Minor Arcana

This article details the ideal way to approach the minor arcana of the tarot to begin to understand its mysteries and messages. Much has studied the symbolism contained in the twenty-two major arcana of the tarot. The traditional roll gypsy tarot, for example, only uses them for their predictions. In the minor arcana is known in trade for less, and some people confuse even these tarot cards in the deck with the Spanish, although most have two cards (14 in total) for each suit. And each card features illustrations that far removed from the traditional representation of Spanish playing cards. These illustrations of tarot cards may be, in the case of the minor arcana, the key to begin to approach them and unravel its mysteries. The major arcana, as we know, condensed representations, symbols and allegories of complex philosophical, mythical and religious. For the scholar, however, the elements that compose them are easily recognizable and attributable to a certain culture or cosmology.

Arcane is the case of VIII in the tarot Rider, The Force, which represents the lion goddess Cyrene beating that threatened his flock. Or the secret XX, Judgement, and Judgement Christian allegory. These tarot cards leave no other possible interpretation. The richness of his message is based more on its position among the letters of the cast and the client’s personal situation at that particular time. The minor arcana, however, tell as many stories as we want to find in them.

These tarot cards are, without doubt, the presence of symbolic elements, but the situations depicted in them have the meaning that the sensitivity of each consultant assigned to them. Who are these people? Why suffer or are alone? How have they achieved their wealth and prosperity? Is it toward or away from the cities that are drawn on the horizon? Will they be betrayed by those who accompany them or, conversely, have found the love she longed? There is no right or wrong answers for interpreting the message of these tarot cards. Therefore, stopping at each to try to discover what stories tell us and tell us how each of us in particular is the best way to approach them. To learn to know them and respect them.