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Oct 23, 2010

The Minor Arcana:Suits

The Minor Arcana contains four suits like any deck of playing cards.  The Minor Arcana includes Cups, Wands, Pentacles, and Swords.  Of course, the playing cards have Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, and Spades.  Now they will be examined.

  1. The Pentacle pairs with the Diamond.  They symbolize financial matters because diamonds are an expensive jewel and the pentacle refers to ancient coins.
  2. The Cup joins the Heart.  They represent emotions and sometimes love.  The Cup holds the emotions as they tend to ebb and flow like water in an ocean's tide.  The Heart is an archetype for feelings and love.
  3. The Sword couples with the Spade. Here the Spade does not refer to a gardening tool. They are sleek weapons of battle meant to show conflicts in the future.
  4. The Wand accompanies the Club.  They are also weapons and battle.  However, the struggle leads to growth as seen by the tiny new leaves that grow from the Club and Wand.

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