Literally, "hidden." The term is often used to refer to facts, ideas, and philosophies that are unknown to most human beings - but can be discovered and disseminated by those with acute intuition and higher awareness.
The lowest in status of the Court cards, generally representing either news or communications, or very young individuals (0-17). A page can be either male or female. In some decks, this card becomes the Princess, in which case the meaning changes to a female person between the ages of 0-35.
One of the four suits of the Minor Arcana, identified with the earth element, associated with practicality, the earth, work, success, money, resources, wealth, physical bodies, ambition, and determination. Identified with the diamond suit of modern playing cards, and also called discs, coins, stones, shields and other similar designations, depending on the deck.
In some decks, the pictures of the suit symbols of the Minor Arcana drawn to indicate the numerical value of the card. The five of cups shows a picture of five cups, while the six of swords shows a picture of six swords. Since the creation of the Rider-Waite deck, very few Tarot decks still show pips alone on the cards of the Minor Arcana, having replaced them with detailed illustrations. Pips are also called spots.
Pope, The - Major Arcana
As a priest, the Pope, or Hierophant, represents traditional values and moral development. He is the wise teacher or counselor guiding groups or collectives on their path in search for spiritual truth or meaning. Depicted as a religious figure in ceremonial vestments he interprets secret mysteries, divine law, and theological doctrine. Although this card implies that he is linked to the church, the Pope signifies not only organized religion but also focus on groups in general, such as schools, teams, companies - any group with fixed roles and assigned responsibilities. The Pope is a symbol for rules, procedures, structure, and ritual, creating harmony within groups and staying their course so they can find identity and progress as a whole. The negative imagery symbolizes dogmatism and inflexibility, extreme conformity, or conventionalism.
A statement concerning an event that the diviner believes may happen in the future, based on the Tarot, statistics, study of sociological factors, astrology, or another form of prognostication.
One of the four court cards of the Minor Arcana. In more modern decks the Prince takes the place of the Knight. It has pretty much the same meaning: A young person of the male persuasion who personifies the best traits associated with the suit.
One of the four court cards of the Minor Arcana. In more modern decks the Princess takes the place of the Page. The meaning of the card, is therefore changed to a young person of the female persuasion who personifies the best traits associated with the suit.
A person who is highly sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others, as well as to the possible futures that might lie ahead, for individuals, families, communities, and nations, and who uses this ability to guide clients and others, and to foretell possible futures.
One of the four court cards of the Minor Arcana. In some decks, the Queen is the only definite female figure, and thus represents women of all ages. In more modern decks, where the Princess replaces the Page, the Queen is usually interpreted as mature women (35+), or the feminine personification of the archetypal meaning of the suit.
An individual who asks for guidance through use of the Tarot.