Fun Fact Friday – Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana are made up of four suits, like playing cards. The names of the suits vary with decks but the most common are Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles.

There are 56 individual Minor Arcana cards. Each suit having Ace – King, each card having its own meaning and message to different areas of your life. In playing cards it is Jack, Queen, King, Ace, in the tarot it is Page, Knight, Queen, King.

The suits all represent an aspect of your life as well as an element. Wands tend to revolve around motivational factors and projects and its element is Fire. Swords tend to revolve around comflicts with others or within yourself and its element is Air. Cups tend to revolve around emotions and relationships and its element is water. Pentacles tend to revolve around money and home with the element of earth.

With all that being said, every deck is different so you need to read through the booklet that comes with the deck to determine exactly what the suits signify. I believe that every person has his or her own card in the deck. Mine is and always has been the Queen of Swords. Do you know yours?


Queen of Swords