The Major Arcana Part I: (cont.) The Fool (0) to The Wheel of Fortune (10)
What I would like you to do now is extract the cards numbered 0 (The Fool) to 10 (The Wheel of Fortune) and keep the remaining cards of your deck wrapped in your black cloth.
Have these 11 cards in order, with The Fool as the first card and the other 10 cards neatly behind it, so you are just looking at The Fool on its own.
Each card in the Tarot deck, both Major and Minor Arcana, has a positive meaning and a negative meaning depending on how the card is placed in the spread. Some readers use the negative meaning if the card falls in a reversed position.
The following definitions for each of the 11 cards include key words associated with that card and the positive and negative meanings.
Read the definition for The Fool and practice trying to remember as much as you can about the card before moving on to the next one. 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.
(You may have started to get an idea of how much there is to learn!! Try to relax and don’t allow yourself to get frustrated if you are finding it a little difficult to retain all the information. The more you practice these simple exercises, one card at a time, the more familiar you will become with your Tarot deck.)