The Major Arcana Overview
There are two parts to a traditional tarot deck: the major arcana and minor arcana. In the major arcana, we have 22 cards. These cards represent the major archetypes in our life and the significant stages of the journey we all take. Well-known major arcana cards include: the Lovers; Death; the High Priestess; the Wheel of Fortune.
Below are brief interpretations of what each card stands for. However, these are general interpretations. A tarot reader would apply each card to the focus of the reading she was giving and give a more specific and personal interpretation.