Tarot Card Meanings ~&~ Symbolism
brief descriptions and images of the classic tarot cards

Tarot Card Meanings & Symbolism. . .    Finally a quick guide for easy to understand tarot.  With this guide you can start doing your own readings in minutes.   You'll also find images and descriptions based on the enduring and classic Ryder-Waite Tarot Cards. 



Tarot Card Meanings ...     As mentioned above, the descriptions I'm sharing with you are based on classic Ryder-Waite tarot.   As you begin to learn the basics, your own intuition will start to reveal special meaning meant just for you.   

To do a reading, begin with a question, meditate on the question until it is firmly cast in your mind.  Then draw the cards according to the spread you choose, the next step is to "read" the cards by referring to the list for their basic interpretations, letting your own intuition give you further details of the answer.  

Symbolism and the Tarot . . .

The symbolism of the designs and elements on the tarot cards opens the reader to tap into his or her own intuition.  The more one understands the basics of symbolism - the deeper the message can be interpreted.  Every aspect and color in the card can brings deeper understanding and significance. 

There is a sentient quality to the tarot cards, they seem to have a way of appearing in a reading as to address the question at hand beyond chance and beyond coincidence, into the realm of mystical.  






Tarot Card Meanings

tarot card Fool
tarot card Magician
tarot card emperor

0  ~  The Fool 
Upright:   new beginnings... new ventures... striking out on your own...  optimism
Reversed:    danger...  folly...  naivete'... unexpected problems... unprepared

1  ~  The Magician
Upright:   tapping into full potential...  creativity...  using knowledge and skill... mastery of a craft
Reversed:   manipulation...  indecision...  procrastination... delays... blocks... 

2  ~  The High Priestess
Upright:   spirituality... mystery of the unknown... premonitions... connection to higher power...
Reversed:  untamed emotions...  unseen enemies...  forgotten personal needs

3  ~  The Empress
Upright:   feminine ideal...  abundance...  prosperity... fertility...  sense of purpose... mother figure
Reversed:   dark night of the soul... lack... frustration...  infertility

4  ~  The Emperor
Upright:  a man of influence and power...  ambition... material success... father figure
Reversed:  abuse of power or position...  denial of responsibility

5  ~  The Hierophant
Upright:  spiritual guide...  wise counsel...  sacred ritual... ceremonies... honor of tradition
Reversed:  dogma...  rigid beliefs...  unwise counsel... opportunities lost

The Lovers
Upright:  to be filled with love of all things... the powers of attraction... partnership
Reversed:  broken heart... misunderstandings in relationship... separation

7  ~  The Chariot
Upright:  success in the direction of ones desires... journey...  movement...  change
Reversed: 

8  ~  Strength
Upright:  the faith to do the impossible... unwaivering confidence... recovery from illness
Reversed:  stagnant...  fearful... insecure...  self doubt... onset of illness

9  ~  The Hermit
Upright:  the need for solitary meditation... to seek counsel from the Divine... contemplation
Reversed:  denial of the truth... impatience... haste... no desire to listen to wise counsel

Tarot card meanings by Presley Love  ~ additional pages are in development for each tarot card.

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