Tarot

The Fool (Major Arcana)

Major Arcana

Upright beginnings, freedom, innocence, originality, adventure, idealism, spontaneity

Reversed reckless, careless, distracted, naive, foolish, gullible, stale, dull

The Fool The Fool is young and vulnerable. He has not yet experienced the ups and downs of life, leaving him unaware of the magnitude of life's challenges, as well as the potential he holds. When The Fool comes up in a Tarot reading, you are encouraged to take on his open, willing energy and embrace all that lies ahead of you without worry.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Fool

The Magician (I, Major Arcana)

I, Major Arcana

Upright willpower, desire, being resourceful, skill, ability, concentration, manifestation

Reversed manipulation, cunning, trickery, wasted talent, illusion, deception

The Magician The Magician card is a reminder that you are unique and have many gifts. These skills set you apart from the crowd and can help you begin new projects or overcome adversity. When The Magician comes up in your Tarot reading, it's a reminder that you already hold everything you need to move forward and accomplish what you've set out to do.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Magician

The High Priestess (II, Major Arcana)

II, Major Arcana

Upright unconscious, intuition, mystery, spirituality, higher power, inner voice

Reversed repressed intuition, hidden motives, superficiality, confusion, cognitive dissonance

The High Priestess The most intuitive, connected card in the whole Tarot deck, The High Priestess is a card of awareness. This card urges you to listen to your inner voice and follow your instincts. Your mind knows far more than you think. When this card arises in your Tarot reading, stop looking for answers in the outside world. Turn within for the guidance you seek.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The High Priestess

The Empress (III, Major Arcana)

III, Major Arcana

Upright divine feminine, sensuality, fertility, nurturing, creativity, beauty, abundance, nature

Reversed insecurity, overbearing, negligence, smothering, lack of growth, lack of progress

The Empress The Empress is the most feminine card in the Tarot, and greatly encourages compassion, beauty, and love. She is deeply connected to Mother Nature, and her influence is powerful when you absorb the energy of the natural world around you.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Empress

The Emperor (IV, Major Arcana)

IV, Major Arcana

Upright stability, structure, protection, authority, control, practicality, focus, discipline

Reversed tyrant, domineering, rigid, stubborn, lack of discipline, recklessness

The Emperor The Emperor is a card of leadership and power. He is an authoritative force who has been through many experiences to achieve this status. He represents structure and solidity, and reminds you that you, too, hold immense amounts of power over your own life, and what happens to it.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Emperor

The Hierophant (V, Major Arcana)

V, Major Arcana

Upright tradition, social groups, conventionality, conformity, education, knowledge, beliefs

Reversed rebellion, unconventionality, non-conformity, new methods, ignorance

The Hierophant The Hierophant is like a messenger from the heavens. He is experienced in spirituality and guidance, and his job is to bring these lessons down to us here in the real world. When The Hierophant comes up in your Tarot reading, you're encouraged to follow the rules, and to find a spiritual perspective on your current situation.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Hierophant

The Lovers (VI, Major Arcana)

VI, Major Arcana

Upright love, unions, partnerships, relationships, choices, romance, balance, unity

Reversed disharmony, imbalance, conflict, detachment, bad choices, indecision

The Lovers The Lovers card represents the close relationships in your life. If it comes up in your Tarot reading, your love life is in need of extra attention. However, this is just as much a card about your values and decisions. You may find The Lovers come up when you are at a crossroads. Consider all the possible consequences of your choices.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Lovers

The Chariot (VII, Major Arcana)

VII, Major Arcana

Upright success, ambition, determination, willpower, control, self-discipline, focus

Reversed forceful, no direction, no control, powerless, aggression, obstacles

The Chariot The Chariot card is connected to your natural drive and determination, and can indicate an upcoming victory. This card reminds you that your greatest successes won't come through limited thinking -- when you combine the knowledge of your mind with that of your heart and spirit, you are an unstoppable force.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Chariot

Justice (VIII, Major Arcana)

VIII, Major Arcana

Upright justice, karma, consequence, accountability, law, truth, honesty, integrity, cause and effect

Reversed injustice, retribution, dishonesty, corruption, dishonesty, unfairness, avoiding accountability

Justice Virtue card. Justice is your firm-but-fair reminder that there is a consequence for every action. Whatever life is handing you at this moment comes from decisions you and others have made in the past, reflecting natural cause-and-effect. When this card comes up in your Tarot reading, make sure you are acting fairly in all your interactions with others.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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Justice

The Hermit (IX, Major Arcana)

IX, Major Arcana

Upright self-reflection, introspection, contemplation, withdrawal, solitude, search for self

Reversed loneliness, isolation, recluse, being anti-social, rejection, returning to society

The Hermit The Hermit yearns to be alone. He knows that the only way to process what is happening in life is to withdraw from the noise of the world and create a quiet space of solitude. When The Hermit comes up in your reading, the answers you need will come from within. Be very still, and listen...

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Hermit

Wheel of Fortune (X, Major Arcana)

X, Major Arcana

Upright change, cycles, fate, decisive moments, luck, fortune, unexpected events

Reversed bad luck, lack of control, clinging to control, unwelcome changes, delays

Wheel of Fortune The Wheel of Fortune is constantly revolving -- sometimes you will be at the top, and sometimes you will be at the bottom. This Tarot card reminds you that nothing is permanent, and, good or bad, you must cherish the lessons that this moment is bringing you.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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Wheel of Fortune

Strength (XI, Major Arcana)

XI, Major Arcana

Upright courage, bravery, confidence, compassion, self-confidence, inner power

Reversed self-doubt, weakness, low confidence, inadequacy, cowardice, forcefulness

Strength Virtue card. The Strength card represents courage, the fortitude of your heart, and your ability to withstand anything life hands you. If this card arises in your Tarot reading, you are reminded that you're strong enough to handle whatever you are facing and will come out of it with even more power than you had before.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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Strength

The Hanged Man (XII, Major Arcana)

XII, Major Arcana

Upright sacrifice, waiting, uncertainty, lack of direction, perspective, contemplation

Reversed stalling, disinterest, stagnation, avoiding sacrifice, standstill, apathy

The Hanged Man The Hanged Man tells you that sometimes small sacrifices are required to benefit the bigger picture. When The Hanged Man arises in your reading, you likely want to make a move but don't know where to begin. Lightening your grip on what's no longer working for you, or detaching from the outcome of your situation, can help you release yourself.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Hanged Man

Death (XIII, Major Arcana)

XIII, Major Arcana

Upright transformation, endings, change, transition, letting go, release

Reversed fear of change, repeating negative patterns, resisting change, stagnancy, decay

Death One of the most misunderstood Tarot cards, Death is not a card about physical death. The Death card speaks of cycles and is a reminder that all things must pass. Hanging on to situations from the past will hinder you from allowing new, better things to enter your life. In every ending lies a chance for a new beginning.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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Death

Temperance (XIV, Major Arcana)

XIV, Major Arcana

Upright balance, peace, patience, moderation, calm, tranquillity, harmony, serenity

Reversed imbalance, excess, extremes, discord, recklessness, hastiness

Temperance Virtue card. The Temperance card is a master of moderation. She encourages peace and patience, and reminds you to go with the flow of your life instead of trying to force its pace or direction. When Temperance turns up in your Tarot reading, it is a message to take things as they come, and remain flexible enough to change with the changes.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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Temperance

The Devil (XV, Major Arcana)

XV, Major Arcana

Upright oppression, addiction, obsession, dependency, excess, powerlessness, limitations

Reversed independence, freedom, revelation, release, reclaiming power, reclaiming control

The Devil The Devil card carries themes of restraint and powerlessness. When it comes up in your Tarot reading, you are likely feeling stuck. The Devil has convinced you that you have no options, but this couldn't be further from the truth. You hold the keys to your own freedom, but it's up to you to open the lock.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Devil

The Tower (XVI, Major Arcana)

XVI, Major Arcana

Upright disaster, destruction, upheaval, trauma, sudden change, chaos

Reversed averting disaster, delaying the inevitable, resisting change

The Tower The Tower represents destruction. It often comes up when everything in your life feels like its crumbling, and you have no way of stopping it. The message of this card is to just let it fall. The weakest parts of your life must be torn down in order to build something strong and sturdy in their place.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Tower

The Star (XVII, Major Arcana)

XVII, Major Arcana

Upright hope, inspiration, positivity, faith, renewal, healing, rejuvenation

Reversed hopelessness, despair, negativity, lack of faith, despondent

The Star The Star is the embodiment of hope and healing. She is a calming influence that brings messages of renewal, optimism, and inspiration. When The Star comes up in your Tarot reading, she reminds you that the universe is working in your favor, and encourages you to have faith in where you are being taken.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Star

The Moon (XVIII, Major Arcana)

XVIII, Major Arcana

Upright illusion, intuition, uncertainty, confusion, complexity, secrets, unconscious

Reversed fear, deception, anxiety, misunderstanding, misinterpretation, clarity, understanding

The Moon The Moon card represents hidden thoughts, feelings, doubts and fears. When The Moon arises in your Tarot reading, you may be allowing your fears to override your faith in the future. Don't be deceived -- you can't believe everything that you see, hear, or think. If you can draw your feelings to the surface and address them, you can rid yourself of worry.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Moon

The Sun (XIX, Major Arcana)

XIX, Major Arcana

Upright happiness, success, optimism, vitality, joy, confidence, truth

Reversed blocked happiness, excessive enthusiasm, pessimism, unrealistic expectations, conceitedness

The Sun The Sun is a powerfully uplifting card, representing happiness, joy, vitality, and optimism. When The Sun comes up in your Tarot reading, it is an positive sign that things are working well for you and that you're moving in the right direction. Lift your head and realize all the good situations and people that are surrounding you now and always.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The Sun

Judgement (XX, Major Arcana)

XX, Major Arcana

Upright self-evaluation, awakening, renewal, purpose, reflection, reckoning

Reversed self-doubt, lack of self-awareness, failure to learn lessons, self-loathing

Judgement Judgement is a card where your past and your future come together. You are being called on to review your decisions and your actions until now, to ensure they are in-line with where you ultimately want to go. The Judgement card reminds you that your future is not set in stone, and that it's never too late to make a change for the better.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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Judgement

The World (XXI, Major Arcana)

XXI, Major Arcana

Upright completion, achievement, fulfilment, sense of belonging, wholeness, harmony

Reversed lack of closure, lack of achievement, feeling incomplete, emptiness

The World As the last card of the Major Arcana, The World represents completion and fulfillment. When it arises in your Tarot Reading, you are exactly where you're meant to be. You have a greater understanding of who you are after all you've been through, and you're ready for the next phase of your journey.

Major Arcana These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfilment of The World. In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation.

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The World

Ace of Wands (I, Wands)

I, Wands

Upright inspiration, creative spark, new initiative, new passion, enthusiasm, energy

Reversed delays, blocks, lack of passion, lack of energy, hesitancy, creative blocks

Ace of Wands The Ace of Wands signifies a beginning of an adventure, with passion and creativity driving you forward. When it appears in a reading, it asks you to take your first steps into your future, listening to your instinct to make the right descision.

One New beginnings, sparks, decisions. Maybe the most powerful of all numbers, 1 is for (new) beginnings, creative spark, genius and decisions. That’s why Aces or such potent cards. That’s why the Magician is the master of the 4 minor suits, of the 4 elements.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Ace of Wands

Two of Wands (II, Wands)

II, Wands

Upright planning, first steps, making decisions, leaving comfort, taking risks

Reversed bad planning, overanalysing, not taking action, playing it safe, avoiding risk

Two of Wands The Two of Wands holds the energy of the number two and the meaning of Wands. In Tarot, twos usually signify balance, cooperation, and division. If we add this to what we know about Wands, we can understand this card as reflecting planning ahead and making arrangements for your future. When it appears in a reading, it asks us to cooperate with the world and link with others to ensure our dreams and plans come true.

Two Pairings and choices, partnership, collaboration, opposition, duplicity. Twos carry an inner contradiction and must be read only while taking other cards around them in consideration. There are always 2 faces to one reality. Which one is at play here? Only the bigger picture of your spread can determine if your 2 is mostly positive or negative.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Two of Wands

Three of Wands (III, Wands)

III, Wands

Upright momentum, confidence, expansion, growth, foresight, looking ahead

Reversed restriction, limitations, lack of progress, obstacles, delays, frustration

Three of Wands The number three in Tarot usually signifies change and growth. When reflecting on what we know about the meaning of wands, we can understand the Three of Wands as pushing us forward to follow our hearts and move forward with our truth. When a Three of Wands appears in a Tarot reading, it shows us that we have the power to succeed at our plans with personal growth and transformation.

Three Creating and connecting, growth, dynamism, decision, change. For better or for worse, 3 always speaks of a specific action, which will lead to growth and expansion. Whether this action is pleasant or heartbreaking is not the subject. It’s inevitable and will lead to growth.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Three of Wands

Four of Wands (IV, Wands)

IV, Wands

Upright community, home, celebrations, reunions, parties, gatherings, stability, belonging

Reversed lack of support, instability, feeling unwelcome, transience, lack of roots, home conflict

Four of Wands The Four of Wands is a card of celebration. It signifies good times, success, and connections with others. In Tarot, the number four brings us the energy of stability and structure. Because of this, the Four of Wands shows you that you are in a strong position right now. You have established yourself as someone following your heart and staying true to that inner fire.

Four Stability and security. Four stands for stability, rest and even boredom. Rather influenced by the reading it is surrounded by, more than influencing it. The number itself is mostly positive and minor 4s go from great (4 of Wands) to still pretty okay (4 of Swords). Four is both complete and balanced.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Four of Wands

Five of Wands (V, Wands)

V, Wands

Upright conflict, competition, arguments, aggression, tension, rivals, clashes of ego

Reversed end of conflict, cooperation, agreements, truces, harmony, peace, avoiding conflict

Five of Wands In Tarot, the fives often predict instability and struggles. The Five of Wands will usually appear in a reading when you are struggling with others, with competition and disagreement stopping you from moving forward. The Five of Wands asks you to compromise with your beliefs and ideals to find a solution to this conflict you are in.

Five Instability, crisis, conflict, damage. A very human number in the Christian tradition, 5 is the number of mankind (6 is the Devil, 7 is God). Five is everything imperfect and unfinished. Often difficult but not entirely bad either. Five speaks of struggles and obstacles, real or imaginary. Number 5 is never still and always come with changes.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Five of Wands

Six of Wands (VI, Wands)

VI, Wands

Upright success, victory, triumph, rewards, recognition, praise, acclaim, pride

Reversed failure, lack of recognition, no rewards, lack of achievement

Six of Wands The Six of Wands is a card of victory, appearing in a reading to represent a time of deserved success. Other people around you are applauding you right now, acknowledging your hard work. You have reached this point because you have listened to your instincts and used your gut to guide you.

Six Community and the new normal, support, balance, hope, victories, ideals. Six used to be a dark number associated with all things evil. But its meaning has evolved into something more positive in Tarot over the centuries. Six was considered the first perfect number by the Ancient Greeks. Messages of hope, nurturing energy and support.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Six of Wands

Seven of Wands (VII, Wands)

VII, Wands

Upright protectiveness, standing up for yourself, defending yourself, protecting territory

Reversed giving up, admitting defeat, yielding, lack of self belief, surrender

Seven of Wands The Seven of Wands is an interesting card. It represents a challenge, yet it shows you that you have the power to overcome it. The Seven of Wands has a strong message for you: stand your ground, use your fire, and defend your truth.

Seven Reflection, assessment, knowledge, magic, solutions. Seven is considered in many cultures and traditions a perfect number. One of completion, of wholeness. It is not an ending (like 10) but a goal reached, a victory (or defeat, when reversed).

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Seven of Wands

Eight of Wands (VIII, Wands)

VIII, Wands

Upright movement, speed, progress, quick decisions, sudden changes, excitement

Reversed waiting, slowness, chaos, delays, losing momentum, hastiness, being unprepared

Eight of Wands The Eight of Wands holds the numerical energy of eight and the meaning of Wands. The number eight brings us progression, transformation, and justice. When the Eight of Wands appears in a reading, it reflects a time of speed and growth. The challenges faced in the previous cards have cleared, and your eyes are focused on the future. This card asks us to embrace change and stay true to ourselves.

Eight Speed, power, infinity, transformation, justice, the unknown. Eight is the number of endurance and resilience. Sometimes associated with the simple of infinity. Sometimes a difficult "plateau" number where much has been achieved and yet more remains to be done (especially in a cycle of ten).

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Eight of Wands

Nine of Wands (IX, Wands)

IX, Wands

Upright last stand, persistence, grit, resilience, perseverance, close to success, fatigue

Reversed stubbornness, rigidity, defensiveness, refusing compromise, giving up

Nine of Wands The Nine of Wands reflects defense and usually appears in a reading when you need to take a moment to rest. You have been working hard to defend your truth and overcome the challenges you have faced. However, you may need to compromise a little to protect your emotional and mental health.

Nine Independence, solitude, profusion, climax, momentum. Not the highest number and yet, one that speaks of the climax of a situation. The worst or the very best. A total isolation or the profusion of love. This is a very strong number that emphasizes the symbolism of the suit to which it belongs while keeping an open door to change (a chance if you’re looking at the 9 of Swords for instance).

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Nine of Wands

Ten of Wands (X, Wands)

X, Wands

Upright burden, responsibility, duty, stress, obligation, burning out, struggles

Reversed failure to delegate, shouldering too much responsibility, collapse, breakdown

Ten of Wands The Ten of Wands reveals a critical point of your life, with burdens and responsibilities overwhelming you. You are overextending yourself right now, and this needs to change. It is time to put an end to your suffering by taking some of the load off. Work out what is important to you, and remember to prioritize your health and well-being.

Ten Completion, endings, exit, closure. Like the Ace, the 10 is an extremely powerful number, it increases the power of the suit at play and speaks of the end of a cycle. It echoes to the card of Judgement: Here are the consequences of your journey. They can be good or bad, but they will close a chapter.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Page of Wands (Wands)

Wands

Upright adventure, excitement, fresh ideas, cheerfulness, energetic, fearless, extroverted

Reversed hasty, impatient, lacking ideas, tantrums, laziness, boring, unreliable, distracted

Page of Wands The Page of Wands is similar to the Fool in that he is a free spirit who represents change and new beginnings. He has a true passion for life, despite his understanding of this world is not yet fully developed. He has not yet been weighed down by the burdens of the material world, coming and going as he pleases, and usually encouraging change wherever he goes. He is like the catalyst that inspires changes that might be impossible in any other situation.

Page These cards have youthful energy, full of curiosity and excitement. They are seeing the world through child-like eyes, experimenting with life, and discovering what is around them.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Knight of Wands (Wands)

Wands

Upright courageous, energetic, charming, hero, rebellious, hot tempered, free spirit

Reversed arrogant, reckless, impatient, lack of self control, passive, volatile, domineering

Knight of Wands The Knight of Wands is an ‘act first, think later’ type of guy. He is impatient and impulsive, with a love for action. The downside to the Knight of Wands is that while he is bursting with energy and enthusiasm, he has a tendency to rush into things without much consideration for the consequences of his actions. He sets off on his journey in haste and often fails to have a clear plan of attack and this may negatively impact his chances of longer-term success. He is so focused on being the best and of fame and glory that he almost forgets to plan ahead and to keep sight of reality. The Knight of Wands can also come across as aggressive and overly ambitious. He is highly insistent even if others stand in his way, criticise him or challenge him.

Knight The tarot Knights are the teenagers of the court cards, and this means that they are pretty passionate, but also a little bit erratic! They will often appear when action is needed, but the future is unknown.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Queen of Wands (Wands)

Wands

Upright confident, self-assured, passionate, determined, social, charismatic, vivacious, optimistic

Reversed demanding, vengeful, low confidence, jealous, selfish, temperamental, bully

Queen of Wands The Queen of Wands is the dominant feminine energy of the element of Fire. She is not afraid to demonstrate her power to others nor does she shy away from a challenge. She is therefore a strong leader who is focused on her desires, intending to get what she wants. Thus, the Queen of Wands indicates that you are strong, independent and able to take care of yourself and sustain your own creative vision, even in the face of adversity. You know what you want and how to get it, and you are masterful at engaging with others to achieve your goals. You are talented at staying fiercely determined and focused on your own goals whilst being friendly and optimistic with those around you.

Queen The Queens of the deck are similar to Kings in that they are mature but have a greater sense of protection and care. They have the ability to connect with those in need and support others.

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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King of Wands (Wands)

Wands

Upright leadership, vision, big picture, taking control, daring decisions, boldness, optimism

Reversed forceful, domineering, tyrant, vicious, powerless, ineffective, weak leader

King of Wands The King of Wands represents pure fire energy. Unlike the other Wands court cards, he is not so interesting in actual creation and creativity, or in dreaming up ideas and implementing them himself. Instead, he is more inclined to take an idea and change the world to match his vision. As such he is a natural-born leader of all kinds of people, and he is very visionary. Once he sets himself a goal, he sticks to it and ensures that he can make it happen with the support of those around him. People naturally gravitate towards this King as they know he will get things done and will do it very well. He is a master, too, at being able to get other people to do his work for him, and keep them on-side throughout the process.

King The Kings reflect maturity and action. Traditionally, they can be understood as being the leader and know how to take charge when necessary. Remember, the gendered terms of the traditional cards can be applied to everyone, no matter what gender. We all have this leadership quality within us!

Wands Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower. The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans.

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Ace of Cups (I, Cups)

I, Cups

Upright love, new feelings, emotional awakening, creativity, spirituality, intuition

Reversed coldness, emptiness, emotional loss, blocked creativity, feeling unloved, gloominess

Ace of Cups The Ace of Cups shows a hand holding up an overflowing cup, which fountains forth an endless stream of refreshment and healing. It is an unfailing source of balm for body, heart, and soul, and represents fresh feelings. When the Ace of Cups appears in your Tarot reading, it suggests that you open your heart and relax into a safety net of love, support, and communion.

One New beginnings, sparks, decisions. Maybe the most powerful of all numbers, 1 is for (new) beginnings, creative spark, genius and decisions. That’s why Aces or such potent cards. That’s why the Magician is the master of the 4 minor suits, of the 4 elements.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Two of Cups (II, Cups)

II, Cups

Upright unity, partnership, attraction, connection, close bonds, joining forces, mutual respect

Reversed separation, rejection, division, imbalance, tension, bad communication, withdrawal

Two of Cups Signifies a union of soul mates. It often refers to romantic relationships, but can indicate any partnership that is based on affinity and deep mutual understanding. This card highlights a karmic tie between individuals -- the point when two become one, and everyone wins. Put your focus on the closest relationship in your life, and nurture it in every way you can.

Two Pairings and choices, partnership, collaboration, opposition, duplicity. Twos carry an inner contradiction and must be read only while taking other cards around them in consideration. There are always 2 faces to one reality. Which one is at play here? Only the bigger picture of your spread can determine if your 2 is mostly positive or negative.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Three of Cups (III, Cups)

III, Cups

Upright friendship, community, gatherings, celebrations, group events, social events

Reversed gossip, scandal, excess, isolation, loneliness, solitude, imbalanced social life

Three of Cups Calls on you to celebrate the kindred spirits in your life. It implies a spirit of agreement, mutual support, encouragement, and teamwork. It reminds you that you belong to a group of like-minded people, and that there are great benefits to maintaining harmonious relationships. This card asks you to realize all the support and understanding that is available to you. Reach out and reconnect with those closest to you.

Three Creating and connecting, growth, dynamism, decision, change. For better or for worse, 3 always speaks of a specific action, which will lead to growth and expansion. Whether this action is pleasant or heartbreaking is not the subject. It’s inevitable and will lead to growth.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Four of Cups (IV, Cups)

IV, Cups

Upright apathy, contemplation, feeling disconnected, melancholy, boredom, indifference, discontent

Reversed clarity, awareness, acceptance, choosing happiness, depression, negativity

Four of Cups Refers to a restless time, when you have become dissatisfied with life and disappointed with where you now sit. Feeling stagnant and longing for change, your heart is questioning its options, and you may find yourself pulling away from the world. Beware becoming so self-absorbed and ungrateful that you cannot even see the joyful opportunities that are right in front of you. A more open outlook can change everything.

Four Stability and security. Four stands for stability, rest and even boredom. Rather influenced by the reading it is surrounded by, more than influencing it. The number itself is mostly positive and minor 4s go from great (4 of Wands) to still pretty okay (4 of Swords). Four is both complete and balanced.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Five of Cups (V, Cups)

V, Cups

Upright loss, grief, disappointment, sadness, mourning, discontent, feeling let down

Reversed acceptance, moving on, finding peace, contentment, seeing positives

Five of Cups Traditionally portrays the mess that is left after an emotional upheaval. It is a card of grief and unmet expectations. You may find yourself wallowing in regret and disappointment over the outcome of a particular situation. To change these feelings, you must let go and practice forgiveness -- toward others, and yourself. Hope is not lost; let your troubles become lessons, and move on.

Five Instability, crisis, conflict, damage. A very human number in the Christian tradition, 5 is the number of mankind (6 is the Devil, 7 is God). Five is everything imperfect and unfinished. Often difficult but not entirely bad either. Five speaks of struggles and obstacles, real or imaginary. Number 5 is never still and always come with changes.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Six of Cups (VI, Cups)

VI, Cups

Upright nostalgia, memories, familiarity, healing, comfort, sentimentality, pleasure

Reversed stuck in past, moving forward, leaving home, independence

Six of Cups Harkens back to childhood, when you were young and enthusiastic and the future was wide open. It carries messages of openness and innocence, a willingness to learn, and an optimism that things will get better. Try to remember this same freshness and those new possibilities -- they are still with you now. Whether your past was a joy or a disappointment, real magic lies in the present moment; it’s never too late.

Six Community and the new normal, support, balance, hope, victories, ideals. Six used to be a dark number associated with all things evil. But its meaning has evolved into something more positive in Tarot over the centuries. Six was considered the first perfect number by the Ancient Greeks. Messages of hope, nurturing energy and support.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Six of Cups

Seven of Cups (VII, Cups)

VII, Cups

Upright choices, searching for purpose, illusion, fantasy, daydreaming, wishful thinking, indecision

Reversed lack of purpose, disarray, confusion, diversion, distractions, clarity, making choices

Seven of Cups Typically refers to your imagination, and the idea of inventing a present or future that is different than the life you are currently living. Your outcome is not set in stone. You can raise your hopes and expectations and upgrade your results. However, you can also become so entranced by your wishes that you lose sight of reality. Embrace a sense of magic, but consider your dreams, your fears, and your assumptions that could be hiding what’s really happening.

Seven Reflection, assessment, knowledge, magic, solutions. Seven is considered in many cultures and traditions a perfect number. One of completion, of wholeness. It is not an ending (like 10) but a goal reached, a victory (or defeat, when reversed).

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Seven of Cups

Eight of Cups (VIII, Cups)

VIII, Cups

Upright abandonment, walking away, letting go, searching for truth, leaving behind

Reversed stagnation, monotony, accepting less, avoidance, fear of change, staying in bad situation

Eight of Cups Often signifies a great disappointment, an emotional setback, betrayal, or heartache. This is a hard card to receive, but a realistic one. When you’ve done all you possibly can and things still aren’t panning out as you wished, it’s time to walk away. Don’t continue to put all your energy into a situation that will take you nowhere. Instead, focus on understanding your upset feelings and the actions that led you here, so you don’t end up back in the same place.

Eight Speed, power, infinity, transformation, justice, the unknown. Eight is the number of endurance and resilience. Sometimes associated with the simple of infinity. Sometimes a difficult "plateau" number where much has been achieved and yet more remains to be done (especially in a cycle of ten).

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Eight of Cups

Nine of Cups (IX, Cups)

IX, Cups

Upright wishes coming true, contentment, satisfaction, success, achievements, recognition, pleasure

Reversed unhappiness, lack of fulfilment, disappointment, underachievement, arrogance, snobbery

Nine of Cups A card of great happiness and fulfillment. Sometimes called the Wish Card, the Nine of Cups is one of the most positive cards you can receive. It is an indicator of much love, joy, and gratitude. Know that things are about to get a lot better. Until they do, put all your focus on the good things in your life and do not dwell on the negative -- positivity attracts positivity.

Nine Independence, solitude, profusion, climax, momentum. Not the highest number and yet, one that speaks of the climax of a situation. The worst or the very best. A total isolation or the profusion of love. This is a very strong number that emphasizes the symbolism of the suit to which it belongs while keeping an open door to change (a chance if you’re looking at the 9 of Swords for instance).

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Nine of Cups

Ten of Cups (X, Cups)

X, Cups

Upright happiness, homecomings, fulfilment, emotional stability, security, domestic harmony

Reversed unhappy home, separation, domestic conflict, disharmony, isolation

Ten of Cups One of the the happiest and most joyful cards in the whole Tarot deck. Represents family and togetherness, celebration, and ultimate joy. Love and support extend in all directions, in a grand emotional safety net. Your current actions are being supported, and you should be feeling good about the direction you’re taking

Ten Completion, endings, exit, closure. Like the Ace, the 10 is an extremely powerful number, it increases the power of the suit at play and speaks of the end of a cycle. It echoes to the card of Judgement: Here are the consequences of your journey. They can be good or bad, but they will close a chapter.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

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Page of Cups (Cups)

Cups

Upright idealism, sensitivity, dreamer, naïveté, innocence, inner child, head in the clouds

Reversed emotional vulnerability, immaturity, neglecting inner child, escapism, insecurity

Page of Cups The Page of Cups signifies the beginning of a creative project or venture. It is an indication that there is creative energy trying to burst forth into your consciousness.

Page These cards have youthful energy, full of curiosity and excitement. They are seeing the world through child-like eyes, experimenting with life, and discovering what is around them.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

Page of Cups

Knight of Cups (Cups)

Cups

Upright idealist, charming, artistic, graceful, tactful, diplomatic, mediator, negotiator

Reversed disappointment, tantrums, moodiness, turmoil, avoiding conflict, vanity

Knight of Cups The Knight of Cups is charming and attractive to others, regardless of their sex, while still expressing the romantic, poetic view of life in his unique way. He may be in love with love itself. This Knight also looks to his emotions to provide a map for his life direction. He is someone who is ruled by his heart rather than his head. When faced with a decision, he will always go with what his heart tells him, whether it is logical or not. Decisions will be made without much thought and instead they are made drawing upon inner direction, with the experience of warmth, friendliness, love and the need to share these qualities with everyone.

Knight The tarot Knights are the teenagers of the court cards, and this means that they are pretty passionate, but also a little bit erratic! They will often appear when action is needed, but the future is unknown.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

Knight of Cups

Queen of Cups (Cups)

Cups

Upright compassion, warmth, kindness, intuition, healer, counsellor, supportive

Reversed insecurity, giving too much, overly-sensitive, needy, fragile, dependence, martyrdom

Queen of Cups The Queen of Cups is nurturing, caring, compassionate and sensitive. She is a good wife and a loving mother as she is emotionally secure and can connect on an emotional level with others. She is admired for her fairness and honesty, and is warm-hearted. Often a healer, counsellor or psychic, this is a woman who seems to know what is wrong even before you open your mouth. She seems to have exactly the right solution to problems relating to relationships, emotions and feelings. She easily tunes in to what you are feeling and is able to help you make sense of it in a sensitive and compassionate manner. As such, her intuition is very strong and she has a unique talent at being able to pick up on emotional energy.

Queen The Queens of the deck are similar to Kings in that they are mature but have a greater sense of protection and care. They have the ability to connect with those in need and support others.

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

Queen of Cups

King of Cups (Cups)

Cups

Upright wise, diplomatic, balance between head and heart, devoted, advisor, counsellor

Reversed overwhelmed, anxious, cold, repressed, withdrawn, manipulative, selfish

King of Cups The King of Cups, like all the court cards in the suit of Cups, represents emotion, creativity, and the unconscious. He is a master of his own feelings, and remains in control of his emotions. Not to say that he represses those feelings and sentiments. On the contrary, the King of Cups represents the balance between the emotions and the intellect. He is a master of compassion and kindness and his card often indicates strong bonds in a relationship based on temperance and understanding.

King The Kings reflect maturity and action. Traditionally, they can be understood as being the leader and know how to take charge when necessary. Remember, the gendered terms of the traditional cards can be applied to everyone, no matter what gender. We all have this leadership quality within us!

Cups The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition. They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit.

King of Cups

Ace of Swords (I, Swords)

I, Swords

Upright clarity, breakthrough, new idea, concentration, vision, force, focus, truth

Reversed confusion, miscommunication, hostility, arguments, destruction, brutality

Ace of Swords Represents your prime motive or guiding ideal; the vision that guides you. It is an optimistic symbol of evolution, progress, hope, and victory. This card may arise when you're at the beginning of a new endeavor -- often having left something else behind -- and in need of additional clarity or fortitude to move forward. Provides the message that you have the strength you need to handle anything that lies before you.

One New beginnings, sparks, decisions. Maybe the most powerful of all numbers, 1 is for (new) beginnings, creative spark, genius and decisions. That’s why Aces or such potent cards. That’s why the Magician is the master of the 4 minor suits, of the 4 elements.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Two of Swords (II, Swords)

II, Swords

Upright stalemate, difficult choices, stuck in the middle, denial, hidden information

Reversed indecision, hesitancy, anxiety, too much information, no right choice, truth revealed

Two of Swords A card of decision-making. It represents conflicting ideas which must be reconciled to arrive at a harmonious place. When the Two of Swords arises in your Tarot reading, you could be dealing with many mixed signals and misunderstandings, leaving you unsure which path to take. Gain as much information as you can, so you can consider it all and make the best decision for your future.

Two Pairings and choices, partnership, collaboration, opposition, duplicity. Twos carry an inner contradiction and must be read only while taking other cards around them in consideration. There are always 2 faces to one reality. Which one is at play here? Only the bigger picture of your spread can determine if your 2 is mostly positive or negative.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Three of Swords (III, Swords)

III, Swords

Upright heartbreak, separation, sadness, grief, sorrow, upset, loss, trauma, tears

Reversed healing, forgiveness, recovery, reconciliation, repressing emotions

Three of Swords One of the most recognizable cards in a Tarot deck. This is a card of heartache, separation, and sorrow. While this card's appearance in your Tarot reading could be warning you of impending sadness, this card often arises when you are already in a state of grief. By moving through your emotions, rather than avoiding them, you give yourself the gift of strength, truth, healing, and growth.

Three Creating and connecting, growth, dynamism, decision, change. For better or for worse, 3 always speaks of a specific action, which will lead to growth and expansion. Whether this action is pleasant or heartbreaking is not the subject. It’s inevitable and will lead to growth.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Four of Swords (IV, Swords)

IV, Swords

Upright rest, relaxation, peace, sanctuary, recuperation, self-protection, rejuvenation

Reversed recovery, awakening, re-entering world, release from isolation, restlessness, burnout

Four of Swords The Four of Swords urges you to take some time out and retreat to a place of rest and serenity. If you move forward without taking time to wind down or process what you're going through, you'll reach a state of total emotional and physical burn-out. You need a break. You will move forward stronger, more complete, and more capable if you allow yourself time to stop now and contemplate where you've been, and where you're going.

Four Stability and security. Four stands for stability, rest and even boredom. Rather influenced by the reading it is surrounded by, more than influencing it. The number itself is mostly positive and minor 4s go from great (4 of Wands) to still pretty okay (4 of Swords). Four is both complete and balanced.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Five of Swords (V, Swords)

V, Swords

Upright arguments, disputes, aggression, bullying, intimidation, conflict, hostility, stress

Reversed reconciliation, resolution, compromise, revenge, regret, remorse, cutting losses

Five of Swords A card of conflict, tension, winning, and losing. It asks you to examine the value of the battle you are participating in. If you win the argument but lose friends, did you really win? Think long and hard about what you're fighting for, and pick your battles wisely. Or, if you realize you don't have what it takes to fight the current battle, what do you need to attain in order to stand up stronger next time? A reminder to think before you act.

Five Instability, crisis, conflict, damage. A very human number in the Christian tradition, 5 is the number of mankind (6 is the Devil, 7 is God). Five is everything imperfect and unfinished. Often difficult but not entirely bad either. Five speaks of struggles and obstacles, real or imaginary. Number 5 is never still and always come with changes.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Six of Swords (VI, Swords)

VI, Swords

Upright moving on, departure, leaving behind, distance, accepting lessons

Reversed stuck in past, returning to trouble, running away from problems, trapped

Six of Swords The Six of Swords Tarot card involves leaving an especially difficult situation. Walking away from this may feel very painful at the time, and you could be experiencing fear or regret. In order to move forward in your life though, you must leave something behind. A supportive message of personal growth, and a reminder that, in the end, leaving something behind opens you up to taking in something new. You will look back on this and realize you've made the right decision.

Six Community and the new normal, support, balance, hope, victories, ideals. Six used to be a dark number associated with all things evil. But its meaning has evolved into something more positive in Tarot over the centuries. Six was considered the first perfect number by the Ancient Greeks. Messages of hope, nurturing energy and support.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Seven of Swords (VII, Swords)

VII, Swords

Upright lies, trickery, scheming, strategy, resourcefulness, sneakiness, cunning

Reversed confession, conscience, regret, maliciousness, truth revealed

Seven of Swords Represents deception. In its positive sense, this card encourages you to look for unique ways to get ahead. When it comes up in your Tarot reading in this sense, it is a reminder to work smarter, not harder. However, this card is also heavy with betrayal, and could indicate that you are the victim of someone else's secrets or manipulation. Be on the lookout for wolves in sheep's clothing, and don't believe anything without asking a few questions first.

Seven Reflection, assessment, knowledge, magic, solutions. Seven is considered in many cultures and traditions a perfect number. One of completion, of wholeness. It is not an ending (like 10) but a goal reached, a victory (or defeat, when reversed).

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Eight of Swords (VIII, Swords)

VIII, Swords

Upright trapped, restricted, victimised, paralysed, helpless, powerless, imprisonment

Reversed freedom, release, taking control, survivor, facing fears, empowered, surrender

Eight of Swords Represents those times in your life when it seems like there's no way out. Trapped. Bound. Stuck. But there is always a way out. The way out is through your mind. Whatever is holding you back is self-imposed -- you've made yourself the victim of your own limited fears, assumptions, and mindsets. In order to be free, you must set yourself free. Open your mind to a new perspective, or stay stuck where you are.

Eight Speed, power, infinity, transformation, justice, the unknown. Eight is the number of endurance and resilience. Sometimes associated with the simple of infinity. Sometimes a difficult "plateau" number where much has been achieved and yet more remains to be done (especially in a cycle of ten).

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Nine of Swords (IX, Swords)

IX, Swords

Upright fear, anxiety, negativity, breaking point, despair, nightmares, isolation

Reversed recovery, learning to cope, facing life, finding help, shame, guilt, mental health issues

Nine of Swords A card about anxiety and fear. You are losing sleep -- quite literally, at times -- by keeping yourself busy with worry. You could feel powerless, and like you've lost of control of yourself and your emotions. A reminder that so much of your stress is made up in your mind. Worrying will not help your situation, it will only feed it. These concerns will cease to have power over you when you address them at their source.

Nine Independence, solitude, profusion, climax, momentum. Not the highest number and yet, one that speaks of the climax of a situation. The worst or the very best. A total isolation or the profusion of love. This is a very strong number that emphasizes the symbolism of the suit to which it belongs while keeping an open door to change (a chance if you’re looking at the 9 of Swords for instance).

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Ten of Swords (X, Swords)

X, Swords

Upright ruin, failure, bitterness, collapse, exhaustion, dead end, victimisation, betrayal

Reversed survival, improvement, healing, lessons learned, despair, relapse

Ten of Swords Represents finality. The limit has been reached, a line has been crossed, and there is no turning back -- it's over, and there's no hope for revival. This may be felt as a tragic loss, but it often brings with it a sense of release and closure. The waiting and wondering are over and there is no more ambiguity. You know you can let go and move on because there is no more progress to be made here.

Ten Completion, endings, exit, closure. Like the Ace, the 10 is an extremely powerful number, it increases the power of the suit at play and speaks of the end of a cycle. It echoes to the card of Judgement: Here are the consequences of your journey. They can be good or bad, but they will close a chapter.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

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Page of Swords (Swords)

Swords

Upright curious, witty, chatty, communicative, inspired, vigilant, alert, mental agility

Reversed scatterbrained, cynical, sarcastic, gossipy, insulting, rude, lack of planning

Page of Swords The Page of Swords reflects an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm. You cannot wait to get started on a new project or an idea, and to share that with others. You start all new projects, ventures and journeys with a huge amount of energy and excitement. The challenge, however, is whether you can keep it up! As with all Pages, the beginning always looks promising but something else is needed in order to maintain the pace.

Page These cards have youthful energy, full of curiosity and excitement. They are seeing the world through child-like eyes, experimenting with life, and discovering what is around them.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

Page of Swords

Knight of Swords (Swords)

Swords

Upright assertive, direct, impatient, intellectual, daring, focused, perfectionist, ambitious

Reversed rude, tactless, forceful, bully, aggressive, vicious, ruthless, arrogant

Knight of Swords The Knight of Swords is a powerful figure full of life and energy who needs to be balanced with a realisation of responsibility and compassion. Once he has set forth on his journey, there is no stopping him! He does not see, nor care about, any upcoming challenges, risks or dangers, and instead moves forward with his strong intent to succeed and win.

Knight The tarot Knights are the teenagers of the court cards, and this means that they are pretty passionate, but also a little bit erratic! They will often appear when action is needed, but the future is unknown.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

Knight of Swords

Queen of Swords (Swords)

Swords

Upright honest, independent, principled, fair, constructive criticism, objective, perceptive

Reversed pessimistic, malicious, manipulative, harsh, bitter, spiteful, cruel, deceitful, unforgiving

Queen of Swords The Queen of Swords is a sign that you need to be independent in thought and in judgement. You must use your unbiased intelligence in order to make a judgement of a particular situation, drawing upon every piece of information and fact that you have gathered along the way. Empathy or compassion towards others may distract you from the task at hand, so it is important that you think with your head and not with your heart at this particular time. Do not let emotion get in the way. Rather, use fact and logic to make your decisions.

Queen The Queens of the deck are similar to Kings in that they are mature but have a greater sense of protection and care. They have the ability to connect with those in need and support others.

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

Queen of Swords

King of Swords (Swords)

Swords

Upright reason, authority, discipline, integrity, morality, serious, high standards, strict

Reversed irrational, dictator, oppressive, inhumane, controlling, cold, ruthless, dishonest

King of Swords The King of Swords is a symbol of intellectual power and authority, and has the courage and intellect to accomplish all that he desires. He represents judgement, command, and rulership. His character indicates the stern leadership of a judge, lawyer, or military commander whose emotions must be kept in check under the pressure of battle.

King The Kings reflect maturity and action. Traditionally, they can be understood as being the leader and know how to take charge when necessary. Remember, the gendered terms of the traditional cards can be applied to everyone, no matter what gender. We all have this leadership quality within us!

Swords The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged.

King of Swords

Ace of Pentacles (I, Pentacles)

I, Pentacles

Upright new opportunities, resources, abundance, prosperity, security, stability, manifestation

Reversed missed chances, scarcity, deficiency, instability, stinginess, bad investments

Ace of Pentacles A powerful card in the tarot deck that signifies new beginnings, opportunities for prosperity, and the potential for abundance. It represents stability and security while working towards making dreams come true. This card also presents an opportunity to focus on health as part of overall well-being.

One New beginnings, sparks, decisions. Maybe the most powerful of all numbers, 1 is for (new) beginnings, creative spark, genius and decisions. That’s why Aces or such potent cards. That’s why the Magician is the master of the 4 minor suits, of the 4 elements.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Two of Pentacles (II, Pentacles)

II, Pentacles

Upright balancing resources, adaptation, resourcefulness, flexibility, stretching resources

Reversed imbalance, unorganised, overwhelmed, messiness, chaos, overextending

Two of Pentacles The Two of Pentacles counsels patience, so do not allow circumstances to hustle you. You have all the time you need to work this out, no matter how urgent things appear right now. When the Two of Pentacles comes up in your Tarot reading, changes are in the works, but you will do better to stay calm until you have more information.

Two Pairings and choices, partnership, collaboration, opposition, duplicity. Twos carry an inner contradiction and must be read only while taking other cards around them in consideration. There are always 2 faces to one reality. Which one is at play here? Only the bigger picture of your spread can determine if your 2 is mostly positive or negative.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Three of Pentacles (III, Pentacles)

III, Pentacles

Upright teamwork, shared goals, collaboration, apprenticeship, effort, pooling energy

Reversed lack of cohesion, lack of teamwork, apathy, poor motivation, conflict, ego, competition

Three of Pentacles Traditionally the Tarot card of genius. It often depicts a master craftsman consulting with his colleagues on how to complete a masterwork. When the Three of Pentacles arises in your Tarot reading, it is a message to enjoy what you do, and to stay focused on the task at hand. Through realistic plans, collaboration, and a dedication to improvement, you can turn your great visions into realities.

Three Creating and connecting, growth, dynamism, decision, change. For better or for worse, 3 always speaks of a specific action, which will lead to growth and expansion. Whether this action is pleasant or heartbreaking is not the subject. It’s inevitable and will lead to growth.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Four of Pentacles (IV, Pentacles)

IV, Pentacles

Upright possessiveness, insecurity, hoarding, stinginess, stability, security, savings, materialism, wealth, frugality, boundaries, guardedness

Reversed generosity, giving, spending, openness, financial insecurity, reckless spending

Four of Pentacles The Four of Pentacles represents the paradox of material security -- the double-edged reality that comes when you have been well supported and protected, yet this prosperity brings the pressure of big decisions and responsibilities. You may be holding on too tightly, trying desperately to maintain control, and would benefit by loosening your attachment to your finances and other materialistic concerns; these are not the ways to true contentment.

Four Stability and security. Four stands for stability, rest and even boredom. Rather influenced by the reading it is surrounded by, more than influencing it. The number itself is mostly positive and minor 4s go from great (4 of Wands) to still pretty okay (4 of Swords). Four is both complete and balanced.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Four of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles (V, Pentacles)

V, Pentacles

Upright hardship, loss, isolation, feeling abandoned, adversity, struggle, unemployment, alienation, disgrace

Reversed positive changes, recovery from loss, overcoming adversity, forgiveness, feeling welcomed

Five of Pentacles The card of desire and gratification. Doing something for short-term gratification will often lead to long-term disappointment. This Tarot card encourages you to be discerning in what you go after. When money and success are your driving forces in life, a setback in these areas can deliver a great blow to your esteem.

Five Instability, crisis, conflict, damage. A very human number in the Christian tradition, 5 is the number of mankind (6 is the Devil, 7 is God). Five is everything imperfect and unfinished. Often difficult but not entirely bad either. Five speaks of struggles and obstacles, real or imaginary. Number 5 is never still and always come with changes.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Six of Pentacles (VI, Pentacles)

VI, Pentacles

Upright generosity, charity, community, material help, support, sharing, giving and receiving, gratitude

Reversed power dynamics, abuse of generosity, strings attached gifts, inequality, extortion

Six of Pentacles The card of patronage and generosity, with all the strings attached. It’s about giving and receiving, and the balance that must be stricken between the two. When you give or loan your time, money, knowledge, or support to others, you are paying back the universe for times you’ve received aid in the past. Pay forward this generosity when you are able to do so, to maintain the karmic cycle.

Six Community and the new normal, support, balance, hope, victories, ideals. Six used to be a dark number associated with all things evil. But its meaning has evolved into something more positive in Tarot over the centuries. Six was considered the first perfect number by the Ancient Greeks. Messages of hope, nurturing energy and support.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Seven of Pentacles (VII, Pentacles)

VII, Pentacles

Upright harvest, rewards, results, growth, progress, perseverance, patience, planning

Reversed unfinished work, procrastination, low effort, waste, lack of growth, setbacks, impatience, lack of reward

Seven of Pentacles The Seven of Pentacles is about putting in the work that is required. The traditional concept of this Tarot card is cultivation -- the attitude that slow and steady wins the race. This is a "no excuses" card -- its message is to keep your head down and finish what you started. The more vigilant you are over a project, the more likely you are to get the results you want.

Seven Reflection, assessment, knowledge, magic, solutions. Seven is considered in many cultures and traditions a perfect number. One of completion, of wholeness. It is not an ending (like 10) but a goal reached, a victory (or defeat, when reversed).

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Seven of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles (VIII, Pentacles)

VIII, Pentacles

Upright skill, talent, craftsmanship, quality, high standards, expertise, mastery, commitment, dedication, accomplishment

Reversed lack of quality, rushed job, bad reputation, lack of motivation, mediocrity, laziness, low skill, dead-end job

Eight of Pentacles A card of work and improvement. We see here the successful artisan spending time at his bench, hammering out his work. But this card is not just about getting the job done, it’s about doing the job well, and regularly seeking ways to improve and refine any details. Continue in your current project or education, but put energy into maintaining a more balanced life and perspective.

Eight Speed, power, infinity, transformation, justice, the unknown. Eight is the number of endurance and resilience. Sometimes associated with the simple of infinity. Sometimes a difficult "plateau" number where much has been achieved and yet more remains to be done (especially in a cycle of ten).

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Nine of Pentacles (IX, Pentacles)

IX, Pentacles

Upright rewarded efforts, success, achievement, independence, leisure, material security, self-sufficiency

Reversed being guarded, living beyond means, material instability, reckless spending, superficiality

Nine of Pentacles Represents financial security, self-sufficiency, accomplishment, and independence. The figure on this Tarot card is able to sustain his or her fortune and live a life of rest and luxury, but it has come through much hard work, time, and sacrifice. Be sure you are balancing your own hard work with rest and reward. The message here is to live confidently, act gracefully, and to make your needs a priority.

Nine Independence, solitude, profusion, climax, momentum. Not the highest number and yet, one that speaks of the climax of a situation. The worst or the very best. A total isolation or the profusion of love. This is a very strong number that emphasizes the symbolism of the suit to which it belongs while keeping an open door to change (a chance if you’re looking at the 9 of Swords for instance).

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Nine of Pentacles

Ten of Pentacles (X, Pentacles)

X, Pentacles

Upright legacy, roots, family, ancestry, inheritance, windfall, foundations, privilege, affluence, stability, tradition

Reversed family disputes, bankruptcy, debt, fleeting success, conflict over money, instability, breaking traditions

Ten of Pentacles The Ten of Pentacles represents the final result of very long-term efforts that culminate in wealth, abundance, legacies, and completion. This is a card of great accomplishment and pride, and can be an indicator of retirement, inheritance, investments, and comfort later in life. A reminder to think long-term and ensure all your decisions will get you closer to your goals.

Ten Completion, endings, exit, closure. Like the Ace, the 10 is an extremely powerful number, it increases the power of the suit at play and speaks of the end of a cycle. It echoes to the card of Judgement: Here are the consequences of your journey. They can be good or bad, but they will close a chapter.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Page of Pentacles (Pentacles)

Pentacles

Upright ambitious, diligent, goal oriented, planner, consistent, star student, studious, grounded, loyal, faithful, dependable

Reversed foolish, immature, irresponsible, lazy, underachiever, procrastinator, missed chances, poor prospects

Page of Pentacles The Page of Pentacles is a card of dreams and the desire to manifest those dreams in the material world. You may be in the midst of a new project such as a hobby, business venture, or the beginning of a new educational experience. In any case, the Page is a sign of enthusiasm and desire, focused around a goal or a ‘dream’.

Page These cards have youthful energy, full of curiosity and excitement. They are seeing the world through child-like eyes, experimenting with life, and discovering what is around them.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Knight of Pentacles (Pentacles)

Pentacles

Upright practical, reliable, efficient, stoic, slow and steady, hard-working, committed, patient, conservative

Reversed workaholic, laziness, dull, boring, no initiative, cheap, irresponsible, gambler, risky investments

Knight of Pentacles The Knight of Pentacles works in a very methodical and rigorous manner. Though his visions may not be earth-shattering, and his methods are certainly not original, the Knight of Pentacles sees that everything he undertakes will meet with nothing but success. He has the patience to accomplish all his tasks and he is incredibly reliable due to his sense of responsibility and commitment. As a court card, the Knight of Pentacles may represent a part of yourself, someone in your life or an event.

Knight The tarot Knights are the teenagers of the court cards, and this means that they are pretty passionate, but also a little bit erratic! They will often appear when action is needed, but the future is unknown.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

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Queen of Pentacles (Pentacles)

Pentacles

Upright generous, caring, nurturing, homebody, good business sense, practical, comforting, welcoming, sensible, luxurious

Reversed selfish, unkempt, jealous, insecure, greedy, materialistic, gold digger, intolerant, self-absorbed, envious

Queen of Pentacles The Queen of Pentacles is a very ‘motherly’ card, expressing practical energy. She is the original Earth Mother. She shows her love for others by cooking, cleaning, keeping a warm and inviting home and bringing in a decent income to support the family financially. She is also able to work a full-time job, take care of the children, keep the house clean, and still have time to read the business section of the newspaper. She probably has her very own bank account or investment portfolio that nobody else knows about. She strives to create a warm and secure environment for her family and loved ones, and gives love and support freely.

Queen The Queens of the deck are similar to Kings in that they are mature but have a greater sense of protection and care. They have the ability to connect with those in need and support others.

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

Queen of Pentacles

King of Pentacles (Pentacles)

Pentacles

Upright abundance, prosperity, security, ambitious, safe, kind, patriarchal, protective, businessman, provider, sensual, reliable

Reversed greed, materialistic, wasteful, chauvinist, poor financial decisions, gambler, exploitative, possessive

King of Pentacles The King of Pentacles represents abundance, security, ambition, power, stability, discipline, trustworthiness and control. He is a fatherly figure who likes to take care of others through providing advice, guidance and wisdom, as well as more material aspects such as financial support and wealth. He is a true provider and generates a lot of his self-worth from what he has accumulated and what he can share with others.

King The Kings reflect maturity and action. Traditionally, they can be understood as being the leader and know how to take charge when necessary. Remember, the gendered terms of the traditional cards can be applied to everyone, no matter what gender. We all have this leadership quality within us!

Pentacles The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity. The pentacles are of earth element.

King of Pentacles