Lesson 3 - The Major Arcana from Strength (11) to The World (21)

You will notice that from the mid-point, The Wheel of Fortune (10), the 'journey' reflected in the Major Arcana cards becomes quite different, and reflects the challenges we may experience on our path to fulfillment and understanding.

Some of the cards in this section of the Major Arcana can cause real alarm with people, so there is an art and subtle skill in comunicating their messages gently and with compassion. We'll cover this in the last few lessons of the course.

What I would like you to do now is extract the cards numbered 11 (Strength) to 21 (The World) and keep the remaining cards of your deck wrapped in your black cloth.

Have these 11 cards in order, with Strength as the first card and the other 10 cards neatly behind it, so you are just looking at Strength on its own.

Each card in the Tarot deck, both Major and Minor Arcana, have a positive meaning and a reversed or negative meaning. The following definitions for each of the 11 cards include key words associated with that card, and the positive and reversed (negative) meanings.

Use the links on the next page and read the definition for Strength, and practice trying to remember as much as you can about the card before moving on to the next one. Again in your notebook take notes of any words, images or descriptions that come to your mind when studying each card.

Remember you do not have to do this whole lesson in one go. Take your time. You may take a week or more to concentrate on a lesson before starting on the next. Work at your own pace.