Tarot Cards List
We have compiled the list of Major and Minor Arcana Tarot cards. Each card have their detailed explanation. Find also the standing and reverse meaning for each card. Before the cards see a short history of Tarot. The cards meaning are available for the popular Rider Waite deck. If you like these cards, use our free online prediction generator at the top of the page. Besides the Tarot spreads, it provides I Ching and Yes-No predictions.
History of Tarot
Tarot originates in the mid-15th Century’s Europe. At first, it was only a simple deck of playing card that’s only purpose was to fill everyday life with some free entertainment. Later, however, at the dawn of 19th Century, people started to use it for divination. It consists of two major parts: the Major Arcana and the so-called Minor Arcana. Although Tarot cards followed the world’s improvement, and their appearance varied a lot during the upcoming decades, the meaning and the interpretation of them is still the same. Here you not only can find the Tarot cards list but also a brief summary about the famous Rider-Waite deck.
The Rider-Waite deck
Fatecaster uses one of the most common Tarot, the Rider-Waite deck. This is not only very popular but also the first deck released in the 20th Century. It was created by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in order to answer mainly mystical questions.
The first table brings out the 22 cards – or trumps – of Major Arcana. The figures appearing on them have a symbolic meaning that usually stands for an answer to our questions. Each card has a general, a standing and a reversed interpretation that together cast light upon our situation.
|#0 The Fool||#1 The Magician||#2 The High Priestess||#3 The Empress|
|#4 The Emperor||#5 The Hierophant||#6 The Lovers||#7 The Chariot|
|#8 Strength||#9 The Hermit||#10 Wheel of Fortune||#11 Justice|
|#12 The Hanged Man||#13 Death||#14 Temperance||#15 The Devil|
|#16 The Tower||#17 The Star||#18 The Moon||#19 The Sun|
|#20 Judgement||#21 The World|
In the Minor Arcana you can find 56 cards. The four suits have 14 cards each. These are wands, swords, pentacles and cups. They are the Italian-Spanish correspondent of the well-known French suits, clubs, hearts, spades and diamonds.