Suits in Tarot: The Ultimate Guide

The perfect, pocket-sized fortune teller, suits in tarot offer guidance for every question you have for the universe. Transform your life with tarot today.

Tarot cards are the perfect, pocket-sized fortune teller, offering guidance for how to reach your goals and helping you to navigate the challenges of daily life.

For many people, they offer clarity and act as a driving force behind their decision-making. However, tarot cards' fountain of knowledge can be quite daunting at first due to the vast amount of direction they have to offer. 

The Suits in tarot cards are part of the Minor Arcana, so are often overlooked in modern astrology, making it hard to know where to turn to for information. 

Look no further, as in this blog we have put together the ultimate guide for suits in tarot cards that will get you reading your fortunes in no time! 

tarot suits

What Exactly are Tarot Cards?

Tarot reading consists of formulating a question, and then receiving answers from interpreting the cards drawn from the deck. This then provides a guide for specific areas in your life, helping you to see things in a different light and allowing you to be fully equipped for whatever life decides to throw at you!

Tarot decks consist of the 'Minor Arcana' and the 'Major Arcana'.

The Major Arcana consists of the named and numbered cards and most often the first 22 in the deck. They represent the major events and the overarching themes of your life.  

The Minor Arcana represents what we encounter on a daily basis. They consist of the four suits: Cups, pentacles, swords and wands, which we focus on in this ultimate guide.

Why the Suits are so Important

Each suit focuses on one of four different elements of your life, therefore specifically addressing all components that entail being a human! They also correlate with a specific element, so every star sign has a tarot card.

Suits in tarot cards provide many benefits as following a spiritual path for finding solutions provides a new lens to see your problems from. In modern astrology, the Minor Arcana is often overlooked. However, it is just as valuable as the Major Arcana. 

As the Minor Arcana and its suits cover daily life, they are easily applicable and accessible. They are especially great if you want immediate action or guidance for how you should act in the present moment. 

The suits allow for more specific readings, and there are many ways to read and interpret each of the cards. Whether they’re providing that extra bit of clarity for an important decision you'd made, or they become a support system behind your turbulent life, the four suits are so important. 

You can speak to one of our experts here at Psychic Sofa to enlighten you as to how the suits can enhance your life. Allow the perspective of your problems to be transformed!

The Four Suits Explained

Four Tarot Cards

There are four different card suits within the Minor Arcana, each with 14 cards and representing a different aspect of your life. Let's take a look...

The Suit of Cups

The Suit of Cups (sometimes described as The Suit of Goblets) focuses on emotion and feelings, linking to the water element.

The Suit of Cups cards will most often appear in readings surrounding emotional consciousness and connections with others. The Suit of Cups can also centre around intuition and artistic ability.

When working with this suit, ask yourself what truly makes you emotional and how to combat the often overwhelming consumption of emotion. It is also useful to consider what makes your inner artist shine. 

The Suit of Pentacles

The Suit of Pentacles focuses on finance and material possessions, associated with the element of earth. Readings about work and career will most likely consist of the Suit of Pentacles.

The Suit of Pentacles represents the physical and material aspects of life, predicting what abundance could enter your life or what abundance you are lacking in life. When working with this suit, consider what physical, tangible parts of life you hold close to your heart.

It's worth thinking about what career would satisfy you, but also what would ground and stabilise you for a life of abundance. 

The Suit of Swords

The Suit of Swords is all about action, representing communication and important decision-making. Readings with the Suit of Swords may predict what conflicts you're going to face, or what force you need to assert in your life. 

When working with this suit, think about what parts of life you feel doubtful towards and what decisions cause you unnecessary stress.

The Suit of Swords can help you realise what steps you should take towards being an expert at logical decision making. It may tell you how to rationally approach decisions that provide you with desired outcomes.

The Suit of Wands

The Suit of Wands symbolises possibility- it is representative of passions and energy, linked to the element of fire. This suit helps in navigating a sense of purpose in your life by guiding you towards what you should spend your energy on. 

When working with this suit, you should ask what you are truly passionate about and how to harness your energy towards what gives you a sense of purpose.

The Suit of Wands can uncover where you may thrive within life and where your potential lies- it offers a guide for how to lead a purposeful, fulfilling life both creatively and professionally. 

How to Work with the Suits Moving Forward

Now you know what the suits mean, you know which to turn to for specific guidance. Within every deck is a fountain of fortune waiting to be accessed by you. Whatever sequence you draw is meant for you- trust in tarot and you will reap the rewards. 

From past to present, one shuffle can offer you a change in perspective. It's up to you and your intuition to decide how you interpret things, that's the beauty of tarot!

Psychic Sofa's experts can help you learn more about the four suits and how these can specifically affect you. Take a look at our available psychic readers for your personalised tarot card reading


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