Tarot Cards Meaning, Page #4

Tarot Cards Meaning: Judgment, Tarot Card, World, Tarot Card, Ace of Wands, Two of Wands, Three of Wands, Four of Wands, Five of Wands

The Judgment, Tarot Card The Judgment, Tarot Card

The judgment card is numbered 20 in the group of tarot cards which make up the 22 major arcana. The card should not be confused with justice, which has a similar name and seemingly similar duties. The Judgment card depicts an angelic looking being flying in the sky. It bears a horn and is in the act of trumpeting. From the horn is suspended a white flag with a red cross, the same design as the cross of St. George. Below the angel are many men and women depicted as crawling out of graves and hailing the angel. In the far background are giant tidal waves which could be coming to harm the dead, or they could be there to recall the Christian idea that the oceans would give up all of their dead on the final judgment day.

The World, Tarot Card The World, Tarot Card

The world is the most grandiose in meaning of all the tarot cards, and is a fitting addition to the list of major arcana. It takes up the last spot in the list of all of the major arcana and is numbered at 21. Rather than showing a depiction of the earth or of the universe, the card depicts a nude female with a staff in her hand. In each corner of the card is a different animal within the body of a cloud. The animals are a lion, an eagle, a bull, and a man. The woman is surrounded by a green wreath with red ribbons at the top and bottom of the wreath. This is the traditional depiction of the world card.

The Ace of Wands The Ace of Wands

The ace of wands is a card of the minor arcana variety. The minor arcana cards are made distinct from the major arcana cards in that the minor arcana represent the minor goings on of everyday life, while the major arcana represent large concepts that are hard to peg down in one card. The ace cards are generally thought to be trump cards in the formal tarot card game. Using tarot for divinity purposes, the ace cards are actually usually interpreted as having major significance in terms of future success and overall luck.

The Two of Wands The Two of Wands

The two of wands is the second card in the minor arcana and is numbered 2. It comes after the ace of wands in a deck. The depiction on the Waite deck which is the standard used by many members of the tarot divining community is of a nobleman of some sort staring off of a balcony. He looks out towards a port where ships are leaving ad coming in. It is suggested that the ships that are leaving are his very own. In one hand he holds a walking staff and in the other hand he holds a miniature depiction of the planet earth, symbolizing the fact that he holds the entire world in his hands.

The Three of Wands The Three of Wands

The three of wands is one of the minor arcana group in tarot and is numbered with a 3 for obvious reasons. The card depicts a robed man staring into the distance. He stands atop a mountain or a hill of some sort and overlooks an orange desert below. There are 3 staffs in the background to represent the three wands. He holds onto one of the staffs for stability. It is purported that the significance of the card and its meaning are that it implies a journey of trade, or of commerce. It has much to do with business.

The Four of Wands The Four of Wands

The four of wands is an important card in the tarot deck and is one of the minor arcana. The number on it is 4. In the traditional depiction provided on the card, it shows four different staffs holding up a canopy above them. Underneath the canopy set more against a backdrop are two people, male and female wearing red and blue sashes over their robes, staring up at the construct nonchalantly. Even father against the background, the turret of a castle can be seen as well as people working in the fields just outside of the castle.

The Five of Wands

The five of wands is an interesting card in tarot that has multiple interpretations, some of which are almost contradictory. It is numbered 5. The depiction on the card in the Rider-Waite deck shows five different people with a staff in the hands of each of them. They are using the staffs as weapons for battle. However a closer look reveals that these people are children and that the staffs are not being really used to inure anyone but as more of a form of mock battle without any real danger involved. This lends its meaning well to a tarot spread.

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