List of All Tarot Cards in Order!

If you’re wondering about all the Tarot card names, whether suits come first, and which cards are in the Major and Minor Arcana, we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ll go over the 22-card Major Arcana as well as the 56-card Minor Arcana. 

Major Arcana

We count the Major Arcana first because it represents the big-picture view of the Tarot deck. It discusses larger-than-life moments and life-altering events—thus, it sets up the “journey ahead” for the reader.

  • THE FOOL (0)
  • THE MAGICIAN (I)
  • THE HIGH PRIESTESS (II)
  • THE EMPRESS (III)
  • THE EMPEROR (IV)
  • THE HIEROPHANT (V)
  • THE LOVERS (VI)
  • THE CHARIOT (VII)
  • STRENGTH (VIII)
  • THE HERMIT (IX)
  • THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (X)
  • JUSTICE (XI)
  • THE HANGED MAN (XII)
  • DEATH (XIII)
  • TEMPERANCE (XIV)
  • THE DEVIL (XV)
  • THE TOWER (XVI)
  • THE STAR (XVII)
  • THE MOON (XVIII)
  • THE SUN (XIX)
  • JUDGMENT (XX)
  • THE WORLD (XXI)

Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana represents the smaller in-the-moment parts of life. It is composed of four suits: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. As mentioned above, each of these suits represents an element and, therefore, one of the four zodiac signs.

The order of the suits depends on the reader you’re talking to. In this case, we’ll use the suits as a reference zodiac wheel. The order of the elements goes like this: fire, earth, air, and water. So, the suits follow with respect to the element it represents: Wands (fire), Pentacles (earth), Swords (air), and Cups (water). 

Suit of Pentacles

The Pentacles suit in the Tarot represents the element of earth and all earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

  • ACE OF PENTACLES
  • 2 OF PENTACLES
  • 3 OF PENTACLES
  • 4 OF PENTACLES
  • 5 OF PENTACLES
  • 6 OF PENTACLES
  • 7 OF PENTACLES
  • 8 OF PENTACLES
  • 9 OF PENTACLES
  • 10 OF PENTACLES
  • PAGE OF PENTACLES
  • KNIGHT OF PENTACLES
  • QUEEN OF PENTACLES
  • KING OF PENTACLES

Suit of Swords

The Swords suit in the Tarot represents the element of air and all air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

  • ACE OF SWORDS
  • 2 OF SWORDS
  • 3 OF SWORDS
  • 4 OF SWORDS
  • 5 OF SWORDS
  • 6 OF SWORDS
  • 7 OF SWORDS
  • 8 OF SWORDS
  • 9 OF SWORDS
  • 10 OF SWORDS
  • PAGE OF SWORDS
  • KNIGHT OF SWORDS
  • QUEEN OF SWORDS
  • KING OF SWORDS

Suit of Cups

The Cups suit in the Tarot represents the element of water and all water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.

  • ACE OF CUPS
  • 2 OF CUPS 
  • 3 OF CUPS
  • 4 OF CUPS
  • 5 OF CUPS
  • 6 OF CUPS
  • 7 OF CUPS
  • 8 OF CUPS
  • 9 OF CUPS
  • 10 OF CUPS
  • PAGE OF CUPS
  • KNIGHT OF CUPS
  • QUEEN OF CUPS
  • KING OF CUPS

There are 78 cards in a Tarot deck. However, it should be noted that this is different from an oracle deck—which has a different amount of cards per deck.  There are two sections in a Tarot deck: Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana represents more life-altering or life-changing moments, as opposed to the Minor Arcana. It has 22 cards in the section, and the Minor Arcana has 56 cards.

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