Tarot meanings & definitions

Study the definitions of all 78 Tarot cards from a range of sources! Click on the cards below for the full meanings of each card,

Major Tarot Card Meanings

  • Tarot Meanings - Fool
  • Tarot Meanings -  Magician
  • Tarot Meanings -  High Priestess
  • Tarot Meanings -  Empress
  • Tarot Meanings -  Emperor
  • Tarot Meanings -  Hierophant
  • Tarot Meanings -  Lovers
  • Tarot Meanings -  Chariot
  • Tarot Meanings -  Strength
  • Tarot Meanings -  Hermit
  • Tarot Meanings -  Justice
  • Tarot Meanings -  Fortune
  • Tarot Meanings -  Hanged Man
  • Tarot Meanings -  Death
  • Tarot Meanings -  Devil
  • Tarot Meanings -  Tower
  • Tarot Meanings -  Temperance
  • Tarot Meanings -  Star
  • Tarot Meanings -  Moon
  • Tarot Meanings -  Sun
  • Tarot Meanings -  Judgment
  • Tarot Meanings -  World

Wands Minor Tarot Card Meanings

  • Tarot Meanings -  Ace of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Two of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Three of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Four of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Five of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Six of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Seven of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Eight of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Nine of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Ten of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Page of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Knight of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  Queen of Wands
  • Tarot Meanings -  King of Wands

Cups Minor Tarot Card Meanings

  • Tarot Meanings -  Ace of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Two of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Three of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Four of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Five of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Six of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Seven of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Eight of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Nine of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Ten of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Page of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Knight of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  Queen of Cups
  • Tarot Meanings -  King of Cups

Swords Minor Tarot Card Meanings

  • Tarot Meanings -  Ace of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Two of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Three of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Four of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Five of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Six of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Seven of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Eight of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Nine of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Ten of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Page of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Knight of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  Queen of Swords
  • Tarot Meanings -  King of Swords

Disks Minor Tarot Card Meanings

  • Tarot Meanings -  Ace of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Two of Pentacles
  • Tarot Meanings -  Three of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Four of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Five of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Six of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Seven of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Eight of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Nine of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Ten of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Page of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Knight of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  Queen of Disks
  • Tarot Meanings -  King of Disks

Compare the meanings of the tarot cards between the main versions. The definition section has been expanded to give you probably the most comprehensive list of meanings to choose from:

  • My definitions based upon years of reading the tarot
  • Rider-Waite by A.E. Waite
  • Golden Dawn meanings probably by McGregor Mathers
  • Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris, including his mnemonics for the Major Arcana
  • McGregor Mathers, Head of the Golden Dawn (see how the meanings slightly differ to the Golden Dawn meanings above)
  • Etteilla, the French card reader
  • Thierens, an enthusiastic amateur astrologer and tarot reader under the thrall of A.E. Waite
  • Ouspensky (Major Arcana only)
  • Links to Liber 777