The Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of 21 numbered cards, and card 0, The Fool. The Major Arcana tells a story, a metaphor for the journey of life often referred to as ‘The Fool’s Journey.’ The Fool is fresh, new, and spontaneous: the card of beginnings. The cards of the Major Arcana depict various archetypes and universal themes that are encountered along the way. Some consider this journey a linear path, while others believe that any stage of the journey could happen at any time. In readings, Major Arcana cards deal with the most significant aspects of life. They are a big deal. When a Major Arcana card comes up, it is to be listened to.