Taro Cards - The Major Arcanas

  Major Arcana

  * The names of cards differ slightly in the various card decks
    Temperance, The Devil, The Tower Struck by Lightning 
	The Star,  The Moon,  The Sun,  Judgment,  The World


The Daughter of the Reconcilers
The Bringer Forth of Life

positive interpretations of this tarot card: harmony, health, moderation, compromise, peace, self-control

negative interpretations of this tarot card: impatience, lack of foresight, conflict, quarrels, domestic strife

This card is regarded as one in which action follows thought and leads to adequate rewards for all efforts made, it is concerned with vitality and fruitfulness. The client who has this card well placed in the throw will have a good sense of timing, which will make actions successful.
Card Number: 14
Key Number: 25
Rulership: Sagittarius
Hebrew Letter: Samech
Translation: Prop
Numerical Value: 12

Card Number: 15
Key Number: 26
Rulership: Capricorn
Hebrew Letter: Ayin
Translation: Eye
Numerical Value: 12

The Devil /Le Diable/

The Lord of the Gates of Matter
The Child of the Forces of Time

positive interpretations of this tarot card: permanance, commitment

negative interpretations of this tarot card: entrapment, lust, greed, ignorance, anger, tyranny, obsession

For those born under Capricorn or Aquarius, the devil is a fortunate card. The orthodox religious person will wince at the sight of the devil even on a card. The occult student will see that temptation is within the power of man to reject or to accept. It is the challenge to man's free will. This card always appears in a throw if the subject is in a state of indecision or doubt. Temptation may bring suffering and sometimes degradation, but it is also concerned with experience and wisdom. The person who has never faced temptation will have missed something in his experiences. Temptation rejected passes away with little damage done. This card is also concerned with self-indulgences of all kinds.

The Tower Struck by Lightning /La Maison Dieu/

The Lord of the Hosts of the Mighty

positive interpretations of this tarot card: re-evaluation, necessary change, a blessing in disguise

negative interpretations of this tarot card: sudden change, downfall, disruption, disaster

The tower is another card regarded as having high karmic significance. It signifies ordeals arising in life which cannot be explained by logic. It is not a fortunate card, but in the trials that occur there is a purification action and a philosophy that things may not be as bad as they first seem.
Card Number: 16
Key Number: 27
Rulership: Mars
Hebrew Letter: Peh
Translation: Mouth
Numerical Value: 9

Card Number: 17
Key Number: 28
Rulership: Aquarius
Hebrew Letter: Tzaddi
Translation: fish Hook
Numerical Value: 12

The Star /L'Etoile/

The Daughter of the Firmament
The Dweller Between the Waters

positive interpretations of this tarot card: hope, generosity, serenity, wishes coming true, good health, spiritual awareness

negative interpretations of this tarot card: self-doubt, lack of trust, cynicism, pessimism

For those born under the sign of Aquarius and for many of the people born in the early springtime of the year, the star is a fortunate card. It signifies hope, light, and harmony. Advantage should be taken to be happy while one can. The light and harmony may fade, but the star always gives hope that they will come again.

The Moon /La Lune/

The ruler of the Flux and Reflux
The Child of the Sons of the Mighty

positive interpretations of this tarot card: imagination, unexpected possibilities, illumination

negative interpretations of this tarot card: fear, confusion, highly charged emotions, bewilderment, lies, deceit

The moon card is associated with both illusion and delusion. Life can be seen clearly or distorted as through a mirror. It affects chiefly the emotional side of life. Sometimes it causes a person to fall in love with the wrong person, who may have conflicting ideals. To others, life can be bearable only if seen through rose-tinted spectacles, reality cannot be faced. This card is in direct opposition to all forms of reality and is called the card of self-deception.
Card Number: 18
Key Number: 29
Rulership: Pisces
Hebrew Letter: Qoph
Translation: The Back of the Head
Numerical Value: 12

Card Number: 19
Key Number: 30
Rulership: the Sun
Hebrew Letter: Resh
Translation: The Head
Numerical Value: 9

The Sun /Le Soleil/

The Lord of the fire of the World

positive interpretations of this tarot card: happiness, greatness, enlightenment, vitality, good health, love, fulfillment

negative interpretations of this tarot card: misjudgement, delays, potential failure, inflated ego

The sun gives rewards to all who accept challenges; success comes through ambitious labor, which must be effectively channeled. It is the card of achievement through the practical application of talents by those who do not indulge in too many daydreams.

Judgment /Le Judgement/

The Spirit of the Primal Fire

positive interpretations of this tarot card: rebirth, rejoicing, absolution, new potential, rewards for past efforts

negative interpretations of this tarot card: guilt, loss, self-reproach, delays, fear, obstinacy

The subject who is dominated by the judgment card lives under the influence of fate. It is a card associated with "what must be." It can bring long periods of happiness followed by shorter periods of strain. It is a karmic card related to cause and effect.
Card Number: 20
Key Number: 31
Rulership: Fire
Hebrew Letter: Shin
Translation: Tooth
Numerical Value: 3

Card Number: 21
Key Number: 32
Rulership: Saturn
Hebrew Letter: Tau
Translation: Cross
Numerical Value: 9

The World /Le Monde/

The Great One of the Night of Time

positive interpretations of this tarot card: fulfillment, completion, satisfaction, joy, wholeness, successfulness.

negative interpretations of this tarot card: stagnation, impatience, delay, slack of will

A fortunate card, the world brings with it hopes and desires that burgeon into fulfillment. It provides the factor of compensation after disappointments. Emotional and financial fortune is brought about by unexpected means at unusual times. A person under this number may plan for success only to find that it occurs through a totally different channel, not always influenced by his original plans.

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