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Tarot Cards Of The Minor Arcana

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Tarot Minor ArcanaA pack of tarot cards are divided into the Major and Minor Arcana. A tarot card deck has 78 cards, which are divided into 22 cards of the Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana cards. Let us take a look into the interpretation of the four suits of the Minor Arcana in this article.

 

These Major Arcana play a crucial role in predicting your future. When they appear in your spread, they highlight a major event in your life. The twenty two cards of Major Arcana in the tarot deck are as follows: The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, Strength, Pope, Lovers, Chariots, Death, Justice, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, The Tower, Hanged Man, Temperance, Devil, Star, Judgement, Moon, Sun, World and Fool.

 

Tarot Cards WandsAnd the rest 56 cards of the Rider Waite tarot deck are called Minor Arcana. These Minor Arcana cards are further divided into four sets of fourteen cards each. Each set of fourteen cards consists of an ace and nine cards from two to ten, queen, king, page, knight. There are fourteen cards of Wands, Pentacles, Cups and Swords each.

 

Cupa Tarot Minor ArcanaThe Wands are the suit of creativity, action and are associated with such qualities as passion, boldness, willing to take risks and self-reliance. The element associated with this tarot suit is Fire. The symbol for the Wands suit is a flickering flame.

 

The Cups are the suit of emotions and spiritual experience. They stand for inner feelings and the common bond in relationship. The energy of this suit flows inward. Cups correspond to the element Water.

 

The Swords are the suit of intelligence, positive attitude and rational thinking. They are associated with justice, facts and ethics. Element Air represents the Swords suit.

 

Swords Tarot CardsThe Pentacles are the suit of common sense, confidence and materialistic concerns. This suit is associated with the Earth element and the concrete requirements of working with real things. Sometimes this mystic pentacle suit is called the Coins, which represents exchange of items and services in the physical world.

 

For example, if a person gets the King of Wands in a tarot reading, then it suggests that you are a mature man who is decisive and passionate. Based on the card for the past or present in which this card turns up, the meaning of the card can be interpreted. He might also have a quick temper. If you receive the Knight of Pentacles, then you are stubborn and hardworking and always rigid in your way.

 

Pentacles TarotWhen you get eight of Cups, then it means changes in affection and breaking up of love affairs. This card stands for the disillusionment and abandonment of things which are emotionless. Ace of swords means you will be coming to a decision by overcoming your confusions.

 

Likewise, all the 56 cards have specific tarot meanings based upon where they are placed in a spread. When such a card is in the past, then it tells about the past of that person. If it is in the present in the current problem, then the cards tells about the reason and approach to the current problem.

 

If a Minor Arcana card is used as the future card, then your future can be read from those cards. There are interpretations that the court cards in the Minor Arcana represent the kind of people that you meet.

 

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