78 Tarot Card Symbolism Meanings | KarinasTarot.com

Tarot Card Symbolism

Welcome to the Tarot Card Symbolism Guide. Here you will discover an expert analysis of the symbols in all 78 Tarot cards of the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.  That is, the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana, and 22 cards of the Major Arcana.

Advanced Tarot Students

This guide is meant for more advanced students of Tarot who want to deepen their understanding of the meanings of the Tarot. If you are a beginner, I recommend you start first with my Guide to 78 Tarot Card Meanings.

Symbols in the Tarot Cards

We will discuss over one hundred Tarot card symbols, which have their root in ancient mythology, astrology, alchemy and religious text.

For example, we will look at the meaning of angels in Tarot, as well as birds, cats, flowers and fruit; in addition to the moon, sun, pathways, castles and arches.

You will see how nature is used to suggest a mood, by the choice of clouds (calm or stormy) represented, the color of the sky or sea and the type of the landscape depicted.

Tarot Card Symbolism

The World Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The World Symbols

Dancer, purple sash, wands, laurel wreath, man, lion, eagle, bull.
Judgement Tarot Card | KarinaCollins.ie

Judgement Symbols

The occult symbolism of the angel, red angel wings, trumpet, flag, people, coffins, sea, mountains, trees.
The Sun Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Sun Symbols

Sun, sun-face, child, sunflowers, banner, red feather, horse, brick wall.
The Moon Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Moon Symbols

Moon, moon-rays, moon-face, crayfish, dog, wolf, pillars, blue land, green fields, pool.
The Star Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Star Symbols

Maiden, stars, jugs, tree, bird, mountain, pool, rivulets, meditation.
The Tower Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Tower Symbols

Tower, 3 windows, falling man and woman, lightning, yods, crown.
The Devil Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Devil Symbols

Bat wings, horns, donkey ears, inverted pentacles, man and woman, tails, chains.
Temperance Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

Temperance Symbols

Angel, golden disk, square, red triangle, cups, water, path, mountains, sun, irises.
Death Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

Death Card Symbols

Grim reaper, black horse, white rose banner, red feather, bishop, king, child, woman, rising sun, towers, river, boat.
Justice Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

Justice Symbols

Sword, scales, pillars, veil, crown, white shoe, yellow background, blue square, brooch.
Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

Wheel of Fortune Symbols

ROTA, alchemy symbols, angel, eagle, bull, lion, sphinx, snake, orange jackal.
The Hermit Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Hermit Symbols

Old man, gray cloak, lamp, star, gold wand, snow, mountain top.
Strength Tarot Card | KarinaCollins.ie

Strength Symbols

Woman, lion, flower belt, white dress, infinity sign, blue mountain, yellow sky.
The Chariot Tarot Card | KarinaCollins.ie

The Chariot Symbols

Moon sign, star crown, victory wreath, skirt, belt, amulet, wand, chariot, angel wings, town, moat.
The Lovers Tarot Card | KarinaCollins.ie

The Lovers Symbols

Angel Raphael, sun, couple, trees, apple, snake, mountain.
The Hierophant Tarot Card | KarinaCollins.ie

Hierophant Symbols

Crown, letter W, blue scarf, scepter, benediction, crossed keys, monks, pillars.
The Emperor Tarot Card | KarinaCollins.ie

The Emperor Symbols

Rams heads, crown, infinity sign, armor, ankh cross, globe, orange sky, mountains, river.
The Empress Tarot Card | KarinaCollins.ie

The Empress Symbols

Crown, wreath, scepter, gown, pearl necklace, heart shield, wheat, trees, waterfall, yellow sky.
High Priestess Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The High Priestess Symbols

Tora scroll, moon crown, white cross, veil, black and white pillar, B and J and blue robe.
Magician Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Magician Symbols

Position of hands, wand, infinity symbol, serpent belt, red gown, white robe and flowers.
The Fool Tarot Card | KarinasTarot.com

The Fool Symbols

Mountains, cliff edge, tunic, red feather, white dog, white flower, bag.
King of Swords Meaning | KarinasTarot.com

King of Swords Symbols

Sword, throne, butterfly, moon, nymphs, cherub, crown, veil, birds, trees and clouds.
Queen of Swords Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Queen of Swords Symbols

Sword in right hand, yellow butterflies, cherub, crown, red veil and storm clouds.
Three of Swords Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Three of Swords Symbols

Why are there no people in this card? Plus symbolic meaning of the pierced heart, thunder, rain and clouds.
Ace of Swords Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Ace of Swords Symbols

Hand of God, crown, yods, palm and olive branch, barren landscape, crown chakra.
King of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

King of Wands Symbols

Crown, posture, facing right, yellow throne, red gown, salamanders and lions.
Queen of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Queen of Wands Symbols

Symbolism of the lion, sunflowers, black cat, wand, crown, throne, pyramids, red shoe and yellow dress.
Knight of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Knight of Wands Symbols

Armor, gloves, yellow cloak, salamanders, red horse, pyramids and arid desert.
Page of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Page of Wands Symbols

Egyptian symbolism of the pyramids, red feather, explorer's hat and salamanders.
Eight of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Eight of Wands Symbols

Why are there no people in this card? Plus meaning of hills, river and castle.
Ace of Wands Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Ace of Wands Symbols

Wand, hand, clouds, leave, yods, river, trees, mountains and castle.
King of Cups Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

King of Cups Symbols

Throne in the sea, scepter, chalice, dolphin, fish, red ship and stormy sea.
Queen of Cups Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Queen of Cups Symbols

Ornate chalice, crown, throne, angels, cherubs, cliffs, stones and sea.
Seven of Cups Meaning | KarinaCollins.ie

Seven of Cups Symbols

Human face, laurel wreath, ghost, snake, castle, jewels, dragon and swirling clouds.