Tarot Cards (A work in progress)

Tarot Cards : The following section is a work in progress, which, when complete will cover many aspects of Tarot cards, including: The history of tarot cards, The symbolism of tarot cards and finally some of the spreads and principals used in tarot card reading.  This section currently includes detailed meanings of the cards.  The section will be updated on a regular daily basis so please check back regularly.

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The Cards:
The tarot cards consist of 78 cards that are split into two main sections called The Major Arcana (containing 22 cards) and the Minor Arcana (containing four suits, namely: The Suit of Wands, The Suit of Cups, The Suit of Swords and The Suit of Pentacles. Each suit in turn consists of 14 cards each).

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The Major Ancana cards (22 cards):

The Major Arcana

Tarot Meanings - The Wheel of Fortune

The Minor Arcana suits and cards (56 cards):

The Suit of Wands

Tarot Meanings - Ace of Wands

The Suit of Cups

Tarot Meanings - Ace of Cups

The Suit of Swords

Tarot Meanings - Ace of Swords

The Suit of Pentacles

Tarot Meanings - Ace of Pentacles

See also: Runes and I Ching Meanings

NB: Illustrations from Universal-Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA,  Copyright 1990 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.  Universal Waite is a registered trademark of U. S. Games Systems, Inc.  Further reproduction prohibited.
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Sources:  Sources of Information for this article about tarot card meanings:
Discover Tarot - Emily Peach - The Aquarian Press 1990, An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 77-85 Fulham Palace Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 8JB - ISBN: 185538048X

Sacred Symbols The Tarot - Thames and Hudson, 30 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QP - ISBN: 0500060193

Tarot - David V Barrett - Dorling Kindersley Limited 1995, 9 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PS - ISBN: 0751302201

The Key to the Tarot - Jane Lyle - Studio Editions Ltd 1993, Princess House, 50 Eastcastle Street, London W1N 7AP - ISBN: 185891 003X

The Tarot - Alfred Douglas - Penguin Books Ltd 1972, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England - ISBN: 0140037373

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