Rider Waite Tarot Cards

rider-waite-tarotArthur Edward Waite was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot is A. E. Waite’s influential guide to divinatory tarot, published in England in 1910 in conjunction with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. While Waite was an occultist, he was very concerned with the accuracy of the symbols he used for his deck, and he did much research into the traditions, interpretations, and history behind the cards.

The rider waite tarot is a deck of cards designed during the Renaissance. There is debate about whether the cards’ origins stretch back further, but for our purposes, we’ll stick with what we know for sure. The deck consists of two parts: the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana is made up of what you can consider archetypes: the Hermit, Death, the High Priestess, and so on. The Minor Arcana cards illustrate circumstances and conflicts—the kinds of things that add action to a story. The cards depict the whole realm of human experience, from love to death, from joy to sorrow, from loneliness to friendship. Some cards are particularly worrying, others sound but either way, you have to take the dark with the light, just like in life.

Ride Waite Tarot Suits are: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Rider Waite Tarot

The Fool Meanings
The Fool
The Magician Meanings
The Magician
The High Priestess Meanings
The High Priestess
The Empress Meanings
The Empress
The Emperor Meanings
The Emperor
The Hierophant Meanings
The Hierophant
The Lovers Meanings
The Lovers
The Chariot Meanings
The Chariot
Strength Meanings
The Hermit Meanings
The Hermit
The Wheel of Fortune Meanings
The Wheel of Fortune
Justice Meanings
The Hanged Man Meanings
The Hanged Man
Death Meanings
Temperance Meanings
The Devil Meanings
The Devil
The Tower Meanings
The Tower
The Star Meanings
The Star
The Moon Meanings
The Moon
The Sun Meanings
The Sun
Judgment Or Rejuvenation Meanings
Judgment Or Rejuvenation
The World Meanings
The World
Ace of Wands Meanings
Ace of Wands
Two of Wands Meanings
Two of Wands
Three of Wands Meanings
Three of Wands
Four of Wands Meanings
Four of Wands
Five of Wands Meanings
Five of Wands
Six of Wands Meanings
Six of Wands
Seven of Wands Meanings
Seven of Wands
Eight of Wands Meanings
Eight of Wands
Nine of Wands Meanings
Nine of Wands
Ten of Wands Meanings
Ten of Wands
Page of Wands Meanings
Page of Wands
Knight of Wands Meanings
Knight of Wands
Queen of Wands Meanings
Queen of Wands
King of Wands Meanings
King of Wands
Ace of Cups Meanings
Ace of Cups
Two of Cups Meanings
Two of Cups
Three of Cups Meanings
Three of Cups
Four of Cups Meanings
Four of Cups
Five of Cups Meanings
Five of Cups
Six of Cups Meanings
Six of Cups
Seven of Cups Meanings
Seven of Cups
Eight of Cups Meanings
Eight of Cups
Nine of Cups Meanings
Nine of Cups
Ten of Cups Meanings
Ten of Cups
Page of Cups Meanings
Page of Cups
Knight of Cups Meanings
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups Meanings
Queen of Cups
King of Cups Meanings
King of Cups
Ace of Swords Meanings
Ace of Swords
Two of Swords Meanings
Two of Swords
Three of Swords Meanings
Three of Swords
Four of Swords Meanings
Four of Swords
Five of Swords Meanings
Five of Swords
Six of Swords Meanings
Six of Swords
Seven of Swords Meanings
Seven of Swords
Eight of Swords Meanings
Eight of Swords
Nine of Swords Meanings
Nine of Swords
Ten of Swords Meanings
Ten of Swords
Page of Swords Meanings
Page of Swords
Knight of Swords Meanings
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords Meanings
Queen of Swords
King of Swords Meanings
King of Swords
Ace of Pentacles Meanings
Ace of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles Meanings
Two of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles Meanings
Three of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles Meanings
Four of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles Meanings
Five of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles Meanings
Six of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles Meanings
Seven of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles Meanings
Eight of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles Meanings
Nine of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles Meanings
Ten of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles Meanings
Page of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles Meanings
Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles Meanings
Queen of Pentacles
King of Pentacles Meanings
King of Pentacles