as the Major and Minor Arcana, respectively. There are twenty-two Major Arcana and fifty-six Minor Arcana cards in the Tarot.
Major Arcana – 22 cards
Minor Arcana – 56 cards [ 4 suits Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles ]
Each suit contains 14 cards: numbered from Ace to Ten, and the
Court cards, which include the [Court Cards Page, Knight, Queen, and King] of the suit.
The numbered cards indicate occurrences, whereas the Court cards represent individuals.
The Minor Arcana
Minor Arcana are more likely to reflect everyday occurrences. Situations predicted by the Minor Arcana are somewhat simpler to manage.
This is not to claim that you can always dodge the Minor Arcana’s revelations, but it is easier to do so than with the Major Arcana.
Even while you will have greater control with Minor Arcana cards, fate may not be working as hard for you as when you have a large number of Majors.
Pentacles (sometimes called Coins) (sometimes called Coins).
The cards can foretell events, emotions, and circumstances in love, profession, business, and other areas. In general, the meanings of the suits can be understood as follows:
- Wands signify vitality;
- Cups represent love;
- Swords represent difficulty;
- Pentacles represent wealth.
Pentacles represent the element of earth. It shows information on the more ordinary aspects of your life, such as your resources, finances, physical environment, work, career, and house as well as other fundamental aspects of your existence.
Pentacles correspond to diamonds in a standard deck of playing cards.
Cups represent the element water. They disclose information about your emotional life, how you feel about things, what you care about, your relationships, what makes you happy and, conversely, what makes you feel unhappy or incomplete.
Cups correspond to hearts in a standard deck of playing cards.
Swords represent the element of air. It shows information about your mentality, how you think and communicate, the decisions you’ve made that continue to influence you, your attitudes and fears, and your relationship with them.
Swords correspond to swords in a standard deck of playing cards.
Wands represent the element fire. It reveals information about your spiritual life, morals, and ethics, as well as what you are strongly attracted to or interested in.
The Wands reflect your motivation and zeal for life, which are dictated by what fuels you. Wands correspond to clubs in a standard deck of playing cards.
The four suits share the same characteristics as the four elements, which were originally thought to be the essential building blocks of the physical universe.
Remember that some current deck designers have renamed certain decks elements.
When you become familiar with Tarot, you can experiment with contemporary decks in the future.
|Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
|Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
|Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
|Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
The Astrological Rulers of the Pip cards
|Mercury / The Moon
|Earth / The Sun
The aces, which have a value of one and cannot be subdivided, represent the purest form of each suit.
So, on the one hand, when the ace is seen as the initial card in the sequence, all the numbers (2–9) of the pip cards are included in it and unfold from it. Thus, it symbolizes starting and possibility.
In contrast, when considered as the final card in the sequence, the ace resolves all the numbers of the pip cards. In this way, the ace can symbolize completion and accomplishment.
The Court Cards
The court cards depict the diversity of humanity. Using a mixture of various characteristics, they may show nearly any individual:
According to the aforementioned correspondences, the suit of the court card indicates the general temperament/orientation of the person.
The gender of the card indicates the gender of the recipient. (Pages could be masculine or female.)
The rank of the card indicates the individual’s age and/or position in life, from the Page (infancy) to the King (maturity).
The court cards can also symbolize the archetypal family, which consists of a father, a son, a mother, and a daughter.
The Kings are the most experienced and wise of the Court cards, having reached the height of their understanding and experience.
They are steady and dependable, and they enjoy being perceived as the providers. They desire authority and control.
Queens indicate someone who has reached maturity, and they embody the nurturing and compassionate feminine energy.
They gently and gradually exert influence, without coming across as overbearing or aggressive. Queens symbolize the rites of passage for women, from sexual awakening to motherhood to caring for others.
Knights are extremely action-oriented. The Knight’s trip has already begun, and he is more concerned with ensuring that it continues.
They have sufficient experience to know what they’re doing, yet they tend to be fanatics. Knights represent transformation, motion, and action. They are never still but always on the go in search of the next great chance.
Pages frequently depict youthful, vibrant individuals at the beginning of their life journey. Pages anticipate the opportunity to acquire and apply new abilities.
Pages are frequently viewed as messengers who bring you fresh opportunities or invitations. They may represent a new phase of life.
Various characteristics are usually linked with each of the natural counting numbers (2–9), and the Tarot pips share the same connotations. Each number also has a corresponding astrological ruler, which enhances the entire system of minor arcana relationships.
Although the minor arcana cards — the aces, the court cards, and the pips — are commonly considered the “mundane” component of the Tarot, they contain more esoteric meanings than the trumps.
Consequently, the minor arcana of the Tarot are best understood through a variety of correspondence arrangements. Not only do these reveal the symbolic importance of the minor cards, but they also determine how those cards are employed in divination.
Numerous modern Tarot decks depict the minor arcana cards with pictures that mix narrative-like settings with diverse visual symbolism.
Historically, minor cards displayed merely the suit symbol and a number.
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