Rider Waite Tarot Card Meanings

You will see each of the 5 groups listed with links to the meanings for both upright and reversed choices.

Tarot Card Meanings

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Basic Meaning of Reversed Cards

  1. Inability to see the way forward
  2. Unable to understand the situation
  3. Delays and setbacks
  4. Unable to come to terms with the situation
  5. Paired with an upright card, a moderating influence
  6. Suggestive of life lessons needing to be relearned, related to the previous card
  7. Sometimes the total reverse of the upright.

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The Major Arcana – meanings upright and reversed

Meaning of Wands – meanings upright and reversed

Cups – meanings upright and reversed

Swords – meanings upright and reversed

Pentacles – meanings upright and reversed

Tarot Card Meanings

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Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Portable Magic – Tarot is the only tool you need. Donald Tyson Buy the Book!

Portable Magic: Symbol: Something that stands for something else. Usually a symbol is a simple thing that represents something more subtle and complex. For example, the symbol of the sword represents the suit of Swords in the Tarot, and the element Air. The symbol of the circle represents a magical barrier that encloses a sacred space.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Mathers (1888): Widowhood, loss, privation, absence, separation; (R) a bad woman, ill-tempered and bigoted, riches and discord, abundance together with worry, joy with grief.

Complete Book of Tarot: Crowley/GD: Dominion, the will at its most exalted, influence over others, Fire in its highest form.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Brave and warlike Mars in the third decan of fiery Leo, realm of the Knight of Pentacles (Fire of Earth) and Strength (Leo). Mars is linked to the Tower.

Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): A young man is seated under a tree and contemplates three cups set on the grass before him; an arm issuing from a cloud offers him another cup. His expression notwithstanding is one of discontent with his environment. Divinatory Meanings: Weariness, disgust, aversion, imaginary vexations, as if the wine of this world had caused satiety only; another wine, as if a fairy gift, is now offered the wastrel, but he sees no consolation therein; also a card of blended pleasure; (R) novelty, presage, new instruction, new relations, presentiment.

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