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Tarot - Major Arcana

The Major Arcana (Latin meaning "big secret") deals with the human condition. Each card signifies the deeper and more meaningful parts of life.  They are signposts to events, people and things that should be looked at closely and taken more seriously

0 - The Fool

The Fool (Le Mat)

The Spirit of the Aether

Keyword: New Beginnings, Carefree, Innocence, Blind Faith

Card Number: 0

Key Number: 11

Rulership: Air

Hebrew Letter: Aleph

Translation: Ox

Numerical Value: 3

Divinatory meaning

Upright - Beginnings, most probably of journeys which may be possibly mental, physical or spiritual.  The beginning of a new life-cycle.  Energy, force, happiness and optimism.  The overturning of the status quo or existing states by unexpected happenings.  

Innocence, naivety, and spontaneity.  Important decisions to be made.

Reversed - Ill advised risks, impulsive action, choices and rash decisions.  Foolishness, gambling, instability and the wasting or frittering way of creative energy.  A bad time for commitments and can be an indication of someone who starts many new things but never finishes them.  They may also consistently seek changes in their environment or job.

1 - The Magician

The Magician (Le Bateleur)
The Magnus of Power   

Keywords: Power, Action, Awareness, Energy

Card Number: 1
Key Number: 12
Rulership: Mercury
Hebrew Letter: Beth
Translation: House
Numerical Value: 9


Divinatory meaning
Upright - Mastery of the material world, creative action, self discipline and a willingness to take risks.  An ability to recognise one's own potential, the power to initiate, communication and wit.


Reversed - Confusion, hesitation, inability to make decisive choices.  Inability to properly utilise time or talents.  Lack of inspiration or energy.  Giving up easily, poor self image, poor co-ordination and sometimes learning difficulties.

2 - The High Priestess

The High Priestess or Papess (La Papess)
The Priestess of the Silver Star  

Keywords:  Intuition, Psychic, Oracle, Secret, Influential
Card Number: 2
Key Number: 13
Rulership: The Moon
Hebrew Letter: Gimel
Translation: camel
Numerical Value: 9

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Intuition, wisdom and secret knowledge, the feminine side of the male personality.  Something remains yet to be revealed, but patience must be observed. Duality and mystery.  Hidden influences affect both home and work and intuitive insight suggests new solutions.  The influence of women.

Reversed - Lack of personal harmony and problems resulting from a lack of foresight.  Suppression of the feminine or intuitive side of the personality.  Facile and surface knowledge.  repression and ignorance of true facts and feelings.  In women, an inability to come to terms with other women or themselves.  Things and circumstances are not what they seem

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