The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana cards represent significant life events and life lessons. Each of the 22 cards represents an archetype that we will encounter at different points of our lives. Each card also has sign of the Zodiac connected to it, allowing us to bring the qualities of the sign to our interpretation.

Majors Key Word Chart

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The Chariot

Perseverance, rushed decisions, focus, determination , adversity

Defeat, failure, distracted, lack of focus, weak-willed

Strength

Courage, conviction, strength, determination, action, heroism, compassion

Pettiness, sickness, unfaithfulness, weakness, cruel

The Hermit

Inner strength, prudence, withdrawal, lone journey, vigilance

Hastiness, immaturity, imprudence, damaging isolation

The Wheel of Fortune

Unexpected events, advancement, destiny, fortune, karma

Interruption, external influences, failure, bad luck

Justice

Equality, justice, virtue, honour, harmony, balance, fairness

False accusation, unfairness, biased, lack of justice

The Hanged Man

Change, boredom, improvement, rebirth, suspension,

False statements, lack of faith, unwillingness

Death

Major changes, loss, failure, transformation, death

Immobility, struggling with changes, cheating, death, stagnation

Temperance

Patience, good influence, confidence, moderation, creation

Conflict, disharmony, frustration, impatience, discord

The Devil

Addiction, unexpected failure, controversy, toxic attachments, disaster,

Release, enlightenment, progression, recovery, freedom

The Tower

Catastrophic change,  end of friendship, bankruptcy, downfall, unexpected events

Avoiding disaster, release, entrapment, survival

The Star

Nurture, pleasure, optimism, insight, spiritual love, hope, faith

Disappointment, bad luck, imbalance, broken dreams, disconnection from spiritual self

The Moon

 Deception, disillusionment, trickery, intuition, deeply ingrained fear

Clarity, subconscious awareness, deception discovered, negative advantage

The Sun

Accomplishment, success, love, joy,  satisfaction

Loneliness, canceled plans, temporary depression, break ups

Judgment

Spiritual awakening, renewal, rejuvenation, rebirth, improvement, promotion, atonement, judgment

Disappointment, indecision, inability to embrace a  calling, failure, ill-health, worry

The World

Perfection, completion recognition, success, fulfilment

Lack of vision, disappointment, imperfection, static, unable to move on

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