Lesson TWO


Tarot Lesson 2



Last lesson we took to just get comfortable with the cards, now we are going to get down to work and start learning more cards as you are getting more at ease with the cards.

The Tarot should not be scary to you, it is important to respect the cards as they help guide our energies to see the mysteries that there are, but they should also feel like an old friend who we reach to for comfort as well as fun.

We will use this lesson to start on the Major Arcana, which are the numbered cards starting with zero, which is the fool card and going to number 21 the World card. There are 22 major cards and they are known as majors as the impact of the cards tends to be more significant in our life when these cards appear in your spread. They reflect that the events seen in these cards are occurring now or in the very near future.

The Fool card is not numbered which is why it is the zero card as it starts the tarot, get your deck and separate the Majors so that you can study them better and so that they can be seen in order. Look at each card and take a minute to just study each card well. See how they follow each other and how they unfold as a story. Many believe that originally the tarot was only the Majors cards and that as time went on the popular playing cards evolved into the minor and court cards for the tarot.

The majors are as follows:
0 The Fool
1 The Magician card
2 The High Priestess
3 The Empress
4 The Emperor
5 The Hierophant
6 The Lovers
7 The Chariot
8 Justice
9 The Hermit
10 The Wheel of Fortune
11 Strength
12 The Hanged Man
13 Death
14 Temperance
15 The Devil
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
20 Judgment
21 The World

Some modern decks will change the order of the Justice and Strength cards as well as Temperance and Judgment cards, that is not as important as learning the cards as they mean to you. As you find that the decks do change the order see how it affects your perception of the cards.

For our lesson, take the first the cards numbered from 0 to 6 and read and study each card, see the various meanings for these cards and then write at least a paragraph about each card. Compare what you see within the cards to the meanings that the booklet that came with your cards to see how closely your feelings match the meanings. See how they flow from each other to tell the story behind the tarot and look at how they apply to everyday life as well. The tarot is timeless and though the age of this form of divination is uncertain, they still remain as accurate as when this was first divined. Keep the meanings and your insights in your journal together with the first lessons insights to use later as we will be putting the cards together to learn and watch the flow of their energy. Just follow the cards energy to see what flows from within you, trust your instinct in regards to what you feel from the cards.