Tarot Card Meanings


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There are many different interpretations to the meaning of Tarot cards in a reading so we have compiled a list to give you the chance to use your own intuition with regard to what meaning applies to your question or situation. For the benefit of our visitors we have included reference to the most sought after explanations concerning love, relationship or relationships, outcome, feelings and reversed. We will update this information on an ongoing basis.

We have taken extracts form the following out of copyright books.

Pictorial Key to the Tarot – Rider-Waite-Smith
By A.E. Waite (1911), tarot card illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith (1911)

The Tarot
By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

General Book of the Tarot
By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

The Oracle of the Tarot
By Paul Foster Case (1933)

The Major Arcana

A majority of Major Arcana in a reading.
“An intimation that strong forces are at work in the matter under consideration. Trumps These are usually beyond the Querant’s control, whether for good or evil.” 1

The Minor Arcana

Suit of Wands
“Work, enterprise, ideas; the energies of the spiritual plane or archetypal world (Plato’s world of ideas). Element: Fire.” 1

A majority of Wands in a reading.
“There will be much mental energy expended in the matter. Many wands also portend some opposition to the Querant, and possible quarrels.” 1

Suit of Cups
“Desires, hopes, wishes; emotional activities; the states and forces of the mental plane, the creative world in which mental patterns are formulated. Element: Water.” 1

A majority of Cups in a reading.
“Cups intensifies the emotional element present in the solution of the question. In general, many cups in a layout intimate pleasure, social activity, merriment.” 1

Suit of Swords
“Action, and therefore conflict of forces; the states and activities of the astral plane, the formative world of unseen forces which build the conditions of the physical plane. Element: Air.” 1

A majority of Swords in a reading.
“Swords a portent of sickness, sadness, trouble, or death.” 1

Suit of Pentacles
“Things, possessions; the concrete objects and bodies of the physical plane; the objectification of the energies and forces of the higher worlds or planes represented by Wands, Cups and Swords. Element: Earth.” 1

A majority of Pentacles in a reading.
“Pentacles the emphasis in the reading will be on business, money or possessions.” 1

Court Cards
A majority of Court Cards in a reading.
“The influence of persons other than the Querant will be exerted in the shaping and decision of the matter. They also intimate that the Querant will be a good deal in the company of others, or at social gatherings.” 1

A majority of Aces in a reading.
“Strength.” 1

Number of Cards in a Reading
“If this card appears this number of times in the reading, it has this significance.” 1

Card. 4 times in a reading. 3 times in a reading.
Aces. Great power and force. Wealth, success.
Kings. Meetings with the great. Rank and honor.
Queens. Authority, influence, help from women. Strong friends, or partners.
Knights. The events in the matter move swiftly. Sudden changes. News. Unexpected
Pages. New ideas or plans. Youthful associates. Help from the young, or from inferiors
Tens. A Burden of anxiety; “too many irons”. Commerce. Speculation. Buying and
Nines. New responsibilities. Firm foundations Much correspondence. Delays.
Eights. News. Rumors. Gossip. Much moving about. Short journeys.
Sevens. Disappointments. Contracts. Alliances. Partnerships.
Sixes. Pleasure. Control over conditions. Success. Gain. Balance of power.
Fives. Magic power. Unusual strength. Competition. Fights. Dissension.
Fours. Order. Regularity. Rest. Peace. Abundance. Industry.
Threes. Determination. Definite plans. Deceit. Misunderstanding. Uncertainty.
Twos. Conferences. Conversations. Adjustments. Cliques. Separations. Reorganizations.
1 . The Oracle of the Tarot By Paul Foster Case (1933)