THE MAJOR ARCANA
The Major Arcana represents spiritual karma, which we are forever resolving, creating and/or recreating. Aside from their individual definitions each card also corresponds to a simple personal strength, such as patience, that is about to be tested, rewarded, or that we may soon need to call upon.
· The Major Arcana is the first suit in the Tarot. It contains twenty-two (22) cards that test, reward and replenish your strength of character.
· Major Arcana cards grab your attention, like the headlines in a newspaper.
· Major Arcana Cards represent Spiritual karma, which we are forever resolving, creating and/or recreating -- and Karma isn’t always just about doing good deeds for other people. It can be as simple as knowing when to leave well enough alone, or finally stepping up to the plate to confront a matter that we’ve been avoiding. Each good or bad habit that we break ends some cycle of self-induced Karma, while each new goal we undertake sets a different chain of Karmic challenges in motion.
· The more often one Major Arcana Card reappears in your readings the more you may need to call upon or develop the personal Strength it represents.
· The more Major Arcana cards there are in your spread the more emotionally or Spiritually significant your reading will prove to be, signaling a turning point in your perception.
MAJOR ARCANA CARDS TWO THROUGH TEN ALSO REPRESENT THE HIGHER VIBRATION OF SUBJECT CARDS TWO THROUGH TEN FROM THE MINOR ARCANA.
Whether from the Major or Minor Arcana, when reading any card from two through ten, you can rely upon the cards’ number to reveal a bottom-line situation that stimulates a certain type of personal energy or behavior.
The suits and individual definitions for any card from two through ten reveal the reason for the situation, as well as your options and most beneficial approach.
Whatever the situation: Threes of ANY suit stimulate your thinking and networking process.
With Card 3 the Empress (Karma) knowing that other people are counting on you can bolster your courage, confidence and resourcefulness or; taking a short break can recharge your energy and renew your confidence in matters you were ready to abandon.
Card 29 the Three of Wands (Change) could enable you to impart helpful suggestions and ideas that could save the day and bring you positive recognition.
Card 43 the Three of Cups (Emotions) might lead you to become more or less communicative.
Card 57 the Three of Swords (Challenge) may trigger a personal wake-up call that inspires you to rethink your position, or a series of small misunderstandings could leave you feeling especially uncooperative and oversensitive.
Card 71 the Three of Pentacles (Ambition) could incite you to work harder or be more watchful of your material security.
Whereas the energy or behavior pattern that is triggered by Cards 2-10 from the Minor Arcana is more spontaneous, the energy or behavior pattern generated by Cards 2-10 in the Major Arcana can help you make or adjust to changes that are more permanent.
To learn more about each card from the Major Arcana simply click on the name and number of the card you wish to study.
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