Egyptian Tarot reading uses a deck of 78 cards to gain some form of insight, usually into an individual’s past, present, and future circumstances. Each deck consists of four 14-card suits comprised of ten pip cards (numbering from ace to ten) and four face cards; a separate 21-card trump suit; and a single card called the Fool. Each card contains a pictogram and a title that represents a specific concept. Tarot card meanings vary according to the card itself and the way that card is dealt.
Tarot card meanings
There are two sections within a tarot deck, each with different tarot card meanings. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that represent different stages in life, different aspects of the self, the situations the questioner will encounter, and the qualities the questioner will need along his or her personal journey. The Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards that are divided into four suits of 14 cards—10 numbered cards and four face cards. Each suit has a different tarot card meaning.
- The Cups Suit represents the questioner’s feelings and emotions, particularly love, kindness, and admiration.
- The Wands Suit represents the questioner’s intuition, including vision, prediction, and “gut feelings.”
- The Pentacles Suit represents the questioner’s physical possessions and other things he or she may cherish in the material world.
- The Swords Suit represents the questioner’s mind, intellect, and decisions.
In addition to the suit meaning, meanings are also assigned to each individual tarot card. Below are just a few of the tarot card meanings.
- The Fool indicates new beginnings that have a deeper spiritual meaning, such as the beginning of a new relationship.
- The Magician represents deep, spiritual events taking place. In general, it indicates a very positive time in the questioner’s life, suggesting that he or she possesses the knowledge, strength, and inspiration required to overcome challenges.
- The High Priestess indicates that the questioner should rely on intuition and inner knowledge at this point in his or her life, rather than focusing on the conscious mind and intellect.
- The Empress suggests that people in general will be more attracted to the questioner in the near future, seeking him or her out in a quest for advice, wisdom, and support.
- The Hierophant indicates that the questioner may be experiencing tension between his or her own spirituality and the beliefs of those around him/her. This card encourages the questioner to stand up for his or her own beliefs.
These are only a few examples of individual tarot card readings; there are many more to discover their tarot card meanings.