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The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards, also know as Trumps. These are the spiritual cards of the deck, dealing with the inner persona. They represent the universal forces of Nature, and trace an individual's spiritual progression on the path of life. The Fools Journey is an adventure of learning and growing through the 21 steps of the path from the material world back to the spiritual world.

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The Fool The Magician The High Priestess The Empresshttp://inspiraven.com/tarot/cards/ The Emperorhttp://inspiraven.com/tarot/cards/ The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot Strength The Hermit Wheel of Fortune
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Justice The Hanged Man Death Temperance The Devil The Tower The Star The Moon The Sun Judgement The World

The Minor Arcana

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Suit of Pentacles

The suit of Pentacles is associated with the element of earth and the wind and direction of the North. It is deemed the suit of the physical, the material. Pentacles, represent the body and the physical. This suit is best known for representing health and money, but is also anything to do with work, a job, a task, a craft. Also luck. That which is solid, real and tangible.

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Suit of Swords

The suit of Swords is associated with the element AIR. It is the mental suit, the 'invoked force' as opposed to the natural. It is will, thought and intellect. Swords represents pure mind, thinking, speaking. It's best known for representing problems and troubles especially those relating to communications or bad press, but really about anything to do with either words and/or thoughts. Brilliant thoughts as well as nightmares; sharp ideas or a sharp tongue. This is the suit of scientists and analysts of thinking things though or thinking/saying too much. Ideas breeze into your mind, words are given breath, written letters and messages fly on the wind.

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Suit of Wands

The suit of Wands is associated with the element of fire and the wind and direction of the South. Wands are the spiritual aspect of a person. The suit of Wands is about the natural force within. Ones Vitality. Wands represent passion. As such, in a reading it usually stands for someones ambition, career, creative endeavors, religion and/or philosophy. Anything a person might put their energy and soul into. Could be teaching and leadership. The fire of wands represent something that you have to do, whether you are compensated or not. It is something that burns inside of you and you need to act on it.

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Suit of Cups

The suit of Cups is associated with the element of water and the wind and direction of the WEST. It is the suit of feelings. Cups represents the emotions. Best known for representing a persons love life, but they also stands for emotional extremes, such as elation, depression or bliss, and the negatives that come with such emotions, like over-indulgence in food, drink, drugs. The positives of cups are things like poetry or music. Also, psychic powers, visions, and illusions fall under this suits domain. Cups are feelings that you surrender to, that you flow or sink into.

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