Major Arcana

The Major Arcana are the first 22 cards of your tarot deck. They represent larger universal themes and transformational lessons. In a reading, they point to significant developments that have the power to change your life.

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More about the Major Arcana tarot cards

How many Major Arcana cards are there?

A typical tarot deck has 22 Major Arcana cards that focus on the major themes that affect your journey through life.

What do the Major Arcana cards mean?

The Major Arcana cards flow in a numeric order that correspond to different points in your life.

How are Major Arcana cards different than Minor Arcana cards?

Major Arcana cards paint a big picture, while Minor Arcana cards reveal day-to-day happenings and individual events. Major Arcana represent profound lessons and life-changing moments that can shift your path. Each card in a tarot reading is worthy of your attention, but the Major Arcana command special focus.

The Major Arcana and astrology

Each of the Major Arcana is linked to one of the 12 zodiac signs and one of the four elements (fire, earth, air and water). Click on any of the Major Arcana tarot card images on this page to learn their meanings and interpretations in readings for love and relationships, career and money, health and wellness.

A message from The AstroTwins

Welcome to our Tarot section! This divination system pairs beautifully with astrology and is one of our favorite ways of receiving messages from the universe. Did you know that every card in the tarot connects to a zodiac sign and planet? We’ve mapped that out for you here. Pull out a deck (or get your first one!), draw a card or a spread, then use our interpretations to support you with deciphering the symbols, numbers, cosmos and messages from your reading.