Major Arcana and Minor Arcana: Tarot Lesson Basics.

Cards in the image are from the “Tarot Illuminati”

Traditional Tarot decks contain 78 cards split into two groups. One group is called the Major Arcana and the other is called the Minor Arcana. The word “Arcana” means secrets or what is hidden and unseen.

The Major Arcana is made up of 22 cards, while the Minor Arcana is made up of 56 cards. The Major Arcana focuses on “major” life changes and shifts taking place or being suggested, while the Minor Arcana focuses on “minor” changes and shifts. Both the Major and Minor Arcana cards are equally important in the story that a card spread reveals.

The Major Arcana cards show situations that will take some time to come to fruition. It’s slower moving and discloses more long term modifications, larger significant changes, points or transformations that are taking place or are about to take place in one’s life.

The Minor Arcana cards showcase the immediate and day to day wisdom and guidance surrounding situations in one’s life.

{Using the Tarot Illuminati as it is one of my favorite decks rich with vibrant color and detail)

~  Kevin Hunter

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