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February 13, 2012

Series: The Tarot, The Major Arcanum

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 Commonly known as The Major Arcanam or Major Trumps meaning, “profound, great secret or mystery” are a set of 22 cards in the tarot deck, with no suit distinguished from the four standard suits collectively known as the Minor Arcana. Representing every experience and underlying influences that man can encounter on this plane as well as hidden things existing already in the subconscience. Images are often heavy with symbolism as opposed to the Minor Arcana which relates to the common everyday affairs and matters of immediate significance. For these posts, I'm using the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, the most commonly used deck for beginners. I omitted different aspects of the cards such as planetary correspondance or reversal meaning in order to give you a quick reference and help you to become visually familiar with each cards general meaning. This posting will include The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Emperor, and The Emperess.

0 The Fool

The fool in colorful motley clothes, pack tied to a staff, a small dog, on a cliff.
New beginnings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion, thoughtlessness, rashness. In the Tarot, cards like The Magician or The Hermit can often stand for the querent or for someone in the querent's life. The Fool, however, usually stands for the querent, himself- the person asking the questions. The Fool ultimately stands for a new beginning often involving a literal move to a new home, job or new relationship; starting a zero base with the