Tarot card symbols Major Arcana

Major Arcana 

The Fool
Dog A guardian
Feathers Truth
Wand Will and power
White rose Free from animal desires
White sun The spiritual sun
Wreath Victory and acquired wisdom
New beginings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion, thoughtlessness, rashness

The Magician
Hand Right – positive
Hand Left - negative
Lilies Peace and rebirth
Pentacle An amulet (lucky Charm)
Robe White – purity
Robe Red – passion
Scroll Hidden Mysteries
Sword Protection
Wand Will and power
Rose White, purity and peace within
Rose Red, desires
Serpent Symbol of wisdom
Altar Worship
Cosmic Lemniscates The figure of 8 - A symbol of eternal life
Cups gold Conscious
Originality, creativity, skill, will-power, self confidence, dexterity, sleight of hand

The High Priestess
Crescent moon Inner illumination
Crown All virgin goddesses
Lilies Peace and rebirth
Palm Victory over death
Pomegranate The seeds of life
Pillars White – Joachin, positive aspect of life
Pillars Black Boaz, darkness and negativity
Scroll Hidden mysteries
Veil Hidden mysteries or virginity
Palm tree Victory and help
Book Record of truth
Cross Solar cross – union of male and female
Wisdom, knowledge, learning, intuition, purity, purity, virtue, lack of patience, a teacher

The Empress
Pomegranate The seeds of life
Sceptre topped by globe Power over the world
Shield Heart shaped with the word Venus
River Currents of thought
Cypress tree Sacred to Venus
Tree of knowledge Good and evil
Wheat Fertility
Blooming garden Mother nature
Crown Six pointed stars – reign over universe
Wreath Wreath of myrtle sacred to Venus

The Emperor
Throne A ruler
River Currents of thought
Ram Physically strong
Ankh Cross of life
Globe of power Balance
Accomplishment, confidence, wealth, stability, leadership, father/brother/husband, achievement, a capable person

The Hierophant 
Priest A ruler
Lilies Peach and rebirth
Pillars One is mercy, the other severity
Triple staff Represents spirit, mind and body
Rose Red – desires
Triple cross intellect and physical worlds, power
Crossed keys Lunar and solar currents of energy
Triple crown of a pope The lower means lower material world, the middle means formative world, the top means creative world
A need to conform, social approval, bonded to conventions of society,mercy, kindness, forgivness, compassion, conformity, a sense of historical importance, inspiration

The Lovers
Man is Adam Humanity, earth and life
Angel Messengers
Cupid Love
Eve Feelings
Nudity Innocence
Eden Paradise
Leafless tree The tree of life
Serpent Symbol of wisdom
Snake Wisdom and knowledge
Apples Wisdom and knowledge
Apple tree Temptation
Love, harmony, trust, honour, begining of a romance, meaningful relationship

The Chariot
Shield A Hindu symbol for duality and unity
Wall Fenced in enclosure
Wand Will and power
River Currents of thought
Sphinx Ancient wisdom – black – severity, White - mercy
Canopy of stars Heavenly influences that play a role in victory
Chariot Vehicle for expressing self
Diadem An 8 pointed star representing power
Winged disk Inspiration
Yin/Yang Light and dark
Perseverance, a journey, a rushed decision, adversity, turmoil, vengeance

Robe White – purity
Rose Chain of, union of desires
Lion Action and secret wisdom
Cosmic Lemniscates The figure of 8 – eternal life
Strength, courage, conviction, energy, determination, action, herosim, virility

The Hermit
Hermit Inner teacher
Wand Will and power
Cloak The mantel of discretion
Lantern Search for truth
Counsel, inner strength, caution, carefulness, patience, withdrawal, a loner

The Wheel of Fortune
Beasts in four corners Fixed signs of the zodiac
Sword Protection, upward victory
Sphinx Ancient wisdom, black – severity, White - Mercy
Wheel Cycle of life
YOD The name of God that is never spoken
Letters on the wheel Spells TARO means the wheel of the tower speaks the Law of Hathor
Destiny, fortune, a special gain, an unusual loss, end of a problem, unexpected events, advancement, progress

Pillars Between positive and negative forces
Scales Balanced judgement
Sword Protection
Veil Hidden mysteries or virginity
Circle In a square – spirit, eternity
Jewels Love and wisdom
Harmony, balance, equality, righteousness, virtue, honour, advice, a considerate person

The Hanged Man
Christ Higher self
Living wood Still earthbound
Halo Spiritual force
Suspension, change, reversal, boredom, abandonment, sacrifice, readjustment, improvement, rebirth

Feathers Truth
Pillars White – Joachin, positive aspect of life
Pillars Black – Boaz, darkness and negativity
Tower False ideas
River Currents of thought
Horse Powerful movement in your life and fertility
Banner With white five petal rose – Life force
Transformation, making way for the new, unexpected change, loss, failure, end of an era, ride fate and see where it takes you

Angel Michael angel of fire and sun
Feet Conscious and subconscious
Iris Greek Goddess of the rainbow
Square On his robe – square physical reality
Triangle On his robe – triangle means balance and creativity
Water Cleansing emotions
Crown Skill
Cups gold Conscious
Moderation, self control, patience, harmony, good influence, confidence

The Devil
Nudity Innocence
Pentagram (inverted) Disharmony
Tail following animal instincts and not moral good sense
Chains Restriction
Devil Confront your demons
Horns Strength
look at yourself and confront your own demons, negative emotions, fear, resentment, jealousy, heal yourself and move forward

The Tower
Lightening Positive truth
Tower False ideas
Lightening Conduct a reality check
Falling Loss of control
Fire An aggressive symbol
Sudden change, unexpected events, an ending, disruption, a time for healing

The Star
Pitchers Healing waters of peace
Bird Symbols of aspiration
Star Guidance
Maiden Nude – nothing to hide or fear
Sky Blue – inspiration
Water bearer Aquarius
                             Hope, faith, pleasure, joy, happiness, happy end

The Moon
Dog and Wolf Dog – symbol of our tamed mind, Wolf - primal urges
Towers Stagnation, false illusions
Lobster Hidden physic power
Moon Subconscious mind
Deception, trickery, danger, double dealing, things are not as they seem

The Sun
Wall Fenced in, holding back
Sunflowers The face of truth
Child Regenerated personality
Feathers Truth
The Sun Radiant energy
Red Banner Action and vibration
Nudity Innocence
Happiness, new beginings, breaking through, accomplishment, sucess, love, joy

Cross Sound judgement is important
Arms Higher knowledge
Horn Inner calling
Banner Freedom from material possessions
Trumpet Power of sound
Water Cleansing emotions
Coffins The tombs of world belief
Faith, honesty, judgement, transformation, a crossroads, be honest with yourself, resurrection, transform your life

The World
Dancing Achievement
Wreath Victory and acquired wisdom
Crossed legs Cross roads – complete
Lemniscate Infinity symbol
Wand Will and power
Beasts in corners Fixed signs of the zodiac,
Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius
Completion, perfection, end result, triumpth, success, satisfaction, fulfilment


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