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The Chariot By tarotcardmeanings

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Out of the 22 Major Arcana, the Chariot is number 7. This card comes after the Lovers Tarot card and precedes the Strength Tarot card. Important keywords for the Chariot card are motion, balance, skill, control, and determination. This card is also known as Lord of the Triumph of Light. It symbolizes the water element, which means dealing with emotions. One of the metaphysical meanings of Chariot card is "domination of spirit over form". It represents the very notion of "concentration attained by dedication". To this card we assign the Moon as a celestial body. The horoscope sign Cancer... Read more

Ace of Cups By tarotcardmeanings

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The Ace of Cups Tarot card symbolizes love, harmony, patience, compassion, joy and acceptance. The Cup depicted on this card in some Tarot representations is thought to represent the cup of the Holy Grail. The Suit of Cups, in general, represent love and emotional balance. This card too represents the love and emotions that sustain our daily life. This Card depicts a hand holding a cup coming out from the clouds. Beneath the cup there is a body of water with water-lilies. From the cup we can see five water streams pouring on the ground... Read more

The Hierophant Tarot Card By tarotcardmeanings

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The keywords of the Hierophant Tarot Card are: respect, knowledge, holiness, and wisdom. This card is also known as the Magus of the Eternal Gods or the Pope. The Hierophant is the archetype of spirituality and is often known as the holy man. Of all the Tarot cards, this one does focus on the spiritual and religious aspects of existence. In a broader sense, Hierophant is anyone who has secrets or hidden knowledge, even though this card is called the Pope in some of the decks. It can be a priest, a guru, or a rabbi... Read more

The 6 of Wands Tarot Card By Pythia

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The most prominent figure of the VI of Wands Card is a crowned horseman. In his right hand, he holds a staff with a laurel attached near the top. There are 6 visible staffs altogether, some of them in the hands of several footmen barely visible at his side. Here is a list of keywords potentially important for the individuals that this card embodies. Potential number 6, indicating Ambition... Read more

The High Priestess — Indivdual Tarot Card By Pythia

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Being the Major Arcana card with number 2 on it, the High Priestess resides on the 13th Path on the Tree of Life, connecting two Sephiroth on the Middle Pillar — the central Tiferet with the uppermost Keter. The corresponding planet of this card is the Moon. The Moon obviously suggests we are dealing here with a Yin card, that is, a Tarot card of female energy. Within this Tarot Card, one of its most active aspects is Concentration attained through Consecration. As seen from a spiritual standpoint, The High Priestess connects the highest aspects of the Father with the most elevated principles of the Son... Read more

Five of Pentacles Tarot Card and its Meaning By Pythia

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In this article we will discuss the meaning of the 5 of Pentacles (or 5 of Disks) Tarot Card. This card belongs to the Minor Arcana subset. This subset consists of 40 cards. There are 10 tarot cards in each of the FOUR main suits: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles, which makes a total of 40 cards. Obviously, “Five of Pentacles” belongs to the Disks suit. This information alone indicates that this card is related to the Earth element. So, what does the earth element bring? ... Read more

The Fool — Major Arcana Card By Pythia

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The Fool is called "the spirit of the Ether". The Ether element is one of the five basic elements in nature, in addition to earth, water, air, and fire. In the following we discuss the spiritual, symbolic and metaphysical meaning of this card. To comprehend the meaning of the Fool, we should always consult the Tree of Life in Kabbalah and try to determine what path on the Tree corresponds to this tarot card... Read more

The Meaning of 3 of Swords Minor Arcana By Pythia

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Some of the keywords of this Tarot card are Suffering, Distress, Trouble, Tears, and Confrontation. It belongs to the Minor Arcana subset of Tarot. The element of the "Three of Swords" Card is air. Air means reason, but also instability and mental clearness. The potential of this card is determined by its number. In this case, the potential of number 3 signifies determination, intensity and pride. The frequency of the Three of Swords Card is seen in the influence of planet Saturn. Saturn promotes intensity, so persons born in the astrological sign of Libra... Read more

The Tower: Major Arcana Card Number 16 By Pythia

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Certain character traits of people born from 11.06 to 20.06 (which is in fact the third decade of Gemini in the Horoscope) are symbolically represented through the Ten of Swords Tarot card. Let us explore the meaning of this card. In short, and in most cases, the "Ten of Swords" means contempt, arrogance and downfall. But, things are far from being that simple. Let us first examine the potential of this card. Being number 10, the potential of this card can be expressed as perseverance, stubbornness and conservativeness. These qualities are very often negative, but, depending on the other character traits of a person, they can also be positive... Read more

10 of Swords Minor Arcana Card By Pythia

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The Tower is a one of the 22 card from the subset of Major Arcana Cards. The first look at this card leaves us with fear and bewilderment. On the right, there is a lightning that strikes the very top of the tower, causing fire and casting off a crown on the left hand side. In addition, there are two figures that are being tossed out of the tower – a male and a female. They are falling with their heads first. If you take the trouble to count the sparks, you will end up with number 22. We may ask ourselves why this number at all?... Read more

Temperance: Major Arcana Card number 14 By Pythia


When trying to understand the meaning of Tarot, it is very helpful if we can keep in mind that we are dealing with symbols, and when we realize that, we immediately find ourselves in the regions of our subconscious mind. Therefore, a tarot card adorned with certain symbols may have a certain meaning to you, and a completely different meaning to some other person. Things get highly subjective in this area. The Major Arcana Card number 14 is Temperance... Read more

The Hanged Man: Major Arcana Card Number 12 By Pythia

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Major Arcana Card nr. 12 is the Hanged Man. Metaphysically, this card represents the Path on the Tree of Life connecting two Sephiroth – Gevurah and Hod. Gevurah corresponds to the level of severity, while Hod means splendor. Earlier, we have considered some aspects of the link between the Major Arcana Cards and Kabbalah. These very different attributes of the two Sephiroth already indicate the internal conflict present in this Tarot card... Read more

The Meaning of the Sun – Major Arcana nr. 19 By Pythia

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The Sun Tarot Card connects Hod and Yesod on the Tree of Life. Its metaphysical meaning is hidden in the alternative descriptive words: “The Master of the World Fire“. Near the top, there is a large Sun with sun rays spreading around in all directions. The central position is dominated by a naked child on a white horse, holding a banner. There are also several sunflowers in the background sticking out behind a brick wall... Read more

Buying Used Tarot Cards - Is it Okay? By Pythia

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Beginners in Tarot often ask whether they should purchase used tarot cards. Like many other tarot related questions, there are various opinions. A number of tarot practitioners advocate against such practice. There are tarot experts that think that buying used cards can be a great way to save money, especially if you intend to collect various tarot decks. There is certainly nothing fundamentally wrong if you have made up your mind on buying used cards, but there are some things you should know before doing that.... Read more

The Relation Between Tarot and Symbols By Pythia


Before considering the relations between Tarot and Symbols, let us first see how we can define a symbol. A symbol, as defined by Carl Gustav Jung, is a representation of something unfamiliar to the psyche, usually an instance of the Self (which is also the central archetype). Jung's symbol is something that is not so easy to grasp. Its meaning is not fully known. It could be an expression of an intuitive idea whose formulation is not easily made. A symbols is a symbol precisely because there is an inherent ambiguity within it... Read more

Wheel of Fortune – Major Arcana 10 By Pythia

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Card number 10 is Wheel of Fortune. It belongs to the Major Arcana subset of Tarot. When assigned a path on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, it sits on the connecting line between Sephirots Chesed and Netzach. Knowing that Chesed means kindness, while Netzatch eternity could help us in our intuitive understanding of the features embedded in this card. Those features are exactly the one needed to relate the two types of consciousness indicated and symbolized by Chesed and Netzach... Read more

The Meaning of Eight of Wands Tarot Card By Pythia

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Main characteristic of 8 of Wands Tarot Card is speed. This is a card from the Minor Arcana set. People born from 23rd of November to 2nd of December (first decade of Sagittarius) can learn a lot by examining the 8 of Wands card. Their main character virtues and flaws can be deducted directly for this tarot card. The potential of this card is number 8, meaning sharpness and cleverness. Its frequency is that of Mercury – a planet that promotes sharp intellect (again). The description of this card is rather simple: there are 8 wands moving in a group through the air. We get the impression that they move rather swiftly... Read more

The Moon Tarot Card: Arcana number 18 By Pythia

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The Moon Tarot connects Netzach and Malkuth – two lower Sephiroth on the Tree of Life. It corresponds to the water element. This card speaks about several important aspects: about intuition and illusion, about how to cope when being overwhelmed by emotions, and about cleaning the mistakes from the past. Basic elements of this Tarot Card are two towers, a waning moon, two dogs, a crab, desolate surroundings... Read more

Major Arcana 21 – The World By Pythia

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The World – Major Arcana number 21 – connects Yesod and Malkuth, two of the lowest Sephirots on the Middle Pillar of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. By looking at the most important aspects of Yesod (Foundation) and Malkuth (Kingdom or “the realm of our manifested world”) we can intuitively grasp the significance of this Tarot Card. It is a symbolic representation of the link or connecting path between these two Seprirot on the Tree of life... Read more

The Hermit – Major Arcana 9 By Pythia

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This Tarot card connects Chesed and Tiferet – two Sephirot on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Considering the Zodiac, the astrological sign assigned to the Hermit Tarot Card is Virgo. We can almost say that by looking at this card, and if we do that with an open mind, we can get an instant insight into the nature of the Virgo sign. The Hermit is rightfully considered a prototype of Virgo... Read more

The Meaning and Symbolism of Strength Tarot Card By Pythia

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Major Arcana nr. 8 — Strength — connects Gevurah and Chesed on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Knowing that Gevurah means restraint, strength, power, and judgment, while Chesed represents kindness, loving-kindness, or love, we can try to understand on the intuitive level what the two conditions of our psyche that are being joined by this card (path) exactly are... Read more

The Meaning of Justice: Positive and Negative Aspects of Justice Tarot Card By Pythia

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The 11th tarot card is called Justice. If you think about justice in human terms, then you are far away from the true meaning of this card. The justice depicted in this member of the Major Arcana subset has nothing to do with our concept of justice, namely, individual courts, judges, attorneys... Our universe has a different, precise and unrestricted view on what justice is... Read more

Simple Tarot Meditation Technique By Pythia

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In the following we will see how to perform one relatively simple and easy, but powerful tarot cards meditation. At first glance, meditation and tarot are two disciplines far apart from one another. This, however, need not be true. Our meditation can benefit from using the tarot cards since they are strong and potent visualization objects. On the other hand, tarot card practitioners can use meditation as a tool for discovering new, previously unknown, relationships between the cards and their symbols... Read more

The Star Tarot Card – Major Arcana 17 By Pythia

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The Star Tarot Card is a Major Arcana number 17. It corresponds to Aquarius (01.20. to 02.18.) — a zodiac sign that pours out the eternal waters of love and life to the whole world. Alternative names of this card are Daughter of the Firmament and Dweller between the Waters. This card corresponds to the path that connects Netzach and Yesod on the Kabbalistic tree of life... Read more

10 of Wands Tarot Card: Meaning and Symbolism By Pythia

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The main keywords of the Ten of Wands card are Trouble and Anxiety. This card from the Minor Arcana Deck also means persistence, reliability, strength, and will. As far as the position of this Tarot Card on the Kabbalistic Tree of life is concerned, it belongs to the Malkut Sephirot. Astrological characteristics: Saturn in Sagittarius. Here we are faced with the greatest aversion; Sagittarius is spiritual, swift, illusive, light, and bright. Saturn is material, slow, heavy, dark and stubborn... Read more

How to Interpret the Meaning of the Minor Arcana of the Tarot By Pythia

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As you probably know the Tarot Deck consists of 78 cards. The whole deck can be divided into two parts: Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. While the Major Arcana is mostly recognized and used as a token of Tarot itself, the subset of Minor Arcana is less known but very important, especially in divination and reading. Within the Minor Arcana there is a group 56 Tarot cards. This group can be further divided into 2 subgroups. One of this group are the Court cards, and there are 16 of them... Read more

Tarot, Planets and Astrology Signs By sunny breeze

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Even though Tarot and Astrology are seemingly unrelated metaphysical areas, each of the 78 Tarot Cards has a particular astrological significance. By introducing the astrological connotations you are about to read in this post, we can expand the meaning of the Tarot cards and learn how to map Tarot to Astrology and vice versa. In the following we will establish a link between each of the Major Arcana cards and the corresponding Horoscope Signs and Astrological Planets. Similar links can be established also considering the Minor Arcanas... Read more

How To Charge Your Tarot Deck By Liliya Po

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When you purchase a new tarot deck it is a good idea to charge the deck before you perform your first tarot reading. By charging your deck, you state to the universe what you intend to use the deck for. This helps you charge the deck with your energy for the purpose that you intend to use it for. The deck can be used for your own emotional growth, daily meditations and or course, tarot readings for others. It allows you to make the deck more personal thanks to the link that you form with it. It will speak to you clearly after you have charged it and you will be able to look upon the deck as a friend... Read more

A Little Clarity For Tarot Readers By Jane

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Opening a tarot card reading business takes dedication. You need to love the craft, but stay open minded for the clients. Here are a few tips that will help the success and credibility of a new tarot reading business.
When starting a tarot reading business the first and most important thing is reputation. Giving genuine clear readings will ensure the customer's appreciation. If a customer leaves the reading with a sense of spiritual guidance you can guarantee they will recommend you to others in search of such guidance... Read more

Clairvoyance- Tapping into Your Skill By Angel

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With the gift of Clairvoyance comes an unlimited supply of senses with the art of experiencing things normal people cannot. This is usually referred to as the 'sixth sense' where images displayed in our minds are then brought forward into messages from other realms. With Clairvoyance, psychics 'see' with a 'third eye.' These images can be displayed through, colour, shape, still or animated form, what we 'see' with our eyes open or closed is only revealed for a few seconds. Read more

Tarot's Four Elements: The 4 Suits and Astrology Signs By TarotC

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The Major Arcana of Tarot contains 22 cards (enumerated from 0 to 21). This subset of Tarot Cards contains symbolism and hidden mysteries and is connected to the major issues of life. In contrast to the Major Arcana, the Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire. Read more