Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

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Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings and Interpretations

Listed here are the Major Arcana tarot card meanings for the 22 tarot cards that make up the Major Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 archetypes considered to be connected with the collective unconscious of all of us living on the planet.

The tarot is a springboard to the eternal world, the world of spirit, although we use the cards to read and divine what is happening on the earthly plane and what future outcomes can happen in our lives.

THE FOOL Tarot Card
Face Up-
New beginnings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion,
thoughtlessness, rashness

Reversed-A bad decision, indecision, apathy, hesitation, a faulty choice

 

THE MAGICIAN Tarot Card
Face up-
Originality, creativity, skill, will-power, self-confidence, dexterity, sleight of hand
Reversed-
Weakness in will, insecurity, delay, no imagination

 

THE HIGH PRIESTESS Tarot Card
Face up
Wisdom, knowledge, learning, intuition, purity, virtue, a lack of patience, a teacher
Reversed-
Ignorance, lack of understanding, selfishness, shallowness

THE EMPRESS  Tarot Card
Face up-
Action, development, accomplishment, mother/sister/wife, evolution
Reversed-
Vacillation, inaction, lack on concentration, indecision, anxiety, infidelity


THE EMPEROR  Card
Face up-
Accomplishment, confidence, wealth, stability, leadership, father/brother/husband, achievement, a
capable person

Reversed-
Immaturity, indecision, feebleness, petty emotions, lack of strength

THE HIEROPHANT  Tarot Card
Face up-
Mercy, kindness, forgiveness, compassion, conformity, a sense of historical importance, inspiration
A need to conform, social approval, bonded to the conventions of society

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The Lovers Tarot Card

Reversed-Foolish generosity, errors are repeated, impotence, vulnerability, frailty, Unconventionality, unorthodoxy, an inventor

THE LOVERS Tarot Card
Face up-
Love, harmony, trust, honor, the beginning of a romance, optimism, a meaningful relationship/affair
Reversed- Unreliability, separation, frustration in love, fickleness, untrustworthy


THE CHARIOT  Tarot Card
Face up-
Perseverance, a journey, a rushed decision, adversity, turmoil, vengeance
Reversed-Unsuccessful, defeat, failure, last-minute loss, vanquish

STRENGTH  Tarot Card
Face up-
Strength, courage, conviction, energy, determination, action, heroism, virility
Reversed-Weakness, pettiness, sickness, tyranny, lack of faith, abuse of power

THE HERMIT Tarot Card
Face up-
Counsel, inner strength, prudence, caution, vigilance, patience, withdrawal, annulment, a loner
Reversed-Imprudence, hastiness, rashness, foolish acts, immaturity

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE Tarot Card
Face up-
Destiny, fortune, a special gain, an unusual loss, end of a problem, unexpected events, advancement, progress
Reversed-Failure, bad luck, interruption, outside influences, bad fate, unexpected events


JUSTICE Tarot Card

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Justice Tarot Card

Face up-Harmony, balance, equality, righteousness, virtue, honor, advice, a considerate person
Reversed-Bias, false accusations, intolerance, unfairness, abuse

THE HANGED MAN Tarot Card
Face up-
Suspension, change, reversal, boredom, abandonment, sacrifice, readjustment, improvement, rebirth
Reversed-Unwillingness to make an effort, false prophecy, useless sacrifice

DEATH Tarot Card
Face up-
Transformation, making way for the new, unexpected change, loss, failure, illness or death, bad luck
Reversed-Stagnation, immobility, slow changes, a narrow escape, cheating death

TEMPERANCE Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-
Moderation, temperance, patience, harmony, fusion, good influence, confidence
Reversed- Discord, conflict, disunion, hostility, frustration, impatience

THE DEVIL Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-
Ravage, weird or strange experience, downfall, unexpected failure, controversy, violence, disaster, an ill-tempered person
Reversed-Divorce, release, handicaps are overcome, enlightenment


THE TOWER Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-
A sudden change, abandonment of past, ending a friendship, unexpected events, disruption, bankruptcy, downfall, loss of money or security
Reversed-Following old ways, a rut, caught in a bad situation, imprisonment

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The Star Tarot Card


THE STAR Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-
Hope, faith, inspiration, optimism, insight, spiritual love, pleasure, balance
Reversed-Unfulfilled hopes, disappointment, dreams are crushed, bad luck, imbalance

THE MOON Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-
Deception, trickery, disillusionment, error, danger, disgrace, double-dealing
Reversed-Deception is discovered before damage can be done, trifling mistakes, taking advantage of someone


THE SUN Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-
Satisfaction, accomplishment, success, love, joy, engagement or a happy marriage
Reversed-Unhappiness, loneliness, canceled plans, broken engagement or marriage, a clouded future, a lack of
friends

JUDGMENT Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-Atonement, judgment, the need to forgive, rejuvenation, rebirth, improvement, development, promotion, efforts are rewarded
Reversed-Delay, disappointment, indecision, procrastination, theft, worry

THE WORLD Major Arcana Tarot Card
Face up-
Completion, perfection, recognition, honors, the end result, success, fulfillment, triumph, eternal life
Reversed-Imperfection, lack of vision, disappointment