Major Arcana

There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana. These cards are considered to be the core foundation of any Tarot deck. The messages these cards bring are very deep and meaningful. The Major Arcana represent human consciousness and can give us very valuable advice. The Fool card is considered to be the main character of the Major Arcana, and the rest of the cards represent their journey. Through the desk, The Fool meets new mentors and learns new life lessons. When we reach the World card, The Fool has completed their journey and now understands the meaning behind all things.

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The Fool

Upright:

Beginnings, Taking chances, Originality, Spontaneity, Freedom, Innocence, Adventure

Reverse:

Foolish, Distracted, Careless, Naivety

Ruling Planet: Uranus

Element: Air

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Magician

Upright:

Determination, Resourcefulness, Willpower, Manifestation, Skill

Reverse:

Blocks in communication, Confusion, Lack in energy, Illusion, Manipulation

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

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High Cleric

Upright:

Hidden talents, Intuition, Mystery, Spirituality, Higher power

Reverse:

Repressed intuition, Secrets, Confusion, Hidden motives

Ruling Planet: Moon

Element: Water

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Empress

Upright:

Femininity, Abundance, New Opportunities, Nurturing, Stability, Nature, Sensuality, Creativity, Beauty, Fertility

Reverse:

Lack of growth, Feeling stuck, Insecurity, Negligence, Smothering

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Earth

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Emperor

Upright:

Stability, Authority, Masculine, Leadership, Power, Control, Focus, Protection, Discipline

Reverse:

Immaturity, Control freak, Loss of authority, Lack of Discipline, Tyrant, Recklessness

Ruling Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

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Hierophant

Upright:

Education, Spiritual guidance, Tradition, Conformity, Knowledge, Beliefs

Reverse:

Rebellion, Poor counsel, non-conformality, New methods, Ignorance

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Earth

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Lovers

Upright:

Love, Partnerships, Commitment, Romance, Unity, Balance, Unions

Reverse:

Broken relationship, Infidelity, Separation, Disharmony, Conflict, Bad choices

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

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The Chariot

Upright:

A journey, Success, Ambition, Determination, Willpower, Self-discipline, Confidence

Reverse:

Lack of direction, Scattered energy, Self-doubt, Powerless, Obstacles

Ruling Planet: Moon

Element: Water

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Strength

Upright:

Bravery, Courage, Self-confidence, Vitality, Self-belief, Inner strength

Reverse:

Self-doubt, Low confidence, Lacking courage, Lack of self-control, Weakness

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

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The Hermit

Upright:

Self-reflection, Contemplation, Meditation, Introspection, Solitude, Soul-searching

Reverse:

Loneliness, Sadness, Withdrawing from others, Rejection, Isolation

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Earth

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Wheel of Fortune

Upright:

Chance, Change, Destiny, Opportunity, Luck

Reverse:

Bad luck, Misfortune, Disappointment, Unwelcome changes

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire

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Justice

Upright:

Balance, Fairness, Justice, Accountability, Truth, Honesty, Cause and effect

Reverse:

Imbalance, Lack of accountability, Injustice, Unfair treatment, Dishonesty

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Air

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The Hanged

Upright:

Waiting, Uncertainty, Lack of direction, Perspective, Metamorphosis, Sacrifice

Reverse:

Missing opportunity, Stalling, Stagnation, Egotism

Ruling Planet: Neptune

Element: Water

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Death

Upright:

Endings, Change, Letting go, Transition, New beginnings

Reverse:

Fear of change, Decay, Continuing negative patterns

Ruling Planet: Pluto

Element: Water

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Temperance

Upright:

Balance, Harmony, Peace, Tranquility, Serenity, Moderation

Reverse:

Discord, Imbalance, Lack of patience

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire

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The Devil

Upright:

Fear, Feeling trapped, Temptation, Addiction, Dependency, Limitations, Oppression

Reverse:

Independence, Freedom, Release, Reclaiming control and power

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth

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Destruction

Upright:

Accident or damage, Destruction, Unexpected/Sudden change, Trauma, Chaos

Reverse:

Obstacles, Illness, Loss, Resisting change, Delaying the inevitable, Averting disaster

Ruling Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

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The Star

Upright:

Hope, Good health, Opportunities, Spirituality, Positivity, Healing, Inspiration

Reverse:

Despair, Missed opportunities, Illness, Hopelessness, Negativity

Ruling Planet: Uranus

Element: Air

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The Moon

Upright:

Deception, Fear, Insecurity, Illusion, Uncertainty, Confusion, Secrets

Reverse:

Mysteries unveiled, Anxiety, Misunderstanding, Clarity, Release of fear, Strange dreams

Ruling Planet: Neptune

Element: Water

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The Sun

Upright:

Confidence, Happiness, Joy, Optimism, Purity, Success, Truth, Vitality

Reverse:

Conceitedness, Lack of clarity, Pessimism, Sadness, Unrealistic expectations, Low vitality

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

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Judgement

Upright:

Awakening, Renewal, Reflection, Reckoning, Self-evaluation, Purpose

Reverse:

Self-doubt, Self-loathing, Lack of self-awareness, Failure to see the lesson

Ruling Planet: Pluto

Element: Fire

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The World

Upright:

Completion, Achievement, Fulfilment, Sense of Belonging, Harmony, Success, Flow, Balance

Reverse:

Lack of closure, Lack of achievement, Feeling incomplete, Emptiness, Feeling stuck

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth