(Last Updated on : 04/10/2019)
The Lesser Arcana cards consist of 56 cards broken down into 4 different suits. The Wands, The Cups, The Swords and The Pentacles. Each of these suits consists of cards numbered from Ace (number 1) to 10, followed by four court cards. These cards hold lesser vibrations than those of the Major Arcana. Each of the numbered suit cards follows vibrations similar to its number in relation to numerology.
1. The Suit of Wands:
This suit manifests the energy of fire. Creativity, ideas or plan is the core basis while understanding the meaning of these cards. When we see wands in a reading, they point to ideas, ambition and growth. So when this is understood, we apply the number of the card to this understanding in a reading.
2. The Suit of Cups:
This suit is the next step towards manifesting an idea. Emotional involvement is a must to carry on a task. This manifestation of the energy of Water is the link to the next step in the order of things. When we see the Cups in a reading, they point to desires and feelings, that inner experience that only we are aware of and may not be shown outwards.
3. The Suit of Swords:
Swords are indicative of the energy of Air. The involvement of intellect in the reading is shown clearly. Often times the swords indicate struggles, as it is difficult to bring an idea into reality. When we see the suit of swords in a reading, they point to action and struggle before the final outcome.
4. The Suit of Pentacles:
Realm of the physical or material, the element of earth represents the actual outcome of the matter. Pentacles denote the manifestation of earthy energy of our physical self and materialistic aspects. It is the true manifestation into the material plane, the product of ones labors. When we see the suit of pentacles in a reading, they point to realization and manifestation.