At some point, we all begin to question our future. Where am I going with my life? Decisions have to be made regarding marriage, career, children, and many other important aspects of life. Do I accept this position? Will I be happy with this person the rest of my life? How long before I can purchase a new automobile?
This is also when we can seek insight from psychics, astrologers, or tarot card readers. It is popular belief that such alternative practitioners can look in to our future and suggest certain ways to deal with the situation we’re facing. In this article, we will begin an introduction to the tarot cards and the meaning of each card, to assist you in understanding the value of a reading.
We all have heard of tarot cards, haven’t we? But what are these tarot cards and what is the meaning of each card? A tarot deck is comprised of a set of cards beautified with universal images and old symbols which vividly represent the essence of ancient knowledge, teachings, archetypes, etc. The deck includes what are called the Major Arcana and four suits of cards. Each tarot card has a very special meaning that contributes to the overall message of a tarot reading.
In the tarot deck, the “Fool” card indicates someone who is not truly aware; the “Magician” indicates someone of great talent; the “High Priestess” indicates someone who is both wise and in possession of intuition; The “Empress” rules over the triad of birth, death, and re-birth, while the “Emperor” is the symbol of control in the world. The “Pope” indicates someone who lives by rituals and beliefs. The “Lovers” represent love; the “Chariot” is the symbol of struggle; and “Strength” speaks for itself. The “Hermit” is one who is a soul-searcher; the “Sun” indicates contentment; and finally, the “Moon” is a feminine, seductive symbol.
The ‘Pentacles’ suit is associated with materialistic things like money and luxury, while the ‘Wands’ tarot suit is used for work-related predictions. The ‘Swords’ suit is used for predictions as well, but for mental changes and sufferings. If you’re interested in hope, then you’ll want to see the ‘Star’ suit appear. Lastly, the ‘Cups’ reflect how a person is emotionally, as well as any other emotional changes.
The card of ‘Justice’ stands for justice while the card of ‘Death’ stands for the ‘spiritual/mental death’. Self sacrifice is shown by the ‘Hanged Man’. The ‘Tower’ symbolizes a sudden change. Balance and harmony are represented by the card of ‘Temperance’. ‘Judgment’ stands for introspection. All these cards lead to the card of the ‘World’.
After looking at the meaning of each tarot card, we want to know how anyone learns to read them. Mastery of the skills to read tarot cards involves ongoing study, practice, and the use of a sharp intuition. How valid and complex a reading is depends on the skill of the reader. To help you start the learning process more easily, you should find a website offering a free tarot card reading.
by Meg Tallon