In lesson one we covered the list of the Major Arcana that describes the element, planet and astrological sign associated with each card.
Major Arcana cards that carry an astrological sign can be used as a guide for timing in a reading, (we’ll cover this later in the lessons about spreads), so it’s very useful to familiarize yourself with these cards.
Essentially the dates of each astrological sign can be associated with the corresponding Major Arcana card in a reading.
For example if The Emperor came up in a spread, it may be signifying a date between 21st March and 20th April. Here’s a table to help you learn the dates.
|Number||Card Title||Astrological Sign||Dates|
|4||The Emperor||Aries||21st March -
|5||The Hierophant||Taurus||21st April -
|6||The Lovers||Gemini||22nd May -
|7||The Chariot||Cancer||22nd June -
|11||Strength||Leo||24th July -
|9||The Hermit||Virgo||24th August -
|8||Justice||Libra||24th September -
|13||Death||Scorpio||24th October -
|14||Temperance||Sagittarius||23rd November -
|15||The Devil||Capricorn||22nd December -
|17||The Star||Aquarius||21st January -
|18||The Moon||Pisces|| 20th February -
We also touched on the fact that the Major Arcana represents a journey from earliest awareness (The Fool numbered 0) to fulfillment (The World numbered 21), and that the cards represent the qualities and experiences we must incorporate in our lives before we can realize our full potential, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Also that the Major Arcana naturally falls into two groups with the Wheel of Fortune significantly at mid point, this turning point between one half of life’s experiences and the other is very important.
Try to keep these factors in mind as you learn the Major Arcana cards,
however, we will be referring to this in more detail in the lessons covering