The Major Arcana

The Fool   Sudden influences or changes that will enable new opportunities to emerge.  Letting go of expectations and jumping into the unknown.  Guided by instinct, not logic.

The Fool

Sudden influences or changes that will enable new opportunities to emerge.

Letting go of expectations and jumping into the unknown.

Guided by instinct, not logic.

Empress   Growth and abundance are available when the cycles of life are accepted.  Maternal and creative principle.  Patience and support are necessary.  Security and consistency.

Empress

Growth and abundance are available when the cycles of life are accepted.

Maternal and creative principle.

Patience and support are necessary.

Security and consistency.

Lovers   Decisions that require a sacrifice.  Recognize the motivation for choice.  An important relationship.  Relationships are a reflection of us.

Lovers

Decisions that require a sacrifice.

Recognize the motivation for choice.

An important relationship.

Relationships are a reflection of us.

Hermit   Solitude. Wisdom through self-analysis.  Waiting. More internal activity than outer.  A loneliness that leads to a deeper understanding.  Sharing your experiences with others.

Hermit

Solitude. Wisdom through self-analysis.

Waiting. More internal activity than outer.

A loneliness that leads to a deeper understanding.

Sharing your experiences with others.

Hanged Man   Letting go of mental control and seeing the situation differently.  Sacrifice leads to success.  Release the need to know.  Do the opposite of what is expected.

Hanged Man

Letting go of mental control and seeing the situation differently.

Sacrifice leads to success.

Release the need to know.

Do the opposite of what is expected.

Justice   An honest evaluation of self. Judgments made through analysis.  Following your own code of ethics without definitions of right and wrong.  Adjustment necessary for balance.  Impartial observations and personal accountability.

Justice

An honest evaluation of self. Judgments made through analysis.

Following your own code of ethics without definitions of right and wrong.

Adjustment necessary for balance.

Impartial observations and personal accountability.

Moon   Uncertainty. Confusion. Disorientation.  Feeling driven by uncontrollable influences.  Enhanced intuition and prophetic dreams.  Self-deception or unobtainable fantasies.

Moon

Uncertainty. Confusion. Disorientation.

Feeling driven by uncontrollable influences.

Enhanced intuition and prophetic dreams.

Self-deception or unobtainable fantasies.

The World   Closure or attainment of goals. Integration.  Overcoming obstacles through harmony.  Synthesis of many different ideas, things, or people.  Healing.  Birth or Marriage.

The World

Closure or attainment of goals. Integration.

Overcoming obstacles through harmony.

Synthesis of many different ideas, things, or people.

Healing.

Birth or Marriage.

Magician   Using personal skills and talents to create a desired result.  Initiating new goals and endeavors.  Synchronicity.  Self-awareness, and focus on personal growth.

Magician

Using personal skills and talents to create a desired result.

Initiating new goals and endeavors.

Synchronicity.

Self-awareness, and focus on personal growth.

Emperor   Structure and authority.  Logic and power.  Constructive use of resources.  The situation is stabilized or too rigid.  Paternal and productive principle.

Emperor

Structure and authority.

Logic and power.

Constructive use of resources.

The situation is stabilized or too rigid.

Paternal and productive principle.

Chariot   Willpower and courage to confront self-made dilemmas.  Self- control and moral discipline.  Ego – individuality.  Energy to surmount obstacles. Attainment.

Chariot

Willpower and courage to confront self-made dilemmas.

Self- control and moral discipline.

Ego – individuality.

Energy to surmount obstacles. Attainment.

Temperance   Creating a balance through opposites.  Finding the middle ground.  Moderation. Compromise.  Blending of forces.  Emotional consideration.

Temperance

Creating a balance through opposites.

Finding the middle ground.

Moderation. Compromise.

Blending of forces.

Emotional consideration.

Death   Transformation of form.  Ending of a cycle beginning of new.  Shedding of old ways.  Giving up destructive attitudes.  Ego death, end of attachments.

Death

Transformation of form.

Ending of a cycle beginning of new.

Shedding of old ways.

Giving up destructive attitudes.

Ego death, end of attachments.

Tower   Sudden influences or changes that will enable new opportunities to emerge.  The truth revealed through crisis.  Dismantling of ego constructs.  Dramatic changes in store.

Tower

Sudden influences or changes that will enable new opportunities to emerge.

The truth revealed through crisis.

Dismantling of ego constructs.

Dramatic changes in store.

The Sun   Clarity and enlightenment. Success and achievement.  Self-confidence, independence, and determination.  Opportunity for personal advancement.  Creativity and talent. Inspirational. Healing.

The Sun

Clarity and enlightenment. Success and achievement.

Self-confidence, independence, and determination.

Opportunity for personal advancement.

Creativity and talent. Inspirational. Healing.

High Priestess   Turning within or reflecting to find answers.  Things are not as they appear, look beyond the obvious.  Recognize the symbolic meaning.  Subconscious and intuition.

High Priestess

Turning within or reflecting to find answers.

Things are not as they appear, look beyond the obvious.

Recognize the symbolic meaning.

Subconscious and intuition.

Hierophant   Seeking answers through traditions and social structures, religion, and philosophy.  Higher learning.  Professional assistance.  Asking the questions that lead to revelations.

Hierophant

Seeking answers through traditions and social structures, religion, and philosophy.

Higher learning.

Professional assistance.

Asking the questions that lead to revelations.

Strength   Calm determination needed to endure any circumstance.  Self-imposed or social restrictions that inhibit pure energy.  Overreacting out of fear.

Strength

Calm determination needed to endure any circumstance.

Self-imposed or social restrictions that inhibit pure energy.

Overreacting out of fear.

Devil   Self-imposed limitations.  Bondage through fear.  Projections that impair judgment.  Shadow.  Lack of self-awareness.  Dependency. Manipulation.  The pursuit of material pleasures.

Devil

Self-imposed limitations.

Bondage through fear.

Projections that impair judgment.

Shadow.

Lack of self-awareness.

Dependency. Manipulation.

The pursuit of material pleasures.

Wheel of Fortune   A new phase in life. Cycles of growth.  A goal has been set in motion.  Opportunity for success.

Wheel of Fortune

A new phase in life. Cycles of growth.

A goal has been set in motion.

Opportunity for success.

Star   Faith. Hope. Unconscious will of life.  Feeling a strong connection to something or someone.  Finding meaning in the mundane.  Calm after the storm.

Star

Faith. Hope. Unconscious will of life.

Feeling a strong connection to something or someone.

Finding meaning in the mundane.

Calm after the storm.

Judgement   Accountability for self.  Recognizing past mistakes.  Experiencing the effects of something you caused. Karma.  Redemption through reflection.  Finding more purpose in life.

Judgement

Accountability for self.

Recognizing past mistakes.

Experiencing the effects of something you caused. Karma.

Redemption through reflection.

Finding more purpose in life.