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The Division of Tarot Cards into Minor and Major arcana

The division of Tarot cards into minor and major arcana is due to their different meanings and symbolism. The Major Arcana are considered more important and fundamental because they symbolize universal archetypes and themes. They connect to deeper levels of consciousness and the subconscious and are often used to represent important life transitions and events.

The minor arcana, on the other hand, are considered more specific and everyday. They relate to everyday situations and challenges, as well as human emotions and relationships. They are often used to provide more specific and practically-oriented information.

For our full meanings of each card check out:

Tarot Card Meanings

Lenormand Card Meanings

Here are some specific examples of how the minor and major arcana differ:

Major Arcana

Minor Arcana

The division of minor and major arcana is one of the main principles of divination with tarot cards. It allows for a deeper understanding of the meaning of each card and its relationship to other cards in the spread.