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Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana is divided into four suits --- Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups, with each suit possessing four court cards: Kings, Queens, Pages and Knights. They can show either circumstances, or people who are significant in the questioner's life. It is important to remember that a king could also represent a woman who is in a position of authority or heavily biased towards her masculine side, while queen could represent a man who plays a nurturing role in questioner's life.

The Suit of Wands

This suit represents the element of fire. It symbolises energy, action and will power. In ordinary playing cards it is shown as clubs.

The Suit of Cups

This suit represents the element of water. It represents the subjective world of inner experiences, such as feelings, emotions and sensations. In ordinary playing cards, it is shown as the suit of Hearts.

The Suit of Pentacles

This represents the element of earth. It stands for material and financial conditions. In ordinary playing cards, it is shown as the suit of Diamonds.

The Suit of Swords

This represents the element of air. It symbolises the state of mind, and state of conflict. In ordinary cards, it is shown as the suit of Spades.

Minor Arcana Cards & Their Meanings
The Suit of Wands
The Suit of Cups
The Suit of Pentacles
The Suit of Swords