Tarot Card Meanings

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Learning how to read tarot cards can feel overwhelming—as it's a big task to memorize all the cards by heart. 

The best way to start is to dive right in, learning each card one-by-one.

Here, you'll find in-depth meanings to all 78 tarot cards—from keywords to upright and reversed meanings to any related astrological meanings. 

Dive in, I'm here to help.


Major Arcana










What Are Tarot Cards?

Tarot cards help us see things that we are overlooking or can't seem to understand.

Just like a playing card deck, these cards have four suits (Swords, Pentacles, Cups, and Wands) as well as a court card system. However, in the tarot deck, the "Jack" card is gendered, which gives each suit a family of four as opposed to three (King, Queen, Page, and Knight). 

There are two important sections in the tarot deck: the Major and Minor Arcana.

The Major Arcana are cards that discuss "major" (or more significant) life moments—such as revelations, spiritual moments, life lessons, or extreme tribulation.

The Minor Arcana cards represent more in-the-moment feelings or emotions—such as anger, passion, jealousy, or happiness.


How Many Cards in a Tarot Deck?

There are 78 cards in the tarot deck. 

Tarot Cards List

Major Arcana Cards

The Fool 0

The Magician I

The High Priestess II

The Empress III

The Emperor IV

The Hierophant V

The Lovers VI

The Chariot VII

Strength VIII

The Hermit IX

Wheel of Fortune X

Justice XI

The Hanged Man XII

Death XIII

Temperance XIV

The Devil XV

The Tower XVI

The Star XVII

The Moon XVIII

The Sun XIX

Judgment XX

The World XXI

Minor Arcana Cards

Wands Cards

Ace of Wands

Two of Wands

Three of Wands

Four of Wands

Five of Wands

Six of Wands

Seven of Wands

Eight of Wands

Nine of Wands

Ten of Wands

Page of Wands

Knight of Wands

Queen of Wands

King of Wands

Pentacles Cards

Ace of Pentacles

Two of Pentacles

Three of Pentacles

Four of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Six of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles

Nine of Pentacles

Ten of Pentacles

Page of Pentacles

Knight of Pentacles

Queen of Pentacles

King of Pentacles

Swords Cards

Ace of Swords

Two of Swords

Three of Swords

Four of Swords

Five of Swords

Six of Swords

Seven of Swords

Eight of Swords

Nine of Swords

Ten of Swords

Page of Swords

Knight of Swords

Queen of Swords

King of Swords

Cups Cards

Ace of Cups

Two of Cups

Three of Cups

Four of Cups

Five of Cups

Six of Cups

Seven of Cups

Eight of Cups

Nine of Cups

Ten of Cups

Page of Cups

Knight of Cups

Queen of Cups

King of Cups

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5 Fast Ways to Learn Tarot

Intense self-study is one way to learn. But there are a number of methods you can use to learn the fastest way possible.

1) Read intensely. Study as much as you can.

2) Journal what you see and feel. When first meeting a tarot card, try to write out the imagery you're seeing and how the card makes you feel. It will help you gather associations for readings later on.

Take a tarot course. I offer a really great online tarot course that starts wherever your skills are at.

Get a reading from a professional. Seeing how professionals read is a helpful way to recognize different meanings in cards and attempt to create your own method.

Read for everyone. This is obviously when you're comfortable. Family, friends, strangers at the park... Everyone is fair game and you learn from every read!