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Major Arcana Generator

Random Major Arcana Generator

We created this major arcana generator for Tarot on the go. If you need to do a quick reading and you don't have your cards, or if you just want to have a fun reading with friends.

Click the button to get your major arcana card generated and the meaning of that card.

Have a question about a specific card? Choose the category below and click the card to get its meaning. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Major Arcana?Major Arcana refers to a specific subset of cards in a Tarot deck. It consists of 22 cards that hold significant symbolic and spiritual meanings. These cards are distinct from the Minor Arcana, which comprises the remaining 56 cards in a standard Tarot deck. The Major Arcana cards are considered the heart of the Tarot, representing major life events, archetypal figures, and profound spiritual lessons.

What does Major Arcana Mean?The term "Major Arcana" originates from Latin, where "major" means "greater" or "more significant," and "arcana" translates to "mysteries" or "secrets." Thus, Major Arcana can be understood as the greater mysteries or secrets revealed through these cards. Each card in the Major Arcana carries its own unique symbolism and portrays various aspects of the human experience, personal growth, and spiritual transformation.

What is the power in Major Arcana?The power of Major Arcana lies in its ability to provide profound insights, guidance, and self-reflection. These cards delve into the deeper layers of consciousness, illuminating hidden truths and offering perspectives on life's challenges and opportunities. Through their archetypal symbolism, the Major Arcana cards can evoke powerful emotions, trigger intuition, and stimulate personal introspection.

How many cards are there in Major Arcana?There are precisely 22 cards in the Major Arcana, numbered from 0 to 21. Each card carries a distinct title and imagery, such as The Fool, The Magician, The Empress, The Lovers, The Hanged Man, and The World. These cards are typically numbered in Roman numerals, adding to their mystique and traditional charm.

How do you pronounce major arcana?
The pronunciation of "Major Arcana" is often as follows: "may-jer ar-ka-nuh." The emphasis is usually placed on the first syllable of both "major" and "arcana," with a short "a" sound in "ar" and a schwa sound in the final syllable "-na."

Do you shuffle all of the Major Arcana tarot cards?We automatically generate from the full 22 Major Arcana card deck and provide the meaning of the card you draw. Additionally, if your Major Arcana card is reversed, that holds a separate meaning and we provide that as well.

How do you randomize Major Arcana Tarot cards?This is a website and it uses some technical coding to work. However, something drives the card that is pulled. Call it destiny, call it fate, call it whatever you'd like, but something seems to make it generate the Major Arcana card you need in that moment.

How to randomly generate a major arcana tarot card with meaning?A lot of random major arcana tarot card generators can simply pull up a Major Arcana card. With our generator, each card that is pulled, that card's meaning is displayed as well.