Aug 16

The Strength Card

Strength is the 11th trump of the Major Arcana. Historically, it was placed as the 8th trump and was called Fortitude. The Rider-Waite-Smith deck changed the position. The name change happened before then. The interpretation of this card will be explained under the position of the 8th trump as originally placed. Strength hasn’t changed much image wise. There is […]

Aug 15

The Justice Card

According to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and it’s derivatives, Justice is the 8th trump of the Major Arcana. However, it was originally the 11th. Both positions are considered valid. This article will cover the attributes of the card in its original position of the 11th trump. Justice is a card that takes no nonsense from the lying nature […]

Aug 15

The Temperance Card

Temperance is the 14th trump of the Major Arcana. The image on the face of the card is based on the standard representation of Temperance. In the allegory, a woman is pouring water from one container to the other. The water is said to go from the bottom container to the top container. However, in some […]

Aug 15

The Hanged Man Card

The Hanged Man, also known as The Traitor is the 12th trump of the Major Arcana. Because of the nature of the card, it is thought to be the 4th cardinal virtue of Prudence. Justice, Strength, and Temperance are the others, being trumps themselves. It is thought to reflect a humiliating form of punishment done […]

Aug 14

The Chariot Card

The Chariot is the 7th trump of the Major Arcana. Earlier versions of The Chariot vary slightly from the modern version. In the Visconti-Sforza deck, the chariot is pulled by two white horses that bring Pegasus to mind. The driver is also a woman instead of a man. The Rosenwald Sheet shows a male driver […]

Aug 12

The Judgement Card

Judgment is the 20th trump of the Major Arcana. Judgment in this case is symbolic of Judgment Day. It is a card that wants you to reevaluate your actions and character for they sum up your life. It wants you to think about how your actions affect not only you but everyone around you. Early […]

Aug 12

The Star Card

The Star is the 17th trump in the Major Arcana. Its face has changed since the early versions of the card to its later version. Some older cards (like the Visconti Sforza deck) depict a woman looking at a large 8-pointed star she holds in her hand. She is also wearing a blue dress and […]

Apr 23

The Moon Card

The Moon is the eighteenth trump of the Major Arcana. The face of the card normally has the moon in the sky. The Moon can be depicted as either asleep or generally unhappy. It is also dropping dew to the earth. The moon is a symbol on psychic awakening. The moon is carved out of […]

Mar 17

The Death Card

Death is the thirteenth trump of the Major Arcana. The Death card is probably the most misunderstood and feared card in the deck. Granted it is death but tarot cards are not meant to kill you. The Death card normally features a skeleton riding horseback through the town with people falling in his wake. The people […]

Feb 29

The Sun Card

The Sun is the nineteenth trump of the Major Arcana. The Sun is exactly what it implies. It is the light at the end of a tunnel, the twinkling star on the darkest of days. The Sun is a symbol of pure and untainted joy as well as a nourishing component of life. The card […]