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Major Arcana

Major Arcana represent our major events and life lessons. They consist of twenty-two archetypes, numbered 0 through 21.

00 – The Fool

The Fool from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the fool, merrily bursting out of the framework of my life. I need very little — just a small bag of personal treasures and my trusted canine companion. I have no concern for what others think of me or my choices and I do not concern myself with thoughts of risk or peril. I do not need the beaten trail to get where I am going. I am quite willing to jump over any hurdles that stand between me and my glorious path.

I have made my choices and do not look back. I will never know the road not traveled, but this does not concern me. I have no past; my concern is the exciting present and my limitless future. Life is a bubble nearly bursting with potential. Although I am excited about my goal, I realize that it is the journey that matters and I savor every precious moment.

01 – The Magician

The Magician From Tarot Of Timeless Truth, 2nd Edition

I am the magician, the druid. I am the embodiment of personal power. I contain within myself all the mysteries of the universe. All the ingredients for life itself are mine to use for enrichment and wisdom. I possess all the resources I need for my journey, wherever it may take me, and I know how to use these tools with great skill and intelligence. My skill affords me great power; I need not look outside myself for anything I require. With the power of my mind, I can create anything I wish. This is the magic of the magician. You too possess this magic within yourself.

This I know; energy is eternal and flows endlessly. It is for us to work with the energy around us to become creators. What we choose to create is entirely up to us. Choose wisely.

02 – The High Priestess

The High Priestess from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the gatekeeper between the conscious and the unconscious, to the mysteries of life, the universe and your own Being. I am at home in the depths of the unknowable.

What I know cannot be explained. Mine is the language of symbolism and archetype, for mere words cannot express the wisdom I possess. My potential is unlimited. My power lies in the depths of my understanding, as deep as the deepest ocean. I see truth in flashes of divine clarity. I understand the greater mysteries of life. I do not learn what I know; I know what I know.

You come to me for answers, and I tell you that you must find your own truth. You may enter beyond the veil into knowledge only if you are willing to go deep and face the mysteries. I promise you, if you dare to venture into the depths and bring what is there to the surface, much growth and blessing will come of it.

It is natural to fear the dark unknown, but you must explore the darkness if you hope to find wisdom, if you hope to be a light in the world. Take my hand and let me be your guide into the underworld of your being. Together let’s see what treasures lie hidden in the depths.

03 – The Empress

The Empress from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the Soul of Nature, providing you will all that you need — indeed, all that you could want. I am the nurturing mother, giving my body to sustain all life.

I am the Supreme Divine Feminine. From me all things come and to me all must return. All must rely on me for their existence and continued nurturing. Use my resources wisely; there is enough for all when power and greed do not hinder the flow of my generosity.

In my hand I hold the primordial egg, swirling with mystery and promise. Life teams and is ever changing. What new wonders will you witness in your lifetime?

Everything you have has been given to you through my body. What you do with the life and the gifts I have given you is up to you. Enjoy and be grateful for the abundance available to you!

04 – The Emperor

The Emperor from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the commanding voice of authority, bringing order to the chaos of your lives. I am the stern but protecting father, ready to defend my children and my principles. I prize law and order and will take the necessary measures to uphold it. At best, I temper my control with compassion, but I am also capable of ruthlessness. My principles are high and I fully expect those around me to adhere to my established order and to appreciate the structure I have provided for them.

Be careful not to wander astray or I will mete out judgement swiftly and mercilessly. I see through the smoke and mirrors and will cut down what is not useful with my mighty sword.

Don’t waste my time with flowery sentiment. I am not moved by your sad stories. I exist solely to fulfill the role for which I have been chosen and I will not fail in this directive. If you accept my authority and find your place within my structure, you have my protection; if not, watch out.

05 – The Hierophant

The Hierophant from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the spiritual guide, channelling divine wisdom and interpreting it for the seeker. I am the teacher, helping the student to understand the mysteries by giving them form and embodying them in ritual. I am the priest, establishing tradition so that all may have a framework for living spirit-filled lives. I offer you a sign of blessing and the key to divine knowledge.

My highest purpose is to show the way to achieving unity with the divine within you. My challenge is to guide you without forcing you to accept my truth as your own, or allowing my laws, structure and form to become punishing or unyielding for you.

Let me teach you how to unravel your mysteries. Let me shine my light on your path to wholeness. Let me guide you back to Source.

06 – The Lovers

The Lovers from Tarot of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
We are spiritual partners above all things. We have chosen our associations outside of time and space and have contracted to meet and teach each other what we need to learn during our lives on earth. We have shared many lifetimes and have meant many things to each other.

Our connection is mutual, but not exclusive. There are many with whom we have bonded over the aeons of our existence, and we remain ever mindful of this truth. Above all that, we are aware of our connection to the entire universe. Our spirits are inextricably linked and intertwined with all beings, for we all carry the spark of the divine within us. Outside the trappings of our physical forms and cultural conventions, we are equal in the highest and richest sense of the word.

07 – The Chariot

The Chariot from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
By sheer force of will I move forward, daring to look truth straight in the eye and there determine what is real and what is imagined.

Singular purpose drives me to a successful conclusion, my emotions and sense of conviction serving as my inspiration.

This is not easy action and danger lurks if I allow indecision, second guesses or the turmoil of my emotions to pull me down into the depths.

I will keep charging forward for if I stop now, I have no way to go but to fall.

08 – Strength

Strength from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the firm yet gentle hand that guides the will of those who need my help. I am the healer that bridges the gaps in relationships and soothes the pain of disappointment or loss. I am with you for the long haul, for my patience and compassion endure beyond time and space.

I teach you that the greatest strength is strength of spirit, and that all challenges are conquered if they are met with tolerance, forgiveness, forbearance and compassion.

09 – The Hermit

The Hermit from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I have withdrawn to the peace and solitude of my sacred space in order to connect with the Light within and, in stillness, be at one with my Source. Having centered and raised my energy, I can draw out my Light to illuminate a path for myself and others.

You must journey to find me if you wish to seek my wisdom; I will not seek you out. Rest assured, however, that I will not turn you away should you choose to make the pilgrimage. I will not impose my truth upon you but, rather, will shine a light so that you can connect with your own wisdom and truth. In this way, I honour you in the highest possible way.

My concern is no longer so much with self, for I have found my genuine Self and am secure in my value as an individual. I realize now that my greater responsibility is to the collective. My spiritual energy contributes to the evolution of the human spirit.

10 – The Wheel Of Fortune

Wheel Of Furtune from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the ever-changing seasons. I am the cycles of the moon. I am the endless orbits of the planets, the stars, the galaxies and universes. I am the ebb and flow of the tides, sunrise and sunset. I am the rhythm of breath, the inhale and the exhale.

Your lives are measured by the perpetual motion of heavenly bodies. The only thing constant is change. These cycles occur whether you are on board or not.

I am also the lightning flash that brings sudden change, sometimes for the short term and sometimes life-altering. Know this – your life, like a mandala, is your sacred conversation with the divine. Be ever mindful of this when making your decisions.

I invite you to dance with me. Celebrate the beautiful turnings of time and space and see how I enrich your life.

11 – Justice

Justice from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the impersonal force of balance. I have no investment in whether you do or don’t, come or go, live or die. My wisdom is higher than the personal wranglings of the human experience.

This is the truth; all the universe seeks balance. For every cause there is an effect and the effect will ripple on and on until it is touched by another cause and new ripples will be born.

I call for awareness of the causes you are responsible for. How does your energy affect other heavenly bodies? What is the nature and vibration of the ripples you create?

Be mindful. Be aware.

12 – The Hanged One

The Hanged One from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the helpless embryo, completely at the mercy of forces beyond myself. I cannot will myself out of my present circumstance. I have no choice but to surrender to forces outside of myself and so I wait in profound stillness, listening only to the steady rhythm of my heart and what will one day be breath.

I hang suspended outside of time and space. I don’t know what is coming but I sense it will be big. I cannot even dream of what lies ahead for I have no basis upon which to form the dream.

Yet, I myself have chosen this path, and in releasing control and entering this state, I serve a higher purpose and fulfill my contract with the Universe. I have relinquished my power, yet doing this gives me greater power. This is the paradox of surrender.

One day it will be time for the floodgates to open to usher me into a whole new experience and I will engage in life with relish.

But for now, I wait…

13 – Death

Death from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
Whenever something is lost, something new is gained. This is my lesson.

To be transformed, we must first release everything that is unnecessary, that no longer serves us and keeps us chained to the meaningless, until we are stripped to our most basic shell, or skeleton.

This can be a painful process, for human beings are not comfortable with letting go, with loss. But always, with the death of something old, comes the promise of something greater in its place if we are open to the opportunities that come with change.

At this time, the future may be unclear, but have faith that you are never alone and that you are safe, now and always. You are a work in progress, on your chosen path to greatness.

14 – Temperance

Temperance from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the personal embodiment of balance. I am the divine unification of polarities. I am the perfect balance of creative and receptive energies, light and darkness, positive and negative, male and female, yin and yang. The universe is at rest within me in perfect equilibrium, perfect harmony. It is with the power of this supreme peace that I am able to offer refreshment and healing to all. The fire within purifies me and fills my being with a calm radiance that you may perceive as angels’ wings.

I am the supreme alchemist, mixing the elements into a divine elixir that allows me to transcend my physicality and dwell among the stars while still in my body. The gold of the sun and the silver of the moon are completely in harmony within me and are therefore mine to draw upon at will.

Mine is a most supreme state of being. There is no conflict between light and dark for I possess profound understanding that one cannot exist without the other. I embrace all that is a part of me. It is all sacred.

15 – The Devil

The Devil from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
You amuse me. You think I have you forever bound in my chains, but if you opened your eyes, you would see that it is not I that holds you in bondage, but your own fear and ignorance. I am the embodiment of that which you find distasteful and onto me you project all the darkness you will not face within yourself. You have created me, for before you lost your way, I did not exist. I am merely a mirror upon which you do not have the courage to gaze. In your blindness, I own you and you will belong to me until you find the heart to open your eyes.

16 – The Tower

The Tower from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the sudden force that knocks you off your comfortable throne and casts you into the sea, where you must make the decision to either sink or swim. I am the end of your world as you know it, yet I make way for something greater. I am the eruption of the volcano after many years of building pressure. I am the ripping force of an earthquake when faults are stressed too greatly. I am the sudden collapse of everything you know. The house of cards that you had built could do little else but fall for it was built on a foundation that no longer served you.

You had warnings which you chose to ignore. You knew there were changes that needed to be made, yet you chose not to make them. And so, the Universe has helped you break free of the chains that bound you so that you now have a new opportunity to create a reality that is your birthright.

When I have completed my work, you may feel as if you have nothing left, yet in time you will see that you are far richer for having experienced my power in your life. When you feel my sting, look very carefully at yourself and what you have built; recognize your folly so that you do not repeat it. Above all, that which I destroy is most often oppressive, for people become trapped in the reality they create and slowly die inside as they mechanically go through the motions of surviving. Therefore I am best perceived as the energy of sudden liberation, of freedom.

My gift is new beginnings. My challenge is to embrace inevitable change without sinking into hopelessness or self-pity. How you cope with my changes is entirely your choice.

17 – The Star

The Star from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the spirit of quiet optimism and hope. I am respite after a most difficult journey. I am the regenerative energy of the night sky. I am the blanket you wrap about yourself when you are cold and lonely. I will restore your soul with my gentle waters, with my dark cloak of serenity.

There is much yet to face, dear one, but for now rest a while in peace and allow your strength to be restored. I will give you hope and inspiration to go on.

18 – The Moon

The Moon from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the mystery. I am the depths of the unknown. I am the primal part of you that longs for stillness, knowing that in stillness we find Source.

I am the energy of dreams, visions, imagination and enchantment. I offer wisdom and sight in the night if you dare to walk in the shadows or venture beneath the surface.

I wrap you in the cool comfort of my hazy glow and nurture you to health so that you can face the intensity of another day.

I am often attributed with illusion but in truth I teach that all is illusion. I am the key to breaking through illusion, for only by exploring my depths will you see beyond.

I challenge you to trust what you do not understand for in trusting the Universe, you will begin to know. When you know, there will be no more fear, no more illusion.

19 – The Sun

The Sun from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I am the welcome burst of good fortune and clarity that floods your senses like the midsummer sun. I bring understanding and glory, happiness and freedom. I bestow vitality and radiance and usher in times of success and confidence. Bask in this moment. Enjoy it; savor it for this time will not last forever. Just as the sun sets and makes way for darkness, so my brilliance must, in time, give way to rain.

20 – Judgement

Judgement from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
I call you now to reckoning, my child. The day has come for you to face the truth about what you have created. Do not fear, my beloved, for you have judged yourself far more harshly than I ever will. You have already begun to reap the effects of your deeds, both good and bad. Remember, my child, that all humans have failings; in that you are not alone. A loving God lives within you and understands darkness as well as light. The universe is merciful and seeks balance, not vengeance.

I call you now to rise up and accept all that you are. Accept your virtues, your strengths, your weaknesses, your failings. All these are in place to help you grow and find your way back to perfect balance so that one day you will once again be able to dance among the stars. It is time to forgive, release and move beyond. Rise up and be the divine being that you were made to be.

21 – The Universe

The Universe from Tarot Of Timeless Truth, Second Edition
We are the successful completion of a great cycle. We have come full circle and are now whole and in balance with creation. Our interactions with Source have brought great blessings and given us supreme fulfillment.

We are the state of perfection. Our sense of peace and harmony contributes great healing energy to the universe, with which we are inextricably connected.

Let us savour this wholeness and allow its healing to renew us so that we may embark upon a new cycle of experience.