Good morning everyone. I thought we would recap some of the Major Arcana in the Tarot as there are quite a few new people following my page now... thank you very much again to you all for your support. If there is something specifically you would like me to cover then please let me know. As we go through the journey I will break it up with a few more tarot spreads.
The Major Arcana is often said to represent a journey of the soul from the innocence of childhood through trials and tests to maturity, old age, death, resurrection and eventual transcendence. That is the major arcana represent a journey to enlightenment. In a reading these cards tend to represent things that the client does not have control over and can be equated to the forces of fate and destiny and one’s personal spiritual lesson.
There are 22 Major Arcana Cards
The first card is numbered zero and signifies the openness of the soul being a vessel to be filled and the spirit of adventure.
The Fool 0
The Fool Card is about naivety and the innocence of life prior experience. There is an element of trust and adventure. Note that he is about to step off a cliff. The Sun is shining and he fears nothing. The bundle he carries is light but contains the elements of what he brings from a past life. It suggests living life one day at a time with an open heart and mind. There is childlike innocence depicted here as well as an element of risk but also of trust as he is about to step forward off the cliff.
Keywords: Spontaneity, trust, taking risks.
Reversed: Childishness in a negative sense, recklessness, impulsive actions are indicated here. You may be acting foolishly on the spur of the moment. There is a warning to be more cautious and to take responsibility for your own actions. Plan ahead and be more cautious. You may be happy for the moment but the long term prospects are not that good.
Keywords: Recklessness and irresponsibility.
Have a great day. Dare to be different and try something new. That is the spirit of The Fool. Dont forget to select a card each day at the beginning of the day. Write down what you think it means. At the end of the day reflect on your experiences. This is a great way to form an understanding of the cards and how they work for you. Even though the association is on a small scale with the daily ups and downs we experience it will still help you gain a feeling for the card. Dont forget to then check a text book meaning and add this to your notes. Keeping a note book of these daily reflections will build up your knowledge and help you retain the feel for each card.
Have a great day!