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Memorizing Tarot Cards with Storytelling: Learn The Fool’s Journey Through The Minor Arcana with Numerology

With 78 cards in a Tarot deck, the task of memorizing them as a beginner may seem daunting. This is why I propose a more manageable approach: understanding the narrative within each suit. Similar to the major arcana, the minor arcana tells the story of The Fool moving through the deck. Each suit represents a different theme in his journey (the wands represent his passions, the swords represent his mind, the cups represent his emotions, and the pentacles represent his earthly materials), but you can extrapolate a pattern by understanding what each number represents in the deck. By thinking of each card as a component of a story, you will be able to use the context to remember what the card means.


The word Ace and transparent images of the Tarot's Ace of Wands, Ace of Swords, Ace of Cups, and Ace of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
Image by Gem Blackthorn

Ace — New beginnings, opportunity, potential

There is a young wanderer, full of dreams and potential



The word Two and transparent images of the Tarot's Two of Wands, Two of Swords, Two of Cups, and Two of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
Image by Gem Blackthorn

Two — Balance, partnership, duality

The wanderer has a desire for balance and harmony. They seek a partner who will complement their journey.



The word THREE and transparent images of the Tarot's Three of Wands, Three of Swords, Three of Cups, and Three of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
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Three — Creativity, groups, growth

Together, they embark on a path of creativity, joining with others to bring their ideas to life.



The word Four and transparent images of the Tarot's Four of Wands, Four of Swords, Four of Cups, and Four of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
Image by Gem Blackthorn

Four — Structure, stability, foundation

As their journey progresses, they realize the importance of structure and stability, laying the foundations for their dreams to become reality.



The word Five and transparent images of the Tarot's Five of Wands, Five of Swords, Five of Cups, and Five of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
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Five — Change, loss, conflict

But the road is not always smooth. Change and conflict challenge their resolve.



The word Six and transparent images of the Tarot's Six of Wands, Six of Swords, Six of Cups, and Six of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
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Six — Communication, cooperation, harmony

Yet through communication and cooperation, they find ways to navigate through the hard times and continue their journey.



The word Seven and transparent images of the Tarot's Seven of Wands, Seven of Swords, Seven of Cups, and Seven of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
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Seven — reflection, understanding, knowledge

In moments of doubt, they pause to reflect and assess their progress, gathering knowledge from their experiences.



The word Eight and transparent images of the Tarot's Eight of Wands, Eight of Swords, Eight of Cups, and Eight of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
Image by Gem Blackthorn

Eight — movement, action, accomplishment

With newfound mastery, they take decisive action, pushing forward toward their goals.



The word Nine and transparent images of the Tarot's Nine of Wands, Nine of Swords, Nine of Cups, and Nine of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
Image by Gem Blackthorn

Nine — Fruition, attainment, fulfillment

After much effort, they reach a point of fruition, where their dreams become tangible.



The word Ten and transparent images of the Tarot's Ten of Wands, Ten of Swords, Ten of Cups, and Ten of Pentacles, images by Gem Blackthorn
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Ten — completion, end of a cycle, renewal

But this was not the end. It was merely the completion of a cycle, marking the beginning of a new chapter.


Understanding the Tarot through storytelling and numerology can greatly simplify the daunting task of memorizing the cards, especially for beginners. View each suit as a narrative and recognize the patterns within the numbers. The context will help you recall the meaning of each card. Learning about the journey will also provide a framework to read for other people. The cards do not exist in isolation. They are a part of a larger story that you and your client will work to uncover.


 

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