The Major Arcana ~ Archetypes
The 22 Major Arcana cards teach us about the Spiritual aspects of our life and directs us to specific times or events that will have a profound effect upon us. They depict the psychological journey we all go on as we evolve and grow during our earthwalk, therefore they tell the inner truth as to the human condition. Known to hold the secret wisdom from many religions and folklore told throughout the world, they are recognised as being sacred Archetypes. The word Arcana is plural from Arcanum, which in Latin means secret. These secrets were derived from many esoteric sources, such as Astrology, Numerology, and the Jewish Cabbalah, opening portals that can aid psychics in travelling the time line to the past and future. Whenever or wherever they show up in a spread you are put on notice that something important and profound is happening within you or about to influence your life. They point the way, so to speak, and always tell us the truth about a situation, especially about our inner process.
The 22 Major Arcana encompass the past, the present and the future, from birth through childhood, the power of the parents, through adolescence with all its conflicts, loves and rebellions. With maturity comes more worldly trials and issues, such as career matters, moral and ethical challenges, great love, loss and crisis, despair and grief, and finally that long awaited often painful transformation, with the awakening of new hope, directing us towards greater achievements and successes, creating harmony, balance and hopefully stability and security within all aspects of our lives.
However, it’s up to us as to whether we want to recognise our own part played in all this or not. Because like it or not, no matter what the details of an individual’s life might be, long or short, dramatic, good or evil, there are always certain stages of psychological development that awaits us all. In other words there are secret Keys hidden within these cards that help unlock any challenge, freeing our awareness and pathway, choosing what our best options are at the time.
*Tip: by using the 22 Major Arcana cards only in a spread, you can often get to the heart of an important matter quickly.
22 Major Arcana
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An excerpt from the book,
'VISIONARY TAROT '
by S'Roya Rose