The Minor Arcana represents people, conditions and events in your everyday life. It is divided in four distinct energies that correspondes to four directions and four elements.
Four symbolizing the material universe and material experience. Four court cards
can represents living people in your life, but also your qualities that you
exhibit in some situations. Cards from 1-10 usually represents situations in
your everyday life in a positive or a negative context. Ace is alwasy an essence of
the suit and element. Two usually has some sort of duality indicated. Three
are growth and results. Four are stability, logic and solidity. Five are
fluidity and change. Six are peace and harmony. Seven are rest and
consideration. Eight is equilibrium of opposites. Nine is the power of the suit.
Ten is the final acomplishment of the suit. This short remarks one must not
understand verbatim because the quality of a card can be concluded only through
combination of the number and a suit.
In its best it rules over spiritual developement, career, dharma, determination
and passion. In its worse it can inidicate recklessness. The element is Fire and the direction is south. Astrological signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
If you have an idea to bulid a house, that idea is represented by the Wands suit.
In its best it rules over creativity, instinct, subconscious, imagination,
love and compassion. In its worse it can inidicate lust, sadness, jelousy and hate. The element is
Water and the direction is west. Astrological signs are
Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. After the idea about building a house, you imagine
that house and you wonder how this house should look alike. That is represented
by the Cups suite.
In its best it rules over intellect, justice, reason, ethical principles. In its worse it can inidicate conflict, mental anguish, illness, unhappiness. The element is
Air and the direction is east. Astrological signs are
Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. After imagining about building a house, you need to be realistic and to bring that picture in your head down to
the reality. How much money do you have, where to build the house, who can help you, can
you do it? That questions are represented
by the Swords suite.
In its best it rules over success, money, stability, tradition. In its worse it can inidicate materialism, material loss, greed, avarice. The element is earth and the direction is north. Astrological signs are
Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. After the air element shows you what you can do, it is time to get down to work and do it. That is represented by the Pentacles suite.