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
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
6 ~ 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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