Want to know what the Tarot cards mean? Well, welcome to Divination and Fortune-Telling’s list of Tarot card meanings. Below you will find links to all Tarot cards meanings and discover what each card’s interpretations are for love, future, outcome, business, feelings, answering yes or no and more.
Not only have I included links to each of the Court, Minor and Major Tarot card meaning, but below these links you can find my top tips for reading Tarot cards!
Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings
The Fool | The Magician | The High Priestess | The Empress | The Emperor | The Hierophant | The Lovers | The Chariot | Strength | The Hermit | The Wheel of Fortune | Justice | The Hanged Man | Death | Temperance | The Devil | The Tower | The Star | The Moon | The Sun | Judgement | The World
Court Card Tarot Card Meanings
Page of Wands | Knight of Wands | Queen of Wands | King of Wands | Page of Cups | Knight of Cups | Queen of Cups | King of Cups | Page of Swords | Knight of Swords | Queen of Swords | King of Swords | Page of Pentacles | Knight of Pentacles | Queen of Pentacles | King of Pentacles
Minor Arcana Wands Tarot Card Meanings
Minor Arcana Cups Tarot Card Meanings
Minor Arcana Swords Tarot Card Meanings
Minor Arcana Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
Learning the Tarot Card Meanings
I grew up a Romany Gypsy and had family members who were professional fortune-tellers. Therefore, anything ‘psychic’ was somewhat acceptable in my household and my older sister had been given a deck of Tarot cards when I was around 7 years old.
From the minute that deck hit my kitchen table, I became obsessed with Tarot. I began to sneak my sister’s deck. I would stare in awe at the ‘dangerous’ cards such as The Devil and Death and gave myself many practice readings. A couple of years later my mum gifted me my a set of my own and I never looked back.
Despite having diviners in my family, I am 100% self-taught. Nobody helped me on my journey. Even though I was very young, I had to learn the hard way and often struggled with Tarot card meanings.
I cringe to admit this but it took me years to master the meanings of all of the Tarot cards. In fact, I can remember still struggling with the meanings of the 6 of Cups and Justice cards 10 years after I had started reading!
Today, I no longer dread certain Tarot cards coming up in readings because I know the meanings and can read with confidence. In any type of position. I know the Tarot meanings for love. I know the Tarot meanings for outcome and future positions. I know the Tarot meanings for lost objects, as people and as any other situation you can imagine.
Because there are 78 card meanings, learning Tarot is not easy. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Below, I give you my top tips for learning the Tarot card meanings so you can get on with the important stuff; giving kick ass readings!
Journal with a Purpose
I am mentioning this point first because you’ll often come across it in lists such as this one.
Many people will tell you to journal as a way of learning the Tarot card meanings. If you feel like you should, you can. However, there should be some type of system behind your journaling.
I recommend that you journal on the feelings each card give you, and any situations in your life which you can link to the card. Also, try to think up your card in different scenarios, how you would interpret it in a love reading, what would your interpretation be for it in a career reading and so on.
Link your Tarot Card Meanings to Situations in your Life
Tarot cards are easier to remember if you can link each one to different situations in your life. Learn the basic meanings and emotions behind the card and think back to when you were in a similar situation.
What was the details of the situation the card represents? How did you feel? How did you handle it? Linking Tarot card meanings to your life makes them more personal and, therefore, easier to remember.
Keywords are Key
Try to avoid going down the Tarot interpretations rabbit hole. By this, I mean do not go hunting for more and more card meanings.
Instead, try to learn 5-10 keywords or phrases for each card. For example, your keywords for the Ace of Cups might be love, the beginning of love, new emotions, birth and so on.
Once you have your keywords, you can work on combining cards together to form new meanings. So, if one of your Ace of Cups’ keywords is love, you can combine with the keyword ‘home’ for the 4 of Wands. Therefore, the Ace of Cups and 4 of Wands together can represent the love of a new home.
Pull a Tarot Card of the Day, at the End of the Day
Most readers often pull a card of the day to represent what is going to happen; educators say that this is a good way to learn the Tarot card meanings. It probably is but another thing you can do is to pull your card of the day, at the end of the day.
If you pull your card of the day, at the end of the day, you can link it back to things which have happened throughout your day. For example, if you have spent the day lounging around on social media and you pull the 8 of Wands, you can easily see how this card relates to your day.
Don’t give up
A little bit clique but don’t give up on your Tarot journey. You may feel as though its hard and that you’ll never remember all of the Tarot card meanings off my heart, but this is not the case. Everyone starts from the same place; the bottom. Even experts once cracked open their first Tarot book and slid out their first Tarot deck.
One Day, Move Beyond Tarot Card Meanings
Many people make the mistake of only relying on educating themselves with card meanings.
The truth is, that there are many aspects to reading Tarot. I always teach my students that - to be an amazing and accurate Tarot reader - you must work on three things; the meanings, your psychic development and technique. If you master all 3 of those areas, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an epic Tarot reader.
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Cards used in this post are The Wild Unknown Tarot
Lisa Boswell is an award-winning psychic reading teacher who currently resides in Scotland. Through her website DivinationAndFortuneTelling.com she teaches both experienced and would be diviners how they can predict the future.
Born into a Romany Gypsy family of fortune tellers, Lisa has had an active interest in the occult from a young age. She specialises in teaching predictive divination, easy mediumship and fortune-telling. Learn more here.