Easy Tarot Tips: The Major Arcana
Welcome back to our tarot series witches!!!! We're taking another dive into the beautiful divination tactics of tarot, today focusing on the Major Arcanas!
For quite some time now, tarot cards have been used as a tool for divination and self-reflection. Tarot readers and witches around the world rely on these cards to provide guidance, clarity, and insight into their lives. Or sometimes we just like being told the same problems we already know, but just from another perspective (Aka: Yelling at your tarot deck, we've all done it!) And I know, I know, the traditional 78-card deck may seem intimidating to beginners, once you learn the basics, you'll be well on your way to unlocking the power of Arcanas!
In this article, we'll delve deep into the world of tarot and explore the Major Arcanas: the 22 major cards that make up the first part of the deck. Combining ancient wisdom with modern-day interpretations, this should guide you through the symbolism, meaning, and energy of each card, helping you to understand their significance and how to interpret them. This post we're going to go over the first part of the Major Arcanas:
What are the Arcana's in Tarot?
The Arcanas are divided into two distinct groups: The first 11 are known as the "Major Arcana" and the remaining 11 are referred to as "Minor Arcana." The cards in the Major Arcana are known as the most important and powerful cards in the deck. They represent major life changes, decisions, and events, and carry a stronger energy than the Minor Arcana. The cards in this group are often seen as archetypes or universal themes.
What are the Major Arcana in Tarot?
The Fool and the Magician
The first card in this series is The Fool, which represents new beginnings, change, and taking risks. The Fool is often associated with positive energy and an adventurous spirit, as it can signal a journey or new endeavor. The next card is The Magician, which represents manifestation, power, and action. This card often indicates that the querent has the ability to manifest their desires and should take action towards their goals.
The High Priestess and the Empress
The High Priestess is the third card in the Major Arcana and represents intuition, spirituality, and mystery. This card often indicates that the querent should trust their intuition and follow their inner guidance. Following this card is The Empress, which symbolizes nurturing, growth, and abundance. This card often relates to relationships, fertility, and creativity.
The Emperor and the Hierophant
The fifth card in the series is The Emperor, which represents leadership, authority, and discipline. This card often indicates that the querent should take charge of their life and establish structure and boundaries. The next card is The Hierophant, which symbolizes tradition, faith, and education. This card often relates to spirituality and a desire for knowledge and understanding.
The Lovers and the Chariot
The Lovers is the seventh card in the Major Arcana and represents love, passion, and connection. This card can relate to romantic relationships, friendships, and partnerships. Following this card is The Chariot, which symbolizes ambition, success, and drive. This card often indicates that the querent should harness their inner strength and push forward towards their goal.
Justice and the Hermit
Justice is the ninth card in the series and represents balance, objectivity, and fairness. This card can be related to legal or ethical issues, but can also relate to personal matters. The next card is The Hermit, which symbolizes introspection, solitude, and self-reflection. This card often indicates that the querent should take time to reflect and examine their inner motivations and desires.
The Wheel of Fortune and the World
The Wheel of Fortune is the eleventh card in the series and represents cycles, change, and destiny. This card often indicates that the querent may experience a major shift or turning point in their life. The next card in the Major Arcana is The World, which symbolizes completion, fulfillment, and harmony. This card often indicates that the querent has reached a significant milestone or achieved a major goal.
The final card in the Major Arcana is Justice. It represents your firm-but-fair reminder that there is a consequence for every action. Whatever life is handing you at this moment comes from decisions you and others have made in the past, reflecting natural cause-and-effect. When this card comes up in your Tarot reading, make sure you are acting fairly in all your interactions with others.
The Major Arcanas are a powerful and profound tool for self-reflection and insight. By unlocking the symbolism and energy of each card in the Major Arcana, you can gain a deeper understanding of the world around you and your place in it. Whether you're seeking guidance for a specific issue or simply looking to explore the mysteries of the universe, the Major Arcanas are an essential part of any tarot reader's tool kit. So, take the time to explore these cards and unlock the power of the tarot for yourself!!
Quick Tarot Tips
Nervous about reading the standard tarot deck? No worries! Here's a couple quick tips I've learned over the years to enhance my divination:
Do a Three Card Tarot Spread every day to connect with your deck and begin to understand the artwork and what they mean.
Buy a nice tarot deck bag that will not only protect your cards physically, but it is also important to keep the energies of your deck safe. Velvet, deep purple ones are my favorite, but I've seen tons of beautiful bags over the years!
Cleanse your deck before you use it! You never know who has been touching it with their grubby little energies before you bought it, so give it a good cleansing.
Use crystals to protect your deck as well too! I leave a gorgeous clear quarts crystal on my deck when I'm not using her.
What have you learned about the Major Arcana that completely blew your mind? Tell us below!
Also, check out my YouTube video on Connecting with your Tarot Deck!
Until next time witches, xxx The Season of Anya