The Major Arcana cards represent the bigger picture, the spiritual journey, life lessons or themes, and messages from spirit.
0- The Fool- Upright: Infinite Potential, Opportunities, Directionless, Foolishness, Delirium, Blissful Ignorance, Curiosity, Courage, Strenght, Self-Expression, Support, Purity, New Beginnings, Freedom, Ready to take the first step, Leap of Faith, Liberation, Free Spirit, New Direction, Not worried what others think. Reverse: Infinite Potential Within, Personal Opportunities, Fear to take the leap, Not ready, Obstacles, Poor Timing, Blocked, Trapped, Crossroads, Distracted, Lost, Naivety, Oblivious, Wreckless.
1- The Magician- Upright: Skill, Talent, Mastery, Manifestation, Intentions, Willpower, Initiative, Opportunity, Taking Action, Confidence, All Elements Represented– Everything you need, Infinity Symbol– Unlimited Potential, Hands– As Above, So Below (Magic) Reverse: Inner Magic, Skill Building, Blocked Power, Laziness, Lack of Skill, Not having the resources available, Unfocused Energy, Insecurity, Abuse of Power/Power Struggle.
2- The High Priestess- Upright: Divine Feminine Wisdom, Intuition, Go Deeper, Mental Side of the femal archetype, Pillars– Duality, Balance, Choices before you, Curtain- Doorway to the subconscious, Pomegranates– Fertility, Body of water behind Curtains– The unconscious, Mystery Moon– Emotion, Intuition, Change, Reflection, Scroll– Hidden Knowledge. Reverse: Personal Spiritual Growth, Inability to trust your instincts, Your instincts could be wrong, 3rd Eye Blockage, Secrets.
3- The Empress- Upright: Creativity, Fertility/Birth, Motherhood Archetype, Self-Care, Pleasure, Passion, Sensuality, Venus Shield- Protection, Love, Nurturing, River- Flow, Life, Rebirth, Wheat- Abundance, Scepter- Feminine Power/Leadership, Crown of Stars- 12 Signs of the zodiac. Reverse: Denying your needs, Personal Feminine Power Growth, Fertile Energy Blocked, Poor Harvest, Baron, Lack of Passion, Creative Block, Overbearing or Parenting Issues, Relationship Problems, Excessive Emotional Energy, Over-Indulgence.
4- The Emperor- Upright: Stability, Security, Father Archetype, Leadership, Authority, Law & Order, Power, Control, Discipline, Armor- Protection, Beard & Mountains- Experience, Rams & 4- Aries Reverse: Inner Power & Discipline, Vulnerability, Losing Power, Abuse of Power, Lack of Stability or Security, Rebellion
5- The Hierophant- Upright: Authority, Obedience to Authority, Religion, Spiritual Ceremonies, Oppression, Conformity, Values, Traditions, Rules, Mercy, Spiritual Change, Teacher/Mentor/Counselor/Wise Elder, Pillars- Duality & Choice, Keys- Spiritual Knowledge, Seekers- Spiritual Wisdom, Initiation, Hand- Blessing. Reverse: Breaking Tradition, Unorthodox Approach, Rebellion, Thinking Outside the Box, Non-Conformity, Opression, Gullibility, Questioning Values.
6- The Lovers- Upright: Harmony, Balance, Divine Intervention, Healing Power of Love, Intimacy, Vulnerability, Passion, Desire, Commitment, Partnership, Help Available if you need it, Nostalgia for past love, Serpent- Temptation/Choice. Reverse: Self-Love, Disconnection, Dysfunctional Relationship, Relationship Issues, Codependency, Emotionally Unavailable, Fear of Intimacy, Wasted Attraction, Difficulty Making Decisions, Failure to Communicate.
7- The Chariot- Upright: Willpower, Victory, Perserverane, Determination, Charging through the external influences, Heading in the right direction, Armor- Well suited and ready for action, Sphinxes- Duality, Opposing Forces. Reverse: Internal/Personal Victory, Losing Control of a Situation, Anxious Energy, Losing Sight of Your Goals, Handing over the reings, Obstacles, Detour, Car Trouble
8- Strength- Upright: Triumph, Victory, Courage, Confidence, Overcoming Struggles, Grace not Force/Grace Under Pressure, Infinity Symbol- Infinite Energy, Patterns, Lion- Animal Instincts, Ego, Facing Your Fears, Trust. Reverse: Overcoming Internal Struggles, Taming Inner Demons, Giving Up, Weakness, Cowardice, Power Struggle, Physical Weakness, Loss of Vitality, Physical/Health Imbalance
9- The Hermit- Upright: Introverted, Wisdome, Maturity, Soul Searching, Guide or Advisor, Withdrawal, Taking a Sabbatical, Solitude, Learnign a Lesson, In the world but not of it, Lantern- lights the way, finding the way through the dark. Reverse: Inner Awareness, Contemplation, Meditation, Turning Inward, Shadow Work, Not Learning a Crucial Lesson, Immaturity, Coming out of a time of solace, Returning to the world, Having trouble with your inner guidance, Escapism.
10- The Wheel of Fortune- Upright: Good Luck, Destiny, Fate, Synchronicities, Cycles, Change, Endings and Beginnings, Sphinx- Guardian, Snake- Transformation, Anubis- Rebirth, Angel, Eagle, Bull, Lion- 4 Elements/4 Seasons/4 Fixed Zodiac/Spirit Team Reverse: Personal Transformation, Karmic Cycle, Reversal in Fortune, Refusing to Accept Change, Limbo.
11- Justice- Upright: Ethics, Integrity, Taking Responsibility, Reason & Fairness, Choices & Consequences, Legal Matters, Weighing your options when making a decision, Scales- Balance & Equality, Sword- Ideas, Truth, Pillars- Duality, Choices. Reverse: Personal Karma, Unfair Outcome, Justice Not Being Served, Dishonesty, Not taking personal responsibility, Inequality.
12- The Hanged Man- Upright: Self-Sacrifice, Trust & Surrender, Patience, Waiting/Limbo, Uncomfortable position before we see the light, Letting go of control and accepting the situation, New Perspective, Halo- Enlightenment, Birth or Rebirth. Reverse: Inner Work, The Wait is Over, Inability to let go, Stuck in a pattern, Being hung up, Getting back on your feet, Resistance to enlightement, Inability to get free, Martyr.
13- Death- Upright: Endings and Beginnings, Rebirth, Change, Transformation, White Horse- Movement, Purity/Purification, Flag/White Rose- Transformation/Purity, Sunrise- New Beginnings, Pope- Mercy, Maiden & Child- Accepting Change. Reverse: Inner or Physical Transformation, Personal Rebirth, Fear of Change, Limbo, Stuck, Fear of Death.
14- Temperance- Upright: Balance, Moderation, Recuperation, Healing, Patience, Finding the middle way, Finding the right mix, Seeing both sides of the coin, Weighing Options, The healing & alchemy that come after change, Transformation and Integration, Toe in Water- Link Between Unconscious and Eathly Plane, Path- Symbolizes Journey or Return from One. Reverse: Personal Balance & Moderation, Extremism, Disrupted Balance, Situation Getting Out of Control, Tipping Point, Indecision, Going Between Extremes.
15- The Devil- Upright: Control, Materialism, Bondage, Addiction, Inner Demons, Slave to Desires, Decadence, Chains are an Illusion Reverse: Personal Control, Gaining Control, Change, End of a bad situation, Time to face demons once and for all.
16- The Tower- Upright: Major Revelation, Wake Up Call, Losing Control Major Upheaval, Chaos, Uncertainity, Disruption, Whatever Crumbles Can Be Replaced, From Chaos Comes Clarity, Pheonix rising from the ashes, Liberation, Revolution, Jumping Out of a Situation, Purification- Everything burns clean so that we can rebuild. Reverse: Personal Transformation, Subtle Change, Change has already happened, Period of rebuilding, Repression, Refusal to accept change.
17- The Star- Upright: Divine Guidance, North Star, Hope, Inspiration, Manifestation, Emotional Expression, Healing, Abundance, Wish Card, Direction, Ibis- Symbol of Creativity, Naked- Symbol of Vulnerability. Reverse: Personal Inspiration, Introspection to find your North Star, Pessimism, Depression, Lost Hope, Fear, Closed Energy, Inability to see the options in front of you.
18- The Moon- Upright: The Unknown, Mystery, Cycles, Enlightenment, Fears, Intuition, Shadow Period, Trusting the Path Ahead, Illusions, Uncertainty, Crayfish- Creativity, Wolves & Towers- Duality. Reverse: Clarity, Proceed Forward With Confidence, Facing Your Fears, Emotional Crisis.
19- The Sun- Upright: Abundance, Passion, Joy, Optimism, Happiness, Success, Prosperity, Family, Birth/Rebirth, Freedom, Sunflowers- Positivity & Growth, Horse- Change & New Beginnings. Reverse: Personal Success, Healing Childhood Trauma, Hard to see the bright side, Dark Cloud, Joy Being Challenged.
20- Judgement- Upright: Hope, Renewal, Higher Calling, Initiation, Divine Guidance, Rebirth, A Need to Review Your Life, Decisions, Using Your Judgement, Feeling Judged, Being Overly Judgemental. Reverse: Introspection to Figure Out Your Higher Calling, Self-Criticism, Ignoring the Call, Poor Judgement.
21- The World- Upright: Assured Success, Destiny, Travel, Good Luck, Freedom, Victory, Possibilities, Conclusion, Milestones, Four Figures- Four Elements/Four Directions/Spirit Team Support. Reverse: Personal Success, Thing becoming stagnant or turned upside down, Progress coming to a halt, Lack of closure.
Minor Arcana *Under Construction*
The Minor Arcana cards symbolize day to day life and specific details of the story.
The suit of WATER. The cups are all about emotions, relationships, fulfillment, creativity, spirituality, intuition, the subconscious, and flowing energy.
Ace- Upright: Aces are all about new beginnings, fresh starts, and opportunities. The cups add the energy of emotions, relationships, fulfillment, creativity, spirituality, intuition, the subconscious, and flowing energy. The power is in your hands, be ready and open for manifesting what is next in love or new emotional beginnings. Can symbolize an offer of love. The dove symbolizes peace, healing, & hope. The wafer symbolizes transformation. The lotus symbolizes growth and renewal. Yes. Reversed: Introspection to focus on what these new beginnings look like to you, Meditating on the plan, Delayed opportunities, Opportunities not manifesting to their full potential, Hesitation around taking an offer, A block around receiving or starting something. No.
Two- Upright: Connecting with others, could be a romantic, business, friendship, family, or relationship with yourself that is the focus of the situation. Alchemical merging of energy. Healing, helping, and working with compassion and empathy. Attraction. Coming together. Negotiation. The power of love to heal all. Meeting someone halfway. Seeing Eye to Eye. Cooperation. Make a decision from the heart. Lion symbolizes passion, heart, and divine intervention. Doctor symbol represents healing. Reverse: Going introspective on what relationships mean to you. Connecting with your higher self. Healing traumas around relationships. Disconnection. Interference in the connection. Disharmony. Misinterpreting a relationship.
The suit of EARTH. The pentacles are all about stability, security, discipline, and the material & physical things like home, health, job, and finances.
The suit of AIR. The swords are all about challenges, thought, truth, spirituality, battles, and decisions.
The suit of FIRE. The wands are all about inspiration, passion, ambitions, goals, projects, ideas, creativity, and joy.
Going Deeper Into the Cards
Use the numbers and colors to go deeper on any card and add your own interpretations.
*Also keep in mind numbers can connect to age, dates, & time frames
0- Infinite Potential, Amplifies the energy of the number before it, added potential & opportunities
1- New Beginnings, Opportunity, Independence, Confidence, Taking Action, Trailblazer, Entrepreneur
2- Balance, Connection, Intuition, Serving, Detailed, Caring, Sensitive, Assistant, Helpers, Healers, Diplomatic, Union, Partnership, Duality
3- Creativity, Family, Humor, Inner-Childlike, Self-Expression, Entertainer, Social Butterfly, Community, Groups
4- Foundation, Worker, Honesty, Stability, Set in Their Ways, Likes Control, Structure, Manifestation
5- Freedom, Change, Going with the Flow, Open-Minded, Can’t Cage, Travel/Adventure, Impulsive, Flexible, Instability
6- Nurturer, Bearer of Responsibility for Wolfpack, Big Heart, Connection with Family/Inner Circle,Teacher, Nostalgia, Harmonizer, Raising People Up Around You, Divine Connections
7- Analytical, Truth Seeker, Knowledge, Research, Understanding, Introspective, Solace in Solitude, Wisdom
8- Manager, Organizer, Drive, Ambition, Success, Mastering Goals, Authority, Strength, The Cycle
9- Spiritual Teacher, Harmonizer, Utopian Vision, Uses Hurts in Life to Heal Others, Fulfillment
10– Completion, Rebirth, Renewal, Full Cycle
11/2- Master Number– Spiritual Messenger, Master Healer, Intuitive, Empathetic
13/4- Karmic Debt– Not working to full potential in past life, has to work harder and be more consistent to break pattern in this lifetime
14/5- Karmic Debt– Abuse of freedom in past life, has to break the pattern of feeling stuck in this lifetime
16/7- Karmic Debt– Abuse of love in past life, alone-time & truth seeking to help break the love pattern in this lifetime
19/1- Karmic Debt– Abuse of power in past life, faith in humanity tested, has to break pattern of loss of power in this lifetime
- Red- Physical, Material, Protection, Primal
- Orange- Creativity, Passion, Joy, Pleasure, Vitality, Fertility
- Yellow- Strength, Courage, Confidence, Positivity, Motivation, Willpower, Health
- Green/Pink- Love, Success, Abundance, Healing, Life, Luck
- Blue- Communication, Clarity, Truth, Self-Expression, Peace
- Purple- Luxury, Intuition, Focus, Dreams
- Black- Blockages, Unknown, Mystery, Force
- White- Spirit, Cleansing, New Beginnings, Purity
- Gray- Cloudy, Unclear, Uncertainty, Neutrality
- 1 Card
- Quick Question, Broad Message
- 3 Card
- Past / Present / Future
- Mind / Body / Spirit
- The Situation / The Obstacle / The Lesson
- Embrace / Accept / Let Go
- Tomorrow / Next Week / Next Month
- Desire / Obstacle / Solution
- Red Light (Stop) / Yellow Light (Maybe) / Green Light (Yes)
- Create your own!
- 10 Card – Celtic Cross
- Current Challenge
- Distant Past
- Recent Past
- Best Outcome
- Immediate Future
- Your Attitude
- External Influences
- Hopes & Fears
- What Will Happen