The Major Arcana and the Lessons of Life

Whenever a Major card appears in a reading – dignified or reversed – we are shown that a crossroads, or a turning point, has been reached. At this point a lesson can be learnt, a reappraisal undertaken, or an trial undergone. Not all these signposts are easily navigated, but in order to advance in life they should be passed. The trick is that the Major Arcana card is less likely to show the actual event at the turning point, rather the feelings, emotions and meaning generated by it.

As such the Major Arcana are nothing less than the keys to a fulfilled life. They instruct us how to be, how to live, how to move and how to grow. They facilitate our happiness because they point us toward our Destiny – the being that we must become, rather than the being that exists today. We might then conclude that the Major Arcana are much less about prediction and much more about initiation. This insight can change entirely the way we work with the cards, enabling a lasting happiness and peace of mind that always comes from learning the lessons of life.

Extracted from The Works of Arthur Norris Volume One, by Richard Abbot, a collection of 20 years of occult knowledge from my teacher.

Biography…  Richard Abbot learned about the unseen dimensions of life, over a 20 year study period with Arthur Norris. He practises Tarot, Numerology and Palmistry as tools for self-discovery, empowerment and transformation, as well as providing healing for those in pain. He has written numerous books and courses and has appeared at events in UK, Holland and USA. The Hermitage Development Centre, originally established in 1983 by Arthur Norris & Pat Warrington, now continues under Richard’s guidance He tweets occasionally @AbbotAnswers and blogs at The Impossibility Factory.