Tarot 101: The Meanings Behind the Cards
The Fool: Innocence. New Beginnings. Free Spirit. Reversed: Recklessness. Being Taken Advantage Of. Inconsideration.
The Magician: Willpower. Desire. Creation. Manifestation. Reversed: Trickery. Illusions. Out of Touch.
The High Priestess: Intuition. Unconscious. Inner Voice. Reversed: Lack of Center. Lost Inner Voice. Repressed Feelings.
The Empress: Motherhood. Fertility. Nature. Reversed: Dependence. Smothering. Emptiness.
The Emperor: Authority. Structure. Control. Fatherhood. Reversed: Tyranny. Rigidity. Coldness.
Hierophant: Tradition. Conformity. Morality and Ethics. Reversed: Rebellion. Subversiveness. New Approaches.
Lovers: Partnerships. Union. Duality. Choice. Reversed: Loss of Balance. One-Sidedness. Disharmony.
The Chariot: Direction. Control. Willpower. Reversed: Lack of Control. Lack of Direction. Aggression.
Strength: Bravery. Compassion. Focus. Inner Strength. Reversed: Self Doubt. Weakness. Insecurity.
The Hermit: Contemplation. Search for Truth. Inner Guidance. Reversed: Loneliness. Isolation. Lost Your Way.
The Wheel: Change. Cycles. Inevitable Fate. Reversed: No Control. Clinging to Control. Bad Luck.
Justice: Cause and Effect. Clarity. Truth. Reversed: Dishonesty. Unaccountability. Unfairness.
Hanged Man: Sacrifice. Release. Martyrdom. Reversed: Stalling. Needless Sacrifice. Fear of Sacrifice.
Death: End of Cycle. Beginnings. Change. Metamorphosis. Reversed: Fear of Change. Holding On. Stagnation.
Temperance: The Middle Path. Patience. Finding Meaning. Reversed: Extremes. Excess. Lack of Balance.
The Devil: Excess. Materialism. Playfulness. Reversed: Freedom. Release. Restoring Control.
The Tower: Sudden Upheaval. Pride. Disaster. Reversed: Disaster Avoided. Delaying Disaster. Fear of Suffering.
The Star: Hope. Faith. Revujination. Reversed: Insecurity. Discouragement. Faithlessness.
The Moon: Unconscious. Illusions. Intuition. Reversed: Confusion. Fear. Misinterpretation.
The Sun: Joy. Success. Celebration. Positivity. Reversed: Negativity. Depression. Sadness.
Judgement: Reflection. Reckoning. Inner Voice. Reversed: Lack of Self-Awareness. Doubt. Self-Loathing.
The World: Fulfillment. Harmony. Completion. Incompletion. No Closure. Uncomplete Goals.
Ace of Wands: Creation. Willpower. Inspiration. Desire. Reversed: Lack of Energy. Lack of Passion. Boredom.
II of Wands: Planning. Making Plans. Discovery. Reversed: Lack of Planning. Disorganization. Bad Planning.
III of Wands: Looking Ahead. Expansion. Rapid Growth. Reversed: Obstacles. Delays. Frustration.
IV of Wands: Community. Home. Celebration. Reversed: Lack of Communication. Instability. Home Conflicts.
V of Wands: Competition. Conflict. Rivalry. Reversed: Avoiding Conflict. Respecting Differences.
VI of Wands: Victory. Success. Public Reward. Reversed: Self-Doubt. Lack of Recognition. Punishment.
VII of Wands: Perseverance. Defensive. Maintaining Control. Reversed: Give Up. Destroyed Confidence. Feeling Overwhelmed.
VIII of Wands: Rapid Action. Movement. Quick Decisions. Reversed: Obstacles. Waiting. Slowing Down.
IX of Wands: Resilience. Pushing Forward. Last Stretch. Reversed: Exhaustion. Fatigue. Reaching Burnout.
X of Wands: Accomplishment. Responsibility. Burden. Reversed: Inability to Delegate. Lack of Priorities.
Page of Wands: Exploration. Excitement. Freedom. Reversed: Lack of Direction. Negativity. Feeling Caged.
Knight of Wands: Action. Adventure. Fearlessness. Reversed: Anger. Impulsiveness. Recklessness.
Queen of Wands: Courage. Determination. Joy. Reversed: Selfishness. Jealousy. Demanding.
King of Wands: Big Picture. Leader. Overcoming Challenges. Reversed: Impulsive. Overbearing. Unachievable Expectations.
Ace of Cups: New Love. Overflowing Feelings. Creativity. Reversed: Wasted Emotions. Blocked Creativity. Emptiness.
II of Cups: Unity. Partnership. Two Become One. Reversed: Imbalance. Broken Communication. Tension.
III of Cups: Friendship. Community. Happiness. Reversed: Herd Mentality. Conformity. Solitude.
IV of Cups: Apathy. Contemplation. Disconnectedness. Reversed: Boredom. Taking for Granted. Aloofness.
V of Cups: Loss. Grief. Disappointment. Reversed: Acceptance. Moving On. Finding Peace.
VI of Cups: Nostalgia. Happy Memories. Reunion. Reversed: Resisting Change. Clinging to Past. Unrealistic Expectations.
VII of Cups: Choices. Fantasy. Illusion. Reversed: Temptation. Diversion. Confusion.
VIII of Cups: Walking Away. Disillusionment. Leaving Behind. Reversed: Confusion. Fear of the Unknown. Fear of Loss.
IX of Cups: Comfort. Emotional Stability. Luxury. Reversed: Greed. Smugness. Dissatisfaction.
X of Cups: Peace. Contentment. Fulfilment. Celebration. Reversed: Shattered Dreams. Broken Family. Bad Relationships.
Page of Cups: Delightful Surprise. Inner Child. Intuition. Reversed: Immaturity. Escapism. Lack of Creativity.
Knight of Cups: Messenger. Romance. Adventure. Reversed: Moodiness. Disappointment.
Queen of Cups: Compassion. Calm. Comfort. Reversed: Coldness. Insecurity. Dependence.
King of Cups: Compassion. Control. Balance. Reversed: Manipulation. Moodiness. Trickery.
Ace of Swords: Victory. Raw Strength. Sharp Mind. Reversed: Confusion. Brutality. Chaos.
II of Swords: Difficult Choices. Indecision. Stalemate. Reversed: Lesser of Two Evils. No Right Choice. Confusion.
III of Swords: Heartbreak. Suffering. Grief. Reversed: Recovery. Forgiveness. Moving On.
IV of Swords: Rest. Restoration. Contemplation. Reversed: Restlessness. Burnout. Stress.
V of Swords: Unbridled Ambition. Win at all costs. Sneakiness. Reversed: Lingering Resentment. Desire to Reconcile. Desire to Forgive.
VI of Swords: Transition. Leaving Behind. Moving On. Reversed: Emotional Baggage. Unresolved Issues. Resisting Transition.
VII of Swords: Deception. Trickery. Turning a Blind Eye. Reversed: Turn a New Leaf. Desire to Reform. Desire to Change.
VIII of Swords: Imprisonment. Powerlessness. Self-Victimization. Reversed: Self-Acceptance. New Perspective. Freedom.
IX of Swords: Anxiety. Hopelessness. Nightmares. Reversed: Fear. Lack of Objectivity. Despair.
X of Swords: Betrayal. Back-stabbing. Defeat. Reversed: Reviving. Rejuvenation. Inevitable End.
Page of Swords: Curiosity. Restlessness. Mental Energy. Reversed: Hastiness. Rushing Through. All Talk.
Knight of Swords: Drive. Speed. Ambition. Reversed: No Direction. Disregard for Consequence. Unpredictability.
Queen of Swords: Complexity. Perceptive. Clear Mindedness. Reversed: Cold Hearted. Cruel. Bitterness.
King of Swords: Intellectual. Power. Truth. Reversed: Manipulative. Cruel. Criticism.
Ace of Pentacles: Opportunity. Prosperity. New Venture. Reversed: Lost Opportunity. Missed Chance.
II of Pentacles: Balance. Priorities. Adapting to Change. Reversed: Loss of Balance. Disorganization. Overwhelmed.
III of Pentacles: Teamwork. Collaboration. Building. Reversed: Lack of Teamwork. Disorganized. Group Conflict. Competition.
IV of Pentacles: Conservation. Security. Frugality. Reversed: Greediness. Stinginess. Possessiveness.
V of Pentacles: Need. Poverty. Insecurity. Reversed: Recovery. Isolation.
VI of Pentacles: Charity. Generosity. Sharing. Reversed: Selfishness. Stinginess. Debt.
VII of Pentacles: Hard Work. Perseverance. Diligence. Reversed: Work Without Results. Distractions. Lack of Rewards.
VIII of Pentacles: Education. Apprenticeship. Achievement. Reversed: No Focus. No Ambition. No Motivation.
IX of Pentacles: Fruits of Labor. Independence. Rewards. Reversed: Mistakes. Obsession with Work. Setbacks.
X of Pentacles: Legacy. Inheritance. Culmination. Reversed: Failure. Lack of Stability. Lack of Resources.
Page of Pentacles: Dreams. Desire. New Opportunity. Reversed: Daydreaming. Impracticality. Laziness.
Knight of Pentacles: Efficiency. Hard Work. Routine. Reversed: Laziness. Obsessiveness. Work without Reward.
Queen of Pentacles: Practicality. Creature Comforts. Financial Security. Reversed: Work Life Imbalance. Smothering.
King of Pentacles: Abundance. Power. Security. Reversed: Greed. Indulgence. Sensuality.
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