As with a deck of playing cards, the first card in each Tarot suit is known as an ace rather than a "one."
The Tarot decks for aces each contain a single image – a cup, a pentacle, a wand or a sword. Unlike the major arcana cards, they do not feature any numbers or words.
The aces contain what is known as the "seed" energy of each suit. If you draw an ace, it reveals that the area of your life described by this suit has a strong influence on all the other factors.
Some aces have a small in the bottom right corner to indicate which way up they go.
The ace of sores incorporates a crown, to remind us that it describes heady issues.
The ace of cops looks more like a prize than a goblet, indicating our hearts desire to succeed.
The ace of wands is a leaf covered branch, harking back to the cave man's club.
The Pip Cards
The number cards of the chariot suits are known as PIP cards. Counting the Ace, there are 10 pip cards in each suit. Each has a specific meaning that we will explain later in this mini-course, but the quick checklist below will introduce you to the ideas that they represent.
Ace – the beginning of something, a new start, growth and development.
II – a partnership or agreement. Things begin to come together or ends.
III – a partnership or current agreement will move to the next level.
IV - slow growth on foundations that are not yet solid; putting down roots.
V - loss, struggle, but there is something to build on for the future.
VI – things can move forward, you often need to let go or make changes first.
VII – a need for caution – move forward slowly until things settle down.
VIII – a time of improvement; you can see light at the end of the tunnel.
IX – satisfaction and security. Life seems good, but don't be smug!
X – abundance and fullness, achieving what you have worked for.
Sometimes reversed cards have the opposite meaning of the upright card. Use your intuition and follow your gut instinct as well as looking at the cards that surround the reversed card.
Many decks, including Angel decks that belong to Doreen Virtue's, reversed cards do not have any different meaning than an upright card.
Some of the PIP cards also have a small number in the bottom right-hand corner to indicate whether the card is upside down.
the main image contains the appropriate number of objects for that card. For instance, there are five pentacles on the five of pentacles.
all the cards show the number at least once (to save you having to count the objects) usually on the top or bottom of the card of the card.
The Court Cards
The suits of the Tarot have what is similar to a Jack in a regular deck of playing cards which is called the Page. Then they also have a Queen, a King, and a fourth card called a Knight. These are the court cards, and represent people who can offer you advice.
The Page – an innocent young child. A need to develop and learn.
The Knights – a youth or teenager, and idealist. A transitional time.
The Queen – a mature adult woman. A wise and nurturing mother figure.
The King – a mature adult man. A father or authority figure.
The minor Arcana court cards are not numbered. This is the easiest way to avoid mistaking them for major arcana cards.
The boldly illustrated main image shows a person and the object from that suit. The figure may be holding or carrying the object from their suit, or it may simply be displayed in the corner of the card. The court cards have their name written on the bottom of the card for easy reference.
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