|Minor Arcana Index
|This page includes information and links for individual cards of
the minor arcana.
|The Minor Arcana of the Tarot deck are much more like what
we understand and are familiar with as playing cards today.
In fact, the jokers you get in a new playing deck relate back to
the Tarot roots of the card. Modern decks have four suits with
13 cards in each suit – ace, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine, ten, jack, queen, and, king. It depends on the
game you are playing in a modern deck whether the aces are
High (above the king) or Low (before the two) Much of this
reflects modern playing card’s roots in Tarot decks of the late
medieval/early renaissance Italy. To learn more about the
(also known as Spades)
which are ruled by the element of Air.
(also known as Wands)
which are ruled by the element of Fire.
which are ruled by the element of Water.
(also known as Pentacles)
which are ruled by the element of Earth.
Click on the links below to learn about the Tarot.
|cards in the Minor Arcana, please
click on the link to the individual suits
In addition to the individual suits, the
number or picture on the card has a
meaning too. To learn about number
meanings, please click here.
In the Tarot, the four Minor Arcana
(or suits) are: