The Major Arcana & Their Correspondences

Major Arcana Correspondences

If you know me, you’ll know that I love correspondences, especially when relating to occult and spiritual practices. And one of the things I love the most about tarot is that it has so many correspondences that can add so much depth and context to your readings, and can enhance them too.

Correspondences are often overlooked in tarot, because they aren’t necessary to know. Regardless of whether they’re necessary or not, they can improve you readings (in my experience anyway).

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. 

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 Major Arcana. 

 

The Fool

The Fool is the first card of the Major Arcana and represents new beginnings and innocence. In reversed form, The Fool represents naivety and recklessness.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 0

Element -  Air

Astrology - Uranus 

Chakra -  Crown Chakra

Crystal - Amazonite, Celestite, Moonstone

Herb - Basil, Birch, Orange

Colour - Blue, White, Yellow

Yoga Pose - Palm Tree, Child's Pose

Archetype - The Child

 

The Magician

The Magician is the second card of the Major Arcana and represents power and action. In reversed form, The Magician represents manipulation and trickery.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 1

Element -  Air

Astrology - Mercury 

Chakra -  Sacral Chakra

Crystal - Carnelian, Malachite, Tangerine Quartz

Herb -  Basil, Cinnamon, Ginger

Colour -  Green, Red, Yellow

Yoga Pose -  Goddess Pose, Warrior II Pose

Archetype - The Trickster 

 

The High Priestess  

The High Priestess is the third card of the Major Arcana and represents intuition and wisdom. In reversed form, The High Priestess represents manipulation and lack of intuitive connection.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 2

Element - Water 

Astrology - Moon

Chakra -  Third Eye Chakra

Crystal - Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone

Herb -  Chamomile, Lavender, Saffron

Colour - Blue, Grey, Purple

Yoga Pose - Corpse Pose, Forward Bend

Archetype - The Mystery

 

The Empress

The Empress is the fourth card of the Major Arcana and represents creativity and fertility. In reversed form, The Empress represents creative blocks and neglect.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 3

Element - Water

Astrology - Venus

Chakra - Sacral Chakra

Crystal - Amazonite, Moonstone, Rose Quartz

Herb -  Chamomile, Nettle, Sage

Colour - Green, Turquoise, Yellow

Yoga Pose -  Wide Child’s Pose, Warrior I

Archetype - The Mother

 

The Emperor

The Emperor is the fifth card of the Major Arcana and represents will power and confidence. In reversed form, The Emperor represents domination and chaos.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 4

Element - Fire 

Astrology - Aries

Chakra - Root Chakra 

Crystal - Bloodstone, Fire Agate, Hematite

Herb - Basil, Cinnamon, Peppermint

Colour - Brown, Orange, Red

Yoga Pose -  Chair Pose, Plank

Archetype - The Father

 

The Hierophant

The Hierophant is the sixth card of the Major Arcana and represents beliefs and knowledge. In reversed form, The Hierophant  represents rebellion and growth.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 5

Element - Earth 

Astrology - Taurus 

Chakra -  Crown Chakra

Crystal -  Amethyst, Emerald, Sapphire

Herb - Chamomile, Iris, Sage

Colour -  Grey, Red, Yellow

Yoga Pose -  Mountain Pose, Bridge Pose

Archetype - The Teacher

 

The Lovers

The Lovers is the seventh card of the Major Arcana and represents new unity and love. In reversed form, The Lovers represents imbalance and separation.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 6

Element - Air

Astrology - Gemini 

Chakra -  Heart Chakra

Crystal - Morganite, Pink Tourmaline, Rose Quartz,

Herb - Geranium, Rose, Ylang Ylang

Colour - Blue, Pink, Red

Yoga Pose - Fish Pose, Bridge Pose

Archetype - The Partner 

 

The Chariot

The Chariot is the eighth card of the Major Arcana and represents victory and direction. In reversed form, The Chariot represents defeat and aggression.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 7

Element - Water

Astrology - Cancer

Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra

Crystal -  Citrine, Jade, Tiger's Eye

Herb - Juniper, Nutmeg, Orange

Colour - Blue, White, Yellow

Yoga Pose - Warrior II Pose, Cobra Pose

Archetype - The Hero

 

Strength

Strength is the ninth card of the Major Arcana and represents inner strength and patience. In reversed form, Strength represents weakness and lack of confidence.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 8

Element - Fire

Astrology - Leo

Chakra - Heart Chakra

Crystal - Citrine, Garnet, Rose Quartz

Herb - Dragon's Blood, Frankincense, Lavender

Colour - Gold, Orange, Red

Yoga Pose - Warrior I Pose, Plank

Archetype - The Gym Junkie

 

The Hermit

The Hermit is the tenth card of the Major Arcana and represents introspective and solitude. In reversed form, The Chariot represents isolation and loneliness.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 9

Element - Earth

Astrology - Virgo

Chakra - Third Eye Chakra

Crystal - Amethyst, Carnelian, Moonstone

Herb - Chamomile, Clary Sage, Lavender

Colour - Black, Grey, Purple

Yoga Pose - Wide Child's Pose, Corpse Pose

Archetype - Wise Man

 

Wheel Of Fortune

The Wheel Of Fortune is the eleventh card of the Major Arcana and represents karma and luck. In reversed form, The Wheel Of Fortune represents bad luck and lack of control.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 1

Element -  Fire

Astrology - Jupiter 

Chakra - Throat Chakra 

Crystal - Aventurine, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz

Herb - Dandelion, Nutmeg, Rosemary

Colour - Blue, Gold, Orange

Yoga Pose - Wheel Pose, Child’s Pose

Archetype - The Spiritualist

 

 

Justice

Justice is the twelve card of the Major Arcana and represents truth and justice. In reversed form, Justice represents unfairness and dishonesty.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 2

Element - Air

Astrology - Libra 

Chakra -  Throat Chakra

Crystal -  Amazonite, Celestine, Lapis Lazuli

Herb - Bluebell, Clary Sage, Sweetflag

Colour - Green, Red, Yellow

Yoga Pose - Cobra Pose, Shoulder Stand

Archetype - The Truth Seeker

 

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man is the thirteenth card of the Major Arcana and represents sacrifice and release. In reversed form, The Hanged Man represents stagnation and detachment.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 3

Element - Water

Astrology - Neptune

Chakra - Crown Chakra

Crystal - Citrine, Rhodonite, Smokey Quartz

Herb - Lavender, Lotus, Wild Peony

Colour -  Blue, Purple, White

Yoga Pose - Headstand, Cobbler’s Pose

Archetype - The Martyr

 

Death

Death is the fourteenth card of the Major Arcana and represents rebirth and change. In reversed form, Death represents fear of change and resistance.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 4

Element - Water

Astrology - Scorpio

Chakra - Sacral Chakra

Crystal - Amethyst, Labradorite, Malachite

Herb -  Cinnamon, Ginger, Hibiscus

Colour - Black, Red, White

Yoga Pose - Camel Pose, Corpse Pose

Archetype - The Occultist

 

Temperance

Temperance is the fifteenth card of the Major Arcana and represents balance and harmony. In reversed form, Temperance represents imbalance and recklessness.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 5

Element - Fire 

Astrology - Sagittarius 

Chakra - Heart Chakra

Crystal - Amethyst, Tiger’s Eye, Turquoise

Herb -  Hawthorn, Jasmine, Rose

Colour -  Green, Purple, White

Yoga Pose -  Low Lunge, Child’ Pose

Archetype - The Peacemaker 

 

The Devil

The Devil is the sixteenth card of the Major Arcana and represents addiction and lust. In reversed form, The Devil represents freedom and reclaiming power.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 6

Element -  Earth 

Astrology - Capricorn 

Chakra - Root Chakra

Crystal - Black Onyx, Calcite, Obsidian, 

Herb -  Dandelion, Paprika, Sage

Colour - Black, Orange, Red

Yoga Pose - Chair Pose, Downward Dog

Archetype - The Bad Influence 

 

The Tower

The Tower is the seventeenth card of the Major Arcana and represents disaster and regeneration. In reversed form, The Tower represents fear of change and avoidance.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 7

Element -  Fire

Astrology - Mars

Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra

Crystal - Amethyst, Citrine, Fire Agate

Herb -  Chamomile, Ginger, Lavender

Colour -  Black, Grey, Red

Yoga Pose -  Happy Baby Pose, Wide Child’s Pose

Archetype - The Walking Disaster

 

The Star

The Star is the eighteenth card of the Major Arcana and represents hope and faith. In reversed form, The Star represents hopelessness and creative blocks.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 8

Element - Air

Astrology - Aquarius 

Chakra - Crown Chakra

Crystal -  Amazonite, Amethyst, Rose Quartz

Herb -  Bay Leaves, Hawthorn, Sandalwood

Colour - Blue, Green, Silver, 

Yoga Pose - Bridge Pose, Triangle Pose

Archetype - The Hopeful

 

The Moon

The Moon is the nineteenth card of the Major Arcana and represents illusion and emotions. In reversed form, The Moon represents release and overcoming blocks.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 9

Element -  Water

Astrology - Pisces 

Chakra - Third Eye Chakra

Crystal - Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, 

Herb -  Hawthorn, Hibiscus, Sage

Colour - Blue, Grey, Purple

Yoga Pose -  Moon Salutation, Upward Facing Dog

Archetype - The Intuitive  

 

The Sun

The Sun is the twentieth card of the Major Arcana and represents positivity and joy. In reversed form, The Sun represents lack of success and pessimism.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 1

Element -  Fire 

Astrology - Sun

Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra

Crystal - Citrine, Sunstone, Rose Quartz

Herb - Lemon, Orange, Rosemary

Colour - Gold, Orange, Yellow 

Yoga Pose - Sun Salutation, Cat/Cow Pose

Archetype - The Optimist

 

Judgement

Judgement is the twenty-first card of the Major Arcana and represents rebirth and evaluation. In reversed form, judgement represents indecisiveness and self-doubt.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 2

Element - Fire

Astrology - Pluto 

Chakra - Crown Chakra

Crystal - Celestine, Labradorite, Malachite 

Herb - Cinnamon, Ginger, Sage

Colour -  Blue, Orange, White

Yoga Pose - Corpse Pose, Cobra Pose

Archetype - The Judge

 

The World  

The World is the last card of the Major Arcana and represents completion and celebration. In reversed form, The World represents lack of success and disappointment.

Correspondences  

Numerology - 3

Element - Earth

Astrology - Saturn

Chakra - Root Chakra

Crystal - Black Tourmaline, Calcite, Smokey Quartz

Herb -  Cinnamon, Ginger, Sage

Colour -  Black, Grey, Orange

Yoga Pose - Wheel Pose, Tree Pose

Archetype - The Success


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

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