Minor Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

minor arcana tarot card meaningsThe Minor Arcana consists of four suits – Cups, Pentacles, Swords and Wands. Each suit corresponds with a different element and is representative of different aspects of day-to-day life.

The Suit of Cups relates to the element of Water and is representative of emotions, relationships, feelings and creativity.

The Suit of Pentacles relates to the element of Earth and is representative of money, financial resources, material possessions, career and the physical realm.

The Suit of Swords relates to the element of Air and is representative of power, rationality, the intellect, and thoughts.

The Suit of Wands relates to the element of Fire and is representative of inspiration, spirituality, ideas and energy flow.

Each suit in the Minor Arcana consists of fourteen Tarot cards, including ten numbered cards (Ace through to Ten) and four Court Cards (the Page, Knight, Queen and King). The numbered Tarot cards reflect everyday life situations while the Tarot Court Cards reflect personality-types or actual people.

While the Major Arcana Tarot card meanings reveal events that will naturally occur due to laws of the Universe, the Minor Arcana Tarot card meanings reveal events that naturally occur due to laws of human nature. Therefore, the Minor Arcana highlight the more practical aspects of life and can refer to current issues that have a temporary or minor influence.

Minor Arcana Cards in a Tarot Reading

If a Tarot reading is predominantly made up of the Minor Arcana Tarot cards, you are dealing with day-to-day issues which will not necessarily having a lasting influence on your life. These issues are passing through, presenting you with an opportunity to learn from these experiences (look to any Major Arcana cards to identify and understand these lessons and how they may impact your life in the long-term).

Minor Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

To discover the Tarot card meanings for each of the Minor Arcana Tarot cards, click on the Suit below: