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The Cards of the Tarot

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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.


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.


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.

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.




From Llewellyn's 2001 Tarot Calendar. For more Llewellyn tarot decks and books, click here.

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