Tarot Card Meanings

Learn the tarot card meanings and stories behind all 78 cards in a tarot deck in our exploration of the major arcana, minor arcana and court cards by long-time tarot reader, Thirteen.

Understand the common Tarot card symbols, basic Tarot meanings and interpretations, and discover Thirteen's own observations for each of the 78 cards in a Rider-Waite Tarot style Tarot deck, the most common style of Tarot cards.

Start here with Thirteen's Introduction to the Tarot card meanings.

Major Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

Fool
Magician
High Priestess
Empress
Emperor
Hierophant
Lovers
Chariot
Strength
Hermit
Wheel of Fortune
Justice
Hanged Man
Death
Temperance Devil
Tower
Star
Moon
Sun
Judgement
World



Minor Arcana Tarot Card Meanings

Introduction to the Minor Arcana

The Aces
Ace of Wands
Ace of Cups
Ace of Swords
Ace of Pentacles

The Twos
Two of Wands
Two of Cups
Two of Swords
Two of Pentacles

The Threes
Three of Wands
Three of Cups
Three of Swords
Three of Pentacles

The Fours
Four of Wands
Four of Cups
Four of Swords
Four of Pentacles

The Fives
Five of Wands
Five of Cups
Five of Swords
Five of Pentacles

The Sixes
Six of Wands
Six of Cups
Six of Swords
Six of Pentacles

The Sevens
Seven of Wands
Seven of Cups
Seven of Swords
Seven of Pentacles

The Eights
Eight of Wands
Eight of Cups
Eight of Swords
Eight of Pentacles

The Nines
Nine of Wands
Nine of Cups
Nine of Swords
Nine of Pentacles

The Tens
Ten of Wands
Ten of Cups
Ten of Swords
Ten of Pentacles

Court Card Tarot Card Meanings

Introduction to the Court Cards

The Pages
Page of Wands
Page of Cups
Page of Swords
Page of Pentacles

The Knights
Knight of Wands
Knight of Cups
Knight of Swords
Knight of Pentacles

The Queens
Queen of Wands
Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords
Queen of Pentacles

The Kings
King of Wands
King of Cups
King of Swords
King of Pentacles


If you're ready to go beyond the upright tarot card meanings, discover Thirteen's reversed card meanings.