Major Arcana: 11 Justice

The further into the Major Arcana cards you get, the more you get into abstract concepts rather than personality and person centered cards.

Sometimes the Major Arcana are called Trumps, based on an old concept of Triumphs and parades, which I’ll get to later, but understand that each Major or Trump Tarot card, well, trumps the […]

Major Arcana: 2 The High Priestess

So many people love this card, and it’s easy to understand why–often Tarot readers are women, and this is the card of female knowledge.

The High Priestess sits, sometimes on a bench, sometimes on a pedestal, looking out serenely with her robes flowing gracefully down below her.  She’s a young woman, peaceful and confident.

She knows who […]

Major Arcana: 3 The Empress

The Empress is a card of creative energy.  In most decks, she’s shown in a fertile green meadow and often is visibly pregnant.  She’s a positive force in the Tarot deck and is often drawn when success is coming soon for the questioner.

The Empress is the mother in all of us, the part of us […]

Major Arcana: 8 Strength

In nearly every Tarot deck, the Strength card depicts a beautiful woman taming a wild beast.  Often, it’s a lion, and she’s holding his jaws, controlling the beast.  One of my favorite images of this card is from the Dark Grimoire Tarot, where a woman faces a massive Lovecraftian beast, calmly holding her palm up, […]