Overview of the Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana is grouped into four suits. Each suit rules over a domain of influence. These domains are based on the suits elemental association, which you will learn in the next chapter. The domains follow as,
Wands – Domain of aspirations, the spirit.
Cups – Domain of emotions, the heart.
Swords – Domain of the thought, the mind.
Pentacles – Domain of the material world, the earth.
Ace – New adventure, risk and inspiration.
Two – Vision and starting point of change. Choices.
Three – First action, expansion and development.
Four – First success and results. Foundations established.
Five – Confrontation, struggle, strife and ambition.
Six – Recognition, pride and accomplishment, rewards.
Seven – Defending your beliefs or opinions. Standing your ground against opposition.
Eight – News, change and movement. Focused and directed energy.
Nine – Perseverance, creating a barrier, self-protecting.
Ten – Burdens, responsibilities and endeavors near ending.
Ace – Emotional expression and new love.
Two – Connection, union, synthesis, reflection.
Three – Celebration, pleasure, happiness, friendship, community.
Four – Withdrawal, dissatisfaction and refusal.
Five – Loss, sadness, regret.
Six – The past, nostalgia, generosity, safety.
Seven – Options, choices, illusions and dreams.
Eight – Moving on, searching and unfulfilled.
Nine – Wish come true, satisfied, external happiness.
Ten – Family, internal happiness.
Ace – New intellectual insight, righteousness, truth.
Two – Procrastination, dilemma, blocked.
Three – Sorrow, hard choices, sadness.
Four – Rest, recovery, healing.
Five – Defeat, unethical, slyness.
Six – Movement, change, assistance.
Seven – Stealth, trickery, undercover, inventive.
Eight – Confusion, restriction, repression.
Nine – Anxiety, worry, panic, distressed.
Ten – End, release.
Ace – New goals, new opportunities.
Two – Balance, weighing options, flux.
Three – Work, creation, growth.
Four – Stagnation, hoarding, material security.
Five – Struggle, loss, hardship, spiritual emptiness.
Six – Loan, assistance, generosity, reciprocation.
Seven – Investment, review, reconsideration, patience.
Eight – Skills, learning, repetition, practical knowledge.
Nine – Autonomy, self-sufficient, material gains.
Ten – Inheritance, legacy and long term foundations.