The Emperor in the Major Arcana

Upright: Authority, Stability, Rationality, Reason, Empowerment Reversed: Arrogance, Rigidity, Abuse Of Power, High Stress, Selfishness The Emperor in the Major Arcana is the fourth stop on the journey, and the leader of leaders, the ‘divine right of kings’. Here lies the origin of obedience, administration, duty and conscience. He is the master of influence and could also represent a political spirit. Typically a male authoritarian figure working with an ultimate sense of responsibility for the material world. He creates structure and foundation to hold society together. We can rely on him for fair judgement and intuitive common sense. The Emperor […]

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The Empress in the Major Arcana

Upright: Abundance, Creativity, Fertility, Productivity, Fulfilment Reversed: Dependence, Smothering, Poverty Mindset, Instability   The Empress in the Major Arcana is the third stop of the journey. She represents the beginning of life in the mental body – education, knowledge. She is the teacher of teachers and chief of communication, known to be connected with record-keeping, history, administration and government work. In some learnings, The Empress in the Major Arcana is also associated with Confucianism, where there is a professional and ordered control of society. She garners the principles of civilisation and acts as a mental guide. Conventionally, The Empress in the […]

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The High Priestess in the Major Arcana

Upright: Insight, Mystery, Understanding, Wisdom, Intuition, Spirituality Reversed: Uncertainty, Illusions, Misguidance Representing the birth of duality, The High Priestess in the Major Arcana is the second card in the twenty-two stations, representative of femininity, of nurturing and potential. The ultimate symbol of balance and manifestation. Traditionally, she is known as the physical origin of the emotional plane. She represents the beginning of life in the emotional body as well as the Mother of Mothers, Mother Nature. In any position, the High Priestess might represent a figure of great importance to the readee, such as a teacher or a guide. She is […]

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The Magician in the Major Arcana

The Magician in the Major Arcana

Upright: Confidence, Creativity, Important Communications, Skills, Talent Reversed: Lack of Direction and Will, Deception, Instability, Lack of Knowledge, Insufficient Communication The first numeric card, The Magician in the Major Arcana is the first stop of twenty-two stations. The card marks a beginning of life and signifies all things are possible, one has the power to make the future. The card depicts all Minor Arcana suits symbolized on the table – the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire. “As above, so below” is seen in right hand raised skyward with a receiving wand, and in the left hand pointing to […]

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The Fool in the Major Arcana

The Fool in the Major Arcana

Upright: New Beginnings, Optimism, Important Decisions, Freedom Reversed: Impulsive, Childish, Foolish, Selfish, Thoughtless, Careless Card 0 in the Major Arcana, The Fool commonly represents the start of the story, our childlike selves in the beginning of our cycle. He is often depicted as a young person holding a bag in his hand and appears to be going somewhere, unclear where the final destination might be. In more traditional texts, The Fool is known as Card 22 – the immortal mortal. He is The Magician (Card 1) who has learnt all of his lessons. Invincible with a complete lack of fear. […]

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