Tarot for the Modern Reader
The Major Arcana
When the spread is made up of many Majors, it can then be said that this is a very important and powerful reading that you need to pay close attention to. There will be a lot that you do not have control over, and you may feel you are at the mercy of the Universe, but this is of a Karmic nature, and it is very important that you absorb the meaning and the lesson.
The Universe will consistently present us with situations that stretch and challenge us, in areas that we have a Karmic debt to fill. When the lesson is successfully learned, we are freed of it, in this lifetime and the following. If not, the Universe will just keep bringing us more "opportunities" to learn the lesson. When Major Arcana cards come up reversed, it indicates a need to return to the lesson of the card before, as you have not yet integrated that lesson, thus this is a learning opportunity that must be mastered before you can move on to the next lesson.
The Major Arcana cards represent the core of our spiritual beings. These are 22 very powerful archetypes that represent many facets of our lives. The archetypes in the cards are depicted with a vast variety of symbolism spanning many cultures and religions. There are many meanings assigned to the cards, but it is important for you to look at the cards, free your mind and listen for the small voice inside of you to give you personal meaning. When you think of something random or seemingly mundane, that is likely your intuition speaking to you.
It is good to have a solid foundation of meanings for the cards, but it is just as important to let each card speak to you each time you turn them over. You will find different meanings for the same card over and over in different readings if you tune into your intuition. Having a growing knowledge of symbolism can help deepen your practice as well. You may notice that you have several cards with the same symbol on them, such as Wings, or a White Rose. As you learn what these things represent, it can uncover additional messages for you.
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