What Do Tarot Cards Mean? A Tarot Meaning List With Pictures For Beginners 2

In the last article, we introduced the meaning of the Fool, the Magician and the High Priestess tarot cards. Next, we will continue to explain the No.3~5 Major Arcana cards.

No.3 The Empress tarot card meaning

The Empress Tarot Card
  1. Numbers

The Empress tarot card is the 3rd card of the Major Arcana. The number 3 symbolizes vitality, joy, and children. Despite being an odd number, 3 in this card represents a feminine energy that nurtures deeply from the heart.

  1. Patterns

In terms of color, the overall tone is a warm yellow, symbolizing positivity and abundance. Venus symbol etched in a heart right beside her throne symbolizes love and sexuality, and the possibility of pregnancy. 

Red roses on her dress represent the nurturing qualities of a potential partner and her lovely crown demonstrates that she is a powerful ruler who enjoys her reign.

The Empress tarot card is the embodiment of the earth element as she rules over agriculture, love and relationships, and success.

What does The Empress tarot card mean? In general, it means: Now is a good time to meet a loving partner and start a long-lasting relationship that is based on mutual trust and benefits.

 

  1. Upright and Reversed

If The Empress card is drawn in the upright position, it may happen: You are likely to start a new relationship that brings a sense of material security into your life. 

The Empress card also indicates balance and beauty, so this is a time where you can find balance at work and play, and finally have your glow-up.

  • Work

You will have opportunities to give birth to creative projects. The Empress card is specifically a good omen for artists and writers who need daily inspiration. You can also receive a bonus or promotion that will eventually bring financial abundance.

  • Academics

Academically, the person will enter an incredibly productive period. Your hard work and sleepless nights will be rewarded, and now you can enjoy your time because Venus (Empress) is on your side.

  • Affection

The Empress card is one of the luckiest cards when it comes to love and relationships. It indicates progress in your affairs, such as spoiling your partner with luxury gifts (an engagement ring perhaps!) or moving into a new house. 

If you are trying to conceive, it can indicate pregnancy too. The Empress card is the patron of romantic relationships and is believed to bring blessings to those acknowledge who her strength.

  • Mind

On the mental and spiritual level, you are enjoying the fruits of your efforts. You are calm and choose to see the beauty in everything.

The Empress Tarot Card reversed

If you draw a reversed The Empress card, you should pay attention to the following status:

  • Work

At work, you might be facing a dominant woman who is bossing you around and challenging your decisions.

  • Academics

You may feel a change in your academic environment where you experience delays and postponements. You may feel like your professors or authorities above are ignoring you. 

In addition, Venus rules your valuable items (laptop, headphones, etc.). Thus, you may be experiencing a streak of bad luck with your study equipment.

  • Emotion

Stop wasting time on a lover with commitment issues. He/she might be older than you and trying to take advantage of your goodwill. On another level, there might be unwanted or problematic pregnancy, or emotional problems emerging from a child’s situation.

  • Mind

You may feel very unsupported or even challenged by a woman. She may give you anxiety or affect your overall productivity badly. This might be a period which you lack harmony and balance in your thoughts.

No.4 The Emperor tarot card meaning

The Emperor tarot card
  1. Numbers

The Emperor tarot card is the No.4 card in the Major Arcana. The number 4 symbolizes stability, solid foundations, and family. Furthermore, 4 is a good provider and a family person but can be very sturdy and authoritative too.

  1. Patterns

In terms of color, the overall tone of the Emperor tarot card is fiery red which demonstrates power and leadership from a stern perspective. Four ram symbols (Aries) are carved on his throne, and they once more emphasize the importance of authority and being at the top. 

In general, The Emperor card means: Focus on victory and lead your way, but if you fail to achieve the intended outcome, you will be bound to someone else’s authority.

  1. Upright and Reversed

If tarot card Emperor is drawn in the upright position, it may happen: Your husband, father, or boss might be limiting your movement and restraining your power. 

Discussing this softly won’t help you out. This is a time that you need to be more proactive and seek your rights more aggressively.

  • Work

When The Emperor card comes upright, you are at the top and dominating your colleagues, mastering discipline, and concentrating more power.

  • Academics

Academically, this is a lucky situation because fatherly professors will be favoring you. You will be under their wings, and you can start a project that will have solid foundations thanks to them.

  • Affection

Your partner might be always ready for an argument and making you angry, but keep your chin high because you are entering a phase where he will be empowering you and acknowledging your strengths.

  • Mind

On the mental and spiritual level, you are eager to expand your network and get more people to subdue your authority. You think and feel like an army commander and people around you will feel this incredible energy too & obey your desires.

If you draw a reversed The Emperor card, you should pay attention to the following status:

  • Work

At work, you are dealing with a stubborn boss who perpetually abuses his power. He is very controlling and demanding, however, he may not even know things work there. 

This is a good time to mirror him and evaluate where you lack discipline and knowledge in your own life.

  • Academics

Your professors might be very rigid and hurtful. Since this is reversed position, you should expect some delays or even mistakes regarding your exam results.

  • Emotion

Your partner may be excessively controlling your surroundings, checking your friends, and trying to limit your circle. You have to notify him about your boundaries otherwise you will fall weak in this relationship.

  • Mind

Because of all the burdens on your shoulders, you may feel like your batteries are completely drained. Nonetheless, this is an auspicious time to change your landscape and socialize with uplifting people.

No.5 The Hierophant tarot card meaning

The Hierophant tarot card
  1. Numbers

The Hierophant is the 5th card in the Tarot. The number 5 emphasizes mysticism, passion, and living your life quite dramatically as if it is a theater scene.

  1. Patterns

The Hierophant card is illustrated with red and white, symbolizing duality: Leadership and competence in the real world but also keeping the soul pure for the esoteric world.

The landscape behind the Hierophant is a representation of the traditional masculine men who uses religion as a means of power and manipulates large masses in one finger move.

In general, The Hierophant tarot card means: It’s an ideal time to dive deep into your spiritual journey because you are open to receiving messages from above.

 

  1. Upright and Reversed

If the Hierophant card is drawn in the upright position: Spiritual awakening is at the door, and you will succeed in your endeavors as long as you respect the boundaries set by your religion.

  • Work

Your work environment may involve an older man who is trying to “correct” you. Avoid experimentation and stick to traditional methods, then things will improve relatively quickly.

  • Academics

Academically, you might be studying theology or something pretty conventional. Whenever you feel confused, turn to your teachers because their divine wisdom and good advice will help you level up beyond your imagination.

  • Affection

Among all tarot cards The Hierophant is the most traditional and religious one. This card can also indicate marrying an Orthodox partner who is a bit overbearing.

  • Mind

On the spiritual level, you are eager to learn new aspects of your religion and perhaps looking for books, videos, and all types of resources to satisfy your hunger for metaphysical knowledge.

The Hierophant tarot card reversed

If you draw a reversed the Hierophant card, you should pay attention to the following status:

  • Work

Your colleagues might be radical people who judge your appearance and background. You might be punished for not following the rules religiously. 

Ignoring established values or openly rebelling won’t yield positive results. Try compromising and finding the middle ground.

  • Academics

You might be questioning your moral values or internally evaluating one of your teacher’s ethical standpoint. You may have been taken advantage of in school or treated unfairly by people.

in authority. Unfortunately, you may have to wait a little longer for your right to be restored and their mistake to be understood.

  • Emotion

You might be dragging an outdated relationship because of familial reasons. The Hierophant tells you to prioritize your heart over your mind and get your freedom back. Others’ opinions or expectations shouldn’t interfere with your life choices.

  • Mind

You might be following a belief that is not nurturing your soul or helping you out in your career. Matter of fact, what you believe might be hindering your intellectual processes and killing your creativity.

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