Reflecting on The Major Arcana

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0. Fool This joyful, carefree person doesn’t know how far the jump from the cliff will be, if it is worth it, or if he is ready. “Leap and the net will appear” is not always the truth, yet opportunity lies ahead. Ask: Am I ready for the next adventure? Am I willing to take a risk? Is there anything I can do to be well-prepared and lessen the risk? Hipster, The Fool, Cliff, Truth, Risk, Jump, Take Risks, Opportunity, Worth
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0. Fool This joyful, carefree person doesn’t know how far the jump from the cliff will be, if it is worth it, or if he is ready. “Leap and the net will appear” is not always the truth, yet opportunity lies ahead. Ask: Am I ready for the next adventure? Am I willing to take a risk? Is there anything I can do to be well-prepared and lessen the risk?
1. Magician The power to transform ideas into reality. The tools are ready to be put to work and it is time to make things manifest. Ask: How best to step into this new idea? What skills or abilities will best serve me now? Ideas, The Magicians, Tools, Abilities, Tarot, Power, Step, Reflection, Reality
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1. Magician The power to transform ideas into reality. The tools are ready to be put to work and it is time to make things manifest. Ask: How best to step into this new idea? What skills or abilities will best serve me now?
2. High Priestess Intuitive knowledge. The goddess of one’s inner voice and access to hidden messages. Ask: Is it time to develop my intuition and trust my inner wisdom? Am I listening to my head or my heart? Should I be weighing in on both? Meditation, Fictional Characters, Goddess, Most Beautiful Pictures, Photo, Princess Zelda, Picture, Priestess, Arcanum
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2. High Priestess Intuitive knowledge. The goddess of one’s inner voice and access to hidden messages. Ask: Is it time to develop my intuition and trust my inner wisdom? Am I listening to my head or my heart? Should I be weighing in on both?
3. Empress Abundant expansion, fertility and growth. Creativity, love, compassion and empathy. Mother Nature in a healthy state. Ask: How can I nurture my creative passions? What ideas are growing and ready to bloom? Where is my heartfelt compassion best served? Fertility, Mother Nature, Nature, Mother, Bloom, Nurturing, Growth, Compassion
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3. Empress Abundant expansion, fertility and growth. Creativity, love, compassion and empathy. Mother Nature in a healthy state. Ask: How can I nurture my creative passions? What ideas are growing and ready to bloom? Where is my heartfelt compassion best served?
5. Heirophant Tradition, conformity and external social rules. A teacher and student, and the connection or disconnect between inner and outer spirituality. Ask: Is this a good time to seek advice? Is there something I need to do to get me to where I’m going? Are there hoops to jump through or red tape to be addressed before I can move on? What can I learn? Outer, Conformity, Connection, Rules, Inner, Student, External
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5. Heirophant Tradition, conformity and external social rules. A teacher and student, and the connection or disconnect between inner and outer spirituality. Ask: Is this a good time to seek advice? Is there something I need to do to get me to where I’m going? Are there hoops to jump through or red tape to be addressed before I can move on? What can I learn?
7. Chariot Resolutions made with determination and focus. Control of opposing forces with grace and joining effort with ambition and purpose to achieve goals. Ask: What goal can I achieve with a strong will? What circumstances are changing because of my intentions? Determination, Effort, Strong, Ambition, Focus, Control, Purpose, Achievement, Intentions
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7. Chariot Resolutions made with determination and focus. Control of opposing forces with grace and joining effort with ambition and purpose to achieve goals. Ask: What goal can I achieve with a strong will? What circumstances are changing because of my intentions?
6. Lovers Important choices to be followed by commitment. Union, sharing, trust, healthy relationships, partnerships. Being self-aware of promises. Ask: Am I ready to commit to this decision? Can I keep promises I make to myself and others? Can I trust my inner wisdom to guide me? Statue, Relationships, Wisdom, Commitment, Trust, Lovers, Choices, I-ready
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6. Lovers Important choices to be followed by commitment. Union, sharing, trust, healthy relationships, partnerships. Being self-aware of promises. Ask: Am I ready to commit to this decision? Can I keep promises I make to myself and others? Can I trust my inner wisdom to guide me?
4. Emperor A firm foundation, stability and sense of control. Healthy leadership with strong values and rules to live by. Ask: Can I be bold and tenacious in my decisions and actions? Do I have a solid plan? Am I feeling strong and balanced? Emperor, Foundation, Leadership, Major Arcana, How To Plan, Stability
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4. Emperor A firm foundation, stability and sense of control. Healthy leadership with strong values and rules to live by. Ask: Can I be bold and tenacious in my decisions and actions? Do I have a solid plan? Am I feeling strong and balanced?
9. Hermit Access to inner wisdom through unhurried self-discovery. Insight from meditation, contemplation, and quiet reflection. Ask: Am I on the ‘right’ path? Who am I, truly? Can I hear the whispers of my Higher Self? Insight, Hermit, Discovery
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9. Hermit Access to inner wisdom through unhurried self-discovery. Insight from meditation, contemplation, and quiet reflection. Ask: Am I on the ‘right’ path? Who am I, truly? Can I hear the whispers of my Higher Self?
11. Justice Honesty and Universal fairness without influence. The ability to be discerning without emotional influence. Clear and logical ideas and concepts. Ask: How can I use my calm logic to aid a situation? What acts can I correct or undo? Where have I been swayed and how can I correct it? Discernment, Honesty, Logic, Aids, Emotions, Calm
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11. Justice Honesty and Universal fairness without influence. The ability to be discerning without emotional influence. Clear and logical ideas and concepts. Ask: How can I use my calm logic to aid a situation? What acts can I correct or undo? Where have I been swayed and how can I correct it?
8. Strength Inner strength, courage, and patience. Calm clarity in times of adversity or healing. Keep your head on and your heart fearlessly open. Ask: Where can I use love or compassion to solve problems? How can I use gentleness as strength without compromising boundaries? Strength, Inner Strength, Adversity, Healing, Boundaries, Clarity, Gentleness, Patience
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8. Strength Inner strength, courage, and patience. Calm clarity in times of adversity or healing. Keep your head on and your heart fearlessly open. Ask: Where can I use love or compassion to solve problems? How can I use gentleness as strength without compromising boundaries?
10. Wheel of Fortune Change for the better. A turning point or advancement as a new door opens and fortunate times lie ahead. Ask: What more can I do to participate in this blessing? What areas of my life can benefit greatly? Wheel Of Fortune, Fortune, Turn Ons, Blessing, 10 Things, Wheel
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10. Wheel of Fortune Change for the better. A turning point or advancement as a new door opens and fortunate times lie ahead. Ask: What more can I do to participate in this blessing? What areas of my life can benefit greatly?
13. Death Major transformation through unplanned loss or deliberately letting go making space for new growth. An ending to be followed by a beginning. Ask: What is it that no longer serves me or is useful? How can I move past fear and resistance to allow things to pass? What opportunity lies beyond this transition? Let's Go, Loss, Death, Letting Go, Fear, Let It Be
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13. Death Major transformation through unplanned loss or deliberately letting go making space for new growth. An ending to be followed by a beginning. Ask: What is it that no longer serves me or is useful? How can I move past fear and resistance to allow things to pass? What opportunity lies beyond this transition?
12. Hanged Man Metamorphosis or enlightenment by sacrifice or patience. Willingness to wait in order to embrace the new Self. A different point of view may emerge. Ask: Is there something I can give up or change to become a better ‘me’? How can I ease into change? How can I view things from a different perspective? Perspective, Art, Sacrifice, Man, Enlightenment, Different Perspectives, Point Of View, Embrace
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12. Hanged Man Metamorphosis or enlightenment by sacrifice or patience. Willingness to wait in order to embrace the new Self. A different point of view may emerge. Ask: Is there something I can give up or change to become a better ‘me’? How can I ease into change? How can I view things from a different perspective?
15. Devil The illusion of fear or desire. Self-imposed limitations, negative thinking or obsession. Addiction, manipulation or unhealthy attachments. The shadow side – the dark side. Ask: Am I aware and able to break free of my trap? What can I do to embrace and heal my shadow? Is there a situation that I may want to escape from? Devil, The Shadow Side, Addiction, Dark Side, Shadow, Illusions, Negative Thinking
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15. Devil The illusion of fear or desire. Self-imposed limitations, negative thinking or obsession. Addiction, manipulation or unhealthy attachments. The shadow side – the dark side. Ask: Am I aware and able to break free of my trap? What can I do to embrace and heal my shadow? Is there a situation that I may want to escape from?