Table of contents
- #0 – The Fool is One of the Most Powerful Tarot Cards
- #13 – Death is Not the Most Powerful Card in the Tarot Deck.
- #10 – Wheel of Fortune is One of The Most Powerful Tarot Cards in the Deck
- #22 The World card is one of the most Powerful Tarot Cards in the Tarot Deck
- All the Cards in the Tarot Deck are Powerful when That is What you Need to Hear.
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All the cards in the Tarot deck are powerful agents of enlightenment.
Art has a magic all of its own and it often speaks directly to our soul.
In the Rider Waite style of deck, the Major Arcana cards stand out as powerful oracles of big changes in our lives.
Any card that rubs up against your unresolved issue will immediately stand out. However, I think a case can be made that some cards bring bigger changes to our lives than others.
#0 – The Fool is One of the Most Powerful Tarot Cards
The Fool card is one of the most powerful cards in the Rider Waite deck because he is a troubadour. Related decks similarly depict a person who is carefree and on a journey. In medieval society, a troubadour was the one guy in the whole system who had the freedom to go where he pleased.
The traditional emblematic images of the fool show a young man walking unknowingly toward a dangerous precipice obviously on a journey. The fool holds a small bundle hung on a stick across his back and has a small dog for company. The earliest tarot decks show him with a white rose.
This is interesting because, in 14th century England, the War of the Roses took place. This war was between the Duke of York and the Lancaster family. The Duke’s family emblem was the white rose, and the Lancaster family had a similar image, it was the red rose, giving the War of the Roses its name. It may be a reference in the art to the time period when the historic first Tarot decks were created.
As you may know, troubadours during this time were free to travel from castle to castle. Very few others in society were allowed such freedom. The happy-go-lucky entertainers could sing for their supper, entertain a crowd, or pass on a bit of gossip. They were often paid messengers from one landowner to the next who could pass on messages accurately.
Meaning of The Fool Card
In the middle ages, serfs were not allowed to leave the land, and the lords were beholden to the King. Because of their influence and control, people often think of the King as being more powerful, so people are drawn to court cards like the King of Wands, the brave and just ruler, or the King of Pentacles, a steadfast and hardy leader.
Although these court cards hold their own significance, the Fool carries more power than most realize.
Troubadours floated in and out of established power systems and kept going merrily on their way. They were always welcome because they brought news from beyond the garden wall.
The Troubadour is a symbol of the journey that someone who is beginning to study tarot must make. Everyone feels like a fool when starting a new path but this is a journey to be embraced.
The beginner’s mind is the most powerful. Because it comes to the problem with no preconceived ideas. It stands outside of the power system that created the problem and can be an unattached observer.
The Fool brings news from beyond the conscious realm. Like the tarot reader who studies him. The art of the cards makes the connections happen while the story unfolds.
The Fool tarot card or the lowest Trump is powerful because it begins a powerful journey for the person learning the meanings of these cards that are new to them.
#13 – Death is Not the Most Powerful Card in the Tarot Deck.
Okay, I will admit seeing a Death card come up in a tarot reading can be disturbing. The Death tarot card is one of the most misunderstood cards. It is not the most powerful tarot card in the deck but movies would lead you to believe otherwise.
The Rider Waite Tarot and its related deck’s Death card refers to an early Italian image from a historic deck; that shows the figure of Death on a horse standing over a dead King on a battlefield. His wife and child grieve him. A cleric stands to ward Death off, but death is unmoved. The king remains face down on mother Earth. Many other esoteric decks have artistic ways of representing Death, but they are all variations on a theme.
Death Card Meaning
The Death cards are an example of an ending and our powerlessness to negotiate ourselves out of the inevitable. The Death card can seem so ominous as it calls upon our untapped collective knowledge of the inevitable. Some forces are beyond our control. The Death card is about the concept of ‘the king is dead; long live the king.’ That even though people come and go institutions outlive them.
Hanging on to relationships or situations will not stop the force of Major Arcana Death. No money nor prayers nor pleadings by loved ones with stay Death’s hand when it is your time.
But, let yourself be happy to know that in the end there is an opportunity to start something new. Death can be a welcome respite and may bring a message that the battle is about to be over.
Death in the context of the Major arcana is more about the process of churn within the institutions and does not usually refer to a person’s death.
It is a big picture card about a process that is inevitable and is far less ominous as a Major Arcana card than if you had encountered it as a Minor Arcana concept.
Don’t get too caught up in your sense of power. Your roles in life are temporary because no one lives forever and time with loved ones is a precious gift.
#10 – Wheel of Fortune is One of The Most Powerful Tarot Cards in the Deck
Hard work and passion will get you far, but luck is a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Seas of money change hands because of luck. Countries go to war over Luck. Luck is a powerful beast that cannot be tamed. That may be why we see all the wild beasts depicted on it.
It is tempting to think a fortune teller can predict the way the winds of fortune may blow. If anyone knows when luck is about to change it is the Tarot deck though because it used the untapped collective knowledge in the universal subconscious it may feel the vibrations of luck changing long before we bring that knowledge into our own consciousness.
What a blessing or a curse this card can be. One never knows what area of luck it may be referring to in our lives.
Pulling the Wheel of Fortune card is not the kind of hot tip you can capitalize on with a quick journey to the trading floor. This Major Arcana luck symbol is about deeper things than money.
This card is about being in the right place at the right time to ride a trend. A rising tide lifts all boats, so take a look at your current situation from a higher perspective.
Try to see how you can dip your wand into the waters of luck and become a magician in your own life. Let go of your baser desires and try to think about how you can draw that luck into your life for the sake of bettering the situation for all of humanity all over the world.
Because that is the kind of thinking good fortune is drawn to. Pull this good luck tarot card and see where it takes you!
#22 The World card is one of the most Powerful Tarot Cards in the Tarot Deck
The World card is a powerful card in the tarot deck and the last of the Major Arcana cards. It is the highest trump in the tarot because it symbolizes the completion of the journey and all the possibilities that open up when one passes on to a new level of competency or awareness. It is also the last card in the Major arcana suit. where the fool’s journey ends.
Historic decks show a classical deity beginning a whole new journey by passing through a green gateway and looking forward to the future.
When you draw the world card, anything is possible. You have achieved complete mastery over one area of your life and can take those skills and apply them to anything else you wish to accomplish.
Tarot readers love to see this card come up in a tarot reading because if they are skillful they can help their querent accomplish anything they may desire. All things are possible when you hold one of your precious tarot decks.
All the Cards in the Tarot Deck are Powerful when That is What you Need to Hear.
All the images in the Tarot deck are amazing tools representing the untapped collective knowledge that is available to us through the power of art. Usually, a tarot reader is no magician but is probably a skilled empath who can read the room as well as the cards.
The art of giving a reading is one that often takes many years to master. A good tarot reading can be a balm to your soul and give a spark of inspiration just when your enthusiasm is waning.
Even though these magical cards were first invented for gaming purposes we have been using them for divination for so long that the meaning of the cards becomes more powerful over time.
These simple images representing untapped collective knowledge have agreed-upon meanings now that we can all tap into. We’ve seen the archetypes of Tarot for generations, and they’ve offered us guidance and wisdom along the way.
You are no fool for coming to the decks for inspiration, it may give you hope for the future and that may be just what you need to push through a bit of writer’s block or a despondent attitude.
Every deck is a powerful tarot deck and every card in it is a powerful tarot card that has the power to inspire great things. Open your spirit just a little wider and dream slightly more glorious things. You never know when the wheel of fortune may move in your defense. You will at least feel better for having tried.
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