Tarot Cards - Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana (minor secrets) cards represent the things that govern our day-to-day life including practical aspects, small-scale projects, everyday relationships, etc. Because wholesome living is equally worldly and spiritual, the Minor Arcana cards are in no way less important than those in the Major Arcana. The details of our everyday life are an unmistakable mirror of the journey our souls are taking. As above so below, as within so without.
Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards and is broken into four suits of fourteen cards each: the suit of Pentacles, the suit of Cups, the suit of Wands, and the suit of Swords. Each suit is numbered one (Ace) to ten, followed by four Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, and King. In that sense they are similar to the regular playing decks, with one additional card.
Each suit is associated with an element (earth, water, fire, and air). Some occultists maintain that each suit is also representative of a chakra, picturing the life lessons that are associated with it. Numerologists posit that the numbers on the cards are predictive of their meanings. We believe all such connections hold true, as the deck is replete with mystical connections.
Below is a list of the 56 Tarot cards of the Minor Arcana, click each card to gain deeper insight into their meanings.
The suit of Wands is associated with the fire element, suit of clubs, spring, and the third chakra (also known as the solar plexus chakra). As such, the wand cards tend to show the state of our fiery passions in life - those things we want to accomplish, the projects we want to work on, our career, and our strong interests including our social and political activities.
These cards show whether we can viably make plans and stick to them. They show how we handle obstacles, whether we give up too quickly or if we maintain resilience. They show our relationship to sustained action.
When we are out of balance in this area, we lack confidence. We assume that the world is against us. That people are selfish. Our leadership skills need to be improved and we must find our inner strength and drive. The wand cards give us these details with amazing accuracy.
The wands are a powerful suit. Each wand card can single-handedly change the progression of a reading, giving it a positive or a negative turn. They are just as powerful in one-card readings.