Inside Tarot Series Part 1

Welcome to the Inside Tarot Series. If you’re a tarot novice, I hope this provides some insight into the artwork on the cards. If you’re an experienced reader, I hope this gives you an opportunity to further examine the various symbology included in different tarot decks. In part 1 of this series, we’re taking a look at the possible meanings and symbolism found in the first four cards of the Major Arcana: The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, and The Empress.


The Fool is the first card of the Major Arcana. The Fool represents that youthful optimism when embarking on a new adventure. The Fool is untried. He/She is naive, inexperienced, optimistic, and carefree. The first card shown above is from the well known Rider-Waite tarot deck. Our Fool is shown standing on the precipice, about to take a step without a safety net. A leap of…

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