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Tarot Card Meanings


Upright: Beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, a free spirit

Reversed: Naivety, foolishness, recklessness, risk-taking


Upright: Power, skill, concentration, action, resourcefulness

Reversed: Manipulation, poor planning, latent talents

High Priestess

Upright: Intuition, Higher powers, mystery, subconscious mind

Reversed: Hidden agendas, need to listen to inner voice


Upright: Fertility, femininity, beauty, nature, abundance

Reversed: Creative block, dependence on others


Upright: Authority, father-figure, structure, solid foundation

Reversed: Domination, excessive control, rigidity, inflexibility


Upright: Religion, group identification, conformity, tradition, beliefs

Reversed: Restriction, challenging the status quo


Upright: Love, union, relationships, values alignment, choices

Reversed: Disharmony, imbalance, misalignment of values


Upright: Control, will power, victory, assertion, determination

Reversed: Lack of control and direction, aggression


Upright: Strength, courage, patience, control, compassion

Reversed: Weakness, self-doubt, lack of self-discipline


Upright: Soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance

Reversed: Isolation, loneliness, withdrawal

Wheel of Fortune

Upright: Good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point

Reversed: Bad luck, negative external forces, out of control


Upright: Justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law

Reversed: Unfairness, lack of accountability, dishonesty

Hanged Man

Upright: Suspension, restriction, letting go, sacrifice

Reversed: Martyrdom, indecision, delay


Upright: Endings, beginnings, change, transformation, transition

Reversed: Resistance to change, unable to move on


Upright: Balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning

Reversed: Imbalance, excess, lack of long-term vision


Upright: Bondage, addiction, sexuality, materialism

Reversed: Detachment, breaking free, power reclaimed


Upright: Disaster, upheaval, sudden change, revelation

Reversed: Avoidance of disaster, fear of change


Upright: Hope, spirituality, renewal, inspiration, serenity

Reversed: Lack of faith, despair, discouragement


Upright: Illusion, fear, anxiety, insecurity, subconscious

Reversed: Release of fear, unhappiness, confusion


Upright: Fun, warmth, success, positivity, vitality

Reversed: Temporary depression, lack of success


Upright: Judgement, rebirth, inner calling, absolution

Reversed: Self-doubt, refusal of self-examination


Upright: Completion, integration, accomplishment, travel

Reversed: Lack of completion, lack of closure





Ace of Wands

Upright: Inspiration, power, creation, beginnings, potential

Reversed: Delays, lack of motivation, weighed down

Two of Wands

Upright: Future planning, progress, decisions, discovery

Reversed: Fear of unknown, lack of planning

Three of Wands

Upright: Preparation, foresight, enterprise, expansion

Reversed: Lack of foresight, delays, obstacles to long-term goals

Four of Wands

Upright: Celebration, harmony, marriage, home, community

Reversed: Breakdown in communication, transition

Five of Wands

Upright: Disagreement, competition, strife, tension, conflict

Reversed: Conflict avoidance, increased focus on goals

Six of Wands

Upright: Public recognition, victory, progress, self-confidence

Reversed: Egotism, disrepute, lack of confidence, fall from grace

Seven of Wands

Upright: Challenge, competition, perseverance

Reversed: Giving up, overwhelmed, overly protective

Eight of Wands

Upright: Speed, action, air travel, movement, swift change

Reversed: Delays, frustration, holding off

Nine of Wands

Upright: Courage, persistence, test of faith, resilience

Reversed: On edge, defensive, hesitant, paranoia

Ten of Wands

Upright: Burden, responsibility, hard work, stress, achievement

Reversed: Taking on too much, avoiding responsibility

Page of Wands

Upright: Enthusiasm, exploration, discovery, free spirit

Reversed: Setbacks to new ideas, pessimism, lack of direction

Knight of Wands

Upright: Energy, passion, lust, action, adventure, impulsiveness

Reversed: Haste, scattered energy, delays, frustration

Queen of Wands

Upright: Exuberance, warmth, vibrancy, determination

Reversed: Shrinking violet, aggressive, demanding

King of Wands

Upright: Natural-born leader, vision, entrepreneur, honour

Reversed: Impulsiveness, haste, ruthless, high expectations



Ace of Swords

Upright: Raw power, victory, break-throughs, mental clarity

Reversed: Confusion, chaos, lack of clarity

Two of Swords

Upright: Indecision, choices, truce, stalemate, blocked emotions

Reversed: Indecision, confusion, information overload

Three of Swords

Upright: Painful separation, sorrow heartbreak, grief, rejection

Reversed: Releasing pain, optimism, forgiveness

Four of Swords

Upright: Contemplation, recuperation, passivity, relaxation, rest

Reversed: Restlessness, burn-out, lack of progress

Five of Swords

Upright: Conflict, tension, loss, defeat, win at all costs, betrayal

Reversed: Open to change, past resentment

Six of Swords

Upright: Regretful but necessary transition, rite of passage

Reversed: Cannot move on, carrying baggage

Seven of Swords

Upright: Betrayal, deception, getting away with something, stealth

Reversed: Mental challenges, breaking free

Eight of Swords

Upright: Isolation, self-imposed restriction, imprisonment

Reversed: Open to new perspectives, release

Nine of Swords

Upright: Depression, nightmares, intense anxiety, despair

Reversed: Hopelessness, severe depression, torment

Ten of Swords

Upright: Back-stabbed, defeat, crisis, betrayal, endings, loss

Reversed: Recovery, regeneration, fear of ruin, inevitable end

Page of Swords

Upright: Talkative, curious, mentally restless, energetic

Reversed: All talk and no action, haste, undelivered promises

Knight of Swords

Upright: Opinionated, hasty, action-oriented, communicative

Reversed: Scattered thought, disregard for consequences

Queen of Swords

Upright: Quick thinker, organised, perceptive, independent

Reversed: Overly-emotional, bitchy, cold-hearted

King of Swords

Upright: Clear thinking, intellectual power, authority, truth

Reversed: Manipulative, tyrannical, abusive



Ace of Pentacles

Upright: Manifestation, new financial opportunity, prosperity

Reversed: Lost opportunity, lack of planning and foresight

Two of Pentacles

Upright: Balance, adaptability, time management, prioritisation

Reversed: Disorganisation, financial disarray

Three of Pentacles

Upright: Teamwork, initial fulfilment, collaboration, learning

Reversed: Lack of teamwork, disregard for skills

Four of Pentacles

Upright: Control, stability, security, possession, conservatism

Reversed: Greed, materialism, self-protection

Five of Pentacles

Upright: Isolation, insecurity, worry, financial loss, poverty

Reversed: Recovery from financial loss, spiritual poverty

Six of Pentacles

Upright: Generosity, charity, giving, prosperity, sharing wealth

Reversed: Debt, selfishness, one-sided charity

Seven of Pentacles

Upright: Vision, perseverance, profit, reward, investment

Reversed: Lack of long-term vision, limited success or reward

Eight of Pentacles

Upright: Apprenticeship, education, quality, engagement

Reversed: Perfectionism, lacking ambition or focus

Nine of Pentacles

Upright: Gratitude, luxury, self-sufficiency, culmination

Reversed: Over-investment in work, financial setbacks

Ten of Pentacles

Upright: Wealth, inheritance, family, establishment, retirement

Reversed: Financial failure, loneliness, loss

Page of Pentacles

Upright: Manifestation, financial opportunity, new job

Reversed: Lack of progress and planning, short-term focus

Knight of Pentacles

Upright: Efficiency, routine, conservatism, methodical

Reversed: Laziness, boredom, feeling ‘stuck’

Queen of Pentacles

Upright: Practical, homely, motherly, down-to-earth, security

Reversed: Imbalance in work/ family commitments

King of Pentacles

Upright: Security, control, power, discipline, abundance

Reversed: Authoritative, domineering, controlling




Ace of Cups

Upright: Love, compassion, creativity, overwhelming emotion

Reversed: Blocked or repressed emotions

Two of Cups

Upright: Unified love, partnership, attraction, relationships

Reversed: Break-up, imbalance in a relationship, lack of harmony

Three of Cups

Upright: Celebration, friendship, creativity, community

Reversed: An affair, "three’s a crowd", stifled creativity

Four of Cups

Upright: Meditation, contemplation, apathy, re-evaluation

Reversed: Boredom, missed opportunity, being aloof

Five of Cups

Upright: Loss, regret, disappointment, despair, bereavement

Reversed: Moving on, acceptance, forgiveness

Six of Cups

Upright: Reunion, nostalgia, childhood memories, innocence

Reversed: Stuck in the past, naivety, unrealistic

Seven of Cups

Upright: Fantasy, illusion, wishful thinking, choices, imagination

Reversed: Temptation, illusion, diversionary tactics

Eight of Cups

Upright: Escapism, disappointment, abandonment, withdrawal

Reversed: Hopelessness, aimless drifting, walking away

Nine of Cups

Upright: Wishes fulfilled, comfort, happiness, satisfaction

Reversed: Greed, dissatisfaction, materialism

Ten of Cups

Upright: Harmony, marriage, happiness, alignment

Reversed: Misalignment of values, broken home or marriage

Page of Cups

Upright: A messenger, creative beginnings, synchronicity

Reversed: Emotional immaturity, creative block

Knight of Cups

Upright: Romance, charm, ‘Knight in shining armour’, imagination

Reversed: Unrealistic, jealousy, moodiness

Queen of Cups

Upright: Emotional security, calm, intuitive, compassionate

Reversed: Emotional insecurity, co-dependency

King of Cups

Upright: Emotional balance and control, generosity

Reversed: Emotional manipulation, moodiness, volatility