The Major Arcana cards bring us the 22 Big Lessons that all of us have to navigate on the road to individuation and ego transcendence. Each of these lessons also come up in our most intimate relationship, where what is often hidden deep inside us is mirrored back to us through the words and deeds of our lovers. The main thing to bear in mind that there is no need to take any of the pain and rejection that comes with our love lessons personally.
Until we are ready for Big Love, it is all practice and even then the lessons will keep cropping up but by then we will not be sweating the small stuff because by then we will know how to create mutually supportive, responsible and mature love relationships.
The following list of Major Arcana card meanings cover the big, more challenging and painful relationship lessons. This is not a complete list of relationship meanings for the Majors but it helps you focus more clearly if you are doing a relationship reading and these cards show up reversed/poorly aspected. The good news is that each card also carries its own remedy, so you will gain an understanding not only of the actual lesson but also what to do about it: Continue reading
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre
The Tarot is known as the Book of Life and consists of two parts: The Major and Minor Arcana (Arcanum means deep secret wisdom). As you begin to unravel the mystery of the Tarot, you find that each Arcanum is a key that can help you unlock the secret to success in any area of your life.
Mostly when people come for a love and relationship Tarot reading, they want to know if the one they love loves them back, if he or she will come back, if they will get married, when they will meet ‘The One’ etc… Very few people have realised the value of using the Tarot proactively, for manifesting the kind of relationship they dream of. Instead they move from one relationship to the next without transforming the underlying beliefs that re-create the same dynamic and scenarios over and over again.
As always, it comes down to the question you choose to ask.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. ~ Chinese Proverb
The sort of questions you would ask of the Tarot to unlock the potential to transform old outdated beliefs would for example be ‘What am I doing that is not working?’, ‘What qualities am I projecting onto my partner?’, ‘How can I make this relationship work?’, ‘How can I heal and prepare myself for a soulmate relationship?’, ‘What do I need to know about the dynamic we have created in this relationship?’ or ‘How am I responsible for creating this dynamic and what can I do to change it?’
Perhaps you already know how to use the Major Arcana keys for manifesting relationship happiness… Either way, I hope you will enjoy these brief key phrases to help you remember how to use the Majors for manifesting truly blissful relationships.
THE FOOL can show you how you and your partner both thrive best when you give each other freedom to be, grow and explore. Continue reading
The Chariot corresponds to the solar plexus chakra and to the Zodiac sign of Cancer. Lessons concerning personal power and control issues fall under the influence of The Chariot.
In the relationship, this card is not so much a card of togetherness but of personal ambition and can mean that one of you is shutting the other out by virtue by being preoccupied by your own goals. Continue reading
The Lovers is a card we’re all quite happy to see in a love and relationship reading since it’s always a sign that the person we are reading for is involved or about to be involved with one of the key players in his or her life – a soul mate even. Continue reading
Perhaps you are aware that each card in the tarot deck has an astrological correspondence. This means that the cards each resonate with a different planet or zodiac sign energy.
The Lovers resonate with the energies of the zodiac sign Gemini – Mutable Air, ruled by Mercury.
Have you ever wondered about the connection between the Tarot Lovers and the Gemini zodiac sign? To put it simply, Gemini is all about communication and as we all know, the key to relationship harmony and happiness is communication.