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78 Tarot Card Symbolism Meanings | KarinaCollins.ie

Tarot Card Symbolism

Welcome to the Tarot Card Symbolism Guide. Here you will discover an expert analysis of the symbols in all 78 Tarot cards of the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.  That is, the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana, and 22 cards of the Major Arcana.

Advanced Tarot Students

This guide is meant for more advanced students of Tarot who want to deepen their understanding of the meanings of the Tarot. If you are a beginner, I recommend you start first with my Guide to 78 Tarot Card Meanings.

Symbols in the Tarot Cards

We will discuss over one hundred symbols in the Tarot, which have their root in ancient mythology, astrology, alchemy and religious text.

For example, we will look at the meaning of angels in Tarot, as well as birds, cats, flowers and fruit; in addition to the moon, sun, pathways, castles and arches.

You will see how nature is used to suggest a mood, by the choice of clouds (calm or stormy) represented, the color of the sky or sea and the type of the landscape depicted.

Tarot Card Symbolism

King of Swords Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

King of Swords Symbols

Sword, throne, butterfly, moon, nymphs, cherub, crown, veil, birds, trees and clouds.
Queen of Swords Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Queen of Swords Symbols

Sword in right hand, yellow butterflies, cherub, crown, red veil and storm clouds.
Three of Swords Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Three of Swords Symbols

Why are there no people in this card? Plus symbolic meaning of the pierced heart, thunder, rain and clouds.
Ace of Swords Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Ace of Swords Symbols

Hand of God, crown, yods, palm and olive branch, barren landscape, crown chakra.
King of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

King of Wands Symbols

Crown, posture, facing right, yellow throne, red gown, salamanders and lions.
Queen of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Queen of Wands Symbols

Symbolism of the lion, sunflowers, black cat, wand, crown, throne, pyramids, red shoe and yellow dress.
Knight of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Knight of Wands Symbols

Armor, gloves, yellow cloak, salamanders, red horse, pyramids and arid desert.
Page of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Page of Wands Symbols

Egyptian symbolism of the pyramids, red feather, explorer's hat and salamanders.
Eight of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Eight of Wands Symbols

Why are there no people in this card? Plus meaning of hills, river and castle.
Ace of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Ace of Wands Symbols

Wand, hand, clouds, leave, yods, river, trees, mountains and castle.
King of Cups Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

King of Cups Symbols

Throne in the sea, scepter, chalice, dolphin, fish, red ship and stormy sea.
Queen of Cups Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Queen of Cups Symbols

Ornate chalice, crown, throne, angels, cherubs, cliffs, stones and sea.
Seven of Cups Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Seven of Cups Symbols

Human face, laurel wreath, ghost, snake, castle, jewels, dragon and swirling clouds.