The Minor Arcana cards represent the people, everyday situations and events along the Path of your Life. These complement the energy represented by the Major Arcana , which shows the actual life journey.
The suit of Coins corresponds to the North direction or wind; the Earth element; the Winter season; the Assiah or Manifest World of the Kaballah; the Malkuth Kingdom; The letter Heh (Completion of Energy into Form) of the Tetragrammaton; the female yin energy; the suit of Diamonds; The Path of Lakshmi and the Jungian function of sensation. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. This suit represents the material aspects of our lives – our finances and possessions, accomplishments, manifestations, business, trade, land, home, our level of abundance. The Coins also represent our bodies, level of vitality, connection to the Earth and Nature, and our genetic heredity. Positive characteristics associated with this suit include our status in society, our personal values and our inner sense of self-worth. The Coins speak of our feelings of safety, our ability to relax and not fret or worry – to create, enjoy beauty and a zest for life. They also represent our strengths, talents, rewards for effort well-spent, and social/family support networks. Negative connotations include material loss, low self-esteem, pessimism, materialism, compromised values, stubbornness, inflexibility, and the practical concerns that make us worry. (SURSA)
The suit of Swords corresponds to the East direction or wind; the Air element; the Spring season; the Yetsirah or Formative World of the Kaballah; The letter Vah (Stabilisation of Form) of the Tetragrammaton; the male yang energy; the suit of Spades; the Holy Word and the Jungian function of thinking. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. This suit represents our intellectual and rational faculties, the mental aspects and communicative of our lives. Positive characteristics associated with this suit include strength, authority, courage, and ambition and a desire and opportunity to travel. Above all, Swords indicate a desire to seek the truth and it is this desire to call a “spade a spade” that gives rise to the conflict aspect of this suit. Negative connotations include conflict, animosity, pain, anger and aggression. (SURSA)
The suit of Cups corresponds to the West direction or wind; the Water element and the color, Blue; the Autumn (Summer to some) season; the Binah or Creative world of the Kaballah; the feminine yin energy; lunar and tidal cycles; and the Jungian function of feelings. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. It has been correlated to the Holy Grail chalice, the stone Cup of Soma, Isis’ Pomegranate Cup, the Persian Cup of Jamshid, the Blood Mysteries, and to the Christian Cup of Communion. It holds the deepness, the well of memory, the record of our existence. It also reflects artistic expression and a dallying in the arts in general, whether they be visual, literary, musical or physical. (SURSA)
The suit of Wands corresponds to the South direction or wind; the Fire element and the color, Red; the Summer season; the Divine world of the Kaballah; the yellow bile humor, and the Jungian function of intuition. When you think of the Wand cards, think of fire. You may actually see little images of burning objects on any of the Wand cards. Couple this with images of passion and desire, dynamic force, ambitions, creativity, vitality, self-development, growth, and perception. The Wands represent forward future-oriented energy that is active and inventive. Drawing any of the Wand cards introduces possibility and movement in the reading. Of course, the image provided by any card in the Tarot has both positive and negative aspects. The negative associated with the Wands is the scorching side of the fire – restlessness, anger, violence, pride, mischief, disruption and willfullness. In astrological terms, the Wands are associated with the signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. (SURSA)
Corespondenta astrologica: Semnul Scorpionului, catalistul, conducatorul lumii umbrelor, simbolul mortii, renasterii si transformarii, guvernat de Pluto. Mitologie: Fratii Thanatos (Moartea) si Hypnos (Somnul), fiii Noptii (Nyx). Corespondenta Kabbala: Nun. Yi Jing: 59 Huan/Dizolvarea. Cartea semnifica despartirea, renuntarea sau sfarsitul. Ea prevede, de asemenea, un agent de schimbare, pentru ca anunta si un nou inceput. Dar, pentru ca ceva sa inceapa, altceva trebuie sa se termine. Dupa multa vreme simtiti un sentiment de usurare, chiar daca experientele traite sunt dureroase. Cartea reprezinta sfarsitul natural si faptul ca a sosit momentul sa dam drumul la ceva. Cartea nu trebuie sa inspire teama. Ea este un factor de noutate si trebuie inteleasa ca atare. Constiinta: Cartea insemana atingerea ultimului nivel al unui prag de evolutie. Identitatea si vechile conceptii trebuie lasate in urma. Convingerile trebuie trecute prin filtrul ratiunii si al criticii. Putem renunta la o parte din noi care nu se integra in fiinta noastra profunda. De asemenea, moartea s-ar putea sa aiba acum pentru noi conotatii diferite. (SURSA)