Learn About Tarot Cards
Read some common questions we receive about tarot cards, as well as our answers.
While each tarot card deck may look completely different in imagery and even card size and design, all tarot cards decks have a few things in common.
First, each deck includes 78 cards in two groups: the Major and Minor Arcanas. The major arcana is a set of 22 trump cards that refer to major influences and revelations when they’re pulled during a reading. Major Arcana cards aren’t suited and instead stand alone.
On the other hand, the Minor Arcana are responsible for telling the story of everyday matters and influences.
Numbering 56 cards, the Minor Arcana are divided into four suits just like a deck of playing cards: wands, swords, pentacles, and cups.
Some decks may choose to use different naming conventions, such as “coins” for “pentacles,” but the four categories are always the same.
In a reading, each suit represents some aspect of life, such as creativity and passion for Wands, intellect for Swords, career and money for Pentacles, and emotion and feelings for Cups.
Furthermore, each suit corresponds to a group of astrological signs, such as fire for Wands, air for Swords, earth for Pentacles, and water for Cups, which means that you can also bring in Zodiac interpretations during a reading.