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The Tarot Cards Major Arcana

List of Tarot Card Meanings

A list of Tarot Card meanings is crucial for you to understand 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 them.

To understand Tarot Cards, you need a good comprehensive information, where all aspects of the Tarot Cards is explained.

This list of Tarot Card meanings is only a reference list of the cards in the Major Arcana and can never be a comprehensive description of each card. For a more information about each card, 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 of the Major Arcana
The Fool Tarot Card

The Fool Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

New cycle, discovery, new beginnings, optimism and happiness

Secondary meaning

Reckless choices, folly and indiscretion. Wasted energy

The Magician Tarot Card of the Major Arcana
The Magician Tarot Card

The Magician Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Determination, journey, initiative, organizational and communicative skills

Secondary meaning

Poor self image, timidity and tendency to delay new projects

The Papess Tarot Card of the Major Arcana
The Papess Tarot Card

The Papess Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Studies and increased knowledge, good sign for education. Esoteric knowledge

Secondary meaning

Lack of commonsense, emotional outburst and lack of foresight

The Empress Tarot Card of the Major Arcana
The Empress Tarot Card

The Empress Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Fertility, abundance and material wealth. Marriage and pregnancy

Secondary meaning

Setbacks in case of pregnancy or matrimonial expectations and finance

The Emperor Tarot Card of the Major Arcana
The Emperor Tarot Card

The Emperor Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Success or strong person. Management of material affairs. Authority

Secondary meaning

Dislike for authority. Lack of trust

The Pope Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Pope Tarot Card

The Pope Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Spirituality, learning and orthodox thinking

Secondary meaning

Bad advice, slander and distortion of truth

The Lovers Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Lovers Tarot Card

The Lovers Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Intuitive choices and true relationship

Secondary meaning

Internal conflict and contradiction

The Chariot Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Chariot Tarot Card

The Chariot Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Triumph and success. Self-confidence and will-power

Secondary meaning

Hard work, success comes with time

The Strength Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Strength Tarot Card

The Strength Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Material, mental or physical obstacles overcome

Secondary meaning

Defeat, weakness and self-indulgence

The Hermit Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Hermit Tarot Card

The Hermit Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Prudence and planning

Secondary meaning

Suspicion. Refusal to take counsel or advice

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Changes for the better, end of a cycle. Good fortune

Secondary meaning

Same as primary meaning, just longer to materialize

The Justice Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Justice Tarot Card

The Justice Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Legal matters, contracts, settlement

Secondary meaning

Negative outcome in a legal matter

The Hanged Man Tarot Card og the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Hanged Man Tarot Card

The Hanged Man Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Adaptation to changed circumstances, sacrifice

Secondary meaning

Status quo. Missed opportunities

The Death Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Death Tarot Card

The Death Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Transformation. New cycle. Blessing in disguise

Secondary meaning

Stagnation, refusal to accept changes

The Temperance Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Temperance Tarot Card

The Temperance Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Balance, time of peace and harmony

Secondary meaning

Poor judgment. Too many involvements or activities

The Devil Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Devil Tarot Card

The Devil Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Bondage, slavery. Desire for material things and hording

Secondary meaning

Chains of oppression might break. Freedom to choose

The Tower Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Tower Tarot Card

The Tower Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Changes, conflict and disruption of life. Bad news and calamity. End of a cycle

Secondary meaning

Drastic or sudden changes

The Star Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Star Tarot Card

The Star Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Hopes and inspiration. Confidence and vigor

Secondary meaning

Stubbornness, difficulty to adapt to changes

The Moon Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Moon Tarot Card

The Moon Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Illusion, imagination and dreams

Secondary meaning

Rejection to reality. Difficulties to distinguish between what is real or not

The Sun Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Sun Tarot Card

The Sun Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Material happiness, good health and an abundance

Secondary meaning

Possible difficulties in relation to childbirth

The Judgment Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card suit
The Judgment Tarot Card

The Judgment Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Awakening. Changes to the better, beginning of a cycle

Secondary meaning

End of a cycle. Problems with legal work

The World Tarot Card of the Major Arcana Tarot Card Suit
The World Tarot Card

The World Tarot Card

Primary Meaning

Successful completion, an end to a personal cycle. Travel or relocation to another country

Secondary meaning

Difficulty with closure. Fear of changes

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