Learning How To Understand Tarot Cards

Each one of these links will take you to the specific Tarot Card Meanings and give you some more insight into how you can interpret these cards during and after a reading. The pictures used in this deck are from the classic Rider-Waite Tarot Deck that was first published in 1910. While different decks have different illustrations for their respective names, the same meanings for these cards apply and 95% of the time will be the standard 78 card deck.

While the images are simple, their backgrounds and details hold a wealth of symbolism. Some of the imagery remains close to those found in earlier decks, but overall the Waite-Smith card designs represent a substantial departure from their predecessors. More information on this deck and the Tarot Card Meanings can be found at – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rider-Waite_tarot_deck

While there are generally 78 cards in a Tarot Card Deck, we have only displayed the Major Arcana cards and their meanings here.

The Magician Tarot Card Meaning

The Magician

The Magician Tarot Card is an outstanding omen that symbolizes new opportunities. It can also show the significance of new enterprise and that you will have the creativity and willpower to succeed in whatever you may set out to do.

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Tarot Card Meanings - The Fool

The Fool

Expect the unexpected when The Fool Tarot Card turns up during your Tarot reading. Be mindful of influences that could have a dramatic affect on the decisions and choices you make.

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The High Priestess Tarot Card

The High Priestess

The High Priestess is the guardian of secrets. When she appears in a tarot reading it can mean a secret will soon be revealed or that there is a secret you hold and would like to reveal.

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The Empress Tarot Card

The Empress

The Empress Tarot Card symbolizes prosperity, birth, love and reassurance. When she appears in a tarot reading in a favorable position she is a welcome card.

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The Emperor Tarot Card

The Emperor

The Emperor Tarot Card is a sign of honor and achievement and often in cases can represent a strong male influence. Examples of this could be a father, husband or partner and possibly even a man of significance in your life.

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The Hierophant Tarot Card

The Hierophant

The Hierophant Tarot Card is a symbol of moral law. He is a wise and a very capable adviser, a spiritual guide and practical instructor.

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The Lovers Tarot Card

The Lovers

The Lovers Tarot Card can symbolize that a new love will soon enter your life. Most people cannot see where from but you can be sure you’re in for a surprise.

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The Chariot Tarot Card

The Chariot

The Chariot Tarot Card symbolizes your conflicts ending in victory. On revealing of The Chariot you can be fairly sure that with sustained efforts if in a current struggle or facing one, that you will win.

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The Strength Tarot Card


When the Strength Tarot Card appears it represents not only physical strength but also the profound ability to cope with extreme pressures. You can be assured that you will win whatever battle you are facing.

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The Hermit Tarot Card

The Hermit

When The Hermit Tarot Card appears in your reading he can symbolize a need for your careful consideration of issues. Quite possibly a strong desire for peace and quiet and most importantly solitude.

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The Wheel Of Fortune Tarot Card

Wheel of Fortune

When The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card appears it delivers a message of a new cycle in life. Good luck and fortune. For fate has brought this into your life rather than your own doing.

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The Justice Tarot Card


When The Justice Tarot Card appears in a reading it can often represent fairness, justice and an equilibrium in all dealings with people. It is a great omen concerning your business deals, partnerships and any legal issues.

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The Hanged Man Tarot Card

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man Tarot Card often symbolizes self-sacrifice. This could be either material or emotional and an ability to adapt to changing circumstances that you currently face. 

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The Death Tarot Card Meaning


Without any doubt at all, it is the Death Tarot Card that causes most fear in a reading, however strangely it rarely ever symbolizes actual death of you or someone else.

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The Temperance Tarot Card Meaning


When the Temperance Tarot Card appears in your reading it often symbolizes a strong self-control. It also signifies your ability to handle volatile factors and in turn, being able to bring out a positive result.

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The Devil Tarot Card

The Devil

The Devil Tarot Card is not entirely bad. If a marriage or commitment to a relationship is under consideration, if this card falls in a favorable position, The Devil is a good omen.

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The Tower Tarot Card Meaning

The Tower

The Tower Tarot Card is often the card that causes most fear and consternation in people who are having a reading done. It’s very hard to find a positive side to this card.

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The Star Tarot Card Meaning

The Star

The Star Tarot Card is a welcome card bringing optimism and hope. This lovely card also brings insight into the future and more importantly, a renewal of faith. 

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The Moon Tarot Card Meaning

The Moon

When The Moon Tarot Card appears in your reading you can be sure it will be a time of highly charged emotions and confusion. Probably not want you wanted to read!

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The Sun Tarot Card Meaning

The Sun

This is without a doubt one of the best, if not, the best cards in the Tarot! The Sun Tarot Card is a most welcome card in any reading. It is a signal of very happy times and joy.

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The Judgement Tarot Card Meaning


The Judgement Tarot Card delivers a message of a time of accomplishment and signals rewards for your past efforts. It is a reminder to sit back and take inventory of your life.

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The World Tarot Card Meaning

The World

The World Tarot Card brings a message of the arrival of your heart’s desire. Regardless of what it may be. These could include achievements, recognition, triumph and successes.

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