Tag Archives: Major Arcana

Strength

Upright Meaning – Strength, courage, patience, self-control, compassion Reversed Meaning – Weakness, doubt, lack of control, lack of self-discipline Description of Rider-Waite-Smith In the centre of the scene stands the Maiden and the Lion, the beauty and the beast, seemingly in a … Continue reading

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Lovers

Upright Meaning Love, romance, unity, choices, alignment of ideas and values Reversed Meaning Disharmony, imbalance, foolish designs, misalignment of values and ideals. Description of Rider-Waite-Smith The Loves stand in the garden, flanked by the tree of knowledge and the tree … Continue reading

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The High Priestess

The High Priestess La Papesse, The Teacher Upright – intuition, spiritual matters, mysteries traditions. Reverse – hidden agendas, secrets, a need to listen to ones intuition. Description of Rider-Waite-Smith The High Priestess sits serenely upon her throne, between the twin … Continue reading

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The Magician

The Magician Le Bateleur, The Trickster, The Teacher Upright – Power, Skill, Control, Concentration, the ability to turn knowledge and resources into action. Reverse – Manipulation, poor planning, latent abilities being misused / not used effectively. The Magician of Rider-Waite-Smith … Continue reading

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