The tarot deck usually has 78 cards. The deck is divided into two parts: major arcana and lower arcana cards. 22 cards make up the major arcana numbered from 0 to 21. The Fool card in tarot reading is assigned the number 0 and the World Card is given the number 21. Each card has an associated divination based on whether it is picked upright or in the reversed position. The twenty two cards making up the major arcana indicate a journey through life, starting with birth and going on to enlightenment. Each card in tarot reading is indicative of significant issues and possible outcomes in relation to the questions asked by the subject.
The tarot reader spreads the entire deck of cards for a tarot reading and the querant picks from these cards. If he picks more major arcana cards during the tarot reading session, it signifies that for him, this is a crucial period in life.
While the meanings associated with cards of the major arcana are indicative, it falls to the divinely gifted, psychic tarot reader to read the actual meaning of cards from the major arcana through his spiritual gift and become the medium to communicate about the present, past and future. Learn more about the cards in the major arcana in the following pages.
Major Arcana cards
|Tarot Cards (I to XI)|
|The High Priestess|
|Wheel of Fortune|
|Tarot Cards (XII to XXII)|
|The Hanged Man|