The Minor Arcana & Their Correspondences

Minor Arcana Correspondences

I recently released a post about correspondences of the Major Arcana, and I had so much fun creating it that I had to release a Minor Arcana correspondence post too! Tarot is not an easy thing to learn, so I find that being able to link different tools and practices to it can not only develop your understanding of the cards, but it can also enhance your skills. 

I tend to understand things a little better when I have a bigger picture and a connection to it. And that’s exactly what tarot correspondences give you! These attributes give you a better sense of each card and how it fits into our lives and the Universe as a whole. Everything has its place.

The four suits of the Minor Arcana are so different and, because of this, they have a variety of correspondences, which we will look into below. 

Just remember, everyone will have their own attributes for different things, because everyone is unique. My tarot correspondences may be different to yours, but that’s okay. My tarot correspondences are down to my intuition. Your intuition may tell you otherwise. Here we’ll be looking at correspondences for each card of the Minor Arcana.

 

Suit Of Wands

Wands are one of four suits of the Minor Arcana and represents creativity and taking action. When reversed, the Suit Of Wands can represent manipulation and taking risks.

Correspondences

Element - Fire

Astrology - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Planet - Mars

Direction - South

Season - Summer

Chakra -  Solar Plexus Chakra

Crystal - Fire Agate, Red Jasper, Ruby

Herb - Cinnamon, Garlic, Pepper

Colour - Orange, Red, Yellow

Yoga Pose - Sun Salutation, Low Lunge

Archetype - The Creator

 

Suit Of Swords

Swords are one of four suits of the Minor Arcana and represents challenges and intellect. When reversed, the Suit Of Swords can represent lack of emotion and negativity.

Correspondences

Element - Air

Astrology - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius 

Planet - Mercury

Direction - East

Season - Spring

Chakra -  Heart Chakra

Crystal - Blue Calcite, Citrine, Yellow Jasper

Herb - Eucalyptus, Lavender, Mugwort

Colour - Gold, White, Yellow

Yoga Pose - Easy Pose, Cat/Cow Pose

Archetype - The Teacher

 

 

Suit Of Cups

Cups are one of four suits of the Minor Arcana and represents emotion and relationships. When reversed, the Suit Of Cups can represent co-dependency and neglect.

Correspondences

Element - Water

Astrology - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces 

Planet - Moon

Direction - West

Season - Autumn

Chakra -  Sacral Chakra

Crystal - Amethyst, Blue Calcite, Moonstone 

Herb - Chamomile, Meadowsweet, Rose

Colour - Blue, Grey, White 

Yoga Pose - Cobblers Pose, Frog Pose

Archetype - The Carer

 

Suit Of Pentacles 

Pentacles are one of four suits of the Minor Arcana and represents stability and finances. When reversed, the Suit Of Pentacles can represent laziness and greed.

Correspondences

Element - Earth

Astrology - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Planet - Moon

Direction - North

Season - Winter

Chakra - Root Chakra

Crystal - Amazonite, Jade, Moss Agate

Herb - Cedar, Clove, Pine 

Colour - Brown, Green, Red

Yoga Pose - Tree Pose, Warrior I

Archetype - The Entrepreneur 


I hope this post helped you to understand the Minor Arcana and it’s attributes a little bit better!

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