The Eight of Swords – This particular card may be of the minor arcana, as in they represent a deck of regular cards, but it is one of the most profound ones for someone asking questions about something they are terribly conflicted about. The eight of swords depicts a woman blindfolded and lying down, surrounded by a cage made of the eight swords. This tarot card represents conflict, a fear to make a decision one way or the other. If the card is face-up, then this card is telling you to push through the minor discomfort of the swords cutting you, and make the decision. Face down is a movement to abstain, to wait on making the decision until the time is right.

The Death card – Often, fake tarot card readers will play this up to scare you, but the death card really means anything but death. My favourite tarot deck actually calls this the transformation card, as it means just that. The death card is representative of change, of a passage or a journey. When someone sees this tarot card, it is important to understand the real meaning behind the card, not simply the word that can scare you.

The Wheel of Fortune – Much as it sounds, the wheel of fortune is the tarot card that all people asking questions wish to receive. Because of its truly joyous nature - the tarot card predicts real fortune, a change in the wind, a great boon to whatever the Querent has asked about – this is a card all tarot card readers are thrilled to pull. After all, who doesn’t enjoy giving good news?

There are many cards you will see, given that a tarot deck has 78 cards, but these are some that will mean a great deal if you encounter them in your next tarot card reading.

Often, when I perform tarot card readings for those who have questions that burn them, that torture them, I spend the time to tell them the meanings of each card I draw. But, for many, they only receive a basic understanding of the card, and the tarot card reader keeps the meanings to only how they apply to the situation at hand. For your own curiosity, and also for your own clarity and awareness when receiving tarot card readings in the future, I would like to speak about three of the most important tarot cards that you will see in readings.

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