Tarot card by card

Major Arcana List of Tarot Card Meanings

A total of 22 card contains The Major Arcana that tell about the humanity spiritual evollution.

Each tarot card has two readings, generally these are one positive and one negative, can be even opposite meanings although this may depend more on the question in question and the rest of the cards.

Sometimes the position of the card in the spreads is given an interpretation as normal or inverted because of how they have fallen on the table, although this is not the most usual practice, but the reading in one or the other direction of both meanings is done according to the set of cards that compose the spread.

Nevertheless, in our definition of the meaning of the cards we are going to give you a first generic meaning that can include both interpretations and then the separate interpretations in both directions.

The Fool

The Fool card in Tarot

The fool card usually means new beginnings, a growing optimism, a real trust in your life

Upright reading

Symbol of innocence and a free spirit, harbinger of a new beginning

Reversed reading

Recklessness, exploitation, disregard

The Magician

The Magician tarot card announces more action, the power to manifest to the others

Upright reading

The will, the desire, the creation, the manifestation

Reversed reading

Deceptions, illusions, unreality

The Magician card in Tarot

The High Priestess

The High Priestess card in Tarot

A tarot card that represents a lost of activity, start of an inaction period, maybe you’re going within your mystical side

Upright reading

Intuition, an inner voice, the unconscious

Reversed reading

Lack of balance, loss of inner guidance, repressed feelings

The Empress

A lot of abundance, nurturing, if you think in childs, means fertility

Upright reading

Nature, fertility, future motherhood

Reversed reading

Dependence, suffocation, emptiness, meddling

The Empress card in Tarot

The Emperor

The Emperor card in Tarot

A period of strong stability maybe starting, with his rules

Upright reading

Authority, structure and control, future parenthood

Reversed reading

Tyranny, inflexibility, coldness

The Hierophant

The tradition and his rules maybe determinate your society behaviour

Upright reading

Conformity with tradition, morality and ethics

Reversed reading

A new approach that may indicate rebellion

The Hierophant card in Tarot

The Lovers

The Lovers card in Tarot

New and incredible passion and sexuality

Upright reading

A new relation or the strengthening of an existing one is announced

Reversed reading

Loss of balance, disharmony and unilateral decisions

The Chariot

You will move in the right direction in making a decision, it will become a clear progress or a better integration in your social framework

Upright reading

Willpower, decisive direction and control of the situation

Reversed reading

Lack of control, lack of direction, out-of-control aggressiveness

The Chariot card in Tarot


Strength card in Tarot

Courage and courage will play a very important role in your future.

Upright reading

Great inner strength, concentration, courage and compassion

Reversed reading

The weakness of the insecure, the constant doubt

The Hermit

Moments of meditation, solitude and awareness of reality and your purposes

Upright reading

The search for truth, inner guidance, contemplation

Reversed reading

The loneliness and isolation, the loss of the way

The Hermit card in Tarot

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune card in Tarot

You start a cycle of changes that can be both positive and negative

Upright reading

A time of change, new cycles, an inevitable destiny

Reversed reading

Loss of control or excessive control with bad luck


A time of justice, balance and equity begins

Upright reading

Cause and effect, clarity and truth

Reversed reading

Clear dishonesty and lack of responsibility and justice

Justice card in Tarot

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man card in Tarot

It can be both a new approach and a surrender

Upright reading

Sacrifice, martyrdom and liberation

Reversed reading

Stagnation, fear of sacrifice or unnecessary sacrifice


The end of something, not life, of something, a time of change

Upright reading

The end of a cycle, a new beginning or era changes

Reversed reading

A stagnation and the beginning of the decline due to the fear of change

Death card in Tarot


Temperance card in Tarot

Balance and moderation can be allies of someone who may be especially sensitive

Upright reading

The middle way, the patience to find the meaning

Reversed reading

Excess, extremism and lack of balance

The Devil

A self-destructive pattern, an addiction that will throw you off the path to power.

Upright reading

Addictions, gambling, materialism

Reversed reading

The restoration of self-control, the release of something or someone

The Devil card in Tarot

The Tower

The Tower card in Tarot

Collapse of the consolidated structures and reach a possible liberation from what binds you

Upright reading

Unexpected upset, wounded pride, disaster

Reversed reading

Disaster has been averted or delayed, there is fear of suffering

The Star

Hope, peace of mind and a good person can cross your path soon.

Upright reading

Hope, rejuvenation, rebirth

Reversed reading

Lack of faith, insecurity and discouragement

The Star card in Tarot

The Moon

The Moon card in Tarot

The world of the subconscious, dreams full of mystery can take over your thoughts

Upright reading

Unconsciousness, illusions and intuition

Reversed reading

Misunderstandings, fear and confusion

The Sun

Success and the arrival of happiness, everything will be fine

Upright reading

Joy and celebration, success and positivism

Reversed reading

Being negative, being depressed and sad

The Sun card in Tarot


Judgement card in Tarot

An inner renaissance, a new beginning

Upright reading

Reflective, calculating mind, the awakening

Reversed reading

Lack of self-awareness, self-hatred, doubt

The World

The completion of something you were pursuing, the achievement of the celebration of life

Upright reading

The pleasure of the fulfillment of something, the completion of something, the harmony

Reversed reading

Something incomplete, unfinished

The World card in Tarot