List of Tarot Card Meanings

A list of Tarot Card meanings is one of the things that is crucial while learning to read the Tarot Cards. This page offers a list of all the cards, with a link to each individual card where you can find more detailed information about each card.

To learn to read the Tarot Cards, click here for a comprehensive guide.

The optimal use of this list, would be as a quick reference when laying out spreads after you’ve read and preferably learned the meaning of each card.

This list of Tarot Card meanings is only a reference list and can never be a comprehensive description of each card. If you don’t remember the meaning by consulting the list, I recommend that you click on the respective link, to read a better and more detailed description of the card.

The Major Arcana Tarot Cards

The Fool Tarot Card The Fool Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
New cycle, discovery, new beginnings, optimism and happiness Reckless choices, folly and indiscretion. Wasted energy
The Magician Tarot Card The Magician Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Determination, journey, initiative, organizational and communictive skills Poor self image, timidity and tendency to delay new projects
The Papess Tarot Card The Papess Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Studies and increased knowledge, good sign for education. Esoteric knowledge Lack of commonsense, emotional outburst and lack of foresight
The Empress Tarot Card The Empress Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Fertility, abundance and material wealth. Marriage and pregnancy Setbacks in case of pregnancy or matrimonial expectations and finance
The Emperor Tarot Card The Emperor Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Success or strong person. Management of material affairs. Authority Dislike for authority. Lack of trust
The Pope Tarot Card The Pope Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Spirituality, learning and orthodox thinking Bad advice, slander and distortion of truth
The Lovers Tarot Card The Lovers Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Intutive choices and true relationship Internal conflict and contradiction
The Chariot Tarot Card The Chariot Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Triumph and success. Self-confidence and will-power Hard work, success comes with time
The Strength Tarot Card The Strength Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Material, mental or physical opstacles overcome Defeat, weakness and self-indulgence
The Hermit Tarot Card The Hermit Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Prudence and planning Suspicion. Refusal to take counsel or advice
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Changes for the better, end of a cycle. Good fortune Same as primary meaning, just longer to materialize
The Justice Tarot Card The Justice Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Legal matters, contracts, settlement Negative outcome in a legal matter
The Hanged Man Tarot Card The Hanged Man Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Adaptation to changed circumstances, sacrifice Status quo. Missed opportunities
The Death Tarot Card The Death Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Transformation. New cycle. Blessing in disguise Stagnation, refusal to accept changes
The Temperance Tarot Card The Temperance Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Balance, time of peace and harmony Poor judgment. Too many involvements or activities
The Devil Tarot Card The Devil Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Bondage, slavery. Desire for material things and hording Chaines of oppression might break. Freedom to choose
The Tower Tarot Card The Tower Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Changes, conflict and disruption of life. Bad news and calamity. End of a cycle Drastic or sudden changes
The Star Tarot Card The Star Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Hopes and inspiration. Confidence and vigor Stubbornness, difficulty to adapt to changes
The Moon Tarot Card The Moon Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Illusion, imagination and dreams Rejection to reality. Difficulties to distinguish between what is real or not
The Sun Tarot Card The Sun Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Material happiness, good health and an abundance Possible difficulties in relation to childbirth
The Judgment Tarot Card The Judgment Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Awakening. Changes to the better, beginning of a cycle End of a cycle. Problems with legal work
The World Tarot Card The World Tarot Card
Primary Meaning Secondary Meaning
Successful completeion, an end to a personal cycle. Travel or relocation to another country Difficulty with closure. Fear of changes

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