The Major Arcana cards read like a book that follows the journey of a human soul through life.
The first volume covers childhood:
The Fool – The soul waiting to be born
The Magician – The newborn who seems perfect in every way and has so much potential.
The High Priestess – The baby living off instinct during the first months and years.
The Empress – The child at play
The Emperor – The child being disciplined
The Hierophant – The school child forming ideas about the world
The Lovers – The teenager beginning to make choices about what they want and who they want to be with.
The Chariot – The young adult striving for success.
That’s one way of looking at it anyway. There are many more. That’s the beautiful confusing thing about Tarot. It’s like a diamond. Every time you turn it in your hand you see another side.
What about you? What’s your take on the first 8 cards of the Holy Book of Tarot?