What are the 78 Cards in a Tarot Deck?
A tarot deck has 22 Major Arcana Cards, starting with The Fool and ending with The World. There are 56 Minor Arcana Cards that are divided up into four different Suits (Suit of Cups, Suit of Wands, Suit of Pentacles, and Suit of Swords). There are 14 tarot cards in each Suit and 5 of these are court cards (Ace, King, Queen, Knight, and Page).
List of Major Arcana Tarot Cards and Meanings
The Major Arcana indicates major shifts in a person’s life. The Major Arcana starts with The Fool and ends with the World. You can think of the Major Arcana as life lessons. The Fool starts out as innocent and naive and by the time he arrives at The World, and accumulated all of this knowledge, he has been changed forever. These cards are full of symbolism and they correspond with many Jungian archetypes. For example, The Sage is The Hermit in tarot. And The Innocent is The Fool in tarot.
Below you will find the ultimate list of tarot cards and meanings.
|Major Arcana Card||Astrological Sign||Keyword|
|The Fool||Aries||Taking a risk, journey|
|The Magician||Aries, Gemini, Aquarius||Speaking intention, knowing your power|
|The High Priestess||Pisces||Intuition|
|The Empress||Taurus, Libra||Divine feminine, the wife, the mother|
|The Emperor||Aries||Divine masculine, the father, the husband|
|The Hierophant||Taurus||Structure, religion, education|
|The Lovers||Gemini||Soulmate, heart over head|
|The Chariot||Cancer||Movement, momentum|
|The Hermit||Virgo||Seeking wisdom|
|Wheel of Fortune||Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Leo||Change of fortune, luck|
|Justice||Libra||Truth, honesty, balance|
|The Hanged Man||Pisces||Feeling stuck, inertia|
|The Devil||Capricorn||Toxicity, unhealthy ties|
|The Tower||Scorpio||Abrupt change, disaster|
|The Star||Aquarius||Hope, healing|
|The Moon||Cancer, Pisces||Shadows, secrets, fears|
|The Sun||Leo||Joy, clarity|
|Judgement||Scorpio, Libra||Decision, resurrection|
|The World||Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Leo||Learning lessons, crossing a threshold, travel|
What does the Suit of Pentacles mean in Tarot?
The Suit of Pentacles is one of the four Suits in tarot (Pentacles, Swords, Wands, and Cups) and this particular Suit involves the physical, tangible world. This would include things like time, effort, energy, money, your physical body, and the home. The Suit of Pentacles is associated with the Earth Signs (Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo).
The Suit of Pentacles in a Reading
What does it mean if a lot of Pentacles pop up in your tarot reading? It means the subject of the reading is something you value, something you would have to put a lot of hard work into. It could be something involving a lot of your time. And this might impact your job, your home, or your physical being.
Pentacles are slow and steady energy. So, if you are trying to work on something, or make something happen, it might take a lot of effort on your part. Be patient.
Pentacles: List of Tarot Cards and Meanings
|Suit of Pentacles||Astrological Sign||Keywords|
|Two of Pentacles||Capricorn||Weighing options|
|Three of Pentacles||Capricorn||Cooperation, conversation, collaboration|
|Four of Pentacles||Capricorn||Miserly|
|Five of Pentacles||Taurus||Lost, alone, no resources|
|Six of Pentacles||Taurus||Giving, investing|
|Seven of Pentacles||Taurus||Planting seeds for future, adjusting approach|
|Eight of Pentacles||Virgo||Working hard, taking time and care with something|
|Nine of Pentacles||Virgo||Single, independent energy, abundance|
|Ten of Pentacles||Virgo||Financial security, a firm foundation|
|Page of Pentacles||Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo||An offer of value, communication|
|Knight of Pentacles||Virgo||Making plans, careful pursuit|
|Queen of Pentacles||Capricorn||Self worth, grounded, centered|
|King of Pentacles||Taurus||Financially stable, businessman|
|Ace of Pentacles||Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo||Planting seeds for the future, a new cycle|
What does the Suit of Swords mean in Tarot?
The Suit of Swords is one of the four Suits in tarot (Swords, Pentacles, Wands, and Cups). Swords rule action, passion, and creativity in the tarot. The Suit of Swords is associated with the air signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra).
The Suit of Swords in a Reading
So what does it mean if a lot of swords appear in your tarot reading? It means you are putting a lot of thought into the subject. Swords indicate thought energy, logic, truth, and communication.
These cards can also mean you are overthinking something. Or maybe even worrying about it. This can also indicate using your head and not your heart in any given situation. It might be time to get out of your head.
Swords: List of Tarot Cards and Meanings
|Suit of Swords||Astrological Signs||Keywords|
|Two of Swords||Libra||Head over heart decision|
|Three of Swords||Libra||Heartbreak, heartache|
|Four of Swords||Libra||Resting, relaxing|
|Five of Swords||Aquarius||Manipulation|
|Six of Swords||Aquarius||Leaving a situation|
|Seven of Swords||Aquarius||Lying, cheating, stealing|
|Eight of Swords||Gemini||Self-limiting behavior, self sabotage|
|Nine of Swords||Gemini||Worry, anxiety|
|Ten of Swords||Gemini||End of a cycle, stabbed in the back|
|Page of Swords||Libra, Aquarius, Gemini||Spying, researching, curiosity|
|Knight of Swords||Gemini||Impulsivity, reacting instead of acting|
|Queen of Swords||Libra||Creating boundaries, demanding the truth|
|King of Swords||Aquarius||Head over heart, logical|
|Ace of Swords||Libra, Aquarius, Gemini||Truth, revelation, cutting something off|
What does the Suit of Wands Mean in Tarot?
The Suit of Wands is one of the four Suits in tarot (Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords). Wands rule action, passion, and creativity in the tarot. The Suit of Wands is associated with the fire signs (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo).
The Suit of Wands in a Reading
So what does it mean if there are a bunch of Wands showing up in your tarot reading? The Suit of Wands represents passion, power, pursuit, creativity, and taking action on something. This can be a call to do something, to take action on the subject you asked the tarot about.
Wands: List of Tarot Cards and Meanings
|Suit of Wands||Astrological Sign||Keywords|
|Two of Wands||Aries||Long term decisions|
|Three of Wands||Aries||Waiting for your ships to come in, manifesting|
|Four of Wands||Aries||Reunion, stability|
|Five of Wands||Leo||Conflict|
|Six of Wands||Leo||Victory, attention, recognition|
|Seven of Wands||Leo||Defending yourself, protecting yourself|
|Eight of Wands||Sagittarius||Messages, momentum, movement|
|Nine of Wands||Sagittarius||Wounded warrior, exhausted|
|Ten of Wands||Sagittarius||Burdens, being weighed down|
|Page of Wands||Aries, Leo, Sagittarius||A passionate message, walking a new path|
|Knight of Wands||Sagittarius||A passionate pursuit|
|Queen of Wands||Aries||Social butterfly, social networking|
|King of Wands||Leo||Entrepreneurship, taking action|
|Ace of Wands||Aries, Leo, Sagittarius||Passion, start of a new cycle|
What does the Suit of Cups mean in Tarot?
The Suit of Cups is one of the four Suits in tarot (Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords). Cups rule emotions and relationships in the Tarot. The Suit of Cups is associated with Water Signs (Cancer Pisces and Scorpio) and intuition as well.
The Suit of Cups in a Reading
So what does it mean if Cups appear in a reading? It means that there is an emotional involvement here. This is a great sign if you are doing a relationship reading. It can also indicate that you care very deeply about the subject of the reading, whether it’s a career, or even your health. Your emotions are involved.
These cards are often deeply intuitive as well. This might be the time to consult your inner self, or your higher self in a situation. Don’t ignore the signs and synchronicity around you. Pay attention to your dreams. Ask your deity your guides, guardians, ancestors, or whoever else you work with for a sign.
Cups: List of Tarot Cards and Meanings
|Suit of Cups Card||Astrological Sign||Keywords|
|Two of Cups||Cancer||Partnership, Friendship, Love|
|Three of Cups||Cancer||Celebration, Excitement|
|Four of Cups||Cancer||Boredom, Disinterest|
|Five of Cups||Scorpio||Regrets, Thinking about the Past|
|Six of Cups||Scorpio||Childhood, Nostalgia|
|Seven of Cups||Scorpio||Illusions, Delusions, Confusion|
|Eight of Cups||Pisces||Leaving an emotional situation|
|Nine of Cups||Pisces||Personal happiness|
|Ten of Cups||Pisces||Wish fulfillment, happily ever after|
|Page of Cups||Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio||A love message|
|Knight of Cups||Pisces||Emotional pursuit, dating|
|Queen of Cups||Cancer||Intuition, emotional availability, parenthood|
|King of Cups||Scorpio||Emotionally available, intuitive|
|Ace of Cups||Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio||Overwhelming emotion, the start of a new cycle|