Minor Arcana Tarot Card Meanings
The Minor Arcana Tarot Card Meanings
The Minor Arcana Cards in Tarot have more to do with how we are feeling/ thinking or creating day to day. The things the Minor Arcana discuss might be things we talk to our best friend about, that conversion we just had with our boss. They talk about how we feel about your current lover and our current wishes and desires about our financial situation. The stuff you think about all the time, the conversions you have in your head and the feelings you have in your body on a day to day basis are what the minor Arcana talks about in a tarot reading. Where as the Major Arcana Cards deal with major life lessons, events, or karmic patterns, the minor arcana show things that can easily change if we make different decisions.
The Minor Arcana in Tarot consist of Four Suits
Each suit represents a different ‘area’ of ones life. Suits in the Minor Arcana that use the walterowait smith symbolism typically have The Suit of Cups, the Suit of Wands, the Suit of Swords, and the Suit of Pentacles.
Meaning of Cups in Tarot
The Suit of Cups talks about ones emotional life and their feelings. It has to do with emotional connections with friends and lovers, how ones ‘feels’ about different aspects of their life and the emotional body in general. The element of the Suit of Cups is water and the corresponding season is summer. In relation to Astrology they are related to Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer.
Meaning of Wands in Tarot
The Suit of Wands has to do with ones passion and creativity. This suit can talk about passion projects, or your ambition and drive to get something done. The suit often talks about ones artistic abilities, or side hobby. They show where you put your life force and there fore focus. The element of the Suit of Wands is Fire and the corresponding season is Spring. In astrology this suit is related to Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius.
Meaning of Swords in Tarot
The Suit of Swords has everything to do with ones mental state and thoughts. It represents the intellect and ideas. Its has everything to do with what one ‘thinks’ about something or their mental perception. This suit can also speak everything that is rational and logical. If it can be felt touched or seen, it doesn’t exist to a ‘swords’ personality. The dynamic of this suit is that everything must be measured and quantified. The element of the Suit of Swords is Air. And the corresponding season is that of Autumn. In astrology it relates to Gemini Libra, or Aquarius.
Meaning of Pentacles in Tarot
The Suit of Pentacles is all about money, financial matters and material possessions. It can represent things such as property, investments, land, or intangible things such as your career or business. Pentacles is all about things that we manifest on the 3D level in our lives. The element of the suit of Pentacles is Earth. And the corresponding season is Winter. The Astrology correspondences are Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo.
What Does a Minor Arcana Card Mean in a Tarot Reading?
In synopsis, the Minor Arcana in Tarot consists of 56 cards and talks about the day to day affairs of the quitrent. (the person asking the question) They show the current attitudes, beliefs, or emotional states of that person. They can also go into their perceptions about what they can have or can’t have and are really about what is currently going on a mundane level for them. They are the close up of their life, and the nitty gritty details that make up what is going on. The positions in the reading regarding solutions or outcomes,
The Minor Arcana Tarot Cards in an ‘outcome position’ or ‘solution position’ of a tarot spread can point to specific shifts in thought patterns, emotional patterns, or perceptions that the querent can make to shift their reality. If you allow your intuition to fully open up and flow these tarot cards can really provide a lot of detailed information.