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The Cards of the Tarot

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Tarot

Cups
The watery suit of Cups represents emotional life. Cups are intuitive and receptive. In Cups, we find our true feelings about friends, family, and home life. The water signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are at home
with the Cups.

  • Ace of Cups: New love, overflowing emotion
  • Two of Cups: Attraction, commitment
  • Three of Cups: Friendship, celebration
  • Four of Cups: Disenchantment, boredom
  • Five of Cups: Sorrow, loss
  • Six of Cups: Nostalgia
  • Seven of Cups: Choices, daydreams, illusions
  • Eight of Cups: Seeking, quests, crusades
  • Nine of Cups: Pleasure, drunkenness
  • Ten of Cups: Contentment, perfect happiness
  • Page of Cups: Considers emotional concepts
  • Knight of Cups: Delivers emotional messages
  • Queen of Cups: Channels emotional energy
  • King of Cups: Generates emotional energy


Swords

The airy suit of Swords represents intellectual life. Swords cut through the ideas, problems, and challenges we face each day. Swords also represent how and what we communicate. Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are at home with the Swords.

  • Ace of Swords: Inspiration, clarity
  • Two of Swords: Difficult decisions, restored peace
  • Three of Swords: Heartache, sorrow
  • Four of Swords: Rest, recuperation
  • Five of Swords: Defeat, poor sportsmanship
  • Six of Swords: Travel by water, solace
  • Seven of Swords: Dishonesty, thievery, betrayal
  • Eight of Swords: Restrictions, cruelty, victimhood
  • Nine of Swords: Despair, insomnia, nightmares
  • Ten of Swords: Overkill, ruin, martyrdom
  • Page of Swords: Considers intellectual concepts
  • Knight of Swords: Delivers intellectual messages
  • Queen of Swords: Channels intellectual energy
  • King of Swords: Generates intellectual energy


Pentacles

The earthy suit of Pentacles is the physical world—what we can touch and manifest in our lives. Pentacles aren't strictly tangible—they represent treasures of the spirit. The signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are at home with the Pentacles.

  • Ace of Pentacles: Material foundation
  • Two of Pentacles: Balance, juggling of resources
  • Three of Pentacles: Artistic/spiritual mastery
  • Four of Pentacles: Miserliness, stinginess, isolation
  • Five of Pentacles: Poverty, loss
  • Six of Pentacles: Charity, generosity
  • Seven of Pentacles: Waiting for harvest
  • Eight of Pentacles: Apprenticeship, industry
  • Nine of Pentacles: Comfort, abundance
  • Ten of Pentacles: Wealth
  • Page of Pentacles: Considers material concepts
  • Knight of Pentacles: Delivers material messages
  • Queen of Pentacles: Channels material energy
  • King of Pentacles: Generates material energy


Wands
The fiery suit of Wands represents spirit and energy, inspiration, and creative force. Wands are active, dynamic, and bold. In Wands, we discover how we work, act, and live. The fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are at home with the Wands.

  • Ace of Wands: Creativity, enterprise, potency
  • Two of Wands: Planning, preparation
  • Three of Wands: Opportunity, stronghold
  • Four of Wands: Prosperity, partnerships
  • Five of Wands: Challenges, scuffles, strife
  • Six of Wands: Victory, conquest
  • Seven of Wands: Defiance, defense, valor
  • Eight of Wands: Communication, travel, speed
  • Nine of Wands: Resilience, resistance
  • Ten of Wands: Burden, overwork, oppression
  • Page of Wands: Considers spiritual concepts
  • Knight of Wands: Delivers spiritual messages
  • Queen of Wands: Channels spiritual energy
  • King of Wands: Generates spiritual energy
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