Exercises - Lesson 12

Major and Minor Arcana Cards

Exercise 1 Tarot - Arcana Cards in the Celtic Cross

This exercise is easier if you have something to look at. Take two decks of regular playing cards with different colored backs. One deck will be the major arcana, and one, the minor arcana. Create the layout you are working on by placing the appropriately colored cards face down in their assigned positions. In layout one, if blue cards are minor and red cards major, all the cards would be blue except for a red card in Position 10.

POSITION NUMBER
12345 678910
Layout One Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Major
Layout Two Minor Minor Minor Major Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor
Layout Three Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Major Minor Minor
Layout Four Minor Minor Major Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor
Layout Five Minor Major Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor Minor
Layout Six Minor Minor Minor Minor Major Minor Major Minor Minor Minor

Exercise 2 Tarot - Comparing the Arcanas Separately

Remove all the major arcana cards from the deck and place them in a pile. Choose a minor arcana card for each one that has a similar meaning. Put the minor arcana cards you have chosen in a separate pile.

Shuffle and cut the cards in the major arcana pile, and lay out ten in the Celtic Cross. Find the matching minor arcana cards, and form a second Celtic Cross next to the first. Compare your impressions of these two layouts. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What is the overall feeling conveyed by each layout?
  2. Is this feeling the same or different?
  3. Does one reading seem easier to understand?
  4. Does one reading seem more accessible?
  5. Does one reading seem more compelling?


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