Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana consists of the four suits of a tarot deck: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. They represent personal lessons and day-to-day issues currently arising in your life.

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The Major Arcana are the first 22 cards of a tarot deck. They represent life themes and lessons. In a reading, Major Arcana cards illustrate your life’s big picture.

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More about the Minor Arcana tarot cards

How many Minor Arcana cards are there?

A typical tarot deck has 56 Minor Arcana cards that focus on the day-to-day happenings in your life. The Minor Arcana are further divided into four suits: Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles.

What do the Minor Arcana cards mean?

Minor Arcana cards represent the energy that is present in your life right now. In a card pull or a tarot spread reading, the Minor Arcana cards give insight into a situation and how you might handle it.

How are Minor Arcana cards different than Major 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 Minor Arcana and astrology

Each of the Minor 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 Minor 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.

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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.